MrSavage - 3:38 pm on Jul 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
@100up - Very cool! Isn't there a policy around that? I hope there isn't. But Google and do not encourage click is something embedded in my brain. You should captcha the text so their bots can't read your note. Who knows, they probably see the invitation to click and nullify the +1 count. Who knows, but I always assume the worst. If it's clear to do, I'm all over that.
I like the sounds of that +1 clicking club. That's pretty neat and totally legit. It's not breaking policies is it? Groups of friends stick together and enjoy the sames things. Makes sense to me. Threads like "check out this great site, it's worth a click" and so on.
With the market share Google has, it's nuts not to use +1. Do the others really matter in all honesty? I suppose if Google uses the other ones for site ranking it helps.
People need to trust the +1 and the information. I've clicked one and the experience was complicated and reeked with privacy confusion. It seemed complicated to me and I personally don't like being tracked. I'm wondering if the "trust" factor will come into play on whether people use it.
But I've put the +1 on my Panda site. I added to my blog posts. It's the only such type button I put on. Do the others matter? Not in my opinion. I give them one option. Google +1 and that's it.