rlange - 4:28 pm on Sep 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
you can understand their thinking though... google+1 is not for users, not really. its not like the facebook button where people click it to share stuff with their friends... the whole point of google+1 is to let google know that you think the page is worthy of being in their index. everything else is just fluff. so why put the button on a page if you dont want it boosted in the index? there's no point.
Hmm... Good point. If I'm remembering correctly, the "improve our index" aspect seemed to be the focus of the +1 button when it was announced. The sharing-through-Goole+ aspect seemed to come later.
Perhaps some/most of us have been incorrectly thinking of the +1 button as "a sharing tool that can help rankings" and not "a ranking tool that can be used to share"...