MrSavage - 9:35 pm on Nov 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
@leosghost, I hear what you are saying. Do I hope that this whole +1 thing goes away? Sure, especially if it's going to act like a virus in a persons search results.
I just read a bit of the Google +1 faq and yep, it's about as clear as mud. To me it appears to act like somewhat of a virus. It speads to your search results and your friends. As they said, if you trust it enough to +1 it, then your friends would benefit by knowing about it also.
But the real kicker is whether anyone should or could afford to NOT include it on their pages. I didn't just start working on websites this year. In other words I wouldn't be posting about this if it wasn't alarming. If you could put the +1 on your site, and then suddenly get put into a higher ranking because of it, you're telling me it's wise to boycott it? People are professionals because they make money and if this is a way of clearly gaining an advantage, how could one be so stubborn?
In my opinion, the Google +1 vs Facebook Like is like comparing nuclear weapons vs. machine guns. I'm merely pointing out an observation of how a click of +1 has changed my Google search results. Perhaps people aren't reading the OP clearly enough, I have no idea. Maybe a lot of people know everything already. No idea. Not trying to sound condescending, but it certainly appears that there is a collective shoulder shrug at what I've observed. That's fine, but that response doesn't change how I feel about it. My site was cooked, yes, was cooked into my search results.