HuskyPup - 1:37 am on Jan 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
Welcome to WebmasterWorld indybail
If you are already implementing share buttons then why not +1?
Realistically I feel it's the type of share buttons and how one wants a site to present itself. I use addthis, I have no intention of having social crap messing-up my sites' design and function.
Does this ask the question are loads of "you" all chasing after the same thing/subject/widget and you're trying to find an edge?
If so, I can understand your frustration, however my bet is that many are just listening to and reading hearsay that "one should do such and such" in a manic, non-worthwhile chase.
The other day for the first time I saw a UK site with 145K +1 ... IMHO it was crap, it had no value whatsoever, period.
It matters not whether my conjectures are right or wrong, the fact is social-stuff can very easily be a distorter of genuine reality purely because of external and uncontrollable influences amongst ill-informed and swayed voters/clickers/wannabees.