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8:53 pm on May 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It’s official. Google’s +1 button for web sites will be coming tomorrow. A launch partner accidentally tipped the news of the release to TechCrunch, and Google’s since confirmed with me officially that it will be happening.

Google tells me that any site will be able to to add the +1 button code to their site as of tomorrow, through a self-serve process. The company says a full blog post and more details will be posted tomorrow.
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Facebook suffers from the same problem though. You can put any URL to be liked anywhere.
12:40 pm on June 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You may have noticed already, but just to confirm once again:

+1 is not sowing up on either mobile platform browsers such as Android phones or I-Phone, I-pad and so on.

I can understand it is new for an I-Phone but for Android?
Were they all in big G in such hurry and forgotten about it?
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I have launched a new business 1000 +1's for 29.95 I got the domain i-will-+1-u-for-a-fee com. Can we all see it coming to a website near you.
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I have already seen +1 on offer from India at 1K per $3.95 ( they were offering before it went live ;-) ..same rate for likes and tweets.
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I just cant see a reason why my users would use this over the FB button. BTW did you fellas see Eric admit that he messed up with regard to FB? This just seems like a half baked attempt that was not well thought out.
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I have already seen +1 on offer from India at 1K per $3.95

No surprise there, and look for promotions that will bundle +1 with +Like and with +SEO at a super discount rate. Oh man, does it never end?

did you fellas see Eric admit that he messed up with regard to FB

This unfolding drama with Google & FB is looking an awful lot like the Apple / MS battle. And in the case of the latter, it has for many years appeared that Apple would introduce new features, and MS would work overtime to catch up; in the case of the former, it appears (to me at least) that Google is chasing the FB juggernaut.

I just wish they would each devote their considerable resources to being the very best at what they do: Google would be the best search service (if they are currently the best, and I say IF, it's only because there's so little competition), and FB would be the best social service (which I guess they are if half-a-billion members is any measure).

Perhaps this will work out, but I can't help but think that Google is appearing almost desperate these days, trying one thing after another, and with +1, they're getting close to Facebook Lite. Not a good sign ~ as JoeP said, "There is a lot riding on google with the +1" ~ he's right about that.

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did you mean Facebook Lite or facebook like?

I actually feel that "+1" and FB "like" aren't alike, though Google might have intended to bring in the social element with this new colorful button.But as stated in the read I shared, there isn't any real social infrastructure to support this new +1 element.
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I meant "Lite" because Google / Eric Schmidt et al are lamenting that they did not go after FB more intensely. They see the future, and it's not them. The threat is real, and to date, the Google Social Networking efforts have failed.

I agree with you, this is not the same, but what I see is Google simply coming at it from another direction, and this is one step along that path. Look for more steps in coming months, then at some point, an attempt will be made to tie it all together into a kind of social network.

"Do you like the Baltimore Orioles baseball team? Great! Join other Bird fans ~ just click a +1 at any site you visit and you can be in instant touch with other Oriole fans from around the world. Join the PlusOne Club now!"

(For the record, I made up that quote)

It's going that way ~ yes, Facebook Lite ~ you read it right.

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Do you like the Baltimore Orioles baseball team? Great! Join other Bird fans ~ just click a +1 at any site you visit and you can be in instant touch with other Oriole fans from around the world


nice one...but where is the touch or where do they really interact?
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I can see this working on some sites and not working on others. Some are very strong designs and any button added just ruins the design. Yet, those that have a great design are often shared without having to choose a button.

Some sites have far too many buttons on them for their own good, imho.

I'd rather see the end of this trend and to go back to sharing privately, rather than something which appears to have been rolled out without apparent due consideration of gaming.

Bring on the google bombing +1
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I actually feel that "+1" and FB "like" aren't alike, though Google might have intended to bring in the social element with this new colorful button.But as stated in the read I shared, there isn't any real social infrastructure to support this new +1 element.


You have to be logged in to your google account, and google already launched additional info/interaction on the gmail accounts. [webmasterworld.com]

The people widget surfaces content from friends, family and colleagues that is already available to you but may be hard to find and makes it easier to connect with them.

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The "social bubble" will burst at some point. "Social" is viable, but its social value (and monetizing potential) immensely overrated regarding the long-run. Plan accordingly.

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engine, are you saying that google will show the +1'd stuff on that widget.Even if I assume that, the only way to interact is through Gmail and probably Gtalk. But email and chat softwares doesn't really make a good social infrastructure.

Two things about social

1) It is interactive
2) It is real-time.

These will be missed in this current implementation.
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<g:plusone></g:plusone>


Element g:plusone not allowed as child of element div in this context.


Google +1 in its default form does not validate.

<div class="g-plusone" data-size="standard" data-count="true"></div>


The HTML5 method does but the data-size and data-count don't work last time I checked which was about an hour ago. They default to standard and true no matter what you specify.

[edited by: pageoneresults at 5:37 pm (utc) on Jun 2, 2011]

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engine, just read what you shared and it looks to be internal to Gmail.
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I wont be doing it on our websites, but I can see our competitors doing it and hiring a tons of people to go clicking on theirs....

Havent looked into it but I'm sure you can game it that anytime the page loads for anyone it gets a plus one.
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Havent looked into it but I'm sure you can game it that anytime the page loads for anyone it gets a plus one.


I don't think it is possible as you need to be logged into your google account. But there are some vulnerabilities and it has been well explained here - [webmasterworld.com...]
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so, when is WebmasterWorld going to be introducing Facebook like buttons? surely they're more useful than "print msg" next to each post?
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so, when is WebmasterWorld going to be introducing Facebook like buttons? surely they're more useful than "print msg" next to each post?

Never seen a hung page waiting forever to dload because of FB /Twitter buttons? I have and it sucks.
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We had Facebook like buttons on the featured page, but I think they were taken off cause they're so slow to load. Specially when there are a lot of them on the same page.
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I still see the Tweet button at the bottom but not the FB like button here!
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so what do you think? I am browsing sites and it appears like the +1 is lagging FB, twitter and even LinkedIn by a wide margin. Even on seo /tech related sites
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Stuff like this makes me anxious. I just know my two biggest competitors will artificially bump their stats and will likely have 50,000 +1 within a few weeks. Grrr Google.
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I think I am going to try this on a few sites, why not ?!
it cant be worse the F Book which quite frankly i do not believe in anymore.
I can see google taking the lead in social networking over the next years
why not jump in now, any way have to try things out.

Just one thing though for Debian users Iceweasel 3.6 (FF) does not showthe button

I will follow this thread for a while and keep posted if I have any results
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