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8:37 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Haven't seen any talk about this anywhere, but Google added a new page to create Profile button last night
[google.com...]

The crazy thing is the sizes available are not standardized to match in with +1 buttons 16px is too small 32px is too big, meaning you can't line them up side by side or with other social buttons.

Don't the different Google departments talk to each other?
4:04 am on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Looks like someone rushed that page out the door. The headline says "Link your Google Profile to your site..." but your actually linking to your profile FROM your site.
7:09 am on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)



I saw that too tedster, but I wonder if they meant it as it establish a link between your site and your profile... as in link them together. To would make sense in that case... even though it's a backwards way of saying it.
8:44 am on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)



Has anyone tried this yet? I'm a bit confused about it. What's the difference between what this does and the +1? Should the two really be linked to do the same thing all in one button? It seems kind of ridiculous to have to put TWO google buttons on your site.

This one shares a page link to your personal profile right (as if anyone is actually using Google for that... ha)
9:08 am on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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What is it for? not making any sense, Google is trying so hard to imitate facebook and bing.
5:42 pm on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Maybe part of the idea is to see Google Profiles used for authorshipt mark-up [webmasterworld.com], in addition to having an author page on the domain itself.
5:48 pm on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Google looks more gimmicky these days with all these stuff. Let us see how long they go.

They do have loads of money to invest in so many crappy stuff and then to abandon them. Money is wasted.
6:31 pm on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)



This is meant to be a nothing more than a link to your Google+ [plus.google.com] profile. It's just like those Facebook and Twitter icons that take you the person's or website's profile on those sites.

Edit: Actually, that's probably wrong. They're using an icon that, to me, references Google+, but they're talking about regular Google profiles.

When you link your Google Profile to your author pages (or to sites you write for), you're telling Google that all of these pages represent you. If your content appears in search results, your photo (including a link to your Google Profile) can appear next to it. Content you’ve identified as yours will also be listed on the +1 tab of your Google Profile.

Source: Authorship [google.com]

Is Google planning on "upgrading" regular profiles to G+ profiles? If not, there might be some kind of confusion going on over there...

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Ryan
9:58 am on Jul 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Looks like someone rushed that page out the door. The headline says "Link your google profile to your site..." but your actually linking to your profile FROM your site.


I take this as meaning using rel="author" with the new button so that it links the page you place the button on with your profile, effectively telling Google it is your page.

It was all a bit rushed though, I've been following the Google Profile burtton for a few weeks now, they put the initial authorship page up on Tuesday or Wednesday which mentioned the profile button a couple of times, but didn't have any information about the button until a day later.