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I'm seeing +1 buttons on all results and ads!

   
3:02 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)



When did this happen?

I haven't added this yet all my SERPs results are showing them.
4:09 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)



Just realised this happened when I was logged-in to my AdSense account...now they've gone!

I was really surprised to see them shown against AdSense ads as well.
4:50 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yes, when you have a Google Account and are logged in, they are displayed. Haven't seen many where the number was not 0 until now however.
8:19 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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How do we see how many times a site was +1-d? I do not see any info related to this.
8:21 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)



You need to log-in to your Google account and use their search.
8:22 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It's in GWT.
7:40 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yes, but on GWT, I only see +1s for my websites. How to see +1 for competition?
10:17 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)



How to see +1 for competition?


Log-in to your Google account and perform a normal search then every result, and ads, have the button displayed.
11:31 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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HuskyPup, the +1 button is there, but the counter of how many times a page was +1-d is not there. Am I missing something?
11:38 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)



Am I missing something?


If no one has +1'd it then it should remain at +1. I assume Google has started everyone at +1 and not 0?
1:17 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)



HuskyPup wrote:
I assume Google has started everyone at +1 and not 0?

That "+1" isn't the total number; it's just part of the branded image. You can confirm this by searching for "webmaster tools". If you log into WMT it shows as having 52K +1's, but the SERPs button still only displays "+1".

You will notice, however, that the number of +1's is displayed in grey text below the description. The result for WMT says "26,707 people +1'd this", which is only roughly half of what the widget in WMT is reporting, so the total displayed on the SERPs is likely not real-time.

There's probably also some sort of threshold that needs to be met before it displays those counts on the SERPs.

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2:46 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I never got the impression it would display the count in the SERPs, does it? I haven't seen one yet.

As far as on sites, you can disable the count (which I did, because nobody clicks on stupid thing because Google hasn't advertised it properly)

I don't particularly WANT my competitors to know how many +1 clicks I have or don't have.
4:02 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)



@rlange

Thanks for the explanation, I don't use webmaster tools etc but did see what you mean.
7:23 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)



netmeg wrote:
I never got the impression it would display the count in the SERPs, does it?

Yep: [flickr.com...]

That's a logged-in search, but it also displays while logged out.

I've seen only a few, mostly attached to Google properties like WMT here, or the blog post announcing Google+. Wikipedia also has a count attached to the search result for its main page (a measly 1,675 or so).

Interestingly, the count displayed on the SERPs isn't fixed. I just refreshed the results for "webmaster tools" and it displayed a count of nearly 49K. On some refreshes it displays a count around 19K and on others it doesn't display a count at all.

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