You may have seen the new +1 buttons appearing across the web but do you know what they are?
The +1 button started appearing on Google search results and adverts back in March 2011 encouraging users to recommend content to friends and contacts. This month Google released the +1 button to the whole web so that it can be used on any web page.
Google describe the button as shorthand for “you should check this out”.
To +1 something just click on the +1 button. You need a public Google profile to help people see who made the recommendation. If you are not already logged into your Google account you will be asked to sign in.
A new tab in your Google profile stores your + 1′s which you can keep private or share with the rest of the world.
We’ve started to add Google +1 buttons to our ‘Share this’ tool bars. thepompomproject.com was the first of our clients sites to benefit.
If you search for pompom headscarf spring collection you will find that I have +1′d the page and it is highlighted in the Google search results.