Google +1 Debuts
Google introduced its new +1 button today, as part of its foray into social media in response to major email inroads from Facebook. It allows people to click on it to register a vote in favor of a web page or blog post, much the way they can now click a Facebook “like” button.
Google has stated that they will use +1 activity as another one of the many factors they use to rank websites; the more +1 votes you get, the better.
CNet previewed the new button about a month ago, with a prospective overview, and even the Wall Street Journal expressed early interest.
Webmasters are right now scrambling to figure out how to place and use the new +1 button. We hope to have it live on our site and blog soon. When you see it, please click on it so we can evaluate just what it does to rankings and visibility in general.