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Google’s Response to Facebook’s “Like” Button

Posted on 30 March 2011 by Andrei

Something extremely important is happening right now and as a person who earns a living online (domainer/webmaster/whatever), it’s in your best interest to stay on top of things: Google has launched “+1”, a feature similar to the FB “Like” button which is currently available for search results/AdWords listings and will soon be available for websites.

I don’t have time to explain what just happened (things are crazy around here today) and it’d be pointless anyway since Danny Sullivan from wrote a great review, so I’ll simply link you to this article which covers everything from A to Z.

Cliff notes:

1) “+1” is basically Google’s “Like” button
2) currently available for search results and AdWords listings
3) will be available for websites soon

7 Comments For This Post

  1. Andrei Says:

    Btw, the launch of +1 isn’t important because it’ll somehow be some kind of a game changer or smashing hit. To be perfectly honest, this project will probably be a flop, just like Google’s other social media applications. What’s important is understanding WHY Google is doing this and whether or not +1 will have an impact on our industry. I’ll write a detailed post about these 2 aspects tomorrow.

  2. Juan Says:

    I can’t see that feature yet.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Andrei Says:

    @Juan: I think they will gradually make it available to everyone (they usually choose this approach whenever a new feature is launched), be sure to check out the SearchEngineLand article I’ve linked to if you’d like to analyze some screenshots.

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