With the launch of their Google+ social network, Google have now allowed webmasters to have the +1 buttons on their pages. Should I use them?
Add +1 to your pages to help your site stand out. +1 buttons let people who love your content recommend it on Google search
Thinking out loud
Aside from having pages ranked with these buttons appearing on their new Google+ profiles, it's clear Google plans to use these to influence their search results. The potential ethical dilemma this introduces is for another post.
Given these +1 buttons are appearing in all their search results, would it make much practical difference allowing you to click here too? Either way, it's an optional process you're entering into, I'd just be making it a bit easier to share on sites such as Google+.
I'm not sure. What do you think?
Would be no problem if they did this
This wouldn't the first time I've let people share my posts with another service; until the latest site redesign I had a beautifully simple, static Bookmark on del.icio.us link that worked like this:
<a href="http://del.icio.us/post?url=[PERMALINK]&title=[TITLE]">Bookmark This on Del.icio.us</a>
Then there were the ways you could allow people to subscribe to your blog in various blog platforms, such as Google Reader:
<a href="http://www.google.com/ig/add?feedurl=//rubenerd.com/feed/">Google Reader</a>