June 29, 2011

The +1 button goes global, comes to India

[Cross-posted from the Google Webmaster Blog]

A few months ago we released the +1 button on English search results on google.com. More recently, we’ve made the +1 button available to sites across the web.

The +1 button is a simple idea - with one click, Google users can recommend pages across the web to their friends, contacts and the world. As a publisher, that could mean more and better qualified traffic coming to you from Google as potential visitors see recommendations from their friends and contacts next to your Google search results.

Today, +1s will start appearing on Google search pages globally, including google.co.in

We’ve partnered with a few sites globally where you’ll see +1 buttons.
Some Indian sites that have already implemented +1 are:

Alok Kejriwal CEO and Co-Founder of Games2win.com India said, “Online games are highly 'searched for' by lots of consumers on search engines and we are delighted to have the +1 button implemented on our site. It immediately allows better content to bubble up and get noticed by friends on the Google network and hence provided a nice referral to click upon. Simply said & in our context, it adds a nice spin to socializing single player games!”

Archit Sharma, VP - Product & Marketing, Jasper India said, "Continuing with our endeavor to serve users with more & more relevant deals, we are happy to incorporate Google +1 buttons. We are confident that this feature will bring us closer to our users, generate valuable feedback and help us improve our services further."

To get started, visit the +1 button tool on Google Webmaster Central where the +1 button is already available in 44 languages.

To install the +1 button, you’ll configure a small snippet of code and add it to the pages where you want +1 buttons to appear. You can pick from a few different button sizes and styles, so choose the +1 button that best matches your site’s layout.

There are a few easy ways to ensure the +1s you receive map as often as possible to the pages appearing in Google search results. For advanced tips and tricks, check our Google Code site. Finally, if you have any questions about using the +1 button on your websites, feel free to drop by the Webmaster Help Forum.

Adding the +1 button could help your site to stand out by putting personal recommendations right at the moment of decision, on Google search. So if you have users who are fans of your content, encourage them to add their voice with +1!