Ways to use the Google+1 button and the importance of this social media network!
The response of the giant of the search engines (Google) at the leader in the
field of social media networks, Facebook, has already been present among us in all
its splendor since 2011 but it wasn't until January of 2013 that it became the second largest social networking site in the world, having surpassed Twitter. Google has enabled the option for anybody to share content using the Plusone button since its creation and already exists in the market several
applications and methods for the inclusion of the G+ button in our project with simplicity.
In this post we will look at the more interesting and useful ways you can use and integrate the Google+1 button into your website or blog.
In the following paragraphs we will have available the information
needed to incorporate the Google+ 1 button on our project or web site
from the hand of the best applications and plug-ins currently on the
Google+ 1 for WordPress
For all users who have their blogs or websites on the WordPress platform, there is an easy and very quick way to
incorporate the Google+ button without having to edit the template,
which always means a heavy workload and a more complex task. Especially if we are
not advanced users or don't know anything about html.
The solution in question is called the
Google+1 Plugin, which will be responsible for everything you need. Among its features we can count on the possibility of selecting the
location of the button on the page, one can choose which pages or entries will
display, in addition to being able to use the so-called 'shortcodes'. In our blog (Social Media Combo) for example, we are using WP Socializer which is an advanced plugin for inserting all kinds of Social
bookmarking & sharing buttons. It has super cool features to insert
the buttons into posts, sidebar. It also has Floating sharebar and Smart
load feature where it includes the Google plusone button as well.
Google Plusone for Chrome
At this point, and to be able to be able to recommend any site that
interests us in our browser Chrome, we can use
a small extension called +1 Plus One Extension, which also includes the
ability so one can vote through the button, as well as the counter of +1's received.
You can easily Download the +1 extension for Chrome here... Download G+ Extension
Google +1 for other browsers
In the case that we use any other browser instead of Chrome, for which we mentioned above an application
specifically designed for Chrome, we have available an alternative
more than valid. Use bookmarks.
This method allows us to easily add bookmarks, or favorites into your favorite browser.
The easy way to Google +1
In the case that our project is not too complex nor with lots of content, the following procedure will suffice.
The only thing we will need is a bit of simple knowledge in HTML, as to be able to edit the code and embed it on our web pages.
Therefore, you should head up to the following web location: Google+1 For Webmasters
Once there one can be able to select the required options that best fit our lifestyle and page preferences.
In this location we will also have available some parameters that will allow
us to configure some of the options of our G+ button. Some of them are the style
that will have the button, the language, the ability to include a
As we know, the idea of Google in this respect is that all the searches
that we make using Google's search engine include
recommendations and results made by our friends, and contacts in a similar manner to Facebook or
Once you have completed all these steps, the only thing that remains is to paste the code into your web page.
Above we have included some easy ways to use and integrate Google+ button into your website.