Off late Google was toying around with the name ‘+1′ for its upcoming social networking site. It has consistently working hard to have an icon like Facebook’s ‘like’ or Tweeter’s ‘retweet’ style. Today Google have officially launched a way to share Google Search results that you like with your friends. The +1 icon is a small button that will reside next to every Google Search result. If you like the result, you click the +1 button and it gets shared with your social circle.
Use +1 to give something your public stamp of approval, so friends, contacts, and others can find the best stuff when they search. Get recommendations for the things that interest you, right when you want them, in your search results.
1. Make sure you’re signed into your Google Account
2. Click ‘Join this experiment’
3. Search for something you love on Google.com
4. Click the new +1 button, and make your mark on the web
Your +1′s are public. They can appear in Google search results, on ads, and sites across the web. You’ll always be able to see your own +1′s in a new tab on your Google Profile, and if you want, you can share this tab with the world (To change your tab settings: Sign in to your Google profile -> Click Edit profile. -> Click the tab you’d like to edit. -> Choose the appropriate tab visibility setting. -> Click Save.)
Don’t see it visit Google Experimental, where you can select an option to force it to appear in your searches. Join experiment and you’ll see that feature whenever you do a Google search. Note that you can only join ONE experiment at a time.
What happens when you +1 something?
When you +1 something, the +1 button will turn blue and the +1 will be added to the +1′s tab of your profile. Here you can manage all your +1’s and decide whether you want to publicly display the +1’s tab. Regardless of whether you chose to publicly share your +1’s tab, your +1’s will still be visible to others viewing the content you +1’d. For instance, your +1 could appear as part of an anonymous aggregated count of the people who have also +1’d the same thing. Your name could also appear next to the +1 to help your friends and contacts identify which content may be most useful to them.
Use the +1 button to publicly show what you like, agree with, or recommend on the web. The +1 button can appear in a variety of places, both on Google and on sites across the web. For example, you might see a +1 button for a Google search result, Google ad, or next to an article you’re reading on your favorite news site.
Introducing the +1 Button