Google Plus One Button Officially Launches To Websites
After rolling out last March 30 to search results and ads, the Google +1 button officially launches to include websites. The Google +1 button is the company’s attempt to replicate the success of Facebook’s “Like” button which encourages users to recommend content to their social network.
One must be logged in to use the functionality. An individual must be logged in as well in their Google profile to be able to see the recommendations of their friends and contacts.
According to Google, the next step for the +1 button will be to make it available for products and services. Giving businesses a validation of their brand, through social proof from various network of users.
The +1 buttons can now also be seen on Google’s Android Market, YouTube, Blogger and Google Product Search. It supports 44 languages, but currently, only English-language Google search results uses them.