Google +1 is going mainstream. Having first been released on Google.com, it is now being uploaded to google.co.uk, google.de and google.jp, before being rolled out globally. The objective of Google +1 is to compete with Facebook’s ‘Like’ button and increase it’s web presence. Also Google may use the button as a basis for search results in the future.
So what does this mean for your online presence? Basically, users can rate your website by clicking the +1 button. If the user find your website useful or one of their favourites, then they will add to your +1 figures. Eventually, the more popular your website, the higher it will rank on Google. Also, the idea will be to increase your popularity as people will be more inclined to follow something that has worked and proven successful before as denoted by a high +1 count.
For those of you that want to link your site to Google +1, you can follow this link – Add +1 to your pages to help your site stand out
Do you think you will use Google +1 for your website?