Add +1 to your site

While many people are focused on joining the Google +1 service, they are not necessarily focusing on the +1 button itself. To me the button is one of the most valuable aspects of the service.

The +1 button, as I have already explained, allows people to recommend your site to others.  Imagine others searching the Web, finding your site, and seeing the +1 logo with the number 15 or 20 next to it.  This means 15 or 20 people have taken the time to note that they value your site.

As noted in a previous post, this is what the +1 looks like when someone searches Google. The blue arrow is an unactivated +1 button. The green arrow is an activated button.











I recommend that everyone add the +1 button to sites immediately to give visitors an opportunity to recommend their sites right from the site.

Add +1 to your Website

Here is how you do it.

  1. Go to this link
  2. You will find the necessary code written by Google.
  3. Place the code (or have your Webmaster place the code) in the appropriate location on your site.

That’s it.

Add +1 to your Blog

If you have a WordPress blog and you want to add +1 as I have done below my posts, there are a couple of plugins that will do the job for you.

  1. Simply go to plugins and click on add new.
  2. Do a search for +1 or plus 1.
  3. Look for plugins with the highest rating, no lower than 4 or 5 stars.
  4. Install the plugin and activate it.

All set.

The steps should be similar for other blogs.

Provide a follow me button for +1

If you have been fortunate enough to get a +1 invite you can provide the opportunity for people to follow you as I have done on the left side of my blog.

  1. Find an icon for +1 that you like.
  2. Watch copyright. I took an approved logo right from Google.
  3. Upload it
  4. Put in the correct html code
  5. Here’s the code

<a href=””  target=”_blank”> <img src=”http://LOCATIONOFPLUSONEICON.jpg” alt=”” width=”33″ height=”35″</a>

Do me a favor, don’t link to my +1 button. That would be stealing my bandwidth which is uncool. Please get your own.



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