New Google +1 Button Feature Could Drive Some Pageviews

    June 26, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Google announced that it’s rolling out a new feature for the +1 button to its platform preview channel, which shows recommendations for other content on your site.

Google+ Platform Preview is where Google launches updates for the platform before they’re launched to the general public. The feature will roll out to all users in the next few weeks.

It could mean good things for webmasters if that’s the case. Recommendations for other content could help drive some pageviews.

Google points to an example in the Chrome Web Store, where a user clicking +1 on the Gmail app might see suggestions for apps like Offline Google Mail, Google Calendar and Picasa:

Plus One Recommendations

The recommendations will always be based on content from the same domain or subdomain as the +1 button, Google says.

Webmasters won’t need to worry about adding anything new to their sites, as it will become part of the standard +1 button functionality.

  • http://www.hpgroup-seo.co.uk Chris Ainsworth

    This seems like a pretty good idea to me and another great way to share related content. I’ll certainly be interested to see the impact on pageviews once this feature has been rolled out. It seems like another push towards usage of Google +1 over Facebook Like, but will the general public respond in the same way? Watch this space!

  • http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/ Joshua Dorkin

    This sounds like a fantastic idea, and one that should absolutely encourage webmasters to push the use of G+. I wonder the SEO implications as well. Will Google weigh content that is clicked as a result of Platform Preview more highly? How will they determine what content to share?

    We’ll find out soon enough, I guess.