Facebook’s Zuckerberg Absent From Analyst Meeting

Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg skipped a meeting with analysts and bankers held at the company headquarters in Menlo park, CA on Monday, according to those familiar with the conference. David Ebersman, Facebook’s CFO, stated that Mr. Zuckerberg preferred to…

Google Mobile Ads Getting +1 Button

Google’s mobile display ads are getting +1 buttons, according to a post to the Google Mobile Ads blog, which came through the RSS feeds, but is not live on the actual blog. The button will appear on the left side…

Google Adds +Snippets to Google Maps

Last month, Google made the +1 button more like the Facebook “like” button for Google+ in the sense that when you click the button, you can now share content to your Google+ Circles. When you share content from the button,…

Google +1 Button Chrome Extension Launched

Google has launched a Chrome extension for the +1 button, so you can easily +1 any piece of content that you come across on the web, regardless of whether it not it has its own button readily available. The description…

Google to Launch Trusted Stores Program Soon?

It appears that Google accidentally let loose a glimpse of a forthcoming product called Google Trusted Stores today. There is a landing page and a video, but you can’t see either one right now, unfortunately. Spotted by Alex Chitu at…

Google +1 Button The New PageRank?

Let me start off by being very clear. Google is not getting rid of PageRank in favor of the +1 button. Google is, however, looking at the data from the +1 button as a signal of content quality, and +1s…

Google Announces +1 Button E-Commerce Partners

Google says it has been working with Bazaarvoice and PowerReviews to make it easier for online retailers to get the +1 button on their product pages. As you may know, Google has launched new sharing feature for the +1 button,…

Google +1 Button Now Good for Rankings and Driving Traffic

Google has announced changes to the +1 button that could mean huge things for sites and businesses in terms of driving traffic. Google has turned the +1 button into what it should have been when Google+ was launched: a means…

Google +1 Button Comes to Android Market

Update: Now, Google has announced new sharing options for the +1 button, which allow users to post content back to their circles. This could make the visibility factor for apps go up even more. Google released an update for the…

+1 Button on AdWords: Paying for What You Could Get for Free?

Before Google unleashed its new social network Google+, it launched the +1 button, which appears on content sites across the web, in Google search results, and on Google’s AdWords ads. Now that the button appears in the Google+ stream as…

Google Adds +1s to Google Takeout

In late June, Google’s Data Liberation Front announced the launch of Google Takeout, which it called its “first revolutionary product.” Its function is to let you take your data out of more than one Google product at a time. Today,…

Is Google Creating Too Much Confusion Around Google+?

I was perusing a thread at WebmasterWorld about how people are trying to get more traffic from Google’s +1 button, and one person’s comments kind of drove home a point I’ve been thinking about lately. Regarding the +1 button, member…

Social Adoption Report: Facebook “Like” Still King, Google “+1” On The Rise

According to new research, adoption of social plugins by top websites is up all around, but the Google +1 button is seeing the fastest growth. BrightEdge, an “enterprise SEO platform,” has analyzed month-over-month adoption trends of popular social plugins across…

Google Adds +1 Button Data to Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools

Google announced the addition of +1 button data to Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools. These new metrics can show you how the +1 button actually affects the traffic to your site. In WMT, there is a Search Impact report, which…

Google PageRank Gets an Update, +1 Button Goes Worldwide

If you’re still obsessing with Google PageRank score, as seen in the Google Toolbar, then you may be interested to know that it’s been updated. If not, you’re not alone. Disregard. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable is pointing to…

Google +1 Button: 31 Things You Should Know

As you may know, the Google +1 button has become available for webmasters, site owners and publishers to include on their content, and many rushed right in to do just that. Why not? It impacts your site’s visibility in search,…

Is Google’s +1 Button Killing Google Buzz Already?

Google Buzz has never lived up to Google’s hopes for the service. That seems pretty clear now. Much like the ill-fated Google Wave, it launched to much hype (not to mention privacy concerns), but for the most part fizzled out…

Adding the Google +1 Button to Your Site

This week, it was leaked that the Google +1 Button for websites would be made available today. While Google still seems to be sitting on the official announcement for the moment, we did run across a post about it on…

Google +1 Button for Websites Coming June 1

Just as Twitter has launched its “follow” button, another social button is on the way tomorrow. That would be the Google +1 button, which was announced two months ago, and could have a significant impact on search rankings for websites.…

Google +1 Button – 5 Questions Surrounding Its Potential Success

Last month Google unveiled its new +1 button, which the company came right out and said would contribute as a ranking signal for its search engine. While it has yet to roll out to everyone (you can opt-in for it),…