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),…