Why To Add Google +1 Button For Blogger?

It's been quite few weeks since the launch of Google +1 button. I'm sure many of you would have added this share button on your blogs. If you have no idea about what I'm talking about, then let me elaborate a little more - Google +1 button is share counter similar to facebook or tweet button that improves our search results.

As per Google, the +1 button is defined as shorthand for "this is pretty cool" or "you should check this out". What should I do to get this button installed on my blog? Just follow these instructions to get the button working on your blog.

1. Navigate to "Design>>Edit HTML" and make a backup of your template by clicking on the "Download full template" link at the top of the page. Once the back up is over, search for the following piece of code.
2. Place the following piece of code just above the line mentioned in step 1.
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script>
3. Next, you may place the following piece of code anywhere in between your body tags where you want the button to appear. It is better you place it below your posts. So, search for the following tag.
<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'/>
4. Place any one among the following pieces of code just below the line mentioned in step three as per your size requirement.

    For a SMALLER VERSION (15px)
<g:plusone size="small"></g:plusone>
<g:plusone size="medium"></g:plusone>
    For a LARGER VERSION (60px)
<g:plusone size="tall"></g:plusone>
    For the STANDARD VERSION (24px)
  • Google clearly stated that the +1 button provides a stamp of approval meaning to say that your content is worth reading. More over, it states that it improves your search results. 
  • We blogspot users have the slightest advantage of better ranking on Google than our competitors like wordpress.com (not .org), joomla,etc... With the +1 button installed, it pushes your blog ranking further to the top.
  • When a particular user searches for some content on Google with his/her account signed in, the search results will be annotated with the names of their connections who have +1'd the page. This simply means that the recommendations from their social connections appear beneath the search results. 
  • More over, the +1's are public by default so any user who has signed in will be able to see the recommendations. How ever, you may choose whether or not, to have them displayed on your public profile.
  • The +1 Button is not the same as Google Buzz, though they share a lot of similarities. They both appear on your Google Profile under different tabs, but +1's don't allow for comments whereas Google Buzz does. 
  • Above all, Google will soon launch an analytics for the button that will display accurate results to the webmasters about their content, overall search impacts, geographic search impacts, etc...
You may get more updates about this button by joining the following group - Subscribe to Google Publishers Button. I hope you enjoyed this post. I'm sure many webmasters would know more than what I know about this topic. So, please share your opinions via comments.

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Raja said on June 7, 2011 at 11:41 AM :

I havd already added this post in my blog.thanks for your post

Amit said on June 7, 2011 at 7:52 PM :

Ya, adding a +1 buttin to blogger increases search wngine results. Google introduced +1 button maybe due to popularity of like button in fb...

Mukund said on June 7, 2011 at 10:31 PM :

@Raja: That's great! May be I'm a bit late! Better late than never! Thanks for your comment! Hope you enjoy the upcoming articles!

Mukund said on June 7, 2011 at 10:34 PM :

@Amit: I accept with your first point - increases the search engine ranking. But, I don't Google introduced the +1 just for the sake of Facebook's like button. They want to display quality search results - not sure though!! There's always a cold war between Fb and Google!!!

TheEmoLab said on June 8, 2011 at 1:33 AM :


Your're Right About The Cold War LOL :)

Mukund said on June 8, 2011 at 10:32 AM :

@TheEmoLab: Haha!!! That's a know fact Emo!! Love to see you more often on my blog!

TheEmoLab said on June 8, 2011 at 10:44 AM :

@Mukund LOL: Post More Often, I Bookmarked Your Blog But I Have Tons Of BookMarks, So Its Hard To Find Good Blogs, Thats Why I Recommend To Every One Subscribing Here Via Email!! You Should Have More Post When I Send The Codes, That Should Keep You Busy, And Gain You More Traffic,, KMSL

Mukund said on June 8, 2011 at 2:58 PM :

@TheEmoLab: Yeah! Sure!! I will post more often to keep you busy as well!

N.S Shyam Raj said on June 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM :

again great post!!! can you tell me which widget are you using for displaying code

Mukund said on June 8, 2011 at 7:02 PM :

@N.S Shyam Raj: Thanks for the comment Shyam! By the way, I would like to know which widget you are talking about?

N.S Shyam Raj said on June 8, 2011 at 9:59 PM :

I am talking about that box in which the codes are written example : In step 1 how had you written "body tag" (that Box). I suggest you to write a tutorial for it or similar article such as HOW TO INSERT CODE IN BLOGGER POST (syntax highlighter).Thanks in advance

Mukund said on June 8, 2011 at 10:03 PM :

Okay! I got you! It's a very old trick and I posted it long back and that might be the reason you did not find it on my blog. Anyway, here is the link for the tutorial -
How to add HTML codes in Blogger Posts?

N.S Shyam Raj said on June 9, 2011 at 12:23 AM :

Thanks Mukund. I will check it out.

dotNetFollower said on January 15, 2012 at 7:47 AM :

Nice post!
In my blog I described how to add Google +1 Button to every WordPress blog post in respect to iNove theme. I added the +1 button manually editing php files. Probably, it could be useful for someone. The article is here - WordPress: How to add Google +1 Button to WordPress blog post.

hiba said on February 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM :

yes, adding a +1 button to blogger increases search engines results. Google introduced +1 button maybe due to popularity of like button in facebook.thanks mohammed


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