Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by troybh, Jun 2, 2011.
I have been accepted to put +1 on my website. Should I do it. Any thoughts on this matter?
until google puts its logo or something there it wont make a diff... i have tested it. if they dont its just another button which people dont know nothing about.
If you;re talking about Goog's +1, then you certainly need to know some things before you use it.
1. Gmail contacts are hardly close friends. You really have no reason to share what you like with your Gmail contact list unless you are trying to sell them something as a shameless marketer. In fact, you might not even want your contact list to know what sites you like. Why would we want to share personal information with people we rarely know. It?s bad enough trying to keep track of the information that is all to public on Facebook. Sure you can keep all of your +1?s private, but then what?s the point? Are we that eager to help Google with their search engine algorithm when they can?t figure it out on their own?
2. +1 is a dumb name. Let?s face it. Besides looking like an unfinished elementary mathematical equation, the name reminds us that Google is trying to one-up the competition. At least it only takes up 2 characters, but the button itself is quite large. Here we go again turning another word into a verb as we ?+1? all of those wonderful sites that probably belong to us.
3. Google is too late in the game. The copy is rarely ever as good as the original. I don?t think anyone doubts that Google?s +1 is their answer to the Facebook ?like?, but people don?t understand why they should even bother with yet another ?like-type? tool online. There is only one reason they would even use another tool like this and that would be if it?s better. I have yet to see any solid proof that the +1 feature is any better.
4. We have many better options for sharing what websites we like. Anyone ever heard of social bookmarking sites? Yes, there are way too many of them, but it?s how we have been keeping track of all our favorite sites for a few years now. Now we have to come up with another button to put on our blogs with an ugly +1 button next to the Facebook Share, Twitter, Stumbleupon, Digg, etc. We all know how well Google Buzz worked out. Does anyone actually ever Buzz anything these days?
5. It?s too easily exploited by spammers. The +1 is yet another way for Google to try to figure out where to rank websites in their search engine, but this time they were a little too transparent in expressing this. If you +1 a website it will be highlighted in the search results, but after collecting data from all of the Gmail account users they are supposed to boost those sites with all the +1?s. I can just see the jobs on Fiverr.com now with people offering to give you 50 +1?s for $5. The only problem is that so few people will be using the +1 button that the program will be discontinued and all the work the spammers put in will have been in vain.
I am not saying that the +1 feature will be a total flop, but I think Google should have done a little more research before they invested so much into this program. I have talked to several that are actually excited about this, but I have heard from hundreds of people that say it will be a waste of time.
What do you think? Will you be using the +1 button just as much as the ?like? button on Facebook
Well the button have just launched today, no worries, you will see other news com'in about this button, will it affect SERPS or this only cr*p button.
ouch man, your text hurts my eyes! LOL
Too much reading hurts your eyes. Take a li'l rest pal.
plus google hasnt done anything to make it popular amongst the surfers.
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