Google +1 – Google’s version of Facebook ‘Like’

Google today introduced  a new feature Google +1 which allows to share recommendations with the world right in Google’s search results. It is yet another attempt to make search more social.




It’s Google’s version of the Facebook "likes", a simple feature that’s very powerful because it’s part of a social network.

Google will show +1 buttons next to all search results and ads, while encouraging other sites to include the buttons. All +1’s are public and they’re tied to Google Profiles. Google Social Search already does this, but there’s no support for Facebook likes, so Google had to come up with a substitute.

Google says

"+1 is the digital shorthand for ‘this is pretty cool.’ To recommend something, all you have to do is click +1 on a webpage or ad you find useful. These +1’s will then start appearing in Google’s search results.

Once you click +1 button, a pop windows appears you to confirm the recommendation.




This feature is slowly rolled out to, but you can try it by enabling the +1 search experiment.