26 Aug 2011

You Can Now Share Web Pages Directly To Google+ Using The +1 Button

Google‘s +1 button is now available on more than 1 million websites, with the button being viewed more than 4 billion times per day. While these stats show that button is proving to be popular since it was enabled for websites in June, Google believes that more can be done with it. With that in mind, Google is adding 2 new features to the button that will help you share interesting content on Google+.
First of all, Google is making it easier for you to share Web pages with your circles on Google+. Any time that you click the +1 button on a website, you will now be given the option to “Share on Google+.” If you would like to share that content with your friends, you can do so simply by selecting which circles you would like to share that page with. You can also add a comment about the page before
sharing it.

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When you share content using the +1 button — which was made 3 times faster last month — you will see that Google automatically includes a link, an image from the Web page and a description of the content in the sharebox. These details are called +snippets and Google is now allowing website publishers to customize the content that appears in +snippets to help kickstart a conversation around their content on Google+. Information on how to edit this information can be found on Google’s Webmaster blog.
These features are being rolled out gradually over the next week, but you can try them out by joining the Google+ Platform Preview. Once you have signed up, you can visit any website that contains the +1 button (hey, Scribbal uses the +1 button!) and +1 the page to see how it works for yourself.

Via Scribbal

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