Just like Tom’s plea for us to watch more TED Videos, I’m going to make a plea to all my clients that they throw up the +1 Button on their sites. Also, get your friends to +1 you when you get a chance. Why?
For most of you who don’t have Google Webmasters accounts, this may be new to you, but you’ll see that Google’s tracking this.
Not only is Google trying to get on the “like” bandwagon and apply the concept to websites, but they truly are giving websites the opportunity to get popular like we had the chance in high school or in our teenage years. They’re literally trying to give us the chance to “vote sites up the SERP” (search engine results page) and supposedly believe that people who are +1′ing us are probably more serious users of our websites. They have an entire section of Google Webmasters dedicated to +1 which means to me they are quite dang serious about this.
A Whole Section! Yes, site performance gets one little link and part of Google Webmasters, but +1 gets a whole section dedicated to it including:
- search impact
- +1 activity
By the way Tom, I kind of like Justin Bieber. Yes, I’ll admit that. ;)