Although Google+ is quite new to the social media scene it already has in excess of 10 million new users. With statistics like that Google+ is bound to become the next big social networking site online.
I haven’t spent a lot of time on Google Plus yet but one of the things that I really like is how clean and easy the interface is. There’s no clutter, no 140 character confinement and even better there’s the ability to organize your Google Plus experience into lists (or circles).
Google Plus For Internet Marketers
I can see that Google Plus is going to become super important for internet marketers for:
- Social Media
- Communication (Hangouts could replace skype conference calls)
One of the most informative articles that I have read about Google+ is from Michelle McPherson. This is an excellent read and I highly recommend after you have finished here you nip over and read this post.
One feature which makes Google+ different from other social networking site and social bookmarking is the all-new +1 Button (Plus-one button). It’s this small blue +1 icon with a big purpose:
What does it mean to get +1?
If someone gives your post a +1, what they’re basically saying is, “I like this and I think other people should check it out.” Google’s intention to release this button is to integrate social sharing in their search algorithm, making the +1 button more powerful than any other share button you’ll encounter on the web.
It’s only fitting, then, to add the Google +1 button to your blog.
Here are 15 Google+ Plugins rated 4 stars* and above which you can find on the web and use for free.
* WordPress plugin directory rating
Created by John Henson of PlusDevs.com
This plugin will add a widget to your blog that will link to your Google+ profile so readers can follow or add you to their circles.
- The Google+1 Plugin
Created by WPMUDev from WPMU.org and VeBailovity
This plugin lets your readers add their +1’s to your website. It lets readers vote for posts and pages using the Google+1 widget.
- Manual installation of the Google+1 Button
Created by Google (official code release)
This code works for WordPress sites and sites using other platforms. You need to add the URL to your Google+ profile to complete the code.
- Google Plus Widget
Created by Widgetsplus.com
Not a plugin but this is also a third-party code generator. This tool lets you add the Google+ widget to your site or blog.
- WordPress Google Plus One Button
Created by Andrea Pernici
This plugin automatically adds the Google+1 button to your WordPress posts.
- Facebook, Twitter, Google plus one Share Buttons
Created by Jeriff Cheng of 92app.com
Aside from adding the Facebook ‘Like’ and Twitter share button to your page, this plugin will also install the Google+1 button to your blog.
- Google Plus One Bottom
Created by ddd2500
This plugin will add the Google+1 in every single posts page.
- Add Twitter, Facebook Like, Google plus one Social share
Created by beingmaverick of http://www.searchtechword.com
An all-in-one share button, this plugin adds all three social networking share buttons to your blog namely, the Facebook ‘Like’ button, Twitter share button, and Google +1.
- Google Plus One Button
Created by mfields
Fast and easy to install, the Google Plus One Button plugin automatically adds the +1 buttons throughout your website.
- Scriptrr Google + Profile widget
Created by Sandeep Verma of blog.svnlabs.com
Google Plus Profile Widget allows users to plus your posts and follow or add you to their circles on Google+.
- WordPress plugin – Google +1 Button
Created by Appointy.com
This is a pretty impressive plugin that boasts a variety of features: it adds the +1 button to your posts so your content may be rated and also shows a count of how many times people have plus’d your posts.
- WP Google+1
Created by sebar of goopl.de
Add the +1 button to your blog and show the number of shared articles as well.
- Add Google +1 (Plus one) social share Button
Created by Rohan Pawale of techlunatic.com
Automatically displays the +1 button above, below or on both sides of the post and admin may alter the button size to small, medium or tall.
- Plus One
Created by metronet
Easy to install, the plugin adds the +1 button to your blog or website.
- WordPress Google +1 Button – Advanced Plugin, Includes Redirection
Created by jacobwg
This is the ultimate +1 button on the web. In a nutshell, it lets you add the +1 button to your website and on each individual post and gives you the freedom to enable or disable a +1 on certain posts or pages.
Just in case that’s not enough for you, here’s a few more
Like this post? Don’t forget to +1!