Sunday, June 12, 2011
The +1 Button Is Like A Button You Push For A Treat ? Without The Treat
You people confuse me. Ten days ago we put Google's +1 Button on TechCrunch ? because why not? We try basically all these new buttons/counters/commenting systems much to the dismay of our precious page load speed (we know, we know, it sucks ? fix coming). Some of these buttons are great and make a lot of sense. The Tweet Button, the Like Button, even Facebook's new Send button. But I just don't get the +1 Button. At all. Well, let me rephrase that slightly. I understand the concept behind the +1 Button ? it's a smart one. You get people to click it and it improves the page's search ranking for logged-in Google users with social connections (and eventually maybe all results). At least I think that's how it works. But I have a hard time believing that all of you actually clicking on the button really get why you're doing it.