+1: Google’s Like Button (And Why You Should Update Your Profile NOW)

See that “thumbs up” button at the top of this post? It’s a big threat to Google’s search business, and a lot of people in the online marketing community have been waiting for Google to respond.

Well, Google stepped further into more “social” search results this week by introducing their own version of the Facebook Like, a social sharing button dubbed +1. They describe +1 like this:

Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1′s can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.

Take a look:

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  • Anonymous

    My first visit to your site and its a doozy. Great article. Hopefully this will provide us some fun experiments & tests over the next couple months.

    Enjoy

    • http://mikewhaling.com Mike Whaling

      Thanks for stopping by, Aaron. I’ll get a lot more excited about this once they release the +1 button for websites, but it should be fun to watch/test. Plus, now we all have even more reason to randomly say “+1″ in conversation. I’m hoping Bing counters with the “Level Up” button.