Will your site be taking advantage?
It’s now official, the Google +1 button designed for websites will be officially released tomorrow. One of Google’s launch partners reportedly leaked news of the release to TechCrunch, who later confirmed that this is indeed true.
As of this time, what isn’t clear, is the total effect of +1′ing a web page. Last week, Matt Cutts confirmed that the +1 button will indeed play a role in future organic search results, so is no doubt a factor that SEO’s need to take notice of. Complimenting the release of social search, outlined in our last blog, we can be certain that some level of Facebook-like social sharing is imminent, while it’s effect on SEO as a whole will remain somewhat of a mystery for the time being.
Also unknown, is of course whether or others, such as Yahoo! and Bing, will follow suit, and just how far these 3rd party buttons are going to go.