Why Google’s Plus One ( +1) doesn’t ring a bell for now

Google Launched a Facebook Like button,  +1, which in short will create recommendation for other users connected to your profile.  Danny Sullivan @ Search Engine Land has covered it in detail but as a summary +1 is a new button available for results shown in Google Search.  So if you like a search result,  you can click on +1d which will act as signal for your connections.

Plus 1 D Search Result

But that does not ring a bell. Why ?

How can anybody click on +1 by just looking at the result ?  The titles displayed doesn’t mean that the articles are good or what one is looking  for.

So for me to click on +1  button :

  • I need to open the result it new window
  • Find if the article fits
  • Go back to search result page and say, YES , +1

That’s too much of step and we all know how long an Internet users stays back if they need to do so much of extra stuff and specially when I am happy with what I have.

Danny Sullivan @ Search Engine Land also says +1 is not available for websites like Facebook Like Button is and without that IMO it will not work the way Google is planning to make it work.

I did ask Matt Cutts here and here on Twitter and hope to get some reply.

Would Love to know your thoughts.


About Ashish Mohta

A Professional Tech blogger, Editor and Writer who talks about solving day to day problems of people who use computer. His expertise are in Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Software, Mobile Apps and Video Posts.

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