I Google +1 you very much!

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I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the Google +1 phenomenon, a new concept by Google.  It’s essentially the same as “liking” something when you give something a +1.  However I am always thinking…this sucks, I want to dislike this or in this case why can’t I give you a -1? lol  Alas, they want you to be nice and you can either say something nice by giving someone the +1 or not do anything at all.

So just today on twitter I came across this on the Huffington Post.  Having read a lot about it so far, this post really made a lot of sense and I feel puts it in “plain english” instead of making it seem like just one more social media network we have to use.

So what is Google +1?

David, the author of this Huffington Post article, explains it like this…

“This is called the Google Plus project because Google wants users to know that it is adding a social layer to ALL Google products (search, photos, YouTube, etc.) rather than creating a stand-alone social application like Facebook.”

Thus explaining the new +1 you should see everywhere. I don’t know about you but I have been +1 this and +1 that.  I want everything to do with Google and helping relevant content, especially mine and my clients content, show up better in search results.   In fact, this article alone has +80, that’s got to be good right?

Now I am definitely taking this matter lightly, I am adding the +1 option to my sites, blogs, etc.  I am giving things a +1 here and there, but as for the whole Facebook similar social networking site…I am not sold quite yet.  Yes, I love FaceBook, rather I hate to love it, just as much as you do.  I’m not ready to break up with it just because I want to become BFF’s with Google.  But I definitely have my eye on Google +1 and will see where it can take me from here.

What about you?  Have you jumped on board the Google +1 train?