Hubspot’s article – Google Introduces +1 Button for Websites on June 1, 2011 was my first introduction to Google’s +1 button. Cool, I thought. So I followed the link to watch the introductory YouTube video.
OK. That’s not going to tell me how to add the +1 button. So I went on over to Google, where I was told to simply:
Copy and past this code into your site…
<!– Place this tag in your head or just before your close body tag –>
<!– Place this tag where you want the +1 button to render –>
So far, none of this cutting and pasting of code has worked for me. I guess the new +1 button is just for those who “Speak in Code.” Nothing for dummies… for the time-being anyway. I wonder when the plugin will be available.
July 11, 2011 Update: Check out this posting! I figured out how to add Google+1 and LinkedIn share buttons to posts and pages.