Google’s +1 Button More Widespread On The Web Than Twitter’s Button [STATS]

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Google launched it’s +1 button sometime last month in its continuous bid to go social. Statistics are beginning to show that the +1 buttons are more common than the tweet button on major websites. BrightEdge, an SEO platform provider took a loot at the 10,000 largest websites and found that there was a 33% surge in placement for Google’s +1 button in the past weeks. +1 buttons are on 4.4% of the top sites, up from 3.6% in June. While twitter’s plug-ins are displayed on 3.4%,

Facebook’s plug-ins, most importantly the ‘Like’ button are on 20% of the websites’ front pages. It’s relatively easy to ‘Like’ stuff and ‘+1′ them than to tweet them. For you to tweet content, users have to click the tweet button, wait for the window to open and then click ‘tweet’. The facebook ‘like’ button acts as an instant sharing tool, as well as Google’s +1 button. What do you think about the surge in the use of Google’s +1 button, is it due to the ease or are people just testing it out?


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