How To Add Google +1 Button To Blogger

Google launched its Google+ social network within closed circles. Only a selected few got the invite from Google and then began inviting their friends to join Google+. However, now Googlers can join Google+ free. You just need to log in using your Gmail account and become a part of the newly popular social network launched by Google.

What does Google+ have for bloggers? Google+ is growing at a pace faster than that of Facebook and has become popular within a short span.

Bloggers, content writers, online businesses and marketing experts– all love to share information through integrated online tools. Google offers simple means to share information via multiple websites using an integrated login. Now, Google +1 button integrates Google+ to Blogger account. Since both are a product of Google, sharing information is not a difficult task.

How to Add Google +1 Button to Blogger

It just needs a few taps and clicks on your mouse to add Google +1 button to your Blogger account. Firstly, sign in to your Blogger account. Then proceed to the Dashboard area of your Blogger. Now go to the Design and further select the “edit HTML” option.

Then, you will need to find the </head> and post your Google +1 button code just above it. It will look similar to

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js”> {lang: ‘en-US’} </script>

The next step is to find the following – <data:pst.body/> and immediately paste this code mentioned below- <div style=’float:left’>

<g:plusone size=”small” expr:href=”data:post.url”/>

</div>

You can customize the Google +1 button display settings as per your choice. This means that you can determine the perfect size of +1 widget or button on your Blogger template. You have the choice of small, standard, tall and medium size +1 buttons. You can also change the location of this button on your Blogger template. You can allow it to show up on the right or left hand side of the blog. If you are good at HTML, you can make these changes in the code on your own.

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Simple Ways of Adding +1 Button to Blogger

If HTML is not your cup of tea, there are simpler ways to add +1 button to your blogs. Here is the trick. Firstly, you need to log in to your Blogger account. Then, you need to activate the sharing buttons in your Blogger profile.

You can do this by going to the page elements tab in design settings on the dashboard of blogger.

You need to configure the blog posts and go to edit, and click on ‘show or display share buttons’ tab. If you have other sharing buttons, there are chances that Google +1 button will automatically show up as a new option for sharing blog posts.

Why Should You Add +1 to Blog

These days, page views and traffic are mandatory to earn money online. Blogging and social networking have become a craze. Hence, adding +1 to your blog will mean more page views. Moreover, you can track the number of people visiting your blog daily. If the visitors to your blog are Google+ users, you may be able to see their names and details.

Adding +1 button will add quality and improve the visibility of your blog to wider audience. Let us know your blogging experience after adding Google +1 button to your blogs.



Rekha Samavedula