Perhaps you have ever known about the fact that Google Plus as an important metric the search giant will use to rank your content. The more people hit the Google + on your article, the more opportunity your blog will be stood on the first line of Google Search Index. So it is very essential for bloggers to take part in this social network and promote their blog as soon as possible. Google + will not only a sharing tool but also an important promoting one.
Have you add Google + Plus One button on your blog? I guess you did. But I am curious about the ways you have used to insert/add this button into your blog ‘s theme based on WordPress. Here in my newest article related to Google +, I will take a brief review about some solutions to insert/add Google + button into blog that work well on
various all Frameworks and themes. Which is the best way to promote your content and blog with Google +?
I tried to look for Google + button over my friends’ blogs for a while before producing this article. Needless to say, no matter who they are, pro or novice in SEO field, they have already add Google + button on their blogs, forum or any website, portal. However, in this case, it does not mean your readers will surely hit the Google + button and promote your article, whether you “suggest” or “remind” them. In fact, you need to be smart in the way adding Google + button before let it draws more attention from readers to your blog. Here are three common ways to add Google + button.
1. Add Google Plus One button With Hooks
That is the most popular ways to add Google + button on WordPress blog among Thesis and Genesis framework users. However, although is was instructed by these Framework creator, this way is really hassle and might cost you much effort. If you do a search query on Google the following words “Add Google + button on Thesis”, you might be presented with this article on the official Thesis blog. At least you have to pass 2 steps while dealing with solving some code (copy and paste only, however) before getting the Google + button on Thesis theme. Thesis is really flexible and easy to customize and configure but this tip is quite frustrated with some newbie bloggers. Moreover, you will be getting some drawbacks in case you decide to leave Thesis for another nicer Framework. Your have to re-configure Google + button for sure.
In case of Genesis I found some articles which instruct you how to add Google + button on Genesis Framework. However, similar with Thesis, you have to take at least few steps to add this important button on your blog. Here is a detailed one. You will perhaps have a same feeling with me, so frustrated!So in case you are using Thesis or Genesis, I do not recommend you use these methods. They are inconvenient at all.
2. Add Google Plus One button on Thesis, Genesis With Plugins
Add Google + with 1-click Retweet/Share/Like
This is a quite popular sharing plugin for WordPress so far. The creator has already added Google + button after few days Google released Google + invite. This plugin has gotten much attention from blogosphere thanks to its easy to share features and support many social networks. As other plugin, to use it, you have to just install, activate it with some hassle-free steps. Download it here.
No matter frameworks or themes you are using on your blog, this plugin will automatically add Google + and other social networks on the top or bottom of the article, depending on your configuration.
However, in my opinion, at least this adding Google + button method has one downside: it only display while your reader visit the article. On the homepage, it does not. So, you might lost some opportunities to get more popular with Google +.
Add Google + with WordPress Google Plus +1 One Button – Advanced Plugin, Includes Redirection
As you see the name of this plugin, it is coded exclusively on the purpose of adding Google + button on WordPress, supporting all Frameworks and themes. After few days using this plugin, I feel completely satisfield with it.
You have many customizations such as choosing enable or disable Google + button, four display styles including standard, small, medium and tall. The plugin allows you to insert the + button in 7 positions. Also, you can choose redirect the users to any custom URL after the readers click on the button.
If you are good at customization and coding, you can use the available CSS to add Google + to your theme for more personally. Here is the link to download.
However, in my point of view, one of the nicest feature while playing with WordPress Google +1 Button is that it automatically displays the button in case the readers are opening a specific article or seeing the homepage. Here is what it looks like in my blog.
So it is more convenient and useful to use this plugin, at least in my opinion. I hope you will enjoy my article and add Google + button to your blog soon. It will surely increase your value and ranking on Google Search Index. Do not forget to show your claim about these methods.