Well today Google rolled out its new +1 buttons, we have been waiting many months for these to come out.
The funny thing is that I have already seen many webmasters abusing these new buttons with dodgy tactics to get more +1′s.
Below are the rules for +1 buttons -
+1 button rules
It is evident that you can not:
- Run a competition to gain more +1′s
- Use dodgy wording to gain more +1′s.
- Use any dodgy coding tactics such as CSS overlays to get extra +1′s.
and the list goes on.
Examples of the types of things I have seen websites already doing are:
- Altering the log in area to include a plus one right under it, obviously users are going to accidentally click it.
I think +1 will see alot of spammers trying any thing to game it, what do you think?
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It will be no different to any other search variable, whether it be links, tweets, likes, title tags, etc – SEO’s will attempt to game it.
The big question is how much value Google will place on the button – that will determine how much people are willing to invest in gaming it.
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