The +1 feature is an incredibly useful feature of Google+. It works similarly to the “Like” feature of Facebook, allowing other users to share links. Obviously, the more people who Google +1 a particular link, the more exposure it will receive. Thus, it’s important to make it as easy as possible for people to +1 your content.
First, you will want to +1 your own content. Some of the people who see your post may also add a +1 to it, thus automatically getting the link some additional exposure to their contacts.
However, you can greatly increase the number of people who give you a Google +1 by adding a +1 button to your website pages and blog posts. You can do this by inserting a Google +1 button via http://www.google.com/webmasters/+1/button/index.html.
Select a size. You can choose from 4 different sizes, Pick one that will look best on your page while grabbing attention.
Select a width and annotation type if you’d like to include one. The annotation is the note that pops up when someone mouses over the +1 button. By default, it says, “Click here to publicly +1 this as Your Name.”
Copy the code for the button and paste it into your website wherever you’d like the +1 button to show.
If you have a blog, you may wish to use a plugin to make it easy to insert the code in the right spot without having to mess around with code. There are a couple of different plugins available for WordPress, including http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-plus-one and http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-plus-one-google1. Simply install the plugin and follow the instructions to have a +1 button show up in all of your blog posts.
Chik Quintans is a Digital Marketing Strategist with a passion for helping sales teams and businesses grow. As the owner of UnderGround Marketing Society LLC, creating a strong online brand and building a broad footprint online for sales teams and businesses are he and his company's areas of focus. Whether that be leveraging marketing channels and approaches such as social media, reputation, search engine optimization (SEO), video marketing and more. Chik Quintans can be reached on LinkedIn where you are invited to connect. https://www.linkedin.com/in/chikquintans