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Articles tagged with: +1

Google Acquires RSS Startup, PostRank

Google acquired PostRank yesterday. Postrank is an RSS startup, and the move proves to be a continuation of Google’s strategy to go social. PostRank basically lets users plug into any RSS feed for analysis. The system ranks feeds by the number of comments, inbound links, Twitter shares, Facebook shares, and other social cues.

Analysts are guessing that the PostRank technology will be implemented into Google Analytics, but it is unsure what exactly Google plans to do with the recent buy.

Google Now Lets You +1 Websites- Launched Today

Today is the day you will be able to +1 some of your favorite websites. The feature lets any website add a +1 button to its site so readers can like any content they enjoy. Not only does this allow you to ‘like’ your favorite content for others to see but this also helps websites with traffic, ad value, etc.

So how does it work exactly when a bunch of your friends +1 their favorite material? The next time you search for something on Google, it will incorporate your friends opinions and beliefs in your web searches.

Google Adds +1 Button, Competes With Facebook’s Like

Today Google official launched it’s “+1” button, a way to share search results that you like with your friends and the rest of the internet. The small button will be placed next to each search result, and if you like the website just click +1 to have your opinion shared with everyone.

The “friends” aspect is interesting, since Google is not a social network (yet). The people your +1 gets shared with are Gmail chat contacts and friends on Reader and Buzz, which may or may not be an accurate representation of your online friends who’s opinions you care about.

Of course there was a way to harness this for financial gain. You can +1 ads, which sounds like something no one would do on purpose, so Google added a catch: if you +1 a site in the search results, and if that site has an ad then a +1 is added there as well.