Google is reaching out from beyond the stoic boundries of it’s search engine to test the playful waters of online social interaction. Have you seen it yet? It’s the Google +1 Button. Similar to the way we are able to “like” or “digg” our favorite people, places and things through the multitudes of other online social sites, you can now “+1″ your favorite things on behalf of Google. The new +1 Button is only showing up in selected areas, so far. But soon it wll apparently begin showing up for everyone with a free public Google profile.
So let’s get started with the questions that are bound to start popping up with regard to this new feature.
- If I have a public Google profile and I like to +1 lots of different things, should I be concerned about my privacy?
- If I want my website to show up in Google’s search results, should I launch a massive social media campaign to get as many people as possible to +1 my website?
- If my website currently shows up on the first page of Google, will it get knocked down when people start +1′ing other websites?
So, there’s a start. What questions do you have about Google +1? Feel free to post a reply, below, with your questions and we’ll get them all sorted out right here.