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Google Plus Badges Hit The Web

A huge announcement from Google today. The launch of Google+ Badges.

Basically you can now Circle a Page directly from a website.

This is what our badge would look like. We can't have one right now though because we use Dynamic Views on this blog (sigh) 

From Google:

Today, we officially begin our roll out of that badge by making it available to our Google+ platform preview group. To get the badge, sign up for the group and then visit our configuration tool and choose the badge size that’s best for your site. If you’re in the group, you may also begin to encounter the badge as you browse around the web.

By using the Google+ badge to connect your website to your Google+ page, you:

  • make it easy for your audience to subscribe to your posts and endorse and share your site. 
  • get more personal recommendations around the web, by connecting +1’s for your website with +1’s on your Google+ page. 
  • qualify for Google+ Direct Connect, which lets people type +your_site_name on Google search and automatically start following your page.

As we said, it's huge news and yet another broadside from from Google in the Social Network Battle.

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