New Google+ Badges Feature Unified +1′s, Darker Themes & Smaller Sizes

Google+ badges are getting some new duds, enhanced +1 counts and a few more size options. When Google initially released badges for users only two options existed: an icon version and standard badge version.  A new darker version can be chosen for darker sites, and a smaller interactive button can be used in tight spaces.  Also, all badges will feature the correct +1 follower counts from the December update.

Why put the Google+ badge on your site?  Google states:

We recently looked at top sites using the badge and found that, on average, the badge accounted for an additional 38% of followers.

To create your custom Google+ badge, head to the badge configuration tool and create a custom badge.  Note: Badge changes are only showing currently in Developer preview but should be available soon for all users.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Google: Google +1 | Google: Google+ | Top News


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