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Add a Google +1 button

Google +1

Since the Google +1 button was for released for websites, we've had an influx of Jimdo users asking about how to integrate it on their JimdoPages!

 

Don't know what the Google +1 button is?

 

The Google +1 button allows your site to be recommended by visitors to their friends. So if someone comes to your JimdoPage and they like it, they can "+1" it. The cool part is that when this visitor's friends search on Google, if your site appears in their search results, it will have an annotation that the first visitor +1'd it.

 

Try it here!

Because +1'ing a site is basically a recommendation to others, adding a Google +1 button can be crucial in having your site stand out in the thousands, or even millions, of sites across search results.  You can think of it as a virtual, "word of mouth" recommendation.

 

How to Add a +1 Button to Your JimdoPage

Your next question is probably, "How do I put this on my JimdoPage?"

 

Here are some easy steps for you to follow:

1. Copy this code

2. Open up a "Widget/HTML" element on the area of your site where you want to add your +1 button.

3. Paste the code in the text area - don't forget to save!

Google +1 button code

All done!  Your site is ready to be recommended by visitors to their own friends!

Google +1 button shown on site

And just in case you can't see it when you save, refresh your browser and you should be all good to go.

Extra tips!

For those of you who want to customize your +1 button, you can also replace the word "medium" in the code on step 1 with:

small
medium

standard

tall

 

And if you want to keep reading on about this cool new feature, you can visit Google's introduction to the +1 button.

 

If you're a true programming ninja, you can also check out Google's complete api documentation and more on how to add the +1 button to your site and some FAQs.

Already using Google Analytics to track activity  on your JimdoPage?  You can also use Google Analytics to track the +1 button on your site!

 

Blog post by William Molina (Email Support Geek)

Please share (and +1) it and feel free to ask questions and leave comments below.

 

Comments: 26 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    rockhardstudio (Friday, 08 July 2011 08:19)

    this doesn't work for me ... did everything what u said, but it's only saying "refresh" when I click on "save" ... and then it's refreshing the hole time, but nothing comes up .... and after that when I click on "view" it's not showing anything, altough I got the html widget with the code ....

  • JimdoPro
    #2

    Ronck Robert (Friday, 08 July 2011 09:09)

    on my page it dosen't work too :-(

  • JimdoPro
    #3

    karin-mast (Friday, 08 July 2011 11:13)

    It worked perfectly on my page, although I only tried this for fun, I still don't know which advantage it brings, have to study a little bit more ;-) and probably delete it later on. That's what I like jimdo - the easy way of trial and error :-)

  • JimdoPro
    #4

    museum-of-modern-mett (Friday, 08 July 2011 11:54)

    The part:

    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"> </script>

    should be placed in the head-area of the page. It work's perfectly on our page http://museum-of-modern-mett.jimdo.com

  • #5

    Jun (Friday, 08 July 2011)

    It is not working for me. It is just showing the Google +1 logo on top.

  • JimdoBusiness
    #6

    Powen (Friday, 08 July 2011 21:24)

    rockhardstudio & Ronck Robert: What browser are you using? We've tested this on multiple pages and it's always worked so far. You might have to be a little patient and wait for the javascript to load.

    museum-of-modern-mett & Jun, you don't actually have to (and shouldn't) put it in the head, just in the Widget / HTML element. Jun, I've removed it from your site's head section so it's fixed now.

  • #7

    teamsilvamma (Saturday, 09 July 2011 02:51)

    the logo shows but it doesnt do anything

  • #8

    Oliver Kluwe (Saturday, 09 July 2011 21:12)

    It works perfectly fine on uk-interactive.com.

  • JimdoPro
    #9

    Ergun Coruh (Tuesday, 12 July 2011 15:12)

    It worked but it pushed the bottom line of the content area way down (about a page long), so the footer is no longer visible.

  • #10

    barbiehorsley (Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:36)

    Works on barbiehorsley.com It does not work on my version of IE but it works just fine on Firefox.

  • #11

    nouman niazi (Wednesday, 13 July 2011 22:20)

    What is its advantage.

  • #12

    Claire Boyles LifeMatters (Friday, 15 July 2011 12:58)

    when I add it, it adds a HUGE white space below it, not very useful for adding to a page, attempted to add it at the side, same thing.

    Please provide advice & help to solve this issue.

  • JimdoBusiness
    #13

    Powen (Friday, 15 July 2011)

    Claire, that might happen when you first paste it in in "edit mode" but after you save it and view the actual page, the space should disappear.

  • #14

    kayceemos (Saturday, 16 July 2011 12:21)

    if it provides a huge white space, that means its installed but not working. May be beaause the flash version of youq p.c in not dated. So try that and see what happenes.

  • #15

    pro-biketrailer (Thursday, 21 July 2011 16:21)

    works like a dream on www.pro-biketrailer.net , try out and +1 it :-)

  • JimdoPro
    #16

    Omid Aslani (Saturday, 23 July 2011 02:07)

    Simple explanation for those who are having problems seeing this code work:
    Cookies are disabled on your browser as a part of your security settings.
    And for those that it works like a charm, well your browser accepts cookies.

    Solution:
    A - Enable cookies on your browser
    B - simply install another browser like Google Chrome and see the button "work like a charm"

    @Powen - hope this helps!

  • JimdoPro
    #17

    Apryl Zarfos Anderson (Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:58)

    Beautiful! Thanks!!! ;0)

  • JimdoPro
    #18

    Organic Despair (Monday, 10 October 2011 14:17)

    it doesn't work on firefox 7 but it works great on google chrome...

  • #19

    东士实业 (Monday, 17 October 2011 11:33)

    Beautiful! Thanks!!! ;2) Beautiful! Thanks!!! ;2)

  • #20

    Shinu (Friday, 21 October 2011 08:23)

    It worked fine for http://nextarlifesciences.jimdo.com/

  • #21

    ANKUR JAISWAL (Thursday, 27 October 2011)

    it dosen't work in my website <a href="www.learneasy.jimdo.com">www.learneay.jimdo.com</a> Please help..

  • #22

    REGA (Sunday, 30 October 2011 16:01)

    it doesnot work in my site?

  • #23

    wagwa (Wednesday, 02 November 2011 18:32)

    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"> </script><script type="text/javascript">
    //<![CDATA[
    document.write('<g:plusone size="medium"/>');
    //]]>
    </script>

  • #24

    getinminutes (Sunday, 06 November 2011 06:34)

    Thanks

  • JimdoPro
    #25

    starnights (Tuesday, 22 November 2011 14:35)

    Why is the google-button NEVER on the same height than the other ones (for ex: Facebook "like" button)? It's like it has its own top padding (about 10px?)... So it "falls" out of the line... How can i change that so it is seen in every browser (i tried it with padding-top, in safari it worked fine, but in firefox, nothing changed...

    Help?

    I need it for my company!

  • #26

    storla (Friday, 02 March 2012 01:34)

    i cant seem to find my website on google how do i get this on google?

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