Google + Button Help

Google + Button Help

Since Google plus is becoming increasingly popular, we’ve decided to help you with the Google +1 button so that people may +1 your website and recommend it to friends on Google plus as well.

You know your page and your users best, so we recommend putting the button wherever you think it will be the most effective. Above the fold, near the title of the page, and close to sharing links is often a good location. It can also be effective to place the +1 button at both the end and the beginning of an article or story.

+1 is a public action, so you should add the button only to public, crawlable pages on your site. Once you add the button, Google may crawl or recrawl the page, and store the page title and other content, in response to a +1 button impression or click.

– Google – (on button placement)

If you want multiple buttons on a single page, this is what you have to do:

You’ll need to edit the button code. Use the href attribute to specify the target URL. For example, if your home page has a module linking to your blog, and you want to add a +1 button to that module, edit the value of the href attribute to point to your blog’s URL, like this:

<g:plusone href=””></g:plusone>

-Google- (on multiple buttons on a page)

You’ll find the code you need to put on your page here:


If you are implanting +1 button in Magento, here’s what you’ll need to do:


Step #1

Add the JavaScript code to your Magento config: System –> Configuration –> Design –> HTML Head –> Miscellaneous Scripts.

<script src=”” type=”text/javascript”></script>

Step #2

Place this tag in your template phtml files where you want the +1 button to render (example location: /app/design/frontend/XXXXXX/XXXXXX/template/page/html/footer.phtml)


More tips soon!


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