When Google launched Google+ pages in November, the world set ablaze that finally a good competitor to Facebook pages has arrived. You can checkout out The Technology Café’s page here also. Simultaneously Google also released Google+ badges to promote your Google+ presence right on your site. Since then, it’s been amazing to see the boost that a highly-visible badge can give to a +Page’s followers — 38% when we recently looked at the top sites.
That launch was just the beginning, but Google heard many sites loud and clear that the badge needed to be more flexible, so it would fit better into a range of site designs. Now Google is starting to roll out a badge that offers more configuration options, like more sizes and an option that’s more suitable to darker sites. So add a Google+ badge to your site, make sure it’s readily visible, and see user engagement with your +Page grow!
You can configure a badge with a width that fits your site design and choose a version that works better on darker sites. You’ll also see that Google+ badges now include the unified +1 and circle count that we added to Pages last month. Check out the various options below.
If you’re still considering whether to add a Google+ badge on your website, consider this: When you add the badge visitors to your website can discover your Google+ page and connect in a variety of ways: they can follow your Google+ page, +1 your site, share your site with their circles, see which of their friends have +1’d your site, and click through to visit your Google+ page.
The Google+ Badge makes it easy for your fans to find and follow you on Google+. Click here to create a badge that fits your website now.