Google+ Badges

Make it simple for users to connect with Google+ page from your site

Google+ Badge

Google Plus – Google+ Badges

On November 9, 2011, Google officially unveiled Google+ badge by making it available to their Google+ platform preview group. The Google+ badge is a customizable widget that helps you connect your site to a Google+ page.
 

Google announced on Google+ Platform Blog on November 9, 2011:

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And on November 16, 2011, the Google+ badge was out of preview and available to all users on all sites. Featuring both an add to circle and a +1 button, the Google+ badge makes it simple for your users to add your Google+ business page to their Google+ circles and +1 your page, all without leaving your site.

The Google+ badge also qualify you for Google+ Direct Connect, which lets people type +yourPage on Google search and automatically start following your page.

If you have linked your Google+ page to your site, the number of people who have +1d your page should soon begin to reflect all the +1s that your site has earned, not just the number of people subscribed to your page.

But there may be a delay before the count shown on the badge includes +1s from across your brand. During this delay, the badge will show the count of +1s from your Google+ page. (My badge as of today shows only the count of +1s from my Google+ page.)

Link Google+ Page to Site

Linking your Google+ business page to your site is very easy. Use the Google+ badge configuration tool to generate the exact code for adding a Google+ badge to your site. The Google+ badge is available in different styles to accomodate your site’s needs.

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Badge Configuration Tool

First set your Google+ page link.

Then choose your style and preview. You may choose a badge (with +1 button ) or a small badge (without +1 button). With either badge, people can subscribe to your Google+ page without having to leave your site. However, you may also chhose a static badge.

Lastly, customize your badge, and get the code to copy and paste into your site.

Here is how the Google+ Badge looks for our page:

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