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Customizing Google + Button Settings

+1 button now lets visitors share links to your pages on Google+. If someone wants to start a conversation about your content, it’s easy for them to do so. Second, you can use +Snippets to customize the name, image and description that appear when your content is shared. Finally, new inline annotations help increase engagement after users see a friend’s recommendation right on your page.

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The +1 button opens up your site to a valuable new source of traffic with sharing on Google+. +Snippets let you put your best face forward by customizing exactly what appears when your content is shared.  When you +1 content, a snippet of information will appear.  Below is the sytax for setting up what you would like to appear in your snippets.

<body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article"> 
<h1 itemprop="name">This is the article name</h1> 
<img itemprop="image" src="thumbnail.jpg" /> 
<p itemprop="description">This is the description of the article.</p> 

Source: Making the most of improvements to the +1 button

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  1. When Google launched social engagement metrics in Google Analytics, followed by +1 metrics in Google Webmaster Central, you could read between the lines in terms of the value of a +1. As you rightly said in your first point, +1’s will become more and more critical as Google exerts its dominance in the world of social search.

  2. Awesome

  3. search engine optimization

    Def. affects SEO

  4. Google Plus coming up!

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