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Google +1, do you use it, does it make an impact?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tenants, Nov 14, 2011.


Do you use Google +1

  1. Yes, but it has little of NO impact and my site is NOT webmaster related

    13 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but it has little of NO impact and my site is webmaster related

    3 vote(s)
  3. Yes, it has a noticiable impact, but my site is webmaster related

    0 vote(s)
  4. Yes, it has a noticiable impact, my site is NOT webmaster related

    2 vote(s)
  5. No, I don't use it

    11 vote(s)
  1. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    Hi, I'm wondering how many people actually use the +1 button on their forums

    For webmaster forums, I think the +1 might have a significant impact, but for other forums I'm not sure how many people actually use this button / have a Google account / really care about the Google +1 Button.

    I have a suspicion that the Google +1 button works for sites that are related to webmasters
  2. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    I think I've used it a few times only, don't even bother anymore. To be honest I don't rate G+1, I don't think it's took off that well either since Google first introduced it as competition aimed against Facebook.
  3. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    In Xenforo.... Twitter, Google + and Facebook Like are useless.

    That's because the Share this page in Topics in the Wrong place, in bottom! In blogs, and other sites, the Share Bar is after the Post in a better position for people click.

    I must say this way it's really rare see someone use the share bar.
    Deepmartini likes this.
  4. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

  5. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    I don't think it really makes that much difference myself.
  6. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

  7. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    <xen:if is="{$post.position} == 0">
    This content will show after the first post

    Insert the template / content that controls the share, thus its right where you want it to be, after the first post.
  8. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    We arelady have the ads after first post, somehow it bugs with some pcs, no ideia why, it looks to be like monitor size, it don't want to get aligned. Our programmer was buyed an manual in a Chinese Shop I Guess --'
  9. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    I think that's probably the case for most people.
    Unless it's a webmasters related forum, I don't think google +1 makes that much of an impact

    I'll be interested to see how many of the people say they use and it does have an impact, and how many of them own webmaster related forums
  10. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I disabled all share bar on my forum. The usage is low and the less thing we load each pageview, the better for our user experience. If someone really likes to share something, they will copy and paste the url.
    Anthony Parsons, mrGTB and M@rc like this.
  11. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I had to disable all Twitter aspects, as it breaks https. Facebook doesn't, Twitter does... go figure! I've never tried +1 as my forum is still running an earlier version of XF.
  12. trilogy33

    trilogy33 Well-Known Member

    I'm seriously thinking of dropping it for our niche.
    3 people on the scoreboard, 2 are more than likely mine :eek:
    Plus, pardon the pun, quite recently they're taking forever to complete their GET requests. The biggest impact can be seen on the portal.

    In fact after voting for number 1:
    "* Yes, but it has little of NO impact and my site is NOT webmaster related"
    I'm off to the ACP to get shot of it. (y)
  13. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    G+ has some impact, but not as much as ....the overall google search engine.
  14. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    How about putting the share buttons on the side as in a sidebar? Does that make a difference? Has anyone tried the "sharethis.com" widget instead? More choices to share (email, digg, etc.) are better?
  15. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I use "Share This" to send into Digg on Blog and Forum, finding Digg is the best of the lot by far for getting real incoming traffic. I rate it much higher than Twitter, Google + or Facebook.
  16. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    Perhaps even worse than the Twitter button, I find that the Google +1 button will malfunction frequently and reset to zero. At times, some of the missing votes will magically reappear. Somehow Facebook's like button seems to be the only one that has functioned with some degree of consistency and even that has its issues.
    FredC likes this.
  17. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Same with the Digg button, sometimes counts show up right away, then when going back later the count recorded is suddenly gone reset back to zero. That's on the MyBB forum I run of course and uses default Digg code.

    I use all 3 of the social networking buttons in XenForo, but to be honest I find them all pretty useless really. I'm even sending feeds into Facebook and Twitter from Blog and Forum using TwitterFeed as well. Don't think I've had one member join because from those social networking sites.

    I agree with what Andy said above, you might as well just disable the lot and speed your site up instead. Because they do no good, not that I've found anyhow. Has anyone had a person join their forum using the Facebook login button.

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