Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Fufu, Apr 5, 2011.
Google for real?
It's a good idea too. How many times have you seen someone say, +1 ?!
Would like them to add it to XenForo
like this idea.
I really actually dislike the +1 stuff.
Same I mean it would be ok if the "Like" button was never invented. Although old habits die hard...cuz I do catch myself doing it sometimes.
+1 on Xenforo would be the same thing as 'like'.
I like it, but it's getting a little crazy having the same redundant feature across multiple platforms.
You know what would be cool? If someone designed something that was just one button that would add any Likes, +1's, Diggs, etc across all the platforms you choose to be set in your settings somewhere.
Maybe call it a cross pollination feature.
hmm its kind of scary to think what bots will do with this for there sites O_O
They probably have something in place, but the feature is rather stupid in the first place. I don't many people who spend anymore time than they have to on result pages, and I don't really see it having wide usage.
With Google being #1 .... err... strike that #2 (Facebook became #1 this year).... It would be wise to add some incorporation on a user level (not just web page tracking) from Google. +1 would be just like how XenForo has Facebook recommends buttons or Twitter's tweet buttons.
Naturally, we should have the option to turn it off for those who may not want to use it though.
I don't think it's a good idea because it'll get abused
It will be abused... without doubt. Marketers will employ thousands of poorer persons to target it... let alone what people will be doing with bots automatically, getting their client sites rated higher when sorted using this function.
Certainly that could happen.
Of course, people said the same thing about adsense or banner ads in general.
I think Google's doing OK with adsense.
I've never seen anyone abuse the Facebook or Twitter buttons. This is basically the same thing, only for Google.
You don't search for a website via Facebook or Twitter!!!
Adsense was abused... massively actually. It broke a lot of companies initially, who had to stop using it due to fraudulent abuse of clickthroughs. Google are much better at detection now, yes... not quite the same thing though, ads and affecting free listings. If you can search by recommendations, then it will be abused. If not, then there is little point.
It might give some "little" sites/companies an extra edge though ... their fans/customers can show their appreciation and hopefully put them under a bit of a spotlight?
I'm sure it'll be abused initially, and there will always be the online marketeers who will try to leverage anything to get more clicks, but it may work in favour of the little guys if there's some form of IP tracking/filtering.
OTOH it may just be a total flop and people won't use it?
The whole Facebook being the #1 website in the US in terms of traffic is slightly unfair. Hitwise only compared Google Search and not the rest of Google's services, imagine including Gmail, Blogger, YouTube and the rest of the Google portfolio.
Back on topic, I kind of like the idea. It brings more social aspect (though minor) to search, if somebody who isn't web-savvy saw that 1,234 people 'liked' a certain result, they would most likely follow it up. Of course it could be abused but we know Google's track record when it comes to finding ways to stop abuse from happening.
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