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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

How To: New Google+ badges available for preview

Just got this from the Google+ Platform Team:

On Monday, we announced Google+ pages and we hope you’re as excited
about them as we are. Today, we’re beginning our roll out of Google+
badges by making them available to you, the Google+ Platform Preview
Group. Featuring both an ‘add to circle’ and a ‘+1’ button, the Google
+ badge helps you grow your audience on Google+ while also showing
more recommendations on Google+.

The Google+ badge also contains a snippet of code that connects your
website to your Google+ page. In addition to helping us better index
your Google+ page, this snippet will help you show more personal
recommendations around the web by linking your +1’s on sites, your
Google+ page, search and display ads. This is also one of the
necessary steps to qualify for Direct Connect, which allows people to
type +Your Page Name and be taken directly to your page.

Get the code at
for your preview badge, install it on your site, and let us know what
you think. Please note, this is a preview and you may encounter some
bugs. If you discover any, or if you have any questions or comments,
please join us in the Google+ Developers forum:

Check out our post on the Google+ Platform Blog:

The Google+ Platform Team
I tried it and it works great.

I added a G+ Page badge on my Boston Media Makers page.

It looks like this:

Here's the Google+ Badge creation page.

After you add the badge, you need to go into your PAGE profile and add a link back to your webpage to connect the two so you can get the benefits of Direct Connect.

Add a custom link: