Google continues to show that it’s banking on the success of Google+ by adding new features to Google Search, AdWords and throughout their other products/services. Google has the +1 buttons throughout their search engine results pages as well as their ad network (overlaying the +1 button on the ads themselves), and you can add the +1 button on your own Web properties. I just noticed this morning that now you can see, for articles or pages that you’ve recommended (by pressing the +1 button, you “recommend” that site to everyone in your Google+ network), you can also see the Circles in which that person resides in your Google+ account. This does three things for you and Google. First, it is bold (as you can see from the image, that green is pronounced) and lots of visitors who may have signed up for Google+ but are not using the network regularly are now going to notice the integration better. Next, for those of us who actually are using the Google+ network regularly, we now have even greater understanding of the context of what we’re browsing on the W3 since we know what we’ve seen before, who’s connected to that matter and why we’re connected to them. Brilliant! Finally, Google is gaining tons of new data by seeing how people interact with recommended content, and in turn, so will you (I imagine in the form of analytics data currently and in the future through Google Analytics and more).
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