What’s confusing is how the Share button differs from Google’s existing +1 Button, which acts more as an endorsement — similar to a Facebook Like. The one-click +1 Button is public by default, shows up in search results, and appears in the +1 section of your Google+ Page or Profile all before you’ve entered a message or target audience. The Share button isn’t public by default and requires additional clicks to publish to your Google+ feed.
We’re a little skeptical about the success of this button. While you understand the difference, your visitors might be confused as to why there are two Google+ buttons available on your site. However, if you’re interested in trying the Share button, visit Google Developers to get the code.
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Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.