The Google Plus One Social Share WordPress Plugin From Techlunatic
How have you guys been? Did you miss me? I missed you a lot !
I would love to thank the guest bloggers who kept the blog up with awesome content while I was away…
So What Was I Working At?
…a lot of things really, we had a site redesign for better navigation, set up a new niche sites and affiliate mini sites (More on that later). Currently I am excited ! No it is not the recent PageRank Update that landed me with a PR3, The reason-
The Google +1 Social Share WordPress Plugin
I have been working on this since some time now and though busy schedules kept me from finishing this one on time, I have finally finished coding the plugin and am pleased to present you a premium plugin that will let users place the recently launched Google +1 button, with a point and click interface without having to get their hands dirty with code.
1)Seamlessly Integrate the Google +1 button on your blog
This plugin would prove to be a boon for those who haev not put up the Google +1 button because they are afraid to get their hands dirty(or even otherwise, which I will explain at the end of this post) with code or maybe because such a simple solution was not available (YET). Just point and click and select how you want the button to appear the button to show on your blog and the plugin will take care of the rest! Lets see a run down of all the features in detail
Lets you select how you want the button to look and function.
1)Button Size : Lets You toggle between 4 button sizes
2)Show Count : Toggle between a button with or without the count of the number of votes received
Select Location : Select where the button will appear on your blog
1)Absolute : This would make the button float with the flow of the page as the user scrolls the page and I would recommend this setting because it will get more visibility and a possibly higher CTR resulting into more votes for your page.
2)Fixed : You can use this if you have a specific design element in mind where you want to display the button with the other social share buttons or plugins and this fits perfectly well with all of them.
This is the reason I mention at the beginning of the post why even those who are good at code would still use this plugin instead of placing the button code manually.
Why I was Skeptical And How That Became The USP Of The Plugin
Two Reasons :
1)With the advent of so many social sharing sites and the fuzzy reputation of the Google Buzz feature for it’s sudden disappearing act, I was skeptical whether the google +1 feature would fade away like Google Buzz, but with the dashing start of Google Plus social network yesterday the +1 feature started gaining more traction every minute it was live and I was convinced – This Was It ! The Google +1 button is the next big thing and it will stay for good unlike it’s unlucky counterparts and it will impact social media marketing heavily and make a big chunk of every social media campaign and also directly influence SERPs.
2)My second concern being the technology geeks who could easily install the button code by pasting it in their theme’s template file besides doing it with code is always better than having an extra plugin installed right? – WRONG !
Loading the script in footer means that the button code gets called after the website gets loaded which speeds the load time of the site since the site content loads first and then the button code which is not the case with manual code (unless you took the pain to make a special function and hooked it to the footer manually). Website loading time being a very important metric in the search results and we all love faster loading sites anyway!
So using the plugin for the button instead of the code makes it work faster than actually pasting the button code manually, besides if you are an advanced user who wants to make use of this functionality while still tweaking the placement manually there is also a feature to place the button manually in your template by placing the short code wherever you want the button to be displayed.
<?php rp_gpo_share(); ?>
So if you are a blogger who wants a plugin that works crisp, fast loading site and awesome social media promotions with the Google +1 wave, look no further, this is exactly what you need!