In response to Google’s announcement today that their new +1 button was available for inclusion on websites, the team at thehomepage.com.au have moved quickly to make the social sharing button available throughout their site.
According to Google “the +1 button makes it easy for visitors to recommend your pages to friends and contacts exactly when their advice is most useful – on Google search.”
Now, in addition to other social sharing options, the +1 button gives visitors to thehomepage another way to share properties of interest with their networks.
According to thehomepage spokesperson, Ben Stockdale, social media is a big part of the way buyers, sellers and agents interact with real estate and the web.
“Our recent site redesign saw us add a sharing bar right at the top of almost every page”, he said.
“Individuals looking at property are increasingly sharing their recommendations on Facebook and Twitter and Google’s +1 button just makes sense and we implemented it immediately.”
And it appears thehomepage has stolen a march on the competition. As of the publication of this post none of the other major portals have included the +1 button on their property profile pages.
“We’re looking forward to seeing great things from Google +1 but only time will tell if the new service will compete with the Facebook Like or Twitter buttons”, concluded Stockdale.