New Report: Google +1 Button More Popular Than Twitter’s Tweet Button

The Google +1 button has been out for about a month, but it has become more popular than Twitter tweet buttons on major websites.

A recent BrightEdge study of 10,000 of the largest websites found a 33% increase in placement of Google’s +1 button.

Google +1 Button Placement Increases

Google +1 Button Placement Increases

The study reports Google +1 buttons are present on 4.5% of the sites reviewed which is up 3.5% in June. In comparison, Twitter’s plug-ins are present on 3.4% of the sites.

Facebook plug-ins, including like buttons, still dominate. Although the Google +1 button is growing rapidly, the Facebook like button was placed on about 50,000 websites within the first week of offering the web-wide “like” button last spring.

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