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Is there a way to +1 something via a URL, just like you would with Twitter or Facebook?


e.g.

With Twitter you have:

http://twitter.com/home?status={url}

With Facebook you have:

http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u={url}&t={title}

With Digg you have:

http://digg.com/submit?phase=2&url={url}&title={title}
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Is there also a way to use Facebook "Like" in the same way? If yes you could answer ot my question: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/6218/… –  Marco Demaio Aug 20 '11 at 15:38
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Sadly, Google are rivalling Apple in control-freakery. –  Peter Taylor Aug 25 '11 at 15:44
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This is new, it was just posted by Google: Doing more with +1 button:

beginning today, we're making it easy for Google+ users to share webpages with their circles, directly from the +1 button. Just +1 a page as usual and look for the new "Share on Google+" option.

So how do you do this? Use +Snippets

When you share content from the +1 button... we automatically include a link, an image and a description in the sharebox. We call these "+snippets"

The real details are here, on the Google Webmaster Central blog: making the most of improvements to Google +.

The +1 button now lets visitors share links to your pages on Google+.

Example code containing each of the +Snippet attributes:

<body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article"> 
<h1 itemprop="name">This is the article name</h1> 
<img itemprop="image" src="thumbnail.jpg" /> 
<p itemprop="description">This is the description of the article.</p> 
</body>

The article suggests using what it calls the configuration tool for +snippets There are several input parameters, but the simplest example was

<!-- Update your html tag to include the itemscope and itemtype attributes -->
<html itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article">
<!-- Add the following three tags inside head -->
<meta itemprop="name" content="Title Of Your +1 Content">
<meta itemprop="description" content="This would be a description of the content your users are +1ing">
<meta itemprop="image" content="images/cool-image.png">
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Interesting, but not quite what I was thinking. –  psp Aug 25 '11 at 17:06
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You can share something via the following URL, as per the documentation:

https://plus.google.com/share?url={url}

or alternatively

https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/confirm?url={url}&title={title}

This is the Google+ equivalent to the Facebook and Twitter methods you’ve posted above. Unfortunately, this won’t +1 the link, only share it. I’m not very clear on the exact difference between these two actions, since the above actually loads a page which says

You publicly recommended this as {your name here}

– which sounds awfully like +1’ing. However, submitting the page verifiably only shares the link on Google+, it doesn’t add it to the person’s “+1’s”.

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