Google turns on +1 button for Australia

Google has said on its Australian blog that its +1 button will start appearing on search results in Australia for some users from today.

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Google has said on its Australian blog that its +1 button will start appearing on search results in Australia for some users from today.

Most logged-in users will start seeing the button by the end of the week. The +1 button tool has already been available on Google search pages in the United States for a few months, and on individual websites for several weeks.

It allows users to recommend news articles, products or attractions, which will be shown to contacts when they enter related searches. Users can see all of their +1s through their Google profile, and delete those for products or sites that they no longer want to recommend.

It's not just Google search pages that will be getting the +1 treatment, however. Plenty of foreign-based news and multimedia sites will also implement Google's favouring feature, including Spain's El País, The Australian and TechCrunch Japan.

Developers and webmasters who are interested in adding the +1 button to their websites can utilise Google's online guide. The liking feature is supported in 44 languages.