Follow Me At Google+ Buttons, Add Me To Your Circles Buttons!
By Ralf Skirr.
Have you been waiting for a button to invite people to your Google+ profile? The wait is over!
With social buttons you can usually do 1 of 3 things:
1. You can share something you find interesting with your followers. When you share, it will show up in your stream or on your wall. The 'Tweet' button works like this.
2. You can give your vote for a piece of web content. The Facebook 'like' button or Google's '+1' button work like this.
3. You can invite people to visit your profile and follow you. Think of 'Follow Me' buttons for Twitter.
For Google+ so far we have seen the +1 Button. You can use it to mark some web content as worthy. When you put it on your own site, your readers can add their vote to your posts. That's good for your reputation, but it doesn't actually connect anyone to your social profile at Google+.
What's missing is a button to invite people to follow you and your Google+ profile.
Earlier this evening April McGowan gave me the idea (thanks April!), so I asked my graphics guy Andy to create a set of buttons. There's no fancy programming, it's just images. You can download them, add them to your site, and link them to your Google+ profile.
Either call it 'Follow Me At Google+', or call it 'Add Me To Your Circles.'
Here's what the buttons look like. You can download any button by right-clicking and choosing 'Save as.' Or you can download the zipped set of all Google+ follow buttons.