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Use the +1 button to publicly show what you like, agree with, or recommend on the web. The +1 button can appear in a variety of places, both on Google and on sites across the web. For example, you might see a +1 button for a Google search result, Google ad, or next to an article you're reading on your favorite news site. Your +1’s and your social connections also help improve the content you see in Google Search. Learn how to +1.
When you +1 something, the +1 button will turn blue and the +1 will be added to the +1's tab of your profile. Here you can manage all your +1’s and decide whether you want to publicly display the +1’s tab.
Regardless of whether you chose to publicly share your +1’s tab, your +1’s will still be visible to others viewing the content you +1’d. For instance, your +1 could appear as part of an anonymous aggregated count of the people who have also +1’d the same thing. Your name could also appear next to the +1 to help your friends and contacts identify which content may be most useful to them.
You can control the visibility of the +1’s tab on your profile. However, remember that +1’ing is a public action. Anyone could potentially see items you’ve +1’d when they visit the same places on the Web.
For example, imagine two women--Arielle and Kyla--who've never met. Arielle, an architect, decides to +1 her favorite design website. Kyla finds the same site on Google Search and sees Arielle's +1, even though she doesn't know Arielle. Arielle's +1 helps Kyla decide to check out the site, and Kyla ends up loving it!