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Like Us: Google +1
« on: June 30, 2011, 01:16:48 PM »
I've enabled Google +1 across the forum and guide. If you want to do something nice for us, just click it! You'll need to have a Google account (Gmail, etc.) in order to use it. This will recommend the sites to Google users who are logged in when doing a search. You can find both +1 buttons near the search function on both sites.

Since it's convenient to click, +1 sections of the Guide you'd recommend while surfing there. I don't expect anyone to go out of their way. If you're on a page you find particularly helpful, give us a click.


For Facebook users, there is also a like button for both sites. The Google +1 system isn't as 'in your friends' face' as liking a link on Facebook. I'm not even sure anyone's notified I voted for it.

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 02:08:36 PM »
"Execution Was Here +1'd this."

Is it cheating if we sign in as different users and "+5 this"?



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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 06:24:10 PM »
 :D Cool of you to think of it, but that's OK. I'm curious how many we'll end up with if most people vote even once. It's sure to help us out. If you wanted to do multiples you could hit some helpful sections like nectar making, gardening, cheats, etc. to show those are worthy of people's attention as well :)

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 06:32:34 PM »
"Hang on, I'll be right with you, just gimme like 20 minutes, I'm clicking on +1s all around the guide"
"But that's wrong! You should only click on pages you find useful!"
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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 06:40:35 PM »
Lol. That's the spirit, Naga. One here and there is helpful enough. I put them in a convenient spot so I imagine folks will just do it as they browse from time to time :) Hopefully this new feature from Google will be here for the long haul. Since we actually provide quality information, it can help us to stand out above the rest. This site is my first to use this, and I hope to get it going on Starcraft 2 if it works out here. I own the number 28 guide right now, and about 20 of the results ahead of me are all fakes or advertisements for Shokz Starcraft 2 Guide.

Some speculate that Google plans to move even further into the social networking field. I think that's pretty obvious. They have an interesting platform for doing so through their own search. Some of the folks we friend on social networks are likely to search for the same things we do. If I find something useful, I can flag it for my friends. It's a great concept. People can even rate ads now to help give products reputation.

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 08:36:14 PM »
I really hope they do, I hate, hate, hate Facebook! And Google is so efficient...

Anyway, back on topic, I couldn't find it at first, I was looking at the wrong search haha. And yeah Carl, I am the person who PMed you when I first joined asking where the reply button is. Only me, I guess. ::)

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 12:54:54 PM »
Well, I'm not shore how it's working, I click +1 on main page and when move over with mouse cursor I get notification that I add +1 and to click again to undo, so I went to challenge board, click +1 there too, return to main page and I could click +1 again there, and repeat as much as I want. So, hopefully this little exploit will work, because I'll probably click it very very often :D

EDIT: It stopped after I posted message, now I can only +1 once, as well as like it. And I checked my Facebook profile and it's there! Beside few forum members, none of my friends are Simmers, but some might get interested in..



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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 01:28:24 PM »
I can see the Facebook like clickers but I don't see anything for Google.  Is there something I need to do to make it visible or am I looking in the wrong place?  

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 02:05:45 PM »
+1 is just above facebook. I'm going to move those somewhere else soon to fix a layout problem. They're not lining up right either and that drives me mad!!

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 02:12:14 PM »
Thank you, Carl.  I definitely want to do what I can to support the site as it is not only a great resource for every Simmer but also a fantastic community.

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 02:58:17 PM »
Just clicked +1 on all the pages in the guide that I visited in the past two days. This is the best forum I've ever come across on any topic.
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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2011, 03:00:39 PM »
I have had an account with google for a while, so all I have to do is click the +1, so I have been clicking away.  Thanks Carl, that is a pretty neat little idea, sort of gives you a heads up on how many people like what they read. :)
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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 03:36:44 PM »
Just liked every single page on the guide, I'll like the forum pages tommorow or Sunday. Now I'm going to buy a new mouse, mine's got a hole in from so much clicking. I never realilsed how many pages there are on the guide. Wow! :D

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 03:47:23 PM »
Wow, that's quite an effort. I thank you! We have about 250 pages these days.  I was just logging in to say that we got about 59 total +1s yesterday, which is awesome! I have no idea about facebook stuff, but I'm sure Pam will be seeing a few more followers here and there thanks to this system. Thanks for your support to everyone who's participating. I hope to keep this thing running into the future. I can't wait to see how many we pick up over a year ;)

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 04:54:25 PM »
Since I'm not familiar with Google and the +1 stuff, I am just clicking my usual Facebook "like" each time I spot the blue button. :)
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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2011, 05:27:49 PM »
Since I'm not familiar with Google and the +1 stuff, I am just clicking my usual Facebook "like" each time I spot the blue button. :)

That could get noisy for your friends! It'll help us quite a lot if you just do one every now and then, and it won't fill up your wall :D

I'm really happy that you guys are so willing to jump on this and help us to spread the word about the site/community. It's like a dream come true to have so many people supporting my project. Thanks for giving back!

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2011, 05:42:17 PM »
Statistically, in a year, we'll have 21,265 +1s. Or should I say 1 +21,265?

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2011, 07:45:48 PM »
Every day I have my to do list, and +1 Carl and Pam's Sims 3 Forum, is always on it. ;D

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 09:02:59 AM »
This is a great idea, Carl.
Sadly, I don't have a Google account, but I'll be sure to find a valid reason to get one soon!

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2011, 04:54:42 PM »
The "Like" button is gone? I can't see it, it has disappeared. And yes, before you ask, I have tried switching browsers but it's not there. ???
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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2011, 05:44:36 PM »
The "Like" button is gone? I can't see it, it has disappeared. And yes, before you ask, I have tried switching browsers but it's not there. ???

I removed it. I believe it was causing problems with certain browsers where it was. I might bring it back, but it would be in another spot. Facebook lets you post about something and like it easily from their site anyway. Google's new social network is growing nicely. I'll stick with using that program, for now. It's non-intrusive.

Another thing that will likely come up missing is the green bar. It looks horrible on mobile phones. I will add a couple of links that get people to the two sites in the blue bar.

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Re: Like Us: Google +1
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2011, 11:00:15 PM »
This is a great idea, Carl.
Sadly, I don't have a Google account, but I'll be sure to find a valid reason to get one soon!

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Google accounts are very easy to set up.  I have my main e-mail account there, plus I have several single purpose accounts to receive e-mails from certain sources.  It saves me the trouble of having to sort through e-mails that, while somewhat important, don't require regular attention.

The best part is that G-Mail is completely spam-free.  They have a fantastic spam filter.  Sometimes...it's too good.  Way better than Yahoo has been over the past few years in that respect.  Plus, G-Mail doesn't try to force-feed me a browser add-on every few weeks.  I hate those things.

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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2011, 05:16:24 PM »
Oh wait, it can be done from out of Facebook? Than I've probably did that already. I don't see any +1 thingy however when I'm on google.com.