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A Strange Fix For Missing Google Plus One Buttons


It’s been a few weeks since the launch of Google Plus One and the Plus One Button.I’m sure many of you like me jumped on board and added the Plus One sharing or recommendation button to your blogs.I had it in a few positions and all my posts were been plus one’d (Thanks) then bang it’s gone ? The script is in the head section of the template, the button code is were it should be but no sign of the button.I searched online for a solution and just found more similar questions “Were is the plus one button ?”, “My plus one button is gone how can i fix it ?”.

I think Plus One can be an important factor in which links people click in search results so i really wanted it back.I presume something in the template was in conflict with the button code but couldn’t see what.Then i found a fix in a quiet unorthodox way.

I remember reading Google had partnered with Add This the social bookmarking service so i thought i would try the Add This version of the button, worth a go.When i added the code for the Add This version of the plus one button strangely all the plus one buttons worked again! Now you would think it is the script from Add This that is getting it to work but if i add just the script they don’t work the actual button needs to be added also.

A strange Fix For The Google Plus One Button

Here is the code for the Add This version of the plus one button simply add it to your blogs template.On Blogger via a html/javascript gadget in your sidebar on WordPress a text sidebar gadget would do.As the other buttons were now working i placed the add this version in the footer out of the way.

<!-- AddThis Button BEGIN -->
<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style ">
<a class="addthis_button_google_plusone"></a>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<!-- AddThis Button END -->

You can also go and get the button from

That’s how i fixed my Google plus one button let us know if it works for you.Make sure to check out more of our Social Media Tips and Social Bookmarking Gadgets.

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