Wednesday announced that the +1 button, which began rolling out on Google search in March, is now available throughout the Web. The Google +1 button lets people recommend content to friends while getting information on what others like.
"Sometimes you want to +1 a page while you're on it," wrote Evan Gilbert, a Google software engineer, in a . "
"After all, how do you know you want to suggest that recipe for chocolate flan if you haven't tried it out yet? Today, we're releasing +1 buttons to the whole Web. As a result, you might start seeing +1 appear on sites large and small across the Internet," Gilbert added.
Gilbert noted that Google has partnered with a few sites, including The Huffington Post, Best Buy and The Washington Post, whose users will soon see +1 buttons popping up.
"+1 is as simple on the rest of the Web as it is on Google search," said Gilbert. "With a single click, you can recommend that raincoat, news article or favorite sci-fi movie to friends, contacts and the rest of the world. The next time your connections search, they could see your +1's directly in their search results, helping them find your recommendations when they're most useful."