Something which reflects in using a Google Product is its performance. Google offers a lot of webmaster tools, which allows you to track page load time such as by using Google Analytics Code in WordPress. But launch of Google +1 Like button was not that effective, rather it couldn’t perform well in terms of speed and efficiency. If you have a set of Social media count buttons on website, Google +1 button is the last one to load. Wake up Google, you are not one of the Lazy asses. 😛
Well, finally we have an update from Google, The Faster +1 Button. The following article is about the new Google +1 button update and why it loads 3 times faster now.
Google Plus One Button Update
After getting feedback and a lot of complaints such as, +1 button takes long time to load, Google released this update for plus one button. Google claims that they have improved +1 button code and now it will load 3 times faster than the old +1 button.
How New Google Plus Button Loads Faster ?
The above screenshot explains the difference of old code and the new +1 code with Asynchronous Snippet. Google Plus has a configuration tool which allows you to select between old code and new code. Refer to the screenshot below.
Once you grab your code from the configuration tool, check out below how to add new plus one button in WordPress.
Add fast Google +1 button in WordPress
Procedure to add new +1 button is similar but somehow if you missed it, you can read it here. Below is Google like button code for WordPress which you can add it in Single.php file.
Make sure you take full backup of single.php file using FTP before modifying it.
Once you have added the code, check load time of Google +1 button on your website. Do let us know your feedback about your experience with new Google Plus Button, by posting a comment below.
With this we come to the end of this article and I hope you and your folks will enjoy faster browsing experience with Google +1 button Update.