March has been a fairly quiet month for Google Webmaster but none the less one significant feature has cropped up which Google Webmaster predicts will enhance users’ experiences significantly: the +1 button. Google Webmaster also has a few other updates for you.
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TV Show Tags
For authoritative sourced websites of video or TV shows, Google Webmaster is asking users to submit Video Sitemaps or mRSS feeds. This will make it known that there is video content on the websites, as well as there now being additional fields present where users can specify metadata specific to television or episodic content. The metadata ultimately helps Webmaster to provide more detailed, relevant results for users wanting to watch the users show.
The +1 Button
Google introduces the +1 button, a new feature which allows users to show others when content found is useful. Google users can recommend content from the search results pages, and shortly from websites too. The idea is simple and involves the user, once signed in, simply clicking on the +1 button when they come across something useful. When friends or contacts conduct similar searches on Google, they will see that the particular site or result has been nominated for its usefulness.