What’s a tell-tale sign that the latest tech thing has become sticky? Badges, of course! Be it LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or the latest fad, people want the world to know they endorse a certain piece of technology so they put badges on blog posts and web pages.

Well, Google today made available Google+ badges for your own web site. If you’re all about driving engagement (especially true if you’re a business or a brand with a Google+ page), you may want to proudly feature these on your own web site.

The Google+ badge helps you grow your audience on Google+ and show more recommendations in Google search by letting people add you to their circles and +1 your page, all without leaving your site.

Your visitors will thank you. Not only will Google+ badges turn visitors into advocates of your brand, but will also make it easy for your audience to share and subscribe to your posts. In addition, you get more personal recommendations around the web by connecting +1’s for your website with +1’s on your Google+ page. Want your own Google+ badge? First set up a Google+ page and then customize your badge using this tool.