Google has been preaching about the value of speedy loading times for a few years now. Google offers products like Pagespeed to check the loading time of your pages and also allows you to track loading times with Google Analytics. Unfortunately, the need for speed wasn't part of the programming of the Google Plus One button. Every time you loaded a page with a +One button on it, the button was always one the last items to load. Luckily Google now practises what it preaches.
Google announced the updated code for Google Plus One buttons just a few days ago. This brand new asynchronous code will load the plus one button three times faster than the old one did. The optimized loading time is partly the result of code optimization on the end of Google. Even the old code is running faster than it did before.
Google Plus One plugin update
The Asynchonous code allows you to optimize your website's user experience. That's why we updated our Google Plus One plugin for Joomla too. If you use the new plugin, you will benefit from the fastest Plus One button available!