Buying Google +1 votes

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So I noticed that you can pay people to vote for your site on Google +1, is this a good strategy? I would like opinions of people who have done it and have noticed results. Or people who wouldn't do it and why.

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  • Profile picture of the author koreSEO
    in fiverr you can get it for cheap
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  • Profile picture of the author Melissa82
    It's adding +1s consistently that has put me off. Getting lots of people to click in a short amount of time and then nothing would definitely not look natural so if you are going to pay for it I'd have to recommend you do it routinely.

    I have no direct experience with this but to try and trick Google with it's own tool is playing with fire.
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    • Profile picture of the author scrapgirl42
      Originally Posted by Melissa82 View Post

      It's adding +1s consistently that has put me off. Getting lots of people to click in a short amount of time and then nothing would definitely not look natural so if you are going to pay for it I'd have to recommend you do it routinely.

      I have no direct experience with this but to try and trick Google with it's own tool is playing with fire.
      That was kind of my take on it too. But I just ran across it today and wanted opinions. But I do agree, 100 votes and then nada - looks bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
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    I guess Google +1 is getting abused just like any other "rank high method". I think Google anticipated this and has a line of defense against spammers/scammers. Like people said, consistency is crucial!

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    • Profile picture of the author Silent Warrior
      This is something I'm curious about also. I think you would have to assume Google knows if you are receiving an out of the ordinary amount of +1's. I mean just look how low the count is for a regular sites. Then somehow your site magically gets a thousand plus ones and each visitor only stays on the page for 2 seconds without checking out any of the content.

      I'm willing to bet that the only people benefiting from this will be the people selling plus ones.
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      • Profile picture of the author Thinking_man_too
        For kicks I ran a test and had a fiverr gig of 150 +1s on one page. I did it to a page that was already on page 1 of google in the 10th position. Wanted to see if it would move it up, damage it or have no effect.

        the deal was delivered as promised. 150 +1s on 1 page in about 1 day.

        The effect:
        a few days later it fell from the # 10 position to past 100.

        2 or 3 weeks later it moved back to where it was and the +1 count fell from 150 to 24. Did google decrease them? beats me.

        But makes me wonder if that could be an offensive weapon. Say you are locked in to the #3 position on a high volume high value keyword that is a good word for a holiday. Say for Black Friday. So the week befoes you pay for 5 plus 1 gigs to be done to each of the 2 pages ranked above you. Youpay $50 to see if you can get them temporarily demoted and you get the lucrative #1 spot and a ton more traffic for the crucial week. It could easily be worth thousands of dollars in increased revenue to you if it worked.

        nasty eh?
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        • Profile picture of the author Verisimilitude
          Originally Posted by Thinking_man_too View Post

          For kicks I ran a test and had a fiverr gig of 150 +1s on one page. I did it to a page that was already on page 1 of google in the 10th position. Wanted to see if it would move it up, damage it or have no effect.

          the deal was delivered as promised. 150 +1s on 1 page in about 1 day.

          The effect:
          a few days later it fell from the # 10 position to past 100.

          2 or 3 weeks later it moved back to where it was and the +1 count fell from 150 to 24. Did google decrease them? beats me.

          But makes me wonder if that could be an offensive weapon. Say you are locked in to the #3 position on a high volume high value keyword that is a good word for a holiday. Say for Black Friday. So the week befoes you pay for 5 plus 1 gigs to be done to each of the 2 pages ranked above you. Youpay $50 to see if you can get them temporarily demoted and you get the lucrative #1 spot and a ton more traffic for the crucial week. It could easily be worth thousands of dollars in increased revenue to you if it worked.

          nasty eh?
          Could also earn you a nice little civil suit on your hands that could potentially bleed you dry since it would result in real-world damages for the victim. We all think we can get away with things, until we're burned. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Ditfort
    That would flag google, they'll drop your ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author EricBaglio
    There are tons of places where you can get this accomplished. Like everyone here is saying though, consistancy is key so if you decide to purchase 100 votes (or whatever the number is) on sites like fiverr, ask to have them spread out over time so it looks more natural.

    In fact, what search engines like to see is increasing consistancy, meaning something like 5 votes day 1, 8 votes day 2, 16 votes day 3, 39 votes day 4 etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Be careful guys, i have a site with 10,000+ uniques per day and my +1 counter is barely over 200 (and it's displayed prominently), while my facebook and twitter counts are in the thousands. I guess it's because of my niche.

    In comparison, you'll find technology and "geek" related sites having a much higher +1 with less traffic. It shows the type of people that are using Google+ as opposed to the average facebooker or tweeter.

    Just don't overdo it with the buying.
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  • Profile picture of the author scraig
    Most people buy +1 because they don't have content that engages the reader. If that is your situation all the +1's aren't really going to help you make money which I assume is the goal. Good content ='s more +1's and more $'s.
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    • Profile picture of the author Verisimilitude
      Originally Posted by scraig View Post

      Most people buy +1 because they don't have content that engages the reader. If that is your situation all the +1's aren't really going to help you make money which I assume is the goal. Good content ='s more +1's and more $'s.
      I would listen to this guy.

      Unless, of course, you're just trying to flip your site for some fast cash.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Frankly, sounds like a horrible idea to me.

    I think you can understand why, as many have already stated the reasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author Micah Medina
    I'm really, really nervous about buying +1s. It's early! None of my friends are using +1... in fact I'm a professional "internetter" and I'm not using +1 yet. Most of the sites I see with a high +1 count are low quality sites desperately trying to game the competition.

    Do it in small amounts or naturally, in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author scrapgirl42
    I had already decided against it, but you guys have reinforced my decision. No Google+ votes for me, although I did put their button on one site just to give it a try
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  • Profile picture of the author R3Rbot
    One sure thing is that Google wont be penalizing a site even if they could proove without a doubt that the +1 button as been tricked. Why is that? Because it would be so damn easy for me to get rid of my competition and vice versa... Google know's about that fact...so it's just to show us how uninportant all this +1 counter is...at least in my opinion...
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    • Profile picture of the author gord100
      I would imagine Google progammers have their bots look out for this kind of activity. If your site suddenly gets 50 or 100 +1 votes and then barely nothing for the next few months, it would certainly way a red flag against your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Google seems to be very good at spotting the "bought" Google Plus 1's. I bought some that were all manual and it they appeared for awhile and then reset back to zero. My site is fine. Didn't get any penalties, but the Google Plus 1's are gone.
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    That's why Google +1 button won't be of any use in the future when Google actually drops it's value thanks to those spammers / scammers who use it in wrong, illegal and unethical way...
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by zamzung View Post

      That's why Google +1 button won't be of any use in the future when Google actually drops it's value thanks to those spammers / scammers who use it in wrong, illegal and unethical way...
      Give me a break. Thank God that everything that people say is "illegal" isn't really illegal at all. There would be nothing but prisons. Google makes the rules. Gaming Google algorithms is neither illegal nor immoral.

      Rape and murder and theft and a lot of other bad things are illegal and immoral... try to gain an advantage in a stinking search engine is not.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
        Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

        Give me a break. Thank God that everything that people say is "illegal" isn't really illegal at all. There would be nothing but prisons. Google makes the rules. Gaming Google algorithms is neither illegal nor immoral.

        Rape and murder and theft and a lot of other bad things are illegal and immoral... try to gain an advantage in a stinking search engine is not.
        Gaming google algorithms is "illegal" from google's point of view..
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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by garytsang View Post

          Gaming google algorithms is "illegal" from google's point of view..
          I could care less about Google's point of view.
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          • Profile picture of the author mikereisinger
            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

            I could care less about Google's point of view.
            lol A big +1 from me.

            I'm surprised we haven't seen the +1 bot yet that will automatically go through and click +1's while you sleep from ip's all over the world. I dunno, maybe its out there and I just have not come across it yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author weekmania
    Me too Im search About This :$
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  • Profile picture of the author boydie
    It's really easy for Google to spot so don't do too many at one period, the fiverr gigs dump loads on at one time. Just think what you be looking for if you were Google.

    No plus ones in 30 days, 50 plus ones in 2 days, then no more plus ones = bought!

    getting 2 a day or something like that would work
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  • Profile picture of the author seogame
    This has to be there, when you can buy twitter followers, facebook likes, Google plus one has to be there...
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    I have bought +1's in quantity for many of my sites and have never had an issue.
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    • ...and you probably have never had any ranking benefits.
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      Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

      I have bought +1's in quantity for many of my sites and have never had an issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    I can think of many better things than this to devote energy towards. Don't you think Google is aware that the same 100 google accounts are being used to +1 vote for the same sites over and over? If you were in charge of Google +1, wouldn't you have mechanisms in place to prevent anyone from doing this?

    Focus instead on building a site that people will willingly give +1 votes to.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    is it really affecting google ranking? with consistency then "yes" but with overnight "tons-of-votes" it'll be nothing but spam...
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  • Profile picture of the author toorg
    don't buy +1 ! i think you should give customer 5% off the service / product if they are +1 you, much better way to gain real people +1 you and not spam accounts.

    also 1 saw in 1 of the forums a code that will force user to +1 (if he logged in to google while he is hitting your site). don't use that to! my friend got banned by google!
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I remember a website was selling G+1 when it showed up first, and tried many times, but google found away to prevents these +1 of working. with time the website made a post heads up to the master, we were wrong trying goes around Google

    I agree with him, don't miss up with Google, it can get bad ...
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    • Profile picture of the author constin
      I think that google 1 would work very well if it was oned in a natural way. Their algorithm probably will easy detect fake ones. The algorithm probably looks at the traffic, ip addresses, frequency of ones along the time, how long the visitor that voted one stayed on the page, etc...They will probably look at where the ones came from and if the same pattern goes to other website is easy to catch. Their algorithm can be tricked but I don't think it's easy. But ya as I said that natural ones will work extremely well even better then backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author money fan
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    Ok thanks for the post i guess i wont buy and plus 1s...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajendrraa
    if any one wants to buy google plus votes check out signature

    and we send you google plus votes in natural way with drip feeding of your choice so it can harm any of your sites, also we have 6 months guaranty that google plus want disappear from your sites, also we allow to split the plus one to any number of pages you like
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  • Profile picture of the author vick2011
    Don't buy google +1's, they'll eventually catch on to you and ban you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trevor
      Bought +1 will most likely not work. Google intergrated this system to determine whether a site is liked by its visitors, but they are darn good at identifying genuine +1 from the fake ones.

      So the only option is to provide great value and content with your sites and get those +1 in the natural way.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    You know, I used to make a fortune with Adsense, I made money with other google startups too. I don't even try to monetize with google any longer. Just a little off and its black hat, then bam your ip is knocked off the map. Your website url is valueless even if you do move it. Not worth it, I wouldnt attempt it if you like your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author getano
    There are a lot of different opinions about the Google +1 button. The only way to see if it works is to test it.
    I have tested the Plus Ones on almost all of my websites. The best results I obtained were on a games site, which I promoted daily for several weeks. I gave it 5 - 10 Pluses a day and I have to say that i was very surprised when I looked at my Webmasters Tools (Crawl Stats section) and Google Analytics (Organic Searches section).
    After 2 - 3 days Google started crawling my website a lot more and the organic traffic started to increase along with the number of keywords used for searches.
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  • Profile picture of the author timsoulo
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    now YOU tell me if there's any good reason for those "shady" likes/tweets/+1s.

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    • Profile picture of the author xpatflipper
      I agree with sbucciarel with the beautiful picture :-) She's got the right attitude. Google doesn't give a rat's butt about us. It's like Calvin said when Hobbs asked him why he was telling the monsters under the bed about all the weapons he had...."They lie.....I lie."

      Google is in it for one thing...to sell ad space (just like newspapers and magazines) and I can see why they're trying to find meaningful metrics that relate to real 'eyeballs' on page content. The content is just the bait.

      I'm doing a Fiverr article for somebody right now about buying Google+1's. I don't know them 'from Adam' but it's obvious that somebody doesn't know what they're doing because the keyword I was assigned was 'buy Google 1'. No such thing...literally speaking, right?

      I've been doing some research and I really am kinda curious how these +1 shops do it. They all claim they're perfectly legit but...c'mon...we all know it ain't exactly like that, don't we?

      But....I have to write the article so I'll suck it up and put on my 'spin' hat. The thread here pretty much validates what I suspected.

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      p.s. I happen to be somewhat involved in the call center industry now, in Manila, and we have noticed that virtually none of the call centers are using G+1's. We've got a lot more than any of them because our fearless leader things it'll eventually be a benefit. I think he's probably right but it's a shame that some people thing it, by itself, is a magic pill. Some of the prices I see on these sites that sell the service are unbelievable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ameripac
    This is not a good idea i think every one should do organic work . Any inorganic work can harm your business so should avoid it.
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  • Profile picture of the author garveyonweb
    In my opinion bought +1s are to be avoided. Concentrate on content and the +1s will come.

    ... interesting thoughts on sabotaging the competition though. I'm sure google will cop if more than one high ranking site gets lots of +1s simultaneously.
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