Do you think Google Plus One Button help SEO ?

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Do you think Google Plus One Button help SEO ?

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  • Profile picture of the author udung
    dont know yet, just installed today.... i think this is just for adding to GoogleBuzz like Facebook like button...
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    I am thinking that it will. I am looking for more interesting results from the +1 feature than from the panda update.
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  • Profile picture of the author EconomicalDomains
    I have noticed my search engine rankings increase after getting a lot of plus ones for my web pages. Traffic, conversions and revenue all on the rise. I am loving plus ones!
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    • Profile picture of the author mechanicaldesign
      Originally Posted by EconomicalDomains View Post

      I have noticed my search engine rankings increase after getting a lot of plus ones for my web pages. Traffic, conversions and revenue all on the rise. I am loving plus ones!
      How is your google ranking increase by installing google +1 button. I also install google +1 but there are no change in google ranking.

      Please need advice if anything was wrong with me..
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    It'll help if people actually +1 your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    Personally I think that it won't help just yet. Google needs to better understand how users are sharing and engaging with information before implementing Google + into their algorithm. Once Google understands how the users are engaging with shares and links, I believe that you'll start to see Google + influence SERPs.

    I also think they'll look at things like an overall influence score with a Google + share. That way you don't have spammers simply creating thousands of accounts that are simply throw away accounts created to pump and dump rankings. You'll most likely see an influencer ratio, much like Klout/PageRank score in the background influencing the quality of that share and its overall influence on SERP rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author BarryWheeler
      Originally Posted by RevSEO View Post

      Personally I think that it won't help just yet. Google needs to better understand how users are sharing and engaging with information before implementing Google + into their algorithm. Once Google understands how the users are engaging with shares and links, I believe that you'll start to see Google + influence SERPs.

      I also think they'll look at things like an overall influence score with a Google + share. That way you don't have spammers simply creating thousands of accounts that are simply throw away accounts created to pump and dump rankings. You'll most likely see an influencer ratio, much like Klout/PageRank score in the background influencing the quality of that share and its overall influence on SERP rankings.
      I have to agree here. This is only one of the many social factors that Google appears to be using when determining SERPs. I'm sure there are many others.

      It's not that it will influence SEO, but more SERPS. The term being coined by many now is SOCIAL SEO, which looks at all the social factors that are apparently contributing towards ranking, not just +1s.

      If it's about improving user experience, it will be more important as Google+ starts maturing. Guaranteed!
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    • Profile picture of the author Daret
      Originally Posted by uumair View Post

      Google +1 button definitely helps in making your content popular. if the user click the button it will recommend the post/article to all the contacts he has in his google account. this is definitely a source to get more traffic and money.
      Yes buddy, I completely agree with you. More google +1s = More traffic/serps = More money!!

      Originally Posted by EconomicalDomains View Post

      I have noticed my search engine rankings increase after getting a lot of plus ones for my web pages. Traffic, conversions and revenue all on the rise. I am loving plus ones!
      Yeah, that happens

      one of my customers who got google +1s from me, said that all of his web page urls on which I provided google +1s have now got page rank 2!!

      Isnt that super amazing!

      Google +1 rocks!
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      • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
        Originally Posted by Daret View Post

        Yeah, that happens

        one of my customers who got google +1s from me, said that all of his web page urls on which I provided google +1s have now got page rank 2!!

        Isnt that super amazing!

        Google +1 rocks!
        There could be a number of other factors that caused this, you can't just automatically assume that it was the +1's. Extensive testing and variable isolation would need to be done to make a bold conclusion like this, which is virtually impossible with SEO...
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      • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
        Originally Posted by Daret View Post

        one of my customers who got google +1s from me, said that all of his web page urls on which I provided google +1s have now got page rank 2!
        I don't believe you. They could have got the PR2 for another reason!
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        • Profile picture of the author Daret
          Originally Posted by John Williamson View Post

          There could be a number of other factors that caused this, you can't just automatically assume that it was the +1's. Extensive testing and variable isolation would need to be done to make a bold conclusion like this, which is virtually impossible with SEO...
          Originally Posted by cbpayne View Post

          I don't believe you. They could have got the PR2 for another reason!
          Buddies, I am not claiming this or giving this as a conclusion

          This is what my customer saw, and he felt it could be because of the +1s he bought from me

          and he posted that on my service thread here at the forum. I just requoted here what he had said:

          Originally Posted by Tweetadder View Post

          Here is my review

          Highly Recommended!!

          I wanted to tell you the google+1 you have made on all the pages you did google made
          them page rank 2 and also my Website was on page 4 since the Google Panda update and Now I am Back on page 1 at number #9

          you can check out my signature link to see his review on my thread...
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    • Profile picture of the author sofiaisabella
      Agree Google+1 will defiantly help us in rank batter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenwa87
    to soon to tell for me! and might be to soon for most of us since it is so new.
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  • Profile picture of the author gtk29
    Google+ is still not open to public and still being tested by select few (by invite only), so nothing can be said about the effect of the +1 button. Once Google+ goes public, the +1 content would be shown in your Google+ stream (just like tweets in twitter) giving you benefit of social networking.
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  • Profile picture of the author alica2011
    google update or google panda is new update of algorithmic of SE of google
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    Certainly will add authority, which could help. Kind of like no-follow links, they make your site look legit.
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  • Profile picture of the author SerpPower
    don't know yet ,we will see
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  • Profile picture of the author epathj
    i don't thinks so,its just a button,a no-follow button.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustaWizard
    Ugh! Too much speculation and unsubstantiated claims! The +1 button is easily gamed and Google knows it.

    The tin foil hat crowd / conspiracy theorists will poo-poo this, but here's the actual word on your question from Google - scroll down to the FAQ on this page:

    plusone-button

    Hope that helps!
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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. So i did.
      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 dburk
    I find it very interesting that the ONLY people that seem to be inferring that Google+1 is benefiting their rankings happen to ALL be folks who are selling +1s.

    Coincidence?

    I'll let you decide. :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author friedman
      GWT tells me CTR has jumped from 4% to 33% with just a few natural nongamed +1s
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  • Profile picture of the author lightingguru
    It has helped a lot of our product pages on our website. I thing google values its own content very high. But I am not for certain
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    I really can't see it giving you a boost SEO wise. Well not outside your Google account anyway... As one poster said, it's too easy to game and Google knows it.

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author IprovideSEO
    I think the Google +1 button makes your website relevant when searching in similar key words.

    For instance, on just one of my blog posts I noticed that this page was receiving more Google traffic than my entire blog. Then I noticed that when I type in the key words to my blog post that it shows up on the 1st page of Google (only for me and others that Google +1 the post).

    This single post has more +1's than my entire blog and generates more traffic than all other posts combined.

    Therefore based on this speculation, I do believe that Google +1's had at least something to do with search results
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  • Profile picture of the author Gdetonator
    Originally Posted by Vrindavan View Post

    Do you think Google Plus One Button help SEO ?

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    I just bought 90 Google +1 for one of my new site, I'm about to put this to test, I will let you guys know later how the whole experiment went
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  • Profile picture of the author MediaLexus
    Supposedly it is supposed to help with determining relevance but there are already people out there selling mass Plus 1's. I think Google is going to have to overcome that hurdle to make sure only the most relevant sites get pushed to the top of the rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    +1 is intended to encourage webmasters and site owners to create more user friendly sites as opposed to finding a way to thwart the search engine algorithms, which would be good news for all, both visitors and other web admins; who would cease trying to find other techniques to defeat opposition they feel have an unfair advantage
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  • Profile picture of the author Gdetonator
    Originally Posted by ysb888 View Post

    I don't think they help!
    I wouldn't say that. Remember that the whole point of Google is to provide quality contents and user friendly sites to their users and it's assumed that people will only +1 and recommend your site when they enjoyed the content on your site so are you seeing what the 2 have in common. Maybe, Google is finally bringing in something that will stand a fighting chance with link building.

    And yea, they said it's a social network for social stuffs but don't forget that after the panda update that Google now give a lot of value to sites found on facebook fanpage profiles even though they are nofollow but 5 fanpage profiles will have your competitors in fear and ning sites are now used for smashing rankings on Google and don't forget what all of them have in common "social".

    I bet they have a game plan but I'm not saying this as Matt Cutts, just talking from experience and right now, I'm testing Google +1 in mass, I will drop my experience on that too.
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  • Profile picture of the author glennforum
    Is Google +1 button useful in SEO? Well the answer may lie in the google webmasters tool, recently i have logged in to my Google Webmasters tool account and i have seen there a new link that says Google +1 metrics, this means GOogle is also measuring the +1's in your website. So i believe +1 has an effect with your rankings and SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author xzlana
    I think this button is meant to influence personal search results in google in case you connect with many members of googleplus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gdetonator
    answers are really running wild right now. I hope a conclusion comes up in time
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    • Profile picture of the author Gdetonator
      Originally Posted by kingshad View Post

      Google itself says that +1 impacts a site's rank in google rankings.
      Do you have the News release link, I will like to read for myself
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  • Profile picture of the author leapharris
    It always affects the Google results. The more the +1 button clicked in your web site the site will get more trust on Google Page Rank and the in the SERP results. Hence some of the web sites already had a plan to purchase these likes coming from different users profile....

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  • Profile picture of the author Johnbatosh
    Google+ is just like a recommend button. why you give plus to any page that's mean you are like it and you are recommending it to your friends.

    As per Seachengineland's SEO factors table, Google use Social Data on their search result.
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    • Profile picture of the author caskofdregs
      From Google themselves:

      How does +1 affect search results?
      +1 helps people discover relevant content—a website, a Google search result, or an ad—from the people they already know and trust. Adding the +1 button to your pages lets users recommend your content, knowing that their friends and contacts will see their recommendation when it’s most relevant—in the context of Google search results.
      When a signed-in Google user is searching, your Google search result snippet may be annotated with the names of the user's connections who've +1'd your page. If none of a user's connections has +1'd your page, your snippet may display the aggregate number of +1's your page has received.

      An interesting theory I've seen brought up in another SEO forum (can't remember where exactly) is that Google +1s boosts SERP rankings in a location-sensitive context. Which would make absolute sense!

      Why?

      Since you can immediately see all your Google+/Gmail connections (of course, most of which are friends/family in the same area as you) giving a page a +1, it then makes sense that Google +1s will have an increased relevancy to those in your area, or around your area.

      Also from Google:

      Content recommended by friends and acquaintances is often more relevant than content from strangers. For example, a movie review from an expert is useful, but a movie review from a friend who shares your tastes can be even better. Because of this, +1’s from friends and contacts can be a useful signal to Google when determining the relevance of your page to a user’s query.
      Some food for thought.. it's an interesting theory, and the best I've heard so far.
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      • Profile picture of the author dburk
        Originally Posted by caskofdregs View Post

        From Google themselves:


        An interesting theory I've seen brought up in another SEO forum (can't remember where exactly) is that Google +1s boosts SERP rankings in a location-sensitive context. Which would make absolute sense!

        Why?

        Since you can immediately see all your Google+/Gmail connections (of course, most of which are friends/family in the same area as you) giving a page a +1, it then makes sense that Google +1s will have an increased relevancy to those in your area, or around your area.

        Also from Google:

        Some food for thought.. it's an interesting theory, and the best I've heard so far.
        Doesn't that mean that it only applies to your own circle of friends! Each circle of friends will tend to have different tastes. A group of high school age friends aren't going to find things relevant that I'm sure my circle of friends will. It's all about the circles.
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  • Profile picture of the author getano
    I am willing to offer 10 +1's for anyone of you who wants to test the Google +1's SEO value on their site/inner page. Absolutely free!!
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  • Profile picture of the author VladWorks
    Did we not just cover this in a another massive thread?

    Google +1 has an effect on SERP today and will only increase as Google improves its system and collects more data on how +1 is used.
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  • Profile picture of the author highave1
    Yes of course I think So.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    Its already confirmed that it is one of the signals that google use in their rankings...
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    • Profile picture of the author dburk
      Originally Posted by Marketing Ignite View Post

      Its already confirmed that it is one of the signals that google use in their rankings...
      Confirmed by whom? Do you have a source you can cite?

      As far as I can see there is no change in rankings. All my #1 positions are still #1 without any +1 and I'm not seeing sites with mass +1s moving up in the SERP.

      If there is any effect it must be only to your personalized search results, no one else is seeing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author frogman
    I think it social factors like +1 will influence the rankings.
    I would avoid paid +1 for a while (fiverr, etc), that is a good way to thrash your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenyjenifer
    i don't think So, It's just like a facebook like button......
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  • Profile picture of the author jenyjenifer
    I don't think so, It's just like a facebook like button that helps to share your interest on your networks...
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  • Profile picture of the author getano
    Te only way you can confirm is to test it over and over again. I have tested the Google Plus Ones and I have to say that they really make a difference on Crawl Stats and SERPS
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  • Profile picture of the author VladWorks
    Google is a search engine company....

    They are looking for new ways to rank websites that are natural and based on human to human interactions.

    Google +1 is one of those methods...

    Yes it effects your rankings no matter how much you wish it did not.

    SEO is now:
    onsite + backlinks + social media = rankings!
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  • Profile picture of the author seoforceo
    lets check +1 is help seo or not beccause today i am installed it on my site.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikelmraz
    It will definitely help improve traffic. But ranking ... must test to know
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  • Profile picture of the author 36burrows
    I want to say it helps but how can it be a fair ranking system when it can so easily be inflated?
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  • Profile picture of the author Vrindavan
    any social bookmarking plug in code included Google Plus One as well ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Rey
    It probably is already but not in a huge way.

    Doesnt hurt to get as much as you can so you are prepared.
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  • Profile picture of the author summerfranken
    I don't think, I always trust upon practical so its helpful really.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    I don't think the +1 button has much effect on your actual search rankings, but it does have a definite effect on your search engine click thru rate. If I'm given a page full of search results, I'm going to gravitate toward the link that has images of people I know recommending it. And that's what happens when someone clicks a +1 button on your page.

    Plus as someone else already pointed out, when someone with a Google Plus account clicks the +1 button on your page, it leaves a backlink to your page in their account for all of their contacts to see.

    So even if it doesn't effect your SEO, it does generate free traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author webworm
    Not sure but it is hope that google plus is a plus point in a SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Goath
    Hi,

    If some of you follow SEOmoz.org, you will know that they did some comprehensive tests and it pointed out that Google + (if used on large scale) do really influence your positions in Google.

    However, don't focus too much on this, because at the moment it doesn't have much "influence" in your rankings. If you focus on backlinks and great content, your efforts will pay off better!

    It doesn't hurt to put the Google + buttons on your website -- if someone likes your post, he can Google + it!
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