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Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO

lholland Newbie
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Hello Everybody,

 

 

Recently google introduced +1 button in their SERP's. For those who don't know about this feature here is the link address - googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/03/introducing-1-button.html

 

 

I want to know your comments about this feature, and what do you think that how will this effect the search ranking of the website. Also, does this show that google giving more weight to social media efforts in their search engine algo.

 

 

Regards,

Loren

  • Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO (SEOCIAL)
    Craig Elie Newbie
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    It's Googles lame attempt at going up against facebook likes.  Much like Googlewave "the twitter killer"

  • Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO (SEOCIAL)
    localseogiant Newbie
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    Unless Google finds a way to make this really cool, I don't think it will have much success.

  • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO (SEOCIAL)
    smallbus01 Novice
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    Might take a while before we can really feel any changes. Facebook is still king of Social Networking. Doubt that it will change soon. But knowing how Google go about things, it is quite possible.

  • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO (SEOCIAL)
    Rainbowrite Novice
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    How Google+1 works is when you +1 a site or page under your Google account, and later a friend or connection in your circle searches for the same thing, they'll see a little icon and text below the result that says "Loren +1'd this". The idea is that the person searching will be much more likely to go to your site seeing a connection's +1.

     

    So, if your site's valuable and you get a lot of +1s, you encourage their circles to click over to you. That has the potential to be huge. The +1 sites they clicked on also show up in their Google Plus profile.

     

    Does all of this help SEO? I guess it can. SEO is about optimizing for search engines, and if your site shows up as a recommended or +1 page by many people, you can possibly get more visitors. With Google being king of the search engines, you can get a lot of free traffic this way.

     

    It certainly doesn't hurt to get the button. I'll be getting it myself very soon.  

    • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO (SEOCIAL)
      Moderator Jim Master
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      I'm just concerned about Google's commitment to the new platform. They tend to start strong and then quickly fizzle and fade after they do the official launch. Remember google wave? Google voice? Both were supposed to set the world on fire but didn't. So it'll be interesting to see what they do with this once it gets from the closed circle it's in now and opens up to everyone.

       

      Jim

  • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO (SEOCIAL)
    thirddd Apprentice
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    I think that Google's +1 integration with search engine results is an attempt to push users to create Google Plus accounts. From what I've seen so far, the +1 button doesn't affect website rankings very much. I have a few sites with hundreds of +1s  and haven't seen any dramatic improvement in search engine rankings. If +1s do hold any amount of weight in the search engine rankings, it's very minimal. Instead of worrying about +1s, everyone should be taking a look at what Google's Panda update has changed in terms of their search ranking algorithms.

     

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  • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO
    vnavguys Expert
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    If you own a website and want social activity, and deep indexing you better learn to embrace Google Plus.  Google rules the house, this is their way of implementing social activity into their ranking algorhythm.  I think its pretty cool, the circles formula actually works for getting traffic to your site.  Plus you can have a google group and use it for a discussion.  I am going to start one for this very sites topic, it should be an amazin tool.

     

    Regards

    Ken

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    • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO
      vnavguys Expert
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      I think it would be a mistake to think that this has no weight in ranking your website.  Google has stated that freshness and "activity" are going to be a factor in ranking.  If you sit down and really put some thought into, it cannot be ignored.  A lot of people think Facebook does nothing for your business either, that its simply a social platform.  Well guess what, thats where a LOT of people are.  If you sit down and really work through it, those are people you can market too, it does work, I have done it.  The same goes with google plus, granted its not a force to be reckoned with yet, it will be.  Those who see that are on the horse and riding it to win.  If you are in the online marketplace, you cannot ignore what Google is doing.

      • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO
        Moderator Jim Master
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        Just putting this out:

         

        Recent reports indicate that Google+'s traffic was beaten by MySpace, of all things, in the past few months. Since their actual usage is enemic, how soon should businesses wait for a turnaround before giving up on the platform altogether?

         

        Jim

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  • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO
    esprintguy Novice
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    It's a similar idea with Mark's like button. However, it would be very hard to translate the functionality of this button into a really useful one. Besides, the probability of seeing the same site visited by your "friend" displayed in the search results is slim.

  • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO
    pstonier Novice
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    My Google+ experience has been that the same 3 people are still using it consistently, but it's nice to see personalized search results based on connections.

     

    Paul Stonier, Website Designer

  • Re: Google +1 - Is this the rise of Social SEO
    Roger Pelt Newbie
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    Google+ is Google's new social networking. At the first look  Google+ looks like combined site of leading social networking site Facebook and twitter. But having some excellent features.

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