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Google Plus Question (SEO-related)

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by aspe_heat, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    So I've read that social signals (including ones from Google Plus) are very important for the website rank, so of course, I enabled Facebook/Twitter/Google+ buttons on my website.

    However, I have a question regarding Google Plus. So when I Google+ my article, it gets published on my Google+ page. Then some people Google+ my post on the network. So I'm wondering - does it have any effect on the website rank or it's only connected to the post on the network, rather than article on my website?

    If anyone understood (I wouldn't understand myself xD), please reply.
    Thanks!
     
  2. PrinceVisi

    PrinceVisi Elite Member

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    I think its about the frequency of the social signals... like if they are daily or weekly and not just one blast!
     
  3. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The sooner you stop thinking about Google+ the better for you
    Google is saying that Google+ signals are important cause they are the owners of Google+, people write about importance of Google+ because they don't know how to write something original, bloggers rewrite fluff articles and all of a sudden you have 1000s of articles saying how Google+ and authorship will set your URL at the first page of Google.
    What a pile of crap
     
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    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    OP You need to be taking note of posts like this...

    Be aware of G for sure - but follow their guidance never...
     
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  5. RuiGomes

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    If it is just a couple people leaving their Plus One at your website then chances are that it won't have much effect. However if you get a solid amount of signals (not just Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, even Pinterest, etc.) there is surely a bigger chance for you to jump easily in the SERPs.

    Just think about it, if on your daily browsing you find a website that is actually useful, would you link to it on your website, or would you leave a like, plus one, etc.? I think the answer is pretty obvious :)
     
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  6. PrinceVisi

    PrinceVisi Elite Member

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    He should not slip it from his part of SEO!... but here and then for the same link!
     
  7. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    For a couple of months I thought social signals are important.

    After seeing articles with a couple of hundreds of comments and couple of thousands of social signals (real signals of course) sitting on page 7, and articles with no signals and comments pushing its way to page one like a knife through Roquefort, I decided to stop thinking about social signals story. They can sell this bed time story to someone else.
     
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    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Thanks a lot for your answer, SkyrocketSEO!

    I was just wondering how important it is really. I don't buy fake social signals or anything, they just grow up naturally. I wanted to know this so I can know if I should focus on Google Plus more or something, but I'm glad I know it now.

    Thanks again!
     
  9. The Mentalist

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    No doubt G+ has been overrated in terms of SEO and also social influence. But as much as Google has screwed up stuff with G+, I wouldn't put it past them to suddenly make the benefits of having a large G+ influence very lucrative.
     
  10. tamland

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    It could certainly affect your website rank. But like it was said before, look to get more consistent social signals rather than a burst of activity.
     
  11. longrun

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    I'm with you on this one.
     
  12. longrun

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    If Google said or allowed +1 to visibly influence ranking, it will be like having a pr9 blog and making it AUTOAPPROVE. You will get the site spammed to dearth in 4 minutes by all the 17 year old wanamake a $1,000 a day spotty faced student from Sweden right through to South Africa and across. Think about it...Google+ will be worthless in 5 seconds!
     
  13. notrin

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    Getting many likes and pluses will make your articles attractive though. People have this behavior of fitting in so if you have many likes and pluses, there are people who will do the same and give you one. Other than that, you shouldn't worry too much about Google. The internet doesn't die with it.