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How big a role can Google+ circles play in SEO ranking ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gamingseo, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    So a couple weeks ago I noticed a webpage shoot up to number 1 in a niche of mine for almost all keywords, and one of the stand out things for this website is that it has Google authorship. So in the Google results it shows up as (example) "by John Doe - in 726 Google+ circles" . Which got me thinking, how much does this influence SEO if at all ? And also can you give a Facebook fan page Google authorship ?
     
  2. AnthonyCorleone

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    i know your niche now saw that guy as well ^^ im sure is got nothing to do with him ranking high tho
    circles is just authority of signals for example if he make a post with URL it would have more authority/power then post from account with 0 circles

    that niche is so high because other sites ranking there with 301 and have like 50+ of 301's to even get on front page that's why im sure 700 fans on g+ wouldn't be better then 50+ 301's

    but I do know all the sick Pro's in seo specially from bhw using this niche, I was able to get to page 2 back in a day and the negative seo i got from this competitors was so impressive is crazy )) 500+ Daily pr2+ domains was drip-feed to my site for payday loans, Viagra and other BS lol this guys there are amazing with seo results but sucks think is they making high competition in this niche not knowing there in same industry easier niches with bigger ROI and weaker competition ^^
     
  3. costin

    costin Newbie

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    Probably social media wasn`t the main criterion for that evolution, but I believe it has to be taken in account more seriously for an improved image on the web
     
  4. Bradskii

    Bradskii Newbie

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    Google+ does not really seem to have an effect on any of my sites.
     
  5. MikeSmith

    MikeSmith BANNED BANNED

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    Google Plus does play a role of your Organic search rankings. Instead of me throwing some links in this thread -- you should search via Google for this question. There's a ton of awesome articles surrounding this topic.
     
  6. irdeto

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    I did some analysis on this post 4.0.

    And my findings were inconclusive. People with way less circles and followers in some of my niches shot to the top while those who had heaps either remained or in some cases dropped rankings.

    You can safely say as we suspected for a long time, social signals are a 'nice to have' but have little to no bearing on your ranking potential if they are just fake purchased signals.
     
  7. Gyuman82

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    It doesn't play a big role now, but Cutts and his cronies have said that in the future it will be used to figure out who is an "authority" in their niche and give them a boost.

    Right now it seems like they haven't figured out how to incorporate it into their algorithm, however just like other social signals, I expect this to be part of the algorithm in the next couple of years once they figure out how to implement it.

    As of right now though it doesn't seem to have much effect.
     
  8. DexSmart

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    If you have some important people in your circles/influencers that will share your posts yes that will help fast on your rank procedure.
     
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