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How helpful is the Google Plus button really?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by azguru, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    How helpful is the google plus button for rankings?
    I always disregarded it...but maybe i shouldnt have. Any experience with it?

    Also, if it is a helpful tool, is it worth buying clicks for it?
     
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  2. boom1

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    one site I tried it with on local seo, before installing it the site was at position 5, after installing it and getting +1's it is now number 2

    there was no additional linking done at that time only the +1's

    so I would say try it, it can only help
     
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    jascoken Senior Member

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    I haven't seen any real ranking increases, even with my tests of larger number of them...

    But I'm still adding them to my prime domains as future-proofing and part of my social-signals strategy.
     
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    same prob here,,, :confused:
     
  5. WhitePassion

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    I'm starting to doubt, I've got quite a bit of +1s on one of my blogs on every article and the main google link but it's still fairly lowly ranked.
     
  6. Rajthepositivelife

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    There was a research done by a website, and the below are its results:

    Also, Google Plus 1s help in increasing ctr

    See proof here :)
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  7. 420friendly

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    It does make a difference in movement as well... I tested a 1year old sub.domain.com with no marketing... got 100 unique +1 and moved up the list from page 10 to page 2 within a month.

    I know have it on every page of every site I own...

    Just my personal experience with it ;)