Ok, so I recently came accros a website that ranked on first page (Google), it was mentioned more than 12,196 times on google+. (Check the attached image to see what I am talking about) I think that helped to get it to the first page, because it's a brand new website and the keyword it rank for is very competitive. The site has very few backlinks according to backlinkwatch. Then, I thought I should start a group (network) of people who are on google+ and we can help each other by mentioning our websites on google plus. This is gonna be a private network (first 200 people only) Join the group by sending email to gplusnetwork@googlegroups and get backlink juice.