The Effect of Google + Button on Search Rankings
How the +1 button can create and measure an interest
The Google ‘+1’ button holds a wealthy potential in increasing a service’s ranking in search engine results. Its ease-of-use, together with its potency as a rating of a web page’s usefulness add to an indicator of web buzz and interest, two concepts known to feed off each other to multiply a service’s reputation in the endless field of the net.
The more ‘+1’s a page acquires, the more prominent a website is likely to appear in terms of relevance and quality which in turn adds to its ranking in Google search results. In tandem with Google + itself, this means that further ‘+1’s are likely to be generated after being initially recommended by a trusted source which means the value and integrity of a ‘+1’ is high.
A Growing Trend
Google + is a service that seems to recognise the growing trend of sharing over searching, and the ‘+1’ is an implication of online word-of-mouth and a pointer towards real appreciation and recommendation, as Google works hard to ensure ‘+1’s are genuine and not generated by abuse of the service, protecting their own reputation in the process and the reliability of their results as a whole.
Google + is a network where contacts are likely to be made on a professional and trendsetting level as well as on a personal one, so has the potential to be a very valuable and trusted resource and gauge of popularity, as it carves out its own niche away from somewhat unfair accusations of being a Facebook clone. The ‘+1’ button is a valuable promotional tool that has the potency to increase awareness of your service and build upon admirable reputations, if used properly.
To learn more about Google + (Google Plus) click here to read our blog “What is Google +?”
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