There sure has been a load of talk over the Google Plus project, although not as much recently, but how much does their new ‘Plus One Button’ boost a websites SEO rank?
Website like Mashable (see here) proclaim the plus one button has an “indirect effect on your site’s search rank.”
While we are not quite sure why they would use the word ‘indirect’ we do know the button has a positive and long lasting effect on any website.
The same way the twitter tweet button files your tweets in twitters search index; Google works the exact same way. Well, we should not say exact because these are two different networks but they are similar nonetheless.
The number of plus ones is not as important as the quality of each plus one you receive. With this being said, the more plus ones you receive; the more likely you are to have quality plus ones overall.
The plus ones (based on the number you have) will in turn recommend your site to Google and allow the network to crawl your sites index.
Take Facebook as another example:
Facebook has had trouble indexing their website through Google in the past, however with the addition of business pages, Facebook has seemingly done away with their search engine problems. Facebook now has a way for Google to index them with the addition of the ‘Like’ button, which is in direct correlation with the Facebook business page. The more ‘Likes” your companies page receives; the more likely you are to receive a handful of clicks which will lead back to your webpage.
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