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    Google Introduces the +1 Button
    Adam Viener writes a nice explanation of this: Google Introduces the +1 Button

    I had been hearing at SEO related conferences for the last year that Google was contemplating adding the Facebook 'like' buttons in the SERPs. Just like Google to compete instead.

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    What a horrible concept.

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    Why is it a horrible concept? How is it different from the Facebook "Like" button, which I sometimes find useful?

    (when not logged in to FaceBook)

    (when logged in to FaceBook)

    I assume that there are already companies quietly offering a paid "service" arranging for X people to click on the +1 link for a specific search result? (Which would probably provide no meaningful benefit, and would likely trigger penalties.)
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    This is the future of search, social search where your friends help you find the products they like. Already know an affiliate who figured out how to game search in Facebook six months ago, don't know if he made money on it but was able to get his Like pages into the search result on Facebook.

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    Why is it a horrible concept? How is it different from the Facebook "Like" button, which I sometimes find useful:
    I assume that there are already companies quietly offering a paid "service" arranging for X people to click on the +1 link for a specific search result?
    You answered your own question. Assessing penalties after the fact does not undo the damage.

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    Yup, doesn't sounds like a great concept to me either...

    I assume that there are already companies quietly offering a paid "service" arranging for X people to click on the +1 link for a specific search result?
    and that will ruin the genuine search results out of search engine ranking pages (it feels horrible to even think about it)
    I just love the plain simple Google & i wish their would be no such social networking touch in the coming days
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    I've said it before, half a Billion users on Facebook tends to drive the trend.

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    So I can set up 100 google profiles and like my own pages = fail on Google.
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    They wouldn't last long but knock yourself out.

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    Ummm actually they would last long as each one would be different, no relation to the other and all of them would be ranking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny O'Hare View Post
    Ummm actually they would last long as each one would be different, no relation to the other and all of them would be ranking.
    And are accessed via different browsers and IPs...

    I'm sure the Google did some planning beforehand in anticipation of those that would try and exploit the tool...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Vinny keep us updated on your progress.

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    Google's +1 button is still in experimental mode. They say that people would need an incentive to click on the button so Google might need to get you to add your Facebook account so that it automatically posts the site to Facebook if you click it.

    You could go to this link to join the +1 button experiment: Google Experimental Search
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    related likes
    The like function as i understand it is linked to your profile, facebook uses this to see what common likes you have to other people in order to group people and market to a targeted audience based on real results. This also improves searches because you are not just getting related pages due to good linking but pages that are relative to your "likes".

    In terms of affiliate marketing I do agree that this creates another umcontrollable factor in seo marketing but you must consider the quality of traffic will be far greater, and i believe that this will increase conversion rates across the board.

    If you feel that I have erred in my logic please let me know and I would like to discuss this.

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    So now the search engine, the one that's supposed to list sites, blogs, etc., in order of relevancy according to the people who visit those sites to either find or not find what they want, will now be "gamed" by a +1?

    Gamed = if you get enough people to click on the +1, even if you're not relevant for the search term, your site moves up the search engine ladder.

    Am I reading this correctly?

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    I doubt that Google will allow itself to be gamed although I expect many will try. No what is happening is a paradigm shift following what people are already using.

    Here's more on it: What Social Signals Do Google & Bing Really Count?

    I gave it a Like!
    Last edited by Chuck Hamrick; April 27th, 2011 at 06:07 PM.

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    ya..its can be a nice move by google....

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    This will be a new service on fiverr.

    "I will +1 your site 30x's for five dollars."

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    If they take the +1 out of beta I would assume it would have no effect on the standard organic SERPs. I think they see the value in the 'Like' button and are trying to implement a way to increase the input to the already - somewhat - functional social recommendations in their search when you are signed in.
    Google has all but failed with social media and their bad blood relationship with Facebook certainly hasn't helped them. I would imagine they analyse the hell out of everything FB is doing.
    Also, keep in mind, off page factors don't penalize your site. Or we'd all be scheming to knock our competitors out of the SERPs

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    looks like more space for blackhat methods is opening...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick View Post
    This is the future of search, social search where your friends help you find the products they like.
    This was created years ago, but worth watching:

    EPIC 2014 - Hosted By: Ido

    EDIT: Released in 2004 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPIC_2014
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    Guys i know this thread is a little old now but i have just picked up the +1 link in my G account!
    +1 button FAQ - Webmaster Tools Help
    Is this the future?
    I am trying it on a new site to see what might happen.
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    Lots of buzz about this one now and on Facebook Google's nemesis!

    Official Google Blog: The +1 button for websites: recommend content across the web

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    another button to mess up my beautiful design

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    another button to mess up my beautiful design
    By all means don't mess up your design! No one says you have to use this.

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