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August 18th, 2011, 10:54 AM #1
Stick Google Plus Buttons On Your Pages, Or Your Search Traffic Suffers
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- January 18th, 2005
Found this article from Forbes
There’s already been some speculation about the impact that “+1″s — Google’s version of Facebook “Likes” — will have on search. For example, we know we’ll be able to see what our friends have publicly recommended when we do searches. But a meeting with Google ad folks earlier this week made me realize that it’s going to be even bigger than that. Google is encouraging web publishers to start adding +1 buttons to their pages, and the message in this meeting was clear, ‘Put a Plus One button on your pages or your search traffic will sufferExpert who says Moo
August 18th, 2011, 12:09 PM #2
Still not rushing out to add it any sites.
IMhO, the majority of folks who sign up for +1 are marketers. I still don't think people will give up Facebook. Facebook they socialize on and they go to the Google to search for things to buy - I don't think the majority of shoppers will bother to +1.
Also, have a feeling someone is going to throw up a big stink about legalities at some point.
I could be wrong - wouldn't be the first time...Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...
August 18th, 2011, 01:32 PM #3
I agree this flies in the face of the Google natural search for the masses moniker. I am waiting for the first article on "Raise your Google Page Rank with +1" SEO spin.
August 18th, 2011, 01:36 PM #4
I would have had more respect if Google negotiated with Facebook to bring the Like button to the search engine rather than reinventing the wheel. Now its a couple of billionaires in a pissing contest. (Wonder what Bill Gates is spending his money on these days?)
August 18th, 2011, 02:03 PM #5
The crux of the situation here is a change in behavior. Anyone using google+ is likely to remain logged in when performing searches, in contrast to before Google+ when many people did not remain logged in while searching. Logged in or logged out results are already very different, based on social data, and as google+ becomes more popular the gap between logged out results and logged in results will continue to widen.
Google searches when not logged in are still the same organic searches you are accustomed to.
Google searches when logged in jumble things around depending on the social metrics google+ has on you and your circles. 2nd page results will become first page results if your friends have +1'd them.
So 3 important takeaways:
1. More people will be logged in while searching going forward, and they'll get personalized search results based on their social networks (+1s are important)
2. Ads which point to landing pages that have been +1'd will get better placement/exposure
3. Services providing +1s will quickly dilute the value of +1s from people who aren't in your social circle; +1s from real people who are in the circles of your target audience in Google+ will be valuable
Google+ and its effects on SERPs | SEOmoz Q&A
How will the +1 button affect my organic search listings? - AdWords Help
@Chuck: Facebook would never expose its like data en masse, and especially not to Google. G knew that so they created their own thing.Matt Bidinger
Online Community Engagement
August 18th, 2011, 02:28 PM #6Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...
August 19th, 2011, 03:16 PM #7
I have tried to add +1 button to my sites and by using a process with Google syndication and utilising Feedburner I have a +button (not +1) on a site but this links to a Google page for my site giving an option to have Google as my homepage, so major cock up there it seems.
I have followed a few Youtube tutorials but nothing has worked mainly because the code created by Webmaster is completely different from that shown in the tutorials.
I have avoided using a plug in because of the inherent problems particularly as this is new and plug ins could harbour bugs. However, as I was getting nowhere I relented and on a test site used a plug in Version 1.8.2 created By Jacob Gillespie. It works perfectly but I would like to hear from anyone who has any information on this or any of the other +1 plugins, or recommend a tutorial showing how to install without a plug in that does work.
August 23rd, 2011, 09:33 PM #8
Originally came here to ask a question since I remembered this thread but not sure if is the right place to ask or not.
Ok, to my question. Maybe I should be backing up and saying the Google+button may not be working quite right. lol Ummm, question is if I just added the button today on one of the sites, how can it already be showing quite a few people having +'d it already??
August 23rd, 2011, 10:04 PM #9
September 2nd, 2011, 03:27 PM #10
Am sorry bobby131313 am so late in replying back. Thank you very much for answering my question.
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