This is the question which struck my mind when Google released the +1 button for websites. Most of you would be having this question in your mind and many Bloggers have also added the +1 button on their Blogs. Here is what I infer after reading Google’s +1 page
Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1’s can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.
The last 6 words clearly show that your +1 click on any article will surely help people on the web find the best stuff which searching even if they are not your friends on Google. The best stuff would obviously be the one which has more number of +1 clicks on the article. Moreover if any of your friend is signed into his google account, he/she can see which links have been +1d by you. Check the image below
Google also says
Sometimes it’s easier to find exactly what you’re looking for when someone you know already found it. Get recommendations for the things that interest you, right when you want them, in your search results.
Obviously you need to stay signed in to find something easily. A few more lines from the Profiles Support page of Google
Your +1’s and your social connections also help improve the content you see in Google Search.
Moreover, your +1s are also visible on your profile which are not shown publicly by default. You can make it visible to everyone by clicking on the edit profile button.
All these lines and images have been taken from Google. It is quite clear from this that the +1s on your articles would surely help you get a good position in Google Search Results. So make sure, you get more number of +1s for your articles and occupy the first page of Google search results 🙂
If you liked this post, please don’t forget to +1 this post 😉