Will Google +1 Help in SEO of Your Blog?

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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

See plus ones

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.

plus 1s tab on Google

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 😉

  • I do not think so. Only a bunch of net-savvy people know about Google+, not common visitors. Common visitors know more about Facebook and Twitter. So by default, they will use the sharing options of FB and Twitter as the Google+1 is something new for them and will stop them to use it

    • I agree that people don’t know about it, but my post is about Google +1’s impact on SEO. And according to what Google says it is clear that it will help in SEO of a site!

    • Well, thats what I was talking about.

      It will help in SEO of your blog only if a post will get votes on Google +1 button but as I said, and you agreed too, that common readers dont know about +1 and so they wont click on the button. So at the end if the day, there wont be any change on the SEO of the blog….

    • Yup that’s true. When people start seeing the +1 button on most of the sites, they would come to know. Moreover, the +1 button also appears in the search results. Hence it won’t take time to get people knowing about it 🙂

  • I don’t think it helps much in SEO,but you have valid points,Thanks

  • which do you think helps more for seo…one click of the +1 button or one click of something like a facebook like?

    • The +1 button of course! Facebook likes are not related to SEO in any way!

  • I think Google is playing a game to increase their users.Because before click on +1 button we need to have a Google account.Second and the most important issue is many website owners or blog owners has complaint as it slow down the speed of their webpages.So in that case it can hurt our search engine ranking.So should we use this +1 button at this time or wait for next 2-3 weeks.Please advise or discuss on this topic more.
    Thanks!

  • Yes, i think it helps to get more traffic. I’ve noticed that the posts which got more +1 are receiving good traffic from search engines.

  • The Google +1 button is similar to the facebook like button. However, I think the +1 button will dominate as the Google+ network grows.

    Also, I found out that you can even buy +1 now on sites like http://plussem.com and http://plusonefans.com

    What do you think about this?