Google+ And SEO

As we all know that google has lately joined the race of social networking with its newly introduced weapon as google+ to over take facebook and twitter. Google+ has many advantages over both facebook and twitter, as it is seen that google has combined some of the major features of both facebook and twitter wisely, and hence has gained around 2 million users within a very short span.

Just like facebook’s “like” button and twitter’s “retweet” button, google has introduced “+1” button. The like and retweet buttons have been a major factor in determining rankings to websites on major search engines. It is so because the algorithms give preference to sites that are some how getting importance from social media sites as people are directly recomending the products and services to others. It is seen that users on the internet trust reviews regarding any such product or service offered by a website very easily even though the are done by strangers.

The +1 button of google+ is simply not just the button like that of facebook and twitter because of the features added to it. Google+ consists of google circles where one can add his friends, family, collegues and other known people. It seems to very common just like adding friends on facebook and adding followers on twitter. Google circles of google+ allows a user to add a particular content to a circle that becomes visible to all members of the circle. This automatically recommends that particular content to others, it is not only with content but the same can be applied for other aspects as well. This adds higher values to the concerned website and automatically starts appearing on top and the traffic also gets increased. Yes the traffic also gets increased, as stated above that people trust even a stranger on internet regarding the reviews left behind, just imagine that if the same recommendation is done by some one known.

This is an approach by google to enhance its search capabilities not by any algorithims but with real people. It is very clear that +1 is more than just anyother button but something that acts as an influence over a user’s online activity.

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