Leosghost - 5:48 pm on Nov 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
And there is a 4th group who think that the more you let yourself be dictated to by Google and their +1 etc ..the louder Google's voice will be..
As brinked said further up, +1 is not doing very well ( despite Larry's efforts to push it )..and if webmasters don't go putting it all over their pages in the hope of rising in the personalised results of those foolish enough to join the Google +1 data snoop..then +1 will die a natural death..
Although Larry may always decide to make it compulsory for adsense publishers etc ..and then trumpet the "take up" surge in the wider media as evidence that it was popular ..
But apart from using such coercion..+1 has about as much traction as a raindrop on a vertical highly polished window..
Don't use it..don't place the buttons, tell everyone you know not to use it..and in a year from now..you'll wonder why you worried about it.. it will be like a memory of a wave ..something that was hyped to be so big, so powerful ..but was really only a ripple..and then was gone ..
edit ..I agree with indyank ..you want to worry about social affecting your traffic? ..worry about facebook..
This is by no means to be taken as an endorsement of facebook;-)