rlange - 3:35 pm on Jan 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
they will then get boosted in my friends SERPs as well, and we all end up with these 3 links sitting at the top forever.
but who's to say they are the best?
Alright, it's becoming fairly obvious that a number of people in this thread don't actually understand what this new feature is all about. I think even I was wrong in my previous post when mentioning links your Google+ plus friends post.
This feature will not boost rankings for pages that your Google+ friends visited. This feature will not boost rankings for pages that your friends post links to on Google+. This feature will include Google+ posts you've made and pictures you've posted, or posts and pictures that your friends have directly shared with you, in your search results.
This is essentially a stripped down, web-based, Google+-focused variation of their defunct Google Desktop [en.wikipedia.org] search application.
Now that I think about, it surprises me that they haven't already done something similar with Gmail.