---- Current Thinking On Google+ Impacting Rankings
HuskyPup - 7:44 pm on May 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
What about sites that don't have G+ buttons on their pages?
It's a bit of a coincidence that a guy who scrapes an entire site of mine has now replaced me for many images and SERPs places plus the image on the SERPs page and just so happens to have 981 Google+
There is no other difference between his site and mine except for the fact his has no design whatsoever, everything is on plain white pages, and that he has ALL 1,100 image page links on the index page ... Yes, 1,100 on the index page.
My site is 7/8 years older than his and is a recognised authority with many relevant trade backlinks from the last 15 years yet Google has made all these replacements. He has hardly any backlinks, is not a recognised authority within my widget trade and basically all he has done is scraped ALL the best sites within my industry and presented them as his own all under different domain names.
I'm not saying it is Google+ however has anyone a better explanation?