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4:03 am on Jul 8, 2011 (gmt 0)



Like it or not, it's hear and success in getting people to click it will HELP your search engine rankings.

We've already heard reports in other threads of bloggers forming groups to game it and click each others' +1.

Let's talk about some white hat tactics here though.

How can I get my users to actually click on my +1 buttons?

So far, I've had no success at this. Facebook like, they click by the thousands. +1? Everyone ignores it, does not care.

Let's brainstorm some real strategies here.

Note: Please do not use this thread to complain about Google or tell everyone how you refuse to use the +1. This is a discussion for people who want to use the +1 on their site.
5:33 pm on Jul 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'll post the results if anyone's interested.


Please!

Why not? They do plenty of marketing for us.


They make money out of doing it. How does jumping in early with +1 make money for us?
5:58 pm on Jul 12, 2011 (gmt 0)



One more platform is added to Social Network :) Have to engage, respond, communicate and get most out of it. Bdw nearly a million G+ users are there. what to call this ? An Drastic Achievement within 2 weeks or record ?

Check this? [google.com...]
8:54 pm on Jul 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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How does jumping in early with +1 make money for us?

No idea, honestly, but I'm tired of being late to the party.
4:52 am on Jul 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Netmeg is right. No one is clicking because they don't know what it is, if they even see it.
7:52 am on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)



I got my first email this morning offering +1 packages
Starter Package - 100 +1s for $199
Perhaps this will be the easiest way to get our +1's. I will perhaps try these on a site, it would be interesting to see if these make any gains.
1:12 pm on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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-OR-
Might you get slapped because this will be seen the same as link farming ?

Just sayin'
12:29 pm on Jul 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Let's brainstorm some real strategies here.
-shatner


If the [+1] TOS don't explicitly prohibit making a Whack-a-Mole animation using the button -- do it as a 468x60 banner and run it at the top of every page on your site.
6:30 am on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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There is already a big market open for business for +1's. I bought some for a site just to see what happens, can get pretty much unlimited amounts for pretty cheap.. Will be interesting to see if it help with serps.


With all the years of experience, Google has, I think they have systems to give each +1 a value in the same way, they give each link a value.

The link from the PR 8 site with related theme,
the link from the PR 1 site complete unrelated.

The link from the PR 8 site from an university to a gambling site ;)
9:16 am on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)



I think we have to wait for Google+ to become popular to see large numbers of people clicking +1. Shatner mentioned that +1 is hardly known hence why it's not getting recognition, which is very true.

The +1 lacks that motivation. They aren't sharing the site with anyone.


Also true, but with the launch of Google+ that could all change giving the users a purpose.

The Facebook "like" button didn't need a strategy and nor will the +1 button. If it becomes popular, they will click it and if not then no one will care.
9:22 am on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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With all the years of experience, Google has, I think they have systems to give each +1 a value in the same way, they give each link a value.


I believe the next big thing will be social trust, when Scoble +1s something it has a different meaning than when a mr. nobody like myself +1s it...
11:12 pm on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)



Id be interested to see why the OP Shatner said :

" Like it or not, it's hear and success in getting people to click it will HELP your search engine rankings. " . Does it impact Search engine results now ?
1:10 pm on Jul 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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social trust, already happening,
just pay someone with a huge following to +1 your site and all the 10th of thousands of their follower will see your site better ranked when they are logged on...

How Being “Friends” On Google+ Leads To Better Rankings
[searchengineland.com...]
7:19 pm on Jul 28, 2011 (gmt 0)



Thanks for that its an interesting read. It looks like an impossible hill to climb in some senses for niches since the statistical probability of somebody in your social circle also having looked for X widget and +1d it seems remote. Good idea in theory but it seems the endgame is the known brands get stronger since there is more a statistical probability they get clicked on. Notice the test companies are already very large brands.

How ironic also that a thread about +1 on the best SEO forum on the web has 25 tweets and no plus 1. The only reason " I " am going to look into google social is because I have a business website is the general uptake of this good , i mean facebook and myspace even in their early days had astronomical growth.
7:22 pm on Jul 28, 2011 (gmt 0)



References KDs experiment of seeing if just getting a lot of plus ones from abroad has any impact ... that really is the question , it seems from that article that the answer is no , since they are most likely from people in India or whereever unlikely to be in the local searchers " Circle ". The idea seems to be " vote for this site " taken to the ( local ) extreme. I reckon if facebook get their email client act together they can strangle gmail which is the hook into the market at the moment for google .. right ?

PS sorry to double post , i replied to a post that was actually on page 1 as thats where this thread refreshed to after i posted on page 3.
1:53 pm on Oct 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I don't know if I am right or not, but to mee it seemed that Facebook grew with the demise of MySpace, kids going over to facebook instead of using the worthless and ugly MySpace. They got something new that they could use to communicate and stay in touch with friends. That then became something that families bought into and it just took off from there.
Google+ and +1? I am not sure but why and who would use it? It seems to be geared towards "nerds" like us and not really to the ordinary people of the world. I also think that Google has a trust issue. I know I don't want Googletoknow everything that FB does about me,my family and friends! Google is the Big Brother company that would sell you ot for anything. Maybe Facebook will do the same, but they don't "appear" as a huge Big Brother.
The sites where I have seen, whereof this site is one, that has a +1 button don't have anybody clicking on it. Why? People don't know what it is and there is no real gratification if they did click on it. I think the Google+ and +1 is dead in the water and won't take off like Facebook did/do. If Google is using it as an indicator of popularity and in the algo then it will get really skewed. Maybe have something on your site asking "Did you like this site?" and have people click the +1 when they leave? OR get paid by Google for every +1 you get since the only one that will gain anything from it is Google with their ads?!?
'nuff of ranting...
5:03 pm on Oct 9, 2011 (gmt 0)



I am still using this web resource to learn a lot about the new +1 feature of Google, Take your time and read the articles: [scoop.it ]
You will get everything you need in one package...
Cheers
5:28 pm on Oct 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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i recently removed all the +1 buttons from my site after a month of giving it my best go.

i had facebook and twitter on there already, and added +1. i get stacks and stacks of facebook shares and tweets all the time, but next to no +1s. it cant be anything to do with the button placement, because the facebook and twitter are getting loads -- and they are in exactly the same place.

the reason i removed it wasn't to do with page speed or anything like that, but im worried that google will start to see my site as being not very popular, if i dont rack up the clicks.
if it wasn't for the fact that they said it was tied into the algo, and possibly affecting your serps position, then i probably would have left it.

you dont have those kind of considerations to make with the facebook and twitter buttons
9:51 pm on Oct 9, 2011 (gmt 0)



It's probably worth revisiting this. Where is everyone with +1?

I saw a brief surge in usage of it after it got a lot of media attention but now it's barely getting used again.

Every now and then a bunch of Facebook users screams about how much they hate Facebook and tries to get everyone to follow them to Google +, but it never really happens.

I still have the Google + button my site... but does anyone really think this is ever going to take off?
10:23 pm on Oct 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Like I said earlier, it won't take off until people actually know what it is and right now I don't think they do or if they do, they don't care about it. I know what it is and really don't care about anything that Google does anymore. Google should have used a LIKE button too. people knows what that is and might have clicked on it. +1? What's that? Doesn't doanything for me!
10:30 pm on Oct 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I still have the Google + button my site... but does anyone really think this is ever going to take off?


I removed it but I may add it back if it takes off, which I doubt it will. I'm not in the business anymore of promoting something for nothing, after a harsh year, I'm only thinking of number one. If it serves me, great.
3:37 am on Oct 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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but does anyone really think this is ever going to take off?


No, but if g pushes the issue, such as bribing (searchers) or coercing (webmasters), it might take off to some extent.
9:15 am on Oct 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Traffic plunges for Google+ as 60% of users log off [dailymail.co.uk...]
11:51 pm on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Well I was dubious about Google+, but it's clear that some parts of it are wildly successful - especially Google+ hangouts.

If you've got time, have a look at the following video interview (about 30 minutes long) of a musician who got her break doing live concerts in Google+ hangouts.

[productlaunchthatworks.com...]

The hangouts thing is something that Facebook (and MySpace) don't offer, and it's pulling in a crowd of people to register with Google+ just to participate in the hangouts. Which means Google+ is going to grow and is here to stay.

If you are in a social niche where your customers/audience crave interaction, then G+ Hangouts is something to think about.
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