Why You Should Have Google+ On Your SiteNovember 11, 2011
Google+ has recently expanded to business pages, but even if you don’t decide to get social on Google- having a Google+ button on your page is worth your while!
Notice the square with a “+1″ in it? ¬†That’s popping up all over the internet, but most importantly on your Google search results. ¬†Not only can your friends see what you personally have “plus one’d” as a recommendation of websites, but you can see how many times someone has plus one’d the page. ¬†There are also several implications for your SEO that come from the button.
How Google+ Impacts SEO:
- When a new IP address is registered as clicking on your plus one button, your website gets a vote, sending the signal to rank your site higher on search engines.
- When someone plus one’s your website, it is automatically published on the Google social network. ¬†That gives you an extra backlink for each vote!
- When your website has been plus one’d, it acts like Facebook Likes- and tells the users friends that they like your site.
Add a Google+ Button to Your Webpage:
We can add a button to your site for you! ¬†Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you’d like to add the plus one button to your site and where you’d like it. ¬†The pricing will depend upon the complexity of your website and how long it takes to insert the button on the page.
Should Your Business Have ¬†a Profile?
That is certainly up to you. ¬†Before you jump in and get a profile page set up, ask yourself a few questions.
- Will you dedicate the time it takes to interacting on Google +? (Remember- no social media is “set it and forget it.”)
- Do you have more to say than just on one network? ¬†(If you only plan to say the same thing on Google+ that you do on Facebook or Twitter, maybe it isn’t for you.)
- Do you know who you are targeting on Google+ for genuine connections? (Keywords there- genuine and connections, not possible sales.)
If the answers to these are yes, then sign your business up for Google+ and increase your social networking ASAP! ¬†If the answers are no, think about your social media a little more before you go further. ¬†If needed, CYSY’s social media strategist can help you plan your approach to social media, just email her at email@example.com.
Remember- Plus one buttons will help users share your content with others!
Detailed information about Google Plus One’s are available online.
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