Would You Use Google+ More If You Knew It Could Help Your Search Rankings?

Update: Matt Cutts has responded to Moz’s report. See end for update. Sure, some of you are already using Google+ a lot, and I’m not one to call it a ghost town, but I don’t think many would argue that…

Google Just Gave The +1 More Meaning

Google launched the +1 button before it even launched Google+. It’s always been a way to send social signals to Google, and help it determine what content people like. This helps the personalized search experience for one thing. But while…

The Google +1 Button Has No “Direct Effect” On Rankings, But…

Google’s +1s do not have a direct effect on a site’s ranking in search results. Google’s Matt Cutts said as much in a “Power Searching With Google” hangout on Google+ (via Alex Graves). However, he did indicate that Google is…

Everyone Can Start Getting More Pageviews From The +1 Button Starting Today

We recently reported on a new feature Google unveiled for the +1 button: recommendations. When you hover over the button on a site, it will now recommend other content on that site based on +1’s, providing a way for users…

Chrome Web Store Gets Google Plusified

Google announced that it is adding Google+ sharing features to the Chrome Web Store today. The Google plusification of the Web Store includes the addition of the +1 button, which will help users recommend apps (and extensions) to their friends,…

New Google +1 Button Feature Could Drive Some Pageviews

Google announced that it’s rolling out a new feature for the +1 button to its platform preview channel, which shows recommendations for other content on your site. Google+ Platform Preview is where Google launches updates for the platform before they’re…

Google Continues To Spread Google+ Throughout Its Products (This Time It’s Panoramio)

Google announced today that it has added the +1 button to Panoramio photo pages. This is just the latest of Google’s Google+ integration into its other products, which will likely continue for the foreseeable future. “Every time you click on…

Google: +1 Is Not The Best Quality Signal

Google launched the +1 button, even before people knew about Google+, the social network. It was a way to tell Google that you felt a particular piece of content or search result was one of quality, and deserved to rank…

Google +1 Button Gets A New Look To Match Google+ Scheme

The Google +1 buttons are getting a simple makeover to match the red and white digs of the Google+ scheme. According to an update on the Google+ Developers blog, the new +1 look will be visible to the Google+ Platform…

Google+ Plugins Improved For Businesses And People

Do you use Google+? If so, do you like to +1 Web sites and other awesome things you find on the Net? Well, it’s about to get easier to get your +1 on. The