This year’s Search Ranking Factors Study showed a very strong correlation between Google +1s and higher rankings, and there’s a compelling reason why. Google+ was built for SEO, and is far better optimized for search than other platforms.
Here’s the million-dollar question:
Can Google+ activity actually help your pages rank higher?
After Page Authority, a URL’s number of Google +1s is more highly correlated with search rankings than any other factor. In fact, the correlation of Google +1s beat out other well known metrics including linking root domains, Facebook shares, and even keyword usage.
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