Google’s new +1 is like Facebook’s “Like”. We’re all very good at Liking our partner’s pages, but it’s very important that we start Liking, or plus one-ing our friend’s and partner’s web pages. It DOES affect your website’s rankings now, just as having visitors rate your website DOES have a huge influence in Google Places.
The +1 button is Google’s version of Facebook’s Like button. The +1 button is displayed on Google’s search result pages and webmasters can add Google’s +1 button to their own web pages (instructions).
Website visitors who like a page can click the +1 button to show Google that they like it.
A web page that gets many +1 clicks obviously offers something that makes it better than average. It makes sense to show these pages higher in the search results.
What does this mean for your website?
+1 clicks are a ranking factor in Google’s algorithm and you should add the Google +1 button to your web pages. Many websites don’t use the button yet so you will have an advantage if you add the button now.
The +1 button is not the only ranking signal that Google uses to determine the position of your site in the search results. Google uses many more signals.
Learn Something new everyday,