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(Entry was posted by Jim Munro on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Wednesday, September 4, 2013).

Do you still believe that Google +1s or Shares have a big impact on rankings?

Google +1 and Rankings
If someone still believe that Google +1s or Shares have a big impact on rankings I can show you and example of 3 pages:

1 - One with 328K +1 
2 - One with 14K +1 
3 - One with 1K +1 

Do you know which one rank better for a very competitive term?

All the 3 URL are well optimized for that term under lots of perspective: topic, link, domain and all the stuff you know.

The winner is the number 3. A lot less +1 but a better ranking.

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Rand Wilson: I would love to discuss this one if i am able to get on.
  • Andrea Pernici: Thanks Jim!
  • Micah Fisher-Kirshner: This is what is called anecdotal will be my main point. ;-)
  • Tim Capper: Great Topic.<br /><br /> ;are you going to put together an article, with a bit more meat on the bone for us to look at?<br /><br />Or perhaps join us on Thursday
  • Andrea Pernici: I think that putting together an Article on this topic is a little bit reductive on a one-keyword base cause there are many factors as all of us know that can affect the ranking for a single Key, but if I find the time to research more case like the above sure I will write something.<br /><br />The only useful thing here I think is to disprove the Theory of more plus = better rankings.<br /><br />What I see is that probably the plusses and shares are valuable only for not very competitive Key where the total number of share and +1 became greater than the total number of incoming BL (excluded those from G+).<br /><br />I think it&#39;s a not so difficult concept to understand :)<br /><br />Every case I see of demonstration of the impact of those factor on ranking are all made on very easy keywords where there is no real competition.
  • Jim Munro: Agreed, Andrea, I understand but would you consider joining us to talk about it tomorrow?<br /><br />BTW 1K seems like a lot to me. Is it too late to include 5 and 50 in the comparison?
  • Andrea Pernici: What do you mean with adding 5 and 50?
  • Jim Munro: You have pages 1,2,3 with 328K, 14K, 1K. Do you know of similar page/term combinations where there are aditional pages which have attracted just 50 or 5 + 1&#39;s?
  • Andrea Pernici: Ah ok. I&#39;ll check. I want to collect more examples so probably I will look at those pages ;)

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Wednesday, September 4, 2013).

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