Did you know your Google+ page and profile could help?
Google+ can help you increase search rankings for your website, but you have to take the time to optimize your page, profile and content.
This article shows you three ways you can maximize your Google+ presence and tells you why that’s important for SEO.
Why Google+ for search?
Google+ isn’t just another social media platform; it’s a powerful weapon in your SEO arsenal.
Check out Moz’s recent Future of Search Report for the latest on ranking factors.
If you answered “I don’t know,” chances are you haven’t heard of a very powerful piece of HTML markup code known as rel=”author”.
When implemented correctly on websites or blogs with authored content, this small addition to your articles can have a dramatic impact on how your content appears in Google’s search results.
This article will explain exactly what rel=”author” is, why you need to pay attention to it and most importantly, how to set it up on your website or blog.
What is rel=”author”?
Most of us are familiar with the HTML anchor tag as a way to link out to content as seen in this image:
This article will explain why Google+ should be considered and show you how to get started.
Google+ has quickly become a rival social network to Facebook.
People who like Google+ say they like the clean, non-cluttered presentation of their information. They like how easy Google makes it to protect their privacy. (It may not be any less invasive than Facebook, but at least Google makes it seem easy to get back all of your information.)
Google+ has had a growth rate much faster than that of Facebook or Twitter. More importantly, where Facebook and Twitter try to get you to be on their site, many millions of people are already on Google’s sites: Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Reader and YouTube to name a few.
Embracing Google+ should be on your short list of activities.
But one thing is clear: Google+ is making its presence known in Google search results now.