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A possible way to boost google search position?

 
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Jenster



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:12 pm    Post subject: A possible way to boost google search position? Reply with quote

So I was idly Googling 'beach apartment porthtowan' today, as I occassionally do to check my search position. Totally unexpectedly I came up on the first page! Not my webpage, but a couple of posts I had done in Google+, along with my profile photo and everything so the link really stood out!

I had posted in G+ something like: 'our top ten absolute favourite things to do when we're at our little apartment in Porthtowan, #1 messing about on Porthtowan's beautiful beach'. It clearly ticked all the boxes for the search I entered. I tried it for a couple of other related searches, and as long as I had 'Porthtowan' and 'apartment' in the search, one or more of my posts came up.

Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this? It makes sense that Google would give G+ posts high priority I suppose - seems a good way of boosting yourself if it keeps working.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me it does seem to be the way to go. Everything I post on my website is automatically linked to twitter, facebook and google+. Frequent, good posting does seem to bring results but it is hard to keep up Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm - I do dip in and out of Google+ every now again - I like the idea of linking my website blog posts to it .... thank you Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Google+ Collections make a nice look, almost like a magazine. People can follow only the collections they are interested in rather than everything. It does take a lot of work to keep it active and fresh ... hopefully worth it in the long run
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to say, but I think you will find that the search results you are seeing will include your page in the results because the google "cookies" will include that for you.

Google "knows" you have been there and are a visitor. Perhaps if you go to another computer or internet cafe etc and do the same search you probaby will see a similar page of results but without your site included. A similar thing happend to me a while back..and I got exited too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Open an incognito window using Chrome for it not to use your browsing history. It stands to reason though that G+ posts will be favoured by Google. Alan Egan of rentmoreweeks certainly believes that G+ still has a place. http://rentmoreweeks.com/2016/03/16/google-plus-is-dead-long-live-google-plus/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may be right, but I donīt think this is about just your search history. Rather that google knows you are a user or member of that G+ site and so includes that among the normal results.

I donīt say that google is not using this info somewhere, somehow.

But like I say if you are appearing suddenly on the first page for a popular search you maybe should be lookng at other factors that caused it.

anyway thanks for the artice I will read with interest.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I post several times a week to google plus and its help me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sazzleevans wrote:
I post several times a week to google plus and its help me.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not try a test over say a month. Then alternate weeks positing to google+ and not..

Then, using google webmasters analytics or something similar to actually check and quantify whether you are getting more visitors, during those weeks when you post.

Probably someone can think of an even better way to check the traffic benefits.

I would really love for someone to prove me wrong because google+ seems a great tool...
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