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Posted: September 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: G Plus SEO, Google Plus Update | No Comments »

As passionate as I was in March of 2012 about testing the influence of Google Plus on search engine rankings, unfortunately I was not able to continue to pursue the testing.  I won’t bore you with the details, but a lot happened to me and my business since then, including taking a cool job, leaving the cool job, and growing my own business.

Thankfully, Mark Traphagen has not given up

Mark is a colleague of mine (over on the other side of North Carolina) that has thankfully continued to discuss, test, and try to figure out what Google is doing with regard to G+ and search results.

If you have not been following him on the subject, you need to start now.

Also, a new study has been published

This one was done by Eric Enge and the details were published yesterday on Search Engine Land.

If you hurry, you can even join in on the Google Hangout that will be Sept 19th at 4 PM where both Mark and Eric (as well as a few key others) will discuss the topic and the study.

I hope you can make it.  I know I’ll be there.


Are Your Visitors Influence-able by Google Plus?

Posted: April 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: G Plus SEO | 6 Comments »

Today I posted a new tutorial on exactly how to determine if the visitors to your website (or your client’s website) are even logged in to Google Plus.

You can find it in the tutorials section or just click here to download it.

It’s a PDF that gives the exact steps needed in Google Analytics to create a report that looks something like this…


(Click the image to enlarge.)

How does it work?

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Going Incognito for Better SEO Testing

Posted: March 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: G Plus SEO | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

By Mark Traphagen

Ninja SEO
It’s probably not news to anyone reading this blog that there is no longer any such thing as “pure” search.

Actually, there hasn’t been for some time.

Google and other major search engines have been moving toward more and more personalization and localization of search results for years now. Major moves like Google “Search plus Your World, ” which brought Google+ influence front-and-center to logged in Google search, just made more people aware of this.

These moves have caused a lot of hair tearing by careful SEOs who like to track rankings. How can you track a ranking when it’s different for every individual?

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Let’s get started. What do you want to learn?

Posted: March 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: G Plus SEO | 7 Comments »

I launched this site on Friday morning, March 17.

I knew that several people were interested in this type of information.  But I was blown away when I got 50 subscribers within 24 hours.  We have not stopped growing ever since.

So as I mentioned in the home page video, this is not something I want to do by myself.  I need your help.

So let’s get started right now…

First, some guidelines:

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We start tonight

Posted: March 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: G Plus SEO | 1 Comment »

Today is the birth date of The Google Plus SEO Testing Network.

I’m excited to be starting this.  This all started with this post on Google+.  But it’s the culmination of some very interesting conversations I’ve been having.

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