Has Google +1 Killed Traditional SEO?

Has Google Killed Traditional SEO?

There is allot of debate going on this morning on Internet Marketing and SEO blogs asking if traditional SEO is dead now since yesterdays announcement of Google’s new personal recommendation button +1, which is Google’s answer to the Facebook “Like Button”.

I agree do agree that embracing Social Media and that the Social Vote is VERY IMPORTANT to be successful online, however I disagree with several doom and gloom naysayers that traditional SEO is dead, here is why.

If you have been following us for any length of time you know that we have always preached the importance of creating good quality content based upon your keyword research that engages your audience and then doing a mild rewrite for the search engines.

Therefore to survive going forward after today you must:

  1. Do quality keyword research for the terms you are interested in targeting
  2. Write engaging content that your audience will like to encourage them to press the Google +1 button
  3. Optimize your content, your website and obtain backlinks using traditional methods so you articles will appear in the SERPS.

What Is the Google +1 Button?


If you’re logged into your Google account while you are searching, you may start seeing search results with recommendations from people that you know and that they shared on Twitter, Flickr and Facebook.

So basically the +1 button is your way of telling your followers (and Google) that this is a pretty cool website, you should check it out.

Getting Started With the Google +1 Button

To get started you should create your own Google Profile account or if you already have one upgrade it

Then to start using the experimental Google +1 Button you must activate your account here.

Then review your social connection in your Google Profile to know who you are connected with in your Google Social Circle by going to your dashboard.

How to Put the +1 Button on Your Website(s)

If you want the Google’s +1 button on your website (you should) go here and sign up: https://services.google.com/fb/forms/plusonesignup/

Will you be implementing the new +1 button on your websites? If so let us know…

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