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10 Dead Simple Tips to Take Advantage of Google+ for SEO | SEOmoz

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Thanks, I gotta pick my titles more carefully:

The first sentence of your Google+ post becomes part of the title tag, which is highly correlated with rankings and greatly influences click-through rates. Choose your keywords carefully and consider that the first sentence will be the first thing most people see.

Google+ is the new URL submit box:

New URLs are crawled almost instantly. This makes complete sense as part of the purpose of Google+ was to replace Twitter when creating Google's Realtime Search.

This is why I regularly submit PandaWhale URLs to Google+.

Why your author tag should be a catchy photo of you instead of a seagull:

If you successfully implement the author tag and have a catchy photo, it often doesn't matter if you rank 2nd, 3rd or even 4th. With an eye-catching pic you can often grab free traffic away from even your competitor's #1 ranking.

Feel free to use the Photoshopped picture on the Interesting stash. ;)

A great tip:

The value of links posted to Google+ increases the number of times the post is shared, linked to and +1’ed.

Frankly, it's really hard to get anyone to share or +1 anything on Google+.

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