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Google +1: Now in PPC Ads and Affecting Search Engine Ranking - Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community

Google +1: Now in PPC Ads and Affecting Search Engine Ranking - Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community

Google makes it clear that the +1 button does have an impact on your organic rankings, regardless of whether they come from a PPC ad or your organic listing. As long as the URL of your PPC ad matches the URL of the organic listing, +1’s will show on both results. The company also notes that while +1’s will affect your organic search ranking, they will not change Quality Score or ad ranking. However, the most important component of Quality Score is Click-Through Rate (CTR) and I suspect that the primary reason that Google is testing this functionality in PPC ads is that they believe (as I do) that when a user sees a +1 from a trusted source, they will be more likely to click on the ad—increasing CTR, Quality Score, and Google’s ad revenue.

Ali Amirrezvani

Google +1: Now in PPC Ads and Affecting Search Engine Ranking

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