Google Plus SEO, FaceBook Promotions, Small Website Rankings, Speedlink 35:2013

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great and productive week. Lately, there has been a lot of talks and studies about the correlation between rankings and plus ones. While Matt Cutts mentioned that plus ones votes are not an important ranking factor, studies and surveys (Moz 2013) appears to prove otherwise. Perhaps there is more to it than just votes.

SEO Ranking Factors

With that said, Ann Smarty recently published a post on how Google implements nofollow within Google Plus. The article gives you an understanding on how Google treats links in Google+. Must read.

Also this week, Matt Cutts sent a message via Twitter saying …


Guess that´s self explanatory. If you think there is a small website that provides high quality content and deserves to be ranked better, and perhaps even amongst the big brands, then fill up this survey form. Not sure if it will work, but as they say, you will never know until you give it a try.

On a different front, FaceBook has also made some changes on its promotion guidelines. Businesses and brands can now host contests and promotions right from their timelines, with no third-party apps required. There are obviously some limitations but with these new changes small business owners who want to run basic timeline contests, can now do so without having too much problems. If you are interested in some ideas on the types of contest you can run on FaceBook, here are some cool ones you can get started with.

Finally, and yet another from Google´s webmaster help, here´s why you may never get a non-automated response from Google when submitting a reconsideration request.

As usual, in no particular order:

SEO & Internet Marketing

Social/Blogging/Small Business Bites

More cool stuff!

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend!


DiTesco is a Business and Inbound Marketing Consultant, and founder of iBlogzone's main objective is to help startups and small business owners achieve success in their online ventures. | More About Me and my Digital Marketing Services in SP Brazil.

10 thoughts on “Google Plus SEO, FaceBook Promotions, Small Website Rankings, Speedlink 35:2013

  • I heard about the Cutt’s claim. Is he being direct or throwing us off the trail? 😉

    • Hi Ryan. not sure, but I do incline a bit on “throwing us off the trail” 🙂

  • Hi DiTesco, this is very informative post and the video is very helpful too. Thanks dude for sharing this with us.

  • Francisco: great call on Ann Smarty’s post; loved it.

    And thanks for including Traffic Generation Café!

  • Great resources there Ryan. Especially the SEO one from Kissmetrics – enough there to fill a week of reading!! Plus Ana’s great post – gotta download those analytics dashboards.

  • I follow a lot of people on Twitter that are into BlackHat spamming etc; they are convinced that this is just a ‘honey pot’ – another way to automate and generate spam algorythms.

    The thing is, a high percentage of the people that use the tool are going to be doing it for clients, for their less popular blogs etc. If you spent time generating a blog would you NOT fill in the tool!?

    I’m just not sure what’s going on with Google anymore 🙁


  • Hi DiTesco. Thanks for the informative post! There are numerous ways that your business will suffer if you don’t have a user-friendly website representing you to the world, and numerous ways that it will benefit if your small business website design is clean, clear, and professional. It’s a fact that most small to medium sized businesses set up a website with no thought about how it’s going to attract customers. Thank you and your helpers for all the research and information 😀

  • Its is going to helpful for a newbie like me,,thanks for sharing

  • I always recommend Social Shares than number of backlinks. Backlinks SEO strategies are already outdated. Now, there is only one strategy for better ranking, that is Social Media. Even your graph is telling that fact 🙂

  • Hello, thanks for sharing this post, google to start GOOGLE Plus for promotion of my blog. also i get to no why i was missing good traffic.

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