Google+ and your business
Businesses tend to think about Google+ as just another social network, similar to Facebook or Twitter. While this is basically true, Google+’s influence extends beyond social networking, and ignoring its presence can cause your business to fall behind.
So what exactly makes Google+ so valuable to businesses?
Google+ is guaranteed to have an effect on your search engine ranking
Google+ users receive a bump in Google search engine ranking simply by keeping an active Google+ account, providing fresh content and engaging with other users. A number of studies, such as the one done by Search Metrics*, show a powerful correlation between search rankings and the number of Google +1’s (equivalent to Facebook’s “Like” button).
Simply put, +1s will create a followed link back to your post, causing organic link building, which is an important part of any SEO strategy. In addition, +1s indicate to Google that your website has been vouched for by a third party, giving you another boost in the search ranking process.