First personal rant that I need to get out today,, what is with Google's new +1 feature??
I am not a big fan for the following reasons:
- Easy to manipulate
- If you do not implement +1 on your site, there seems to be some negative results
- Is there a "bounce" rate type of metric, i.e. you get 1,000's of page views but no +1, then your website is junk...?
So at this time, I see +1 being positive for those websites that have excellent content that is geared toward users, i.e. free information blogs and such. But for sales/e-commerce sites, I doubt you'll be receiving a ton of +1's per 1,000 visitors, and I hope this will not have some negative effect similar to how the bounce rate affects your rankings/trust. Hopefully Google will keep evolving their algorithm and incororation of social media tools, it is obvious that they will not relent until they acquire some of the MASSIVE facebook market shares.