Question: Does it help to +1 other companies overseas in your industry to help your social SEO, when you only serve your local area?
Question: Do you advise +1 your competitors? does this help yourself in SEO?
Answer: When you Google +1 a page on the Internet, you are VOTING that that page is important to Google. This helps that company show up in general searches (general SEO), and it helps it in searches done by people who are following you in your own Google+ network. So, no, do NOT +1 competitor pages. That helps them!
That said, you should try to get as many people to +1 you and your company page as possible – that’s what the game is all about. And, for personal pages, when you ‘follow’ someone on Google+, they get a message and might follow you back – so that is a way to possibly build followers (similar to – guess what – Twitter).
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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