Surprise: How Dave Used Google Plus To Increase Traffic To His Blog

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If you’re a serious online blogger, you are probably always looking for new ways to get more traffic and readers on your blog or website.

More traffic means more money from ads, affiliate links, and product sales, right?

If you are looking for good ways to get more visitors to your blog, joining Google Plus, Google’s social media site, might be a quick and easy way to do it. Let’s explore why.

Get Social Media Referral Traffic to Your Blog

How to Increase the Traffic to Your Blog with Google+







Joining Google+ is easy and has many big benefits for online bloggers, though most of them don’t know it yet.

If you’re a new blogger, joining Google+, posting links to your new articles on your profile, and being added to your friends’ circles will bring new site visitors.

Otherwise known as referral traffic, to your blog even before your new posts and pages are indexed and visible in the Google search rankings.

For best results, it’s a good idea to not only join Google Plus but also to be as active in as many circles and communities as possible.

Commenting is a great way to get more attention and traffic to your profile, which will in turn correlate to more and more referral visits to your blog over time.

Add Google Plus Social Media Share Buttons to Your Website or Blog

Yet another easy way to increase the traffic to your website is by adding the Google+ share button to popular posts and pages on your blog.

While most social media share plugins skew towards Facebook and Twitter, Google Plus share buttons are showing up more and more.

Social media buttons are kind of like the impulse buy rack at the grocery store: if the buttons are there, your site visitors are more likely to click them, but if they’re not your readers probably won’t go out of their way to share your article if you don’t provide them with a simple and convenient opportunity to.

Adding Google+ buttons to your pages makes it that much easier for site visitors who are already active on Google+ to share your article and increase your readership.

Your Google+ profile and presence might be a little weak right after you join, but you never know when a Google Plus guru will randomly share your article and give your blog hundreds of new visits just because he or she liked your article and clicked your share button.

A surge of new traffic and visitors may be all your blog needs to take off, so don’t pass up a simple opportunity when it may be your ticket to more traffic and better rankings.

Authorship Markup to Increase your Click-Through Rate

Once your blog starts getting indexed and actually showing up in the Google SERPs, it’s sometimes hard to make your post stand out from all the other articles that are showing up right along with it.

If you’re doing a good job with keyword selection (another necessity to running a good blog), odds are other bloggers have already targeted a similar keyword, so how do you get noticed in this competitive space?

Obviously you’re always going to want to rank as far up in the SERPs as you can, but adding Google Plus authorship markup is again a very easy and great way to draw attention to your page and increase your click through rate (CTR).

Having your author name show up in your snippet is not only going to add an extra line to your description, but having an image right next to your site will also draw your visitors’ eyes right to your blog post!

It makes sense, right? What is there to lose?

As most bloggers know, getting high quality links back to your blog is one of the best ways to increase your website’s rankings and get more people reading your content.

Here’s a simple question for you: what website (or even company, for that matter) is stronger than Google right now? So who would you rather get backlinks from than Google?

Many bloggers don’t realize it, but links to your blog articles on your Google+ profile are links to your website from

As most SEOs know, getting strong backlinks to your website is not exactly easy, so you might as well join Google+ and get the best ones you can with a minimal amount of effort on your part.

What Do SEO Experts Say About Google Plus?

While many SEOs like to laugh at Google+ and call it a “failure” because it didn’t have the explosive success of other social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, even SEO authorities like Moz can’t deny that sites that use Google+ seem to enjoy higher traffic overall than those that don’t.

While it is hard to confirm theories like these with quantifiable and undeniable data, using just plain common sense will tell you that Google might favor websites that use their markup and social media platform (even just a little) when calculating their own search engine’s rankings.

Common sense, people!

In the end, joining Google+ is an easy way to give your site the best chance of getting more traffic.

Is Google Plus a surefire way to enjoy overnight success and a huge traffic spike on your blog or website?

Not exactly, but getting some referral traffic from online friends and communities, increasing your CTR, and getting a few strong backlinks from Google can’t hurt your blog, either.

Spend a few extra minutes each day posting a link to your newest blog post and commenting and you will see that joining Google+ really can make a difference in your site’s overall performance.

has several years of SEO experience and currently handles internet marketing for Calera high speed satellite internet service. Add Dave on Google+ and you’ll have one more person in your circles!

35 thoughts on “Surprise: How Dave Used Google Plus To Increase Traffic To His Blog”

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  3. Hello Michael Chibuzor,
    The use of Google + is a positive point yo engage the desire traffic and according to the modern alogarithm Google gives more priority to those websites who are using G+ as a social sharing page of the business. If you use You tube videos to share on the account it also gives more priority to it. Thanks for sharing this information.

  4. Hi

    I’ve seen most of the bloggers ignore Google Plus and some of them even don’t have a Business Page on G+. As a SEO consultant i always suggest a G+ to my clients and advice them to be active on it.

  5. google plus is able to raise a lot of traffic if we always share useful articles for other people. Therefore we have to find a lot of people who are in the loop so we can see our article we want to share

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  7. Google beat could be extremely powerful for a business. Notwithstanding, in the same way as whatever available interpersonal organization, one needs to contribute time and assets at the begin before the profits will be discernible. While advertisers know how to utilize it accurately, I go over a lot of people little organizations day by day, who are just utilizing Google In addition to get a fast backlink from the profile or for imparting the incidental connection to their site content. You can barely see any profits with this methodology.

  8. I am a new blogger and these day’s trying to become a successful blogger with my blog. Many times i feel demotivated and feel their is nothing more which i can do with my blog have your website niche. Then, i visit websites likes your and again start feeling that i have to do something and i start my work one more time.
    So, i kindly want to say thank’s to you for writing such a beautiful article and keep doing this. As, it’s motivates many new bloggers like me.

  9. Hi David,
    I knew that Google is a good source for backlinking and SEO but never bothered to get traffic from it.
    As the same work done can get more traffic from Facebook than Google+. Isn’t it?
    And I have got the news that Google is planning to get rid of it, Google+.

  10. Google pulse can be very effective for a business. However, like any other social network, one needs to invest time and resources at the start before the benefits will be noticeable. While marketers know how to use it correctly, I come across many small businesses daily, who are only using Google Plus to obtain a quick backlink from the profile or for sharing the occasional link to their website content. You can hardly see any benefits with this approach.

  11. Google+ is absolutely vital these days, I’ve been using it constantly since November last year. Get yourself signed up to Google Authorship, and join the active Communities you like on the format. I find it a much more useful tool than Facebook, frankly, as it offers ways to promote your work, and engage with users, in an easier way.

  12. Great article..!! I never knew that we can drive massive traffic from google plus so easily..Thanks for the tips..will surly give them a try..

  13. This is such a good blog post, I hope tips and tricks you have provided will help me lot for driving traffic to my blog.

    thanks looking more awesome content from your blog.

  14. Wonderful post
    I think its an extraordinary asset for every one of us to gain from these glorious bloggers in light of the fact that one of them is SO significant. Be that as it may, I think I can best identify with what Ana specified about giving more since the more you give, the more you get, and regardless of the fact that you don’t, I think its the expectation and thought behind imparting other’s content and bailing them out, which matters most.
    Thank you for sharing such resourceful article.

  15. But Google plus links are no follow….
    I feel no high ctr if i use author markship or not…

    Dunno how people can generate traffic via google plus.

  16. Google Plus traffic is harder to achieve, authorship markup can increase the CTR. If we we can utilize google plus effectively then it’s good for our blog’s search ranking too.

  17. This is a great inspiring article. I am pretty much pleased with your good work. I’ll be using Google plus to grow my mothers day website. How about that?

  18. Hey David,
    That was great post. I have tried getting traffic from Google plus but I have never received more than 10 visits from Google Plus so I stopped working behind it.
    I hope others get some success in driving traffic from Google plus.

  19. Hey Michael,
    When it comes to Google+ i’m pretty lost.
    I mainly use Twitter as source of social media traffic…..That works for me.
    I wish I could clone myself I would dive into Google+

    thanks for the tips though


  20. You only need friends with the same or similar thinking on google+, then you are posting posts from your blog on google+ and that is it.
    Little harder is how to get a lot of friends, but that is not impossible, you can join to some groups and find some people who share their circles and then simply add those friends to you.

  21. Great Post about Google+ sharing and influence it has on our search engine ranking.
    Initially I felt that Google + play an important role in search engine ranking, But it didn’t turned out so. I wasted lots of my time building Google circles and finally stopped and concentrated more on my content.
    Now I have many of my keywords ranked in the first page of Google. But still I feel that Google + plays an important role in bringing referral traffic to our blog.

  22. Hi Michael and David,

    Nice tips, indeed!
    Well, I also get traffic from Google+ as well.
    I am aware that Google+ is a social media site that deserves to be taken into account because it is made by Google.

    One important point from Google+ is join many communities, exactly as you said in this article. It really increase your traffic as well.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Have a nice week ahead.


  23. It seems a bit unfair that Google gives a greater liking from things coming from a google product, but what could you do, Google practically runs the internet.

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