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Wonder what that G+ Logo is?

posted by admin
April 1, 2012

Hello Everyone! Have you ever wondered what that "G+" logo was all around our site? Well today I figured I would write a short article explaining what it is and what it does…

That logo you see belongs to a system that Google has implemented called "Google+1." This system allows the general public to rate and recommend sites as relavant and reputable thus worthy of a higher search engine ranking. Basically a public rating system of websites.

So what does this mean for us at Division8Masons.com? Well basically it means every time a viewer like you recommends our site we get a little nudge on our search engine placement. As a hypothetical example: Someone decided to search for "Masonic News." Google was going to place us as the 11th listing because it found a bunch of sites talking about brick and stone masonry. However because 30 people recommended us we got place on the first page of the results at listing number 5 which in turn allowed more people to find and view the site.

Why is this necessary? Well how many times have you searched for something and gotten results that have nothing to even do with the topic? It happens quite often and unfortunately is getting worse but why? Well there are many companies and people that specialize in driving search engine traffic to sites in order to make money. They dont necessarily care about if the person was interested in "socks" but got a website related to "car parts" because they got paid on the advertising from the person simply viewing the page. Furthermore it is also a numbers game because they know if they drive 1 million people to their site they will get around 100 deals or people interested in a product they are offering somewhere.

So in conclusion if you have some time and like what you see here. Please recommend us on Google+1 by clicking on one of the "G+" icons. It will help us get more viewers like you and thrive online.

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