Today’s question is “Does Google+ Cause Higher Rankings or are recent research findings a coincidence?”
There’s a lot of speculation going on as to whether G+ posts influence SEO. Several reputable firms have confirmed that thare’s at least correlation – meaning that enough pages that rank well in the search engines exist to show that there’s at least a link of some type.
I just saw this question on Clarity, and my answer is below. If you’re a search professional, it’s a good question to answer for your readers.
If you want to start search engine optimization on your site, it’s a good question to ask people whose help you’re considering.
It’s a major issue, and since no one can predict the future, there isn’t one right answer.