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How does Google use social indicators, like +1, to affect its search engine results pages ?

Besides,+1 it may include shares with or without a link.

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Officially, they don't affect organic search rankings although plenty of research, study and others in the industry have noticed greater visibility for pages that do have shares / +1's on Google+.

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