Search Traffic To Suffer For Those Who Don’t Add A Google +1 Button?
A recent article suggests that Google will penalise websites that don't display the +1 button.
Derek Gordon’s article on MediaPost delves into the recent mystery surrounding a Forbes technology reporter and a meeting she attended with a Google salesperson. The reporter wrote after the meeting that the man from Google had suggested a strong correlation between web publishers adding the Google +1 button to their pages and their position in search results. Unfortunately, this article is now missing, but Gordon has seen screenshots of it. A Google PR spokesperson commented: