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When I asked some of my SEO expert friends about this, the response was, â€œif they want to show up in search results, they should have [Google+ Authorship]. If they donâ€™t mind not having traffic, then LinkedIn and Twitter it is!â€
If you donâ€™t have Google Plus Authorship set up, then you should get this in place for all authors of your blog (and it cannot be a company, it must be individuals). Itâ€™s not just having a Google Plus account â€“ but having your authorship set up and building a reputation with it is something that can impact your search engine rankings.
A lot is moving to social signals and even Yahoo! is paying attention to Google+ postings.
So if you think that Google+ is secondary to your SEO efforts â€“ itâ€™s not. Itâ€™s becoming more and more critical. Just read the evidence in the research that Jeff Sauer did. Then make sure youâ€™ve got a Google Plus account and start building your authorship reputation.