Google is the 800-pound gorilla of the Internet. Google+ is its baby. You better pay attention.
July 2011 - Bloggers at seomoz.org started experimenting with the visibility of links added from a Google+ profile. Results were inconclusive.
“It’s pretty clear from tests that the more you can link your website with a Google+ profile, the higher it ranks in traditional Google.com search results.“
Nov. 26, 2012 from dummies.com.
" 'That being said, Kamdar stressed that while Authorship is not an algorithmic factor, it is a strong contribution to their social signals that are used to weight search results, including social activity outside of Google+. “We’re working on a number of signals to identify high quality authors,' he says."-- Virante blog 7/18/12