Search engine land has been doing the research for us and found, deep in Google’s FAQs, a mention of how the new Google +1 social media short code button (the html code that allows you to add the button to your webpages) may help get your website crawled more often, hence could improve your search ranking.

Anything that helps your SEO is good news, especially considering with all Google’s innovation; instant search (where Google suggests search keywords as you’re typing), local search 7 pack (maps with pins for local search results) and universal search (images and video showing up in position 4 of organic results), its getting harder and harder to get and keep your site on page 1 of Google’s search results for any keyword because now you’re competing direct with Google, and who do you think will win that little battle?