Google Plus is VERY Important!
I can't stress enough how Google+ helps.
Yesterday I created a new blog. I used Jaaxy to choose my domain name. This blog is about golf. I've written only 1 single post with the keyword phrase 'cure a golf slice'.
I have the social buttons on my blog so I used them to post to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google+.
Today I Google searched the keyword 'cure a golf slice'. My Google+ link to my post is #2 on the first page with my picture so it attracts attention. All this in 24 hours.
Of course I learned all this from Wealthy Affiliate.