Originally Posted by PaperCutter
Any word if they'll be using an algo similar to FB where the more people who see/interact with your page means more exposure? My concern with that is outside of the tech community, no one's on it.
Influence and interaction is used for Google+ Search Rank, but how it factors into the general search pool, I'm not sure of weight. I would work under the assumption that Google will do what they can to drive the + growth, and inflating the value is definitely one way of doing so.