SEO Initial Lowest Hanging Fruit?

by jazzee
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Let's assume good onsite optimization is completed for this new website. I know that building good in-bound links takes time. However starting with a new website that has no inbound links, what do people consider a few of the lowest hanging fruit to start with? In other words, when starting with a blank slate, what's initially the biggest bang for your time?

Submit to local directories (Google Places for Business, Bing Places, Yelp, etc.) ??

Create Social Media pages (Facebook, and if appropriate, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn??)

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    You're confusing Social Media with SEO, has nothing to do with ranking self hosted pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tmill
    Submitting to directories could only make things harder for you. Creating social media pages won't do anything for SEO.

    What you are looking for would be guest posts from niche related sites. Obviously the site would have to be spam free and a real website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Cho
    Socials and Citations was the go-to method for years and through updates held to work better than any other strategy, I know and have seen personally rankings in the most competitive niches and cities using just social citations and backlinks, most recently even more weight given on social signals than before and I know people that rank with no backlinks at all using signals.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazzee
    Yukon and Eric, you have me a nit confused but maybe I'm not understanding the terminology? Wouldn't Social Signals be considered part of Social Media? I realize Social Signals involve source more than Facebook but wouldn't having a presence on various Social Media sites be critical to maximizing Social Signals? Therefore, Social Media does have an effect on search rankings.

    But.. it appears Yukon and Tmill are essentially correct.
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  • Profile picture of the author sparrow
    When I start off any brand new site I look at all the keywords that affects my niche and look at who is ranking on page one for linking opportunities

    Then I try to get some of those links back to my website, whether they are follow or no follow
    some of the links will pass juice and the others I hope for traffic back to the new site

    It works well for me especially for getting traffic back to the new site, if you leave worthy content people do click back to see who's that person and if you have something worthy to offer to your visitors who knows what will happen next

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