Creating multiple social profiles or just one?

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Hello,

I have a website that focuses on one country, and it has a domain name specific to that country. My facebook, twitter and Google+ profiles are linked to the same domain too.

I am planning to start 2 other websites similar to the one i have, but focusing on different countries. (example, i have mysite.com.ve, and i want to start mysite.com.co and mysite.com.pa...i also own the .com domain)

Speaking in terms of SEO, is it better to have just one social profile and link it to the .com domain, or is it better to create a separate profile for each website?

UPDATE -
I understand the point of posting good content, but my website are similar, same language, just for different countries. Since they are classified websites, i wont have some special offer or seasonal offers to post - just the regular stuff.

What i want to know is, if i create just one FB page, and link my websites to it, will i be missing something on SEO? I've heard that the number of FB likes on your page matters.. and since my FB page can have just one URL, the other websites will practically not be linked with any FB accounts.

Thanks a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Taylor
    SEO cares about quanlity not quantity. In terms of management I'd go with different accounts, each one linking to its own (.com social to .com, .de social to .de etc).

    If you can't provide quality with this quantity, then go with one profile but improve it. If you can offer quality with all these accounts, then go with this route. It's all about quality and how much time/resources you can invest.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Corey Taylor View Post

      SEO cares about quanlity not quantity.

      Wat kinda jive talk dis is?
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Each domain I have has a separate twitter account. I even cross tweet, retweet, etc. Each one has thousands of followers....mostly probably DOA. But followers attract followers. I stopped following as soon as people started following me with no carrots. I get a handful of new ones daily. I am very selective about hashtags. Use the right ones, and the followers come. And you get picked up by even nonfollowers. Many websites have a running twitter feed of hashtags for their business.

        I go one step further. I also have a blogspot blog for each one as well. Great place to do cross promotion, links, etc.
        People always ask where to get links...well...expand your footprint!

        Just started with FB groups. Started one. Has about 500 members now. Seems to grow by 2-3 daily now without promotion. Takes patience to do it right and build it up. Open to the public, but I don't accept everyone.

        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        Wat kinda jive talk dis is?
        It's proof these fools know nothing about quality.


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  • Corey is spot on. Quality over quantity.

    I would also seperate them and have different social accounts for the different site but it does in many ways depend on your content strategy and purpose for each site.

    I have a friend who does rentals in two different countries. He has his own but now manages a bunch of others for people. He treats both of these assets as different arms of his business.

    By segmenting out the social accounts he can post relevant information about the vacation rental spot to his social media accounts. Those who want to stay informed about ABC country sign up and follow him. Those who want information about ZYX country follow the other social sites.

    It works well for him but he also has a great content strategy in place that just put's to shame most others in this rental niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Well, it is not about how many social media you connect on your site. It is about how effective these social media to your site/business, and also how much social media you can manage. Only create profiles on the social media that you think will work well for your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Pearl
    If you would like to create the websites for country specific then you can start the different accounts and focus your visitors on country specified. It's not a matter how many accounts you have created but maintain all your account as with the good engagement would be really helpful for your site's growth.
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  • Profile picture of the author adamjones36
    If the language is different then go forward. First check is their really need or are those your targeted customer.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlhijazToursUK
    It does not make sense how many profiles do you have on social media.yet you need to run your account effectively so that many people come and follow your posts there.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevejohnsonwf
    Thank you for your replies.
    Let me explain my question a little better (i'll update on the first post too).

    I understand the point of posting good content, but my website are similar, same language, just for different countries. Since they are classified websites, i wont have some special offer or seasonal offers to post - just the regular stuff.

    What i want to know is, if i create just one FB page, and link my websites to it, will i be missing something on SEO? I've heard that the number of FB likes on your page matters.. and since my FB page can have just one URL, the other websites will practically not be linked with any FB accounts.

    Your thoughts?
    Thanks again!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim3
      Originally Posted by stevejohnsonwf View Post

      Thank you for your replies.
      Let me explain my question a little better (i'll update on the first post too).

      I understand the point of posting good content, but my website are similar, same language, just for different countries. Since they are classified websites, i wont have some special offer or seasonal offers to post - just the regular stuff.

      What i want to know is, if i create just one FB page, and link my websites to it, will i be missing something on SEO? I've heard that the number of FB likes on your page matters.. and since my FB page can have just one URL, the other websites will practically not be linked with any FB accounts.
      Your thoughts?
      Thanks again!

      You only want one profile, otherwise it will be a pain in the arse to manage, check how many Craigslist.org has, and they are multinational.

      In any event, if you have half a dozen different sites and they all link to your FB page that will give you more overall Likes than individual profiles won't it?

      Facebook Likes for ranking websites is bullshit, always was and always will be, until we see irrefutable proof otherwise, so don't hold your breath.
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  • Profile picture of the author StSignal
    It's a lot safer to go with multiple accounts because that way there is a lot less chance of anyone linkin those together.
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  • Profile picture of the author metricbuzz
    You have ability to create multiple social medias but I think creating one profile in every media is good. But please note that you should have dedicated accounts for your Business Related Social media profiles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jojonierends88
    yes, You can use different social profile with different social pages according to target country and focus on local visitor with coutry-wise.
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  • Profile picture of the author vovanfree
    Hello stevejohnsonwf, do it the right way. Like in real world ther are no shortcuts in „Real Life“, go for a social media acount per domain you use. And use all social media channels like: facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, youtube and Google+ If you canĀ“t managa all by yourself, get help for a agency, I know agancys that do this beginning at $300 per month. If you need more info about. Let me know. Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
    If you believe Facebook and other profile sites cater and efficiently reach your user markets, then using separate fanpages (FB) is warranted and effective with most social media accounts.

    In terms of management, there are a few good plugins that automate social media updates quite well. Basically, you let your users update your site and your site updates your social accounts automatically - nothing much more to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author apollo gabriel
    It depends on your strategy as long as

    the content and how you use this account is legit

    guess that doesn't matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author dkate9
    It depends on yourself only, you can create as many as you can manage. Depends on how much time you want to invest, you have to run those accounts effectively.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevejohnsonwf
    ...decided to create a separate one for each domain. I know it's a pain, and will take more time... but well, it made a "little" more sense as each post can be shown to the specific audience.
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