Social Media is part of linkbuilding?

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What you think is social media is a part of linkbuilding?

If you are sharing link on FB, Twitter, LinkedIN or any other website. Can you count those links as backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    I don't think you can, not on the postings but on the profile created. That is why its good to create 70+ social media and bookmarking profiles like Digg, Reddit, Tumblr etc...having all those pointing back to a domain in powerful.

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    • Profile picture of the author kaluuu
      Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

      I don't think you can, not on the postings but on the profile created. That is why its good to create 70+ social media and bookmarking profiles like Digg, Reddit, Tumblr etc...having all those pointing back to a domain in powerful.
      You can count them as links, why not ? But they are good only to diversify your backlinking anchor text and also to have some social media signals.
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  • Profile picture of the author jvyzsy
    Those links are nofollow links, most people says that those links on FB, Twitter, etc. dont count at all. Just use social media for the traffic and build links by article submissions.
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    • Profile picture of the author nileearls
      Yeah, i bought a bot from a guy named bert englebert. it was hella horrible. yo , do you have a good way of adding followers fast ? no ubot either, i need a REALLY GOOD bot
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      • Profile picture of the author ankur018
        I agree with Nikita that Social media is very important for SEO now a days and it makes sense to use all the social media networks for achieving this. Only focusing on facebook or twitter won't work out. It's better to add as many social networks as possible. Use services like addthis,, gigya to achieve this. Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author plsearch
      Originally Posted by jvyzsy View Post

      Those links are nofollow links, most people says that those links on FB, Twitter, etc. dont count at all. Just use social media for the traffic and build links by article submissions.
      lol don't listen to this guy... "just build links by article submissions" I'd go as far as to say dont do ANY article submissions
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  • Profile picture of the author Chrisvicmall
    Most of the social media has a no follow attribute. So your link on their page will be seen as an ordinary text. I don't think it is link building
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  • Profile picture of the author Todd Pedersen
    You can argue whether or not Social media is "linkbuilding" but you can't argue that Facebook and Twitter are VERY inportant to Google in ranking your website/page.

    It is believed by many that Social media likes and comments are in the top three factors in ranking your content. Bounce rate is another key factor as well.

    I hope I helped.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Just because they are no follow does not meant your should avoid them. Remember Google Like diversity with your link campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mena Jo
    LinkedIn gives you do-follow links - 3 of them! That part of your profile, where you add your website, well you can actually add 3 different sites and include anchor text. Go check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author vladf22
    It depends. You can put your website on your Twitter profile and I think that would count as linkbuilding. You can also advertise your website on Reddit, Digg, etc. and some of those will probably count as linkbuilding too. Either way, it's important to post on social media sites because they get a lot of views everyday. If you can get some loyal followers/fans, they will check out your website and that can be a big boost for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattysaff
    There are number of high PR website are no follow attribute, I don't think link building is the part of social media marketing.

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    • Profile picture of the author Niko A Berezkin
      Social Media Presence is a huge part of SEO and link building. Facebook likes and Twitter Retweets affect your rankings. This has been discussed over and over again and confirmed by google.

      Social is the new SEO. Links from these sites are safe, powerful, and effective, plus traffic potential which again contributes to your SEO endeavors...

      Ohh and if you guys really think that google doesn't keep track and count ALL links including "nofollow" you're crazy. Want proof? Do a Comment/Wiki?Bookmark blast to a site you have in Webmaster Tools. Ping them, wait a few days. Most of those are nofollow... now check webmaster tools. What's this? Links showing up with nofollow tag. Go to the site, yep nofollow on all outbound links, how can this be?

      Because all links are Followed! nofollow will not get you page rank, but its still a link from an external domain. How much authority do you think a link from Wikipedia gets your site... maybe it wont boost your PR, it might not even directly help you in the SERPS, but as part of an overall SEO Campaign, I definitely want it. How about contextual nofollow links surrounded by tons of keyword rich niche related content. Think those don't work?

      On nofollow tag from Webmaster Tools:

      How does Google handle nofollowed links?

      "In general, we don't follow them. This means that Google does not transfer PageRank or anchor text across these links. Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web. "

      Oh Really... what does "in general mean" And why are "nofollow" links showing up all over my webmaster tools accounts following link blasts if you really do not follow them. LOL!

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  • Profile picture of the author conanedo
    yup you can get backlink from there but not too powerful.. you should get backlink from social bookmarking site.. i heard pinterest give powerful backlink if your link get repin by a lot of people

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  • Profile picture of the author John J M
    Interesting note on Pinterest...I want to look into that.

    I think part of this whole discussion comes down to quality over quantity. I think of social networks as connecting with people who like what I like and trust me. When you build those connections, you get followers who will be coming back to your site through Google searches, direct traffic, and other means, not just through your social network.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    Best thing with social media is you get targetted traffic aside from wanting to go for SE rankings.

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  • Profile picture of the author willemsen
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    • Profile picture of the author Sanket Patel
      Social media is apart of link building but we can not participate in that sites for the purpose of back-links. Social media is good for improve your socila presence and impression of your business. We can build a brand and attract traffic with help of social media and according to me it is necessary for our business to have strong social presence.
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  • Profile picture of the author marianajones
    Well, I don't think that Social Media is a part of link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author sudama88
    Yes Social media is also part of getting backlink and traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    Social media is now a part of SEO for many reasons.
    Now it is very important to diversity your link profile
    No-follow is still important for ranking your keywords
    Social signals are part of search engine algorithm
    Social media is good to drive traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author irfritz
    Try to get as many posts to social media sites as you can just add more attention on the ones that work for you. Don't need to be worried of the no-follow links. Search engines value those type of links and you get traffic also!

    Link building + Social Media = More traffic:More sales

    That's just how I understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Gen
    Since after the penguin update Social media is one of the important factors to be considered in SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aarav
    I don't think, Social media is the part of link building because there are mostly social networking sites are no-follow and we can't get backlinks by posting the links.

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  • Profile picture of the author chandragrego
    I htink so. I love to use social media to build backlinks to my site because it is is a powerful method by which I can gain numerous inbound links in a short period of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author richardfranklin
    Social Media sharing or linking your profile through social media is a form of link building. The purpose of Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and etc. is to build links, build relationship, and drive more traffic. Logically, if your profile on a social media site has a link towards your website and creating 60+ social media accounts that are linking to your website, then it could be called as link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author scanningindex
    Social media marketing is the effective off page activities - We can build a strong brand of our website and attract more traffic with help of social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author moiza
    i thin k that to thing that social networks do not bring traffic is really unbelievable. What is important is just to be in the right place to discuss to the right users and and not be just there for advertisement .
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  • Profile picture of the author derbyeliza

    I used Facebook twitter for giving link but i didn't count that link but it doesn't mean those link doesn't count as link building we can post link in face book and also can count it.
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  • Profile picture of the author nishasharma2012
    Links on social media can't be count as backlinks as they are nofollow links but they still help in attracting traffic, but they didn't show up in search engine result. Their are bookmarking sites to help with backlinks like digg, delicious, stumble upon, reddit etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    Social media is an integral part of website promotion after penguin update. Social media is effective technique through which you can create brand awareness and promote your products to millions of users.
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  • Profile picture of the author STLSEO
    Nofollow links will more or less help your rankings. Google is looking for natural link building behavior, and if all you have is followed links, then that looks suspicious.

    Results won't be visible overnight. Patience is key.
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    • Profile picture of the author fanta81
      They might have nofollow attribute associated with them, but will certainly give boost to your rankings. Having all dofollow link will do no good for your website or blog. Maintain a decent ratio of nofollow and dofollow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author aadi144
    Social media does not help you in getting Backlinks as they are no follow.But yes if you socialize through them then it may be possible that people may click on your website link and some traffic will be generated.Social media is just for building brand awareness and reputation.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeamTCW
    But it is part of SEO as you would be getting traffic from these social sites so higher the traffic you receive the better ranking or your site would be.

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  • Profile picture of the author SommetSolutions
    Social media is not a part of linkbuilding.Social media helps to improve the traffic on your website
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  • Profile picture of the author engagedotscrm
    I guess most of the social media sites are no follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfrankk
    Social Media sites don't provide backlinks as such since they are private profiles which don't influence search rankings directly.
    However, if a link is heavily promoted on twitter or if one very influential person has tweeted it, it could get high ranking on search engines due to an important factor of social influence.
    So even though there are not many backlinks for the link on the internet, it could get highly ranked just because it's popular on social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author ilee
    I think it is indirectly, you have a strong enough social exposure and people/websites will naturally link to you.

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