SEO without social signals

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For instance, if I have

1. a fresh unique content website,
and
2. reputable and high PR websites link my site

is not that enough for SEO?

Because as I have already researched a lot of top-ranked websites in Google don't use like and share buttons and so on.

Your opinions please
#seo #signals #social
  • Profile picture of the author lonfore
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    OP social signals has nothing or very low to do till now. SS are easy to manipulate than backlinks. Man SEO always depends on high quality backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author andygoal
      Warriors - do you do SEO without SS and have good results?

      My point is - if SS are not SEO-necessary, I won't spend my time and energy to collect them.
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      • Profile picture of the author BenJackson
        You're going to have a harder time without any social signals. Why don't you think people will share your content?
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  • Profile picture of the author msharmjia
    I think just these things won't help anymore. You need social sites promotion and other ways to get it top ranked
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansons
    It is true that SEO has more than 200 factors to rank a web page but it is not true that you should use all the factors..

    You may have seen that some people are writing only content and their site is ranking, while some people were able to rank because of their backlinks, while some people rank because of traffic..

    In the same way, social signal works, if you don't use social signal then you have to assign more work to other signals..
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  • Profile picture of the author LiftMyRank
    Yes you can still rank without any social signals, however adding them in there will only strengthen the "buzz" surrounding your site...
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    • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
      Originally Posted by John Moore View Post

      Yes you can still rank without any social signals, however adding them in there will only strengthen the "buzz" surrounding your site...
      This: social signals are just another layer or legitimacy to add to your site's link profile.

      If you look around the web you'll notice that there are VERY few pages with lots oh high PR links and ZERO social signals.

      Plus, like John said, they do give you a boost due to the Google perceived "buzz".
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    having quality content is the first thing and social signals can also help you rank better in search engine optimization
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  • Profile picture of the author wpseoguy
    you can rank even without social signals, but social signals helps you to be indexed faster. also, can help you with the traffic. I use a software, squirrly seo, where I can check the traffic and social impact. I have to admit that without social media impact, you don't have so big numbers..
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