Does social media good for SEO?

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There has been some talk on this forum where some have speculated that Google SERP is now somewhat dependant on social media

Can any of the vets please give me some insight into this?
#good #media #seo #social
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    There's nothing social about SEO. Most SEO I know, are a obsessive compulsive breed. Who work into the late hours. Very "Anti" social indeed. As you can see, the two don't mix at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author aliridho790
      Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

      There's nothing social about SEO. Most SEO I know, are a obsessive compulsive breed. Who work into the late hours. Very "Anti" social indeed. As you can see, the two don't mix at all.
      Thank you for your reply. That means social media does not affect the ranking in Google. I really don't know what to do now. Do I have to put a backlink in a forum signature to rank in Google?
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim P
        Originally Posted by aliridho790 View Post

        Thank you for your reply. That means social media does not affect the ranking in Google. I really don't know what to do now. Do I have to put a backlink in a forum signature to rank in Google?
        I believe Social media is more affect nowadays. And even it become important part to rank....

        You can put backlink in forum signature, but this kind of backlinks are not good, small value.
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      • Profile picture of the author robertrupp
        It really depends on other factors, in my experience. Facebook links will do virtually nothing, and Twitter sets mostly all links to nofollow. The only social strategy I found that works at all takes quite a bit of work. You need to essentially create an entire SEO campaign to look like the links are viral, which usually means you need to create numerous wordpress blogs, social media profiles, youtube profiles, blogger pages, etc and then create a funnel effect. This would mean that for example, you want to rank a URL... So you then create a few profiles for sister blogs... Then you write little articles on a similar topic on those blogs around your chosen niche. You then place some deeplinks from those articles into your main URL (I choose to do deeper linking to give some variety, makes it look more legit than pointing tons of links to your root URL). Then you create some social profiles, add some links there and share them from within. Then you create a few profiles on tumblr.com, reddit, etc and share your sister blog links there, as well as a few from within your main site.

        It is a long process indeed, but, it makes the linking look less spammy. From a search engines perspective, if a site has a ton of links to the main url, it is not nearly as natural as having internal links to other relevant pages. the only way to build authority, in my opinion, is to make it look as natural as possible. It can be a real pain, though, especially when you have to continually manage all of those smaller blog sites and articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
      Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

      There's nothing social about SEO. Most SEO I know, are a obsessive compulsive breed. Who work into the late hours. Very "Anti" social indeed. As you can see, the two don't mix at all.
      haha that's funny but I do not agree on the "anti-social" thing ahaha

      Anyway, back on the query, though Kevin has a point.

      Social media doesn't affect SEO directly but social media can be effective on contributing traffic to a certain site and increase site's online presence. And the myth that people should not believe is that you can get a link juice from social media sites, because that is a big 'no-no'. Why? If social media sites allowed to pass link juice then more and more people will just take advantage of the opportunity.

      I hope it make sense
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    I have a hunch it does, but no evidence. I only build links by posting to my social accounts and my content is shared quite a bit yet I generate quite a bit of organic search traffic.

    That said, I have a decent amount of content so it's quite a bit of long tail. I doubt social alone will rank for any competitive keywords.
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    I have been working my butt off by creating a Twitter, Instagram & even a LinkedIn account (I already had FB & Pinterest). BUT my traffic sources have not shown Instagram & Twitter yet... but I hear they work amazing for other shops.
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  • Profile picture of the author dharamrajacme
    Social media is good for seo because in social there are many people connected with each other and share many message and so on for our tasks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajkumar1
    Social media is one of the best seo,bcuz many people are use it... I think it is great sourch of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author arindamroy
    Social media is an intrinsic part of SEO. If your post is an excellent one it can go viral and there is a chance that some people might be tempted to visit your website. In this way it can generate traffic, though indirectly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Broach India
    Social Media are the Good way increasing the Traffic from the website. Million People Used the Social Site. Example Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, Linkedin etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    I don't agree with Kevin Maguire now a days social media is having more effect most of the people are using social media for increasing the traffic to their sites
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  • Profile picture of the author spancont
    Social media is pretty effective. As per search engine ranking factors published on Moz, social signals have a major role to play in search results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Heaven help us......

      Originally Posted by Tim P View Post

      I believe Social media is more affect nowadays. And even it become important part to rank....
      Your beliefs are far from reality, I'm afraid.

      Originally Posted by jgant View Post

      I have a hunch it does, but no evidence. I only build links by posting to my social accounts and my content is shared quite a bit yet I generate quite a bit of organic search traffic.I doubt social alone will rank for any competitive keywords.
      Could you elaborate more on how for example, sharing a link on FB created "Organic search" traffic? Organic meaning from a Google search query and not a click through from FB.

      Originally Posted by dharamrajacme View Post

      Social media is good for seo because in social there are many people connected with each other and share many message and so on for our tasks.

      Originally Posted by Rajkumar1 View Post

      Social media is one of the best seo,bcuz many people are use it... I think it is great sourch of traffic.
      Originally Posted by arindamroy View Post

      Social media is an intrinsic part of SEO. If your post is an excellent one it can go viral and there is a chance that some people might be tempted to visit your website. In this way it can generate traffic, though indirectly.
      Originally Posted by Hemanth Malli View Post

      I don't agree with Kevin Maguire now a days social media is having more effect most of the people are using social media for increasing the traffic to their sites
      That's called "Marketing", it's got nothing to do with "Search Engine Optimization".

      Originally Posted by zeus136 View Post

      Social media marketing is essential nowadays, as important as SEO was in the recent past.
      Exactly, "Social media marketing". It's not SEO. Thanks

      Originally Posted by spancont View Post

      Social media is pretty effective. As per search engine ranking factors published on Moz, social signals have a major role to play in search results.
      Can you link me to your source on that?

      What a random "guest poster" declares on a "random" SEO blog, is hardly proof of anything.

      The causation of an increased social presence is a correlation of web presence.

      In easier words.

      The more traffic your site gets, the more likely the chance of social sharing. But the social sharing does not come before the ranking.
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      • Profile picture of the author jumanorbert
        Social media can help improve your rankings. If your content gets shared by many people it will rank better.

        This post on quicksprout explains well.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          [QUOTE=jumanorbert;9423388]Social media can help improve your rankings. If your content gets shared by many people it will rank better.
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          OH...MY....GOSH....forget it Kevin. Blind leading the blind down with the rats to a sewer hole.

          I have no idea what planet you people live on.

          This thread is the epitome of why this forum drives me crazy.

          1 person gives the right answer, 100 more blindly give out crap. Those 100 tell 100 more,
          and so on and so on.

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          • Profile picture of the author raiko
            Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

            OH...MY....GOSH....forget it Kevin. Blind leading the blind down with the rats to a sewer hole.

            I have no idea what planet you people live on.

            Paul
            I believe most are from Planet SigSpam while others may be from Planet PostCount
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  • Profile picture of the author Resource9
    The social media websites are important when it comes to driving traffic to your website. However, for getting the best results, it is important to post updates on a regular basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author serpyre
    As a sales channel social media generates 1-2% of the traffic and is more or less useless, organic - ppc - email control ~60. As for traffic, social media just tells bots there is something interesting, if they come an look and find an average site - which 95% are unfortunately - they will leave just as quickly. The same goes for visitors - if they don't trust the site they will leave just as quickly. That is all there is to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MH Anwar
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    • Profile picture of the author serpexperts
      Social Media is effective for Traffic but not for ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author seopnc
    It is the best way to aware people about your product and service through social media sites.
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