How important is social media (fb, twitter) for SEO?

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My site is already ranking on first page for few big keywords and i been reading that its good to have twitter page and facebook page for your website.


The thing is i really dont care about social media and likes on fb page for my site but i am willing to create it if it will help my SEO.


Can someone chim in on this issue?
#important #media #seo #social #twitter
  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    It's good to have those pages.
    It's also good to get a decent amount of sleep.
    It's good to eat a balanced diet....

    All of that does the same for SEO..nothing.

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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Brown1
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      It's good to have those pages.
      It's also good to get a decent amount of sleep.
      It's good to eat a balanced diet....

      All of that does the same for SEO..nothing.

      Paul
      I am totally agree with you. Without social media, SEO looks incomplete. Social media allows you to put your website and brand directly in front of potential customers. Produce good quality content and share it across social media and watch others interact and share it as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    Many people are using social networks to search for services and products, and the social sites are growing and people are becoming dependent on them more than before.

    It also makes your business looks professional and you can also get sales/clients from social sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEMResource
    We list sites on social media according to their business names. Their social media sites then come up in the search engines for their business names, usually the 2nd placement under their site. We've also had some of their posts on social media, especially Facebook and Pinterest come up in the search engines for keywords.

    The images from social sites also show up in Google Image Search for the business name and for keywords.

    We've seen this happen multiple times. Pinterest, especially, is a good site to list your keywords on the boards and in your posts.

    You'll also get traffic from the social sites as you grow your network, pages, and profiles on them. I'd say they're important if you want traffic, engagement with your brand, and to increase sales. Our clients have been successful with sales from social media networks and with inquiries.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOWizard417
    From an SEO standpoint, social signals won't do anything for your site. There are a good way to build brand awareness and trust with your visitors though. You can get a ton of traffic through social media outlets when done right.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Such links could only help you to get some visitors NOW (not in the long run)! They won't help you for your SEO, they are nofollow backlinks!
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  • Profile picture of the author larrypaul
    Yes, social media sites would definitely help in SEO. It would increase traffic and brand value to the website..
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  • Profile picture of the author serpyre
    Social media generates ~2% direct sales traffic - it is a branding tool for marketing. Once you take that in to account everything becomes much clearer - social media posts just point Google to index you - like an I'm here - if you don't have the correct setup and content it will make little difference once they get there.
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    • Profile picture of the author MichaelMcKinney
      Originally Posted by serpyre View Post

      Social media generates ~2% direct sales traffic - it is a branding tool for marketing. Once you take that in to account everything becomes much clearer - social media posts just point Google to index you - like an I'm here - if you don't have the correct setup and content it will make little difference once they get there.
      Yes, Social media is the best way to drive traffic and get information about your products to the search engine as well as to your targeted customer, through this you can easily engage your targeted customers.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by MichaelMcKinney View Post

        Yes, Social media is the best way to drive traffic and get information about your products to the search engine as well as to your targeted customer, through this you can easily engage your targeted customers.
        9 out of 10 proctologist disagree.
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  • Profile picture of the author skjaat
    Social media help a lot because on social sites huge of people they our target tarffic. So make your social page and incrase your tarffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author sven123
    These days, everyone use social media, so having your site stated there is a must. That's why we have a method in SEO called social bookmarking. It's one of the best and most reliable way to get traffic and profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author kishoreseo
    From my experience, Social media is most important for growing business. Especially Facebook, twitter and linkedin. Most of the people use for brand promotion and also people are now becoming crazy about this. It doesn't have any direct impact for rankings, but for traffic and conversion, SM can be used
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  • Profile picture of the author Bestseoservice
    social media website always useful for your business, once you will get more traffic from social media websites , your website automatically rank well in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author leilapearse
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    Having a strong social media presence is so important, and some business owners just can’t wrap their head around it, especially the older generation. Even if you take SEO out of the picture it is still crucial to have an online social media presence. Times are changing and social media is now more important than ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Poly Hossain
    Social media directly impacts your business's search engine optimization efforts and search engines influence your social media presence.
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  • Profile picture of the author serpyre
    That is actually just incorrect, socia media tells search engines there is new content - other factors then kick in to play of which most sites don't have the correct technical/business architecture to generate the ranking. To most they will look to be one and the same thing - social media is a feeder - not an end result.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    How important is social media (fb, twitter) for SEO?
    You ever Tweet a page to #1 in Google SERPs?

    Don't feel bad, nobody else has either...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      You ever Tweet a page to #1 in Google SERPs?

      Don't feel bad, nobody else has either...
      Cough...cough... I did.

      But it was the initial impact of exposure that ultimately had the tweet syndicated out across hundreds of pages that had "follow" links. After that came the ranking. Would the Tweet be causation?

      If anyone thinks I'm saying social is good for SEO, kick yourself in the head for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author gmarklin
    I don't think they help with Seo, but they can help you site
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  • Profile picture of the author momotaro
    I'm not agry, it's very important ! Two are definitly importants, Google+.and pinterest. One, you will have dofollow backlinks from them, and two, it will improve traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author suzyspring
    The main purpose of using social media is to improve the search ranking. You can easily share your stuffs using social media, it will give a great reach. In seo purpose you can get direct traffic and indirect links from it.
    So using social media is good in one way, even though there are some bad stuffs there too
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  • Profile picture of the author socialzaz
    Hey good , Twitter and facebook is Good i used that also. But from my side I am using pinterest as main source to bring good ranking and traffic to my site. Try pinterest.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelMcKinney
    Social media is very important in terms of engaging customers and promoting your brand or resources. Social media such as FB or twitter are a high traffic media where each time the activity is process.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceaserbuck
    facebook has a pr of 9 backlink for such a site is always welcomed same in case of twitter write post related to your website embed the link to your site it helps you in SEO morever facebook has alexa rank of 2 it can send high traffic to your site you can also use accounts to interact with your customers lot it is highly useful in many ways
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  • Profile picture of the author scottmacair
    Originally Posted by Scorpion2 View Post

    My site is already ranking on first page for few big keywords and i been reading that its good to have twitter page and facebook page for your website.


    The thing is i really dont care about social media and likes on fb page for my site but i am willing to create it if it will help my SEO.


    Can someone chim in on this issue?
    Twitter and Facebook will not help SEO. If you don't care about social as you said then there is no point to build a Facebook page or twitter account for SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author couponsgrid
    Social media does not have any direct impact on SEO. but yet it is helpful for branding and directly reaching out to your intended client and customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    Hi,

    Its good to have twitter page and all and social media is also a part for increasing traffic and backlinks to the website i think its very important to have a social media support in seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author andolini7110
    Hey,

    I want to add a bit in conversation. I think you should create social pages for your site to build brand presence and engagement with the people using social sites and converting them into potential customers.

    This definitely helps SEO in a long run as people will visit your website more often which will decrease bounce rate (if you have interesting and engaging content) which will ultimately decrease your website bounce rate and hence increasing your website SEO value.

    I don't think nowadays external links to website are the only factor. It's the collaborative factor of all signals the website is getting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Voxleaf
    I think SMO is a core area for SEO and famous very fast because it has no strict rules for marketing........
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by Voxleaf View Post

      I think SMO is a core area for SEO and famous very fast because it has no strict rules for marketing........
      I am ROTFLMAO!

      Originally Posted by ceaserbuck View Post

      facebook has a pr of 9 backlink for such a site is always welcomed same in case of twitter write post related to your website embed the link to your site it helps you in SEO morever facebook has alexa rank of 2 it can send high traffic to your site you can also use accounts to interact with your customers lot it is highly useful in many ways
      Yeah...sure....seo in chennai...ROTFLMAO!

      Originally Posted by momotaro View Post

      I'm not agry, it's very important ! Two are definitly importants, Google+.and pinterest. One, you will have dofollow backlinks from them, and two, it will improve traffic to your site.
      Well, I'm angry that you have no clue as to there is no such thing as dofollow, and
      obviously you are confusing it with nofollow.

      I go away for a few days.....I have no idea what planet some of you live on.

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  • Profile picture of the author eham
    people use social media for more traffic.so its need to have social media
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  • Profile picture of the author juk123
    Well social media can help with rankings as if your content is good webmasters might link to your site so you get natural backlinks the way Google likes it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandboyz
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    Social media allows you to spread your online reach faster.
    Active social media profiles drive high quality website traffic.
    Social media are the new signals (think ”votes” for your websites popularity).
    As you build your social media following on Facebook, twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and others, you build up a large following of people that have the ability to share your content.
    Avoid Google penalties with less focus on links.
    Social media is a part of website traffic .
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  • Profile picture of the author amybrownwpx
    Originally Posted by Scorpion2 View Post

    My site is already ranking on first page for few big keywords and i been reading that its good to have twitter page and facebook page for your website.


    The thing is i really dont care about social media and likes on fb page for my site but i am willing to create it if it will help my SEO.


    Can someone chim in on this issue?
    Hi Scorpion

    It is good to have a social media profiles. It is not about just facebook likes or followers on twitter. The thing is you have to be social and make your site visible globally. So that people get more aware about your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author technokar
    Hello Dear,
    Social media plate form is always useful for your business, you can get more traffic from social media sites likes Face book,twitter,Google+,linked in etc , your website automatically rank well in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author samk2824
    Social Shares Are Really Good For Serp , It Works Very Well
    Own Experience
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Social media isn't necessary, it is optional but why wouldn't you want to use social media?
    Social media act as a bridge to communicate online from people around the world, and besides you can use it for free. If you are an expanding business then you need it, because social media will be able to help you increase your online presence and reach the audience you want to target.
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  • Profile picture of the author somyasharma
    Now social media become the important part of SEO. Increase visibility on your website and generate more traffic, its also mandatory. You can share your content, products and services via many social network and make strong public relationship.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacomara
    Use onlywire.com and submit your website to all the important social sites in one go.
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  • Profile picture of the author kristyrussel
    Yes both are important as it increases your social presence also.
    compared to twitter Facebook is more beneficial.
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  • Profile picture of the author larrypaul
    Yes, as per the latest google update it is mandatory to keep social signals on the websites. Promote them using different posts..
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  • Profile picture of the author Vickcarty
    I don't know how you are ranking your site but I'm simply getting first page by using FB, Twitter and Youtube.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hudson White
    It's good to have your presence on social media platforms but as far as my knowledge is concerned, social networks doesn't gives fruitful results every time. As, social media marketing is not much effective in B2B marketing. So, please check the effectiveness on every social network in your niche before moving ahead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vansskavv
    Yes absolutely impotent social media for seo because you can find more traffic your site because people reach directly your business
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  • Profile picture of the author misshang
    I always include a facebook fanpage, and g+ page, because I want to occupy another 2 spots on page 1. For twitters, it's not popular here in my country, but it's instant search engine so it gets your article indexed instantly, does that hurt?
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Social activities can never hurt your site. Rather, they will help your site gain more popularity, mentions, and links.
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