Does this still help SEO

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Hey guys,

I thought that social shares helped you to rank search engines. However today I heard from someone that it doesn't do anything for your websites ranking is this true?

The same goes for other nofollow links. I heard that they would still give a little bit of value for a websites ranking, even though it's a lot less than dofollow links. But today I heard that it won't help you anything at all so is this true?
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    You are not being very specific.

    Social shares do not (according to Google) contribute directly to SEO.

    But since you are asking if they "helped you rank search engines", that isn't the same thing.

    If social shares increase views, increase Time On Page and decrease page abandonment then they could "help you rank (in the) search engines".

    No Follow links do not pass "link juice", they do not pass any PR or DA.

    But that doesn't mean Google won't give you an SEO boost if they see you linked from a CNN no follow link. There is much speculation about how Google follows its own rules regarding spidering and scoring websites.

    Also this should be in the SEO forum.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Primeplus1
    In regards to the nofollow, I have been lead to believe that a healthy mix of nofollow links simply helps with the appearance of reality. That's to say, it is very unlikely that a site will have purely dofollow backlinks. So a mix of nofollow may benefit you in this aspect.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr los3
      Originally Posted by Primeplus1 View Post

      In regards to the nofollow, I have been lead to believe that a healthy mix of nofollow links simply helps with the appearance of reality. That's to say, it is very unlikely that a site will have purely dofollow backlinks. So a mix of nofollow may benefit you in this aspect.
      Please stop with that non-sense.

      why would any reputable website build no-follow links just to look realistic, isn't that just making you look more unrealistic.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by stephanreek View Post

    Hey guys,

    I thought that social shares helped you to rank search engines. However today I heard from someone that it doesn't do anything for your websites ranking is this true?

    The same goes for other nofollow links. I heard that they would still give a little bit of value for a websites ranking, even though it's a lot less than dofollow links. But today I heard that it won't help you anything at all so is this true?
    Social/nofollow aren't ranking any pages, just like that nofollow forum sig you have isn't ranking anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    Social shares will not help your website ranking, but will help you get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Val22
    Social media engagement greatly improves traffic. Recently, i have noticed that many high ranking articles on Google have been shared multiple times by different readers.

    This is just an indication that people love the content and Google has no alternative but to boost their rankings.

    In terms of nofollow, Google doesn't pay attention to those links. They are relatively of no value at all. This was clearly indicated in one of Google's webmaster news releases.
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  • Profile picture of the author aadi14
    If people are coming to your website through social shares then it more likely to increase traffic. And if traffic is coming then it may be possible that your overall bounce rate, sessions page views will increase(only in case you provide what is asked). And that can to extent be beneficial.
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