Does Social Media sharing really help SEO?

by kimseo
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Hello Guys,
I heard a lot that social media sharing help SEO and search engines are blurring the line between search engines and social medias but personally so far i haven't achieved any encouraging result. Please share your thought and experience.
Thanks
#media #seo #sharing #social
  • Profile picture of the author MRamocsai
    I look at it as a component of SEO that can't be ignored. I've found it to help with SEO with my sites and I'm sure others have experienced the same. Think about it, if your new blog post is legitimately found to be share worthy by a few thousand Twitter users then you are going to see traffic as a result.

    And chances are, in addition to Twitter backlinks, you'll get backlinks from real websites and blogs. You can't look at it as a simple numbers game. Buying a thousand retweets isn't going to do much when compared to even a hundred genuine retweets. I look at social media as an excellent tool for getting the word out and it fairs very well in this area.

    Just look at the big dogs like Mashable. Their posts are being shared by thousands upon thousands of users. You can't say this isn't helping them out in the search engine game as well.
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  • Social Media really help Search engine optimization (SEO). The traffic that a website can get will totally increase if the person doing social media marketing knows how to benefit from it.

    First and foremost, the key in effectively using social media for the betterment of your site lies in your site itself. The contents of your website is the most important thing. Be sure that your website or what you are promoting can really be attractive for your target audience. Because of the fact that millions of people in different countries are suing social media, business people now are given the chance to promote their brand and build a good name online.
    All you have to do is do more improvements in what you are promoting for the people to grow more interests.
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  • Profile picture of the author magestore
    It does, the more engagement you get on social networks, the better your website will be recognized on search engines. It's called Social Signals
    In fact, I got my keyword's rank increased from 10 to 8 via a contest on Facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    Of course it does. Social Networks can make your website recognized well.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinDasilva
    absolutely social media is needed for SEO!

    1. I started a new site with new.domain and all
    I did was simply add some YouTube vidoes
    and then share on.twitter and faebook...

    and not only did.all my content get indexed
    but it was rankin really well!

    Google tracks where videos are embedded
    google tracks all tweets and social links

    Why? simple, they were falling behind in
    the content game by only ranking old
    content! so they needed to make that change!

    and if you really wanna kill it with social
    then use Google+, their publishers id, etc!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fallen_Angel
    The greatest sales tool has always been word of mouth advertising. Social Media is exactly that word of mouth advertising.
    A good social media campaign will bring you way more traffic then a page 1 Google ranking.
    Social Signals are an important part of Googles ranking algo these days.
    The top trafficked websites are all Social Media sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author anis001
    Social Media is still helpful to integrate your website if the strategies you take on those pages are implemented correctly.
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  • Yes Social media sites really help in SEO. It help to increase your visitors. If your website visitors get increase you will make more business and revenues.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nicolas01
      Originally Posted by admin@subashseo.com View Post

      Yes Social media sites really help in SEO. It help to increase your visitors. If your website visitors get increase you will make more business and revenues.
      That is right, and also as it is said "social"+media", it is already a good thing for promoting i think.
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    SEO is all about optimizing your site to get a better chance of being seen by more people, social media is one great tool to help you optimize your site's potential. There are two things I love about using social media; 1. It is free 2. It is real time and it can go viral...

    Think of "gangnam style" without youtube and facebook.. It wouldn't be such a hit without the two.

    Videos, tweets and photos in social media sites easily gets indexed and can amp your rankings pretty well.

    However you also have to take some points into consideration; 1. Social skills to keep your audience tuned (people hate spamming so be very cautious ) 2. How to target the right audience
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  • Profile picture of the author yaralikurt66
    For the people who answered: "its good for your traffic", please read the question. The question is: does it help for ranking. I don't also think it helps for your ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author jclindayag
    Hi kimseo!

    Yes definitely!

    It's the next road of SEO. SEO professionals are now more engaging in social media such as press release, facebook posts, twitter posts, and other social network sites. Google finds the links of social sites to be of great value.

    You can gain great results, when you syndicate your content especially videos in social sites. Ping or get the links of those social sites and index it. You can do this by using only wire. This is a great boost to your SEO rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    Guys, Thanks for your comments but my question is
    "does it help in SERP?
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    I know it help your page to get index quickly. Infact my blog posts/webpages get index within 30 min just because of social sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author ecofriend
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      Originally Posted by kimseo View Post

      Guys, Thanks for your comments but my question is
      "does it help in SERP?
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      I know it help your page to get index quickly. Infact my blog posts/webpages get index within 30 min just because of social sharing.
      Yes Social Sharing helps from SERP by building back-links and Driving traffic for website . . As the Process of Social Sharing includes to saving the website URL with Social Sharing sites . These Bookmarks are Public and Can be Accessed by anyone . Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author kimseo
        Originally Posted by ecofriend View Post

        Yes Social Sharing helps from SERP by building back-links and Driving traffic for website .
        As far as backlinks and driving traffic is concern , I completely agree with you but I still have few concerns

        1. Social media's backlinks (or bookmarks) are too deep to provide any link juice or value
        E.g. Check this thread , It's PR N/A. i don't think it can provide any juice to the signature links or any other links on this page.
        What do you say?

        2. Most of the social media portals offer nofollow links . Are they helpful ?
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  • Profile picture of the author fabriano
    Totally.... Google takes the social ranking as an important metric and it will become more and more crucial ..
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  • Profile picture of the author alan01
    Now a days it's so much popular for SEo to use Socal Media. Social Media make your website well recognized.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    It is only a matter of time before the social media (or the collective voice) become part of the search algo, to some extent it already is. Google measures things like bounce rate, time on page etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author mikevaughan
    Yes, social Media helps SEO a lot. By promoting and getting back links form Social Media, SEO rankings will increase. Its essential now a days to get the backlinks from popular social networking sites as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author wilsonbar
    yes social media sharing helps in SEO and helps to improve your SERP and crawling webpages fast... this is the fastest way to get backlinks of your webpage... so keep social media sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    For good seo you need good seo.
    Try blog commenting then you get good result.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kirill Vasilyev
    Social media sharing is good for your site as part of SEO. It brings you more exposure and more backlinks from Twitter and Facebook. But good content is the key for SEO rankings.Make your site interesting to read and share your content with targeted audience on Social Media
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  • Profile picture of the author franktwin
    Social Media certainty helps SEO rankings, in fact it plays a major part in rankings by google.. Try to create as many social media accounts as possible and link them to your site!
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  • Profile picture of the author taylormarek
    Simple Answer. Yes.

    Is word of mouth effective at bringing new people in and driving sales? I think you know the answer to that one, social media is no different. The only difference is that it is online and therefore has a much greater reach into many areas, google and seo is a small fraction of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartbiz38129
    Yes! Social sharing is becoming a factor in page ranking. I was researching a post for my blog and social media/SEO are coming together. I've been looking at Bing because I'm just OVER Google and Bing factors social sharing into search results. It's going to be interesting in the next couple of years
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Social media helps in a big way. Most people may not visit your site, but when an article url is posted in the social media networks, people will follow the link and read your articles. The content you post will determine if they will keep visiting your site or not. That is v. gd traffic for you. You can then build a list from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jool
    Yes definitely! Social Media helps a lot. This is a powerful strategy when it comes to online marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author submitinme
    Originally Posted by kimseo View Post

    Hello Guys,
    I heard a lot that social media sharing help SEO and search engines are blurring the line between search engines and social medias but personally so far i haven't achieved any encouraging result. Please share your thought and experience.
    Thanks
    It depends on the type of media and the spots where you do the social media marketing. By spots I mean, the spots within the social media sites. For example, if you are looking for a jump in search engine rankings, you need to get mentions and links from public pages that the search engines have access to. For instance, the search engine can index twitter tweets, pinterest pins and Google plus public posts. Google doesn't have access to facebook or linkedin private pages. So if you are concentrating on search engine rankings trough social media marketing, you should seriously participate in twitter, pinterest and Google plus and encourage real people in these networks to share your content along with the links. Remember that you would see the effect in terms of SEO only when real people start sharing your posts in social media virally.
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  • Profile picture of the author weston2012
    Defiantly it works, without social sharing you cant get high traffic. I heard lot of time from SEOMoZ Whiteboard Friday "Rand" that share your links in social media, its good to first index in the search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    Thanks a lot guys for positive and fruitful feedback. I really appreciate it
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  • Profile picture of the author socialassistant
    Yes definitely!
    Social Media is taking it's place, but as compare to other social networks you've to focus on Google+ it's developed by Google and you can't ingnore it! But, don't think you'll share a post and it will be indexed in Search Engines. You also need to engage and collaborate with other people, at this moment Google+ is offering "Follow" links.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeBailey
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    I have noticed that adding social media marketing into an SEO campaign can definitely increase the results.
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  • Profile picture of the author igl0w
    An unique social link cannot hurt a site
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  • Profile picture of the author netsz
    It does, That's why so many people want to buy twitter retweets
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda786
    If SEO don't give any significant results then why multinational companies still hiring SEOs ?
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  • Profile picture of the author iJonathan
    Originally Posted by kimseo View Post

    Hello Guys,
    I heard a lot that social media sharing help SEO and search engines are blurring the line between search engines and social medias but personally so far i haven't achieved any encouraging result. Please share your thought and experience.
    Thanks
    Social media has absolutely no affect on google rank. Absolute 0. Social media may have great impact on traffic to your site, ultimately driving your site's alexa rank to more desirable position. However, if you attempt to link build from social media, E.G., tumbler (although these links are no-follow), in this case it will help your site to gain some recognition in terms of serps.

    Hope that helps

    Jonathan
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    • Profile picture of the author kimseo
      Originally Posted by iJonathan View Post

      Social media has absolutely no affect on google rank. Absolute 0. Social media may have great impact on traffic to your site, ultimately driving your site's alexa rank to more desirable position. However, if you attempt to link build from social media, E.G., tumbler (although these links are no-follow), in this case it will help your site to gain some recognition in terms of serps.

      Hope that helps

      Jonathan
      Can you share any evidence or document regarding this with us ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Indian Remy
    The more you share your content and story on popular social media sites, those social signals get factored into DA and SERPS.
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    • Profile picture of the author ErikWeich31021
      Yes Social media helps your rankings, all signals that point to you increase your authority and rank for the category you are in...

      Its great if you can use social signals in conjunction with your backlink building strategies, it works, its proven and it helps me rank my sites very well throughout all the panda & penguin updates
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  • Profile picture of the author jlcs
    I don't social media really help in SEO. But it does help drive more traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimDoyle
    Ask people to "LIKE" your Facebook page everywhere. Ask on your Facebook page, on your website, in any advertising, and in your brick and mortar stores. The more individuals "LIKE" your page, the more they will spread information about your brand. This is a great way to increase business as well as your SEO rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author susann22
    But does a like of facebook directly affects the serp?

    How should google know the clicks?
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    it helps to drive traffic to your site mainly. social media like facebook has nofollow attribute, btw it also helps somehow to increase rankings. Always better to have do follow and no follow together. I believe when lot of people visit a website, that also helps to increase rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    Yes, it helps. It helps to get more traffic.
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