Why you should use social media!

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Just created this for my blog, hopefully it will help people. Just a basic guide on social signals and the easiest way to add buttons.

Google and other search engines have recently been using social signals to help determine where to rank a website for its keywords. The ability to create excellent content and promoted quickly and effectively using social media is becoming one of the most important techniques that Internet marketers use.


Think about it like this if you were to make a big investment, for instant if you were going to buy car you want to get a recommendation first. Alike or vote is simply a recommendation, and these recommendations help build trust with search engine algorithms and trust with your target audience.


Even in the wake of the latest Google updates, one thing has remained true is using social media to promote your site, it's vital. Social signals are extremely strong factor Google takes into consideration.


You can improve your social signals much like SEO, there are some core elements you should follow - on-site and off-site. On-site elements include things like social buttons: Facebook likes, Google plus votes, tweet button, pinterest button just to name a few of the most popular social media websites. When building a website these days it's imperative to include the social buttons.


Off-site social signals include things like: creating an engaging Facebook page, a twitter page, a pinterest wall, and a Google plus account. Combining off-site and on-site social signals is a great way to propel your website forwards.


When starting a new search engine ranking campaign it's important to include social signals as a ranking factor.


Easy ways to add social Buttons


If you're a Wordpress user like a lot of us here you can add some nifty plugins which create social media buttons for you instantly. Some of my favourite plugins are:


If you're not using Wordpress, it's still an easy process. Follow the links below, if you want to manually add any of the buttons to your website.



Facebook Like Button


Tweet Button


Pinterest Pin Button


Google Plus button
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  • Profile picture of the author wrcato2
    Thanks for the heads up on social buttons and the links. As far as the seo purposes I really do not follow them. For me it is a waste of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author franktwin
    Cool Post, looks like you have been successful in social media too..
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  • Profile picture of the author kreitje
    Google also has it's Author Rank system. Assuming you are making posts you want associated with your real name google ties your posts in with your G+ profile.

    Either adding a rel="author" to the link of the author or having Google scrape your pages works.

    Googles Help Page on Author Information
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    • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
      Originally Posted by kreitje View Post

      Google also has it's Author Rank system. Assuming you are making posts you want associated with your real name google ties your posts in with your G+ profile.

      Either adding a rel="author" to the link of the author or having Google scrape your pages works.

      Googles Help Page on Author Information
      Any Google related product is still very good for backlinks, even the Google+ profile or page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elfen Lied
    Thank you for your useful information
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  • Profile picture of the author jking1
    Wow , its a great share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Repfixer
    Social media is more than just a fad, and for many companies, it is becoming a bigger, more integral part of their overall marketing mix. Social media presents numerous opportunities for businesses that might otherwise cost a company thousands (if not millions) of pounds in marketing and advertising spend. According to eMarketer, in 2011 social media spend for B2B industries is projected to increase 60 percent over last year. But, what does this have to do with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steffy Rose
    mm.. sounds good,. Social Media is a great platform to promote our brand in natural way. We can attract peoples by using catchy posts , images and videos to drive targeted people to our website .. Isn't it? and , also it seems natural way in Google's eye..
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  • Profile picture of the author upendraets
    Oh! thnaks for describing the use of Social media . you are saying right thing . now these days most of the users want to update yourself via Social media websites like FaceBook, Twitter, Ibibo. MySpace Etc. So, for Promotion or business purpose SMO is best for this .
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoHitmen
    i love social media most of my leads come from social sites
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  • Profile picture of the author kampret262
    social media is important and better than seek more backlinks...
    especially in the current era of google panda
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  • Profile picture of the author namesbeyond
    By inserting social media button to the webpages can create lot of organic traffic to the page.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    Social Media gets you that social presence which will help your website gets a lot of traffic. Also your website can be shared all over the global if people find interesting information on your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author shazaman
      does anyone have any suggestions on how to work pinterest in to the equation
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    Nice share dude! Thanks. It will really help me a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author footballfreak
    Thanks for the info. Am a newbie and learning something new many times a day!
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  • Profile picture of the author nddwseo
    Social media is a great help in getting traffic. SEO+SMO= Growing Business
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacob Isaacs
    Excellent share, man. Dealing with offline clients from time to time, I've found a majority of them don't realize just how easy it is to nab leads and authority with social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author AravGupta
    One of the best marketing strategy on the internet is the utilization of social media. The popularity of these sites had gone to the top and advertising and promoting your site in tons of members will be a great help for everyone.. The only thing we need to do is, participate genuinely..
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    • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
      Originally Posted by AravGupta View Post

      One of the best marketing strategy on the internet is the utilization of social media. The popularity of these sites had gone to the top and advertising and promoting your site in tons of members will be a great help for everyone.. The only thing we need to do is, participate genuinely..
      Social media marketing is less about advertising and more about building community and getting feedback from your customers. This allows your potential customers to get to know you/your product and trust that you are offering them something good.
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  • Profile picture of the author footballfreak
    Thanks for the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author bsummers
    Definitely, social media has indeed made a big contribution to the market in terms of generating leads; with its useful conversation in understanding consumer needs, cost-effective way to establish relationship with clients, and the power of "like-ing" in facebook, social media has definitely opened up a world of marketing opportunities.

    Facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, tumblr, foursquare; these are just some of the social networking sites that have been used to turn what was once a sea of people looking for connections over the internet into a community.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadan001
    great info! So, social media is one of the important algorithm in Google.

    and of course, it would be very good for SEO in website.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    I bookmarked this page, thanks for sharing this info!
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  • Profile picture of the author aksports2003
    Its a big help to get a traffic to a social media site,
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  • Profile picture of the author amdadhbd
    Social Media a good source of traffic. Everyday I get very good amount of traffic from facebook, twitter and stumbleupon
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  • Profile picture of the author Campbell24
    Social media buttons are definitely worth using on your site. All kinds of benefits.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaintechnosoft
    Social Media is playing main role for every business, for advertising for your business and we can generate leads. We can share every information about your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    One of the reasons why you should social media is branding because it create a recognizable identity for your product or service. This is extremely important for a small business.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoelDean
    Originally Posted by John Ralph View Post

    Just created this for my blog, hopefully it will help people. Just a basic guide on social signals and the easiest way to add buttons.

    Google and other search engines have recently been using social signals to help determine where to rank a website for its keywords. The ability to create excellent content and promoted quickly and effectively using social media is becoming one of the most important techniques that Internet marketers use.


    Think about it like this if you were to make a big investment, for instant if you were going to buy car you want to get a recommendation first. Alike or vote is simply a recommendation, and these recommendations help build trust with search engine algorithms and trust with your target audience.


    Even in the wake of the latest Google updates, one thing has remained true is using social media to promote your site, it's vital. Social signals are extremely strong factor Google takes into consideration.


    You can improve your social signals much like SEO, there are some core elements you should follow - on-site and off-site. On-site elements include things like social buttons: Facebook likes, Google plus votes, tweet button, pinterest button just to name a few of the most popular social media websites. When building a website these days it's imperative to include the social buttons.


    Off-site social signals include things like: creating an engaging Facebook page, a twitter page, a pinterest wall, and a Google plus account. Combining off-site and on-site social signals is a great way to propel your website forwards.


    When starting a new search engine ranking campaign it's important to include social signals as a ranking factor.


    Easy ways to add social Buttons


    If you're a Wordpress user like a lot of us here you can add some nifty plugins which create social media buttons for you instantly. Some of my favourite plugins are:


    If you're not using Wordpress, it's still an easy process. Follow the links below, if you want to manually add any of the buttons to your website.



    Facebook Like Button


    Tweet Button


    Pinterest Pin Button


    Google Plus button
    Thanks for this post, actually you are right i have ranked almost all of my websites on the page 1 of Google even on the no. 1 spot on my several keywords optimized. But these social medias are only a pinch of what really Google takes eyeing on ranking factors.
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  • For getting traffic, we can use social media..By using social media we can get number visitors daily..
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  • Profile picture of the author alexjames212
    This was a great post, thanks for sharing it here.
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  • Profile picture of the author mubashir
    we all know that majority of people use social media networks. So by adding social media buttons you allow your users to share your content with just a click. By doing this you will get social media presence with almost 0 % work.
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