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Social signals - are they working for you?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by seoguye, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. seoguye

    seoguye Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm wondering how many of you out there are finding that social signals are helping your SERPs? And if they are, by how much and have you done any specific experimenting of what results they achieved for you?


    I've run a campaign for one of my sites and it seems that some of my primary keywords have dropped off the map completely, which I wasn't expecting at all. And no, there's been no other link building done to the website in quite some time.
     
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  2. supaH

    supaH Junior Member

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    Ive been seeing great results with social signals (Twitter, Facebook, Google+) on youtube videos. Its been ranking on YT a whole lot quicker.

    But like everything with SEO, 1 tactic simply isn't enough to sustain high rankings.
     
  3. VinBed

    VinBed Regular Member

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    Social signals for brands seem to work really well, but it really is a combination of many different forms of links that makes it more likely that your site will rank well in the SERPs.
     
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  4. tencentpiece

    tencentpiece Junior Member

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    Depends, when my shares/links/other signals have been natural I've seen an increase in rankings/traffic. But that's probably because that content is more likely to be shared (and thus linked to) more naturally anyway.
     
  5. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    Just started with social signals on a couple of my site. Too early to tell yet. Interested to see others results
     
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    They work, but ONLY IF YOU have ACTIVE and REAL social accounts connected to the website.
     
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    GiftGuru Supreme Member

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    That's all I use now is social media signals. Why not have people share your site for you? Nobody shares crap xrumer dropped backlinks
     
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    exactly but it is not enough from SEO perspective :)
     
  9. rozerr

    rozerr Registered Member

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    It helps me in branding of my site, but i never seen if it is useful in keywords high ranking.
     
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    saulgud Newbie

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    I use synnd for all my social signaling. After every guest post i send tweets, likes, bookmarks etc. to them. I feel as though it gives my link more weight, seems to do the trick.;)
     
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    it works with smart Strategy ;)
     
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    andrianmutu Newbie

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    It is the important one to get the visitor..using social signal such as FB, youtube, twitter will get more rank to your site.
     
  15. rootjazz

    rootjazz Power Member

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    Is another tool in the arsenal, would drop the others and focus soley on this though. Then again my accounts are fair from real, engaging and quality orientated.

    I just have some bots scrape recent related social stories / news items / trends etc and post to the accounts with a little "LOL" or "OMG" added for no other reason than it makes me chuckle
     
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    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    I've been using +1 sites with twitter, google, and facebook. I haven't seen any noticeable difference.
     
  17. seoguye

    seoguye Regular Member

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    Funnily enough after I launched the social media campaign; my SERPs dropped off the radar and I thought "shit, here we go...". But 2 months later, and I've just recovered stronger than ever with some minor link building done by a high PR link network... so I wonder if it was the social metrics that knocked me out and/or whether they have helped recover after doing some minor link building?

    I might have to create a separate websites on an old domain and see what sort of results I achieve just by content + social metrics.
     
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    Social signal is powerfull for me
     
  19. worldwebsolutions

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    There is method to social media campaings, if you do it right results are there to be taken
     
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    king_cobra Newbie

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    Please dont depend upon 1 tactic, just do all tactics and remembering about quality and relevancy.