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Are social signals important in SEO today?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johnnylo, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. johnnylo

    johnnylo Newbie

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    I've heard many people teaching the importance of social signals.
    So I tried creating some social profiles from my money site, interlink them and link to my money site.
    I also get my site shared on social sites such as Facebook, twitter,?
    However, I wonder whether it really helps in ranking?


    After months, Google only index 1 social profile (Facebook) of my website. My Google plus page and Twitter page are not indexed at all.


    Anyone got any proof that social signals help ranking?
     
  2. seapunk

    seapunk Registered Member

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    That's not what people usually mean by social signals.

    They do have a visible impact on ranking; search "regrettable" and go to page 2 to see a bunch of clickbait pages on regrettable tattoos with no backlinks.

    Another example: Reddit is used as a ranking factor in Google News (and even has self-posts included sometimes).
     
  3. SimpleSiteSolutions

    SimpleSiteSolutions Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You need to get people to share and tweet your content as much as possible. Just having profiles will not do much
     
  4. johnnylo

    johnnylo Newbie

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    Thanks for your insight. Can you recommend some of reading on social signals. I want to learn more about it.
     
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    Social signals not play any direct role in SEO but they good source of promotion & traffic.
     
  7. johnnylo

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    Why are you saying that? Curious
     
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    Social signals are increasingly important as they push some more Trust to your website. Aside from FB and Twitter, building LinkedIn Account, YouTube Account, Pinterest etc and linking back to your main site can help, too.
     
  9. rob1977

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    Social signals are an interesting one. I'm actually changing my opinion of them.

    I have saw true signals, having an impact and fake ones not so much, and therefore wonder if it is the interaction with your site via the social signals and not the signals themselves.

    They do provide a justification screen for any seo efforts you do.
     
  10. william19510

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    To my mind social signals its a decent reinforcement for common optimization works on every website. It's definitely play valuable role in long-term and branding promotion...
     
  11. gtree

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    social signals will drive targeted visitors to your website...can get some quick results
     
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    social signals is the mejor of seo.you cannot get lot of traffice without social signals
     
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    could you please elaborate ?
     
  15. ambushiv11

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    Yes they are, I'll post my research here too since I can't forward you to the other thread.

    Sorry for writing it like this.
     
  16. netcelal

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    Social Signals are like gold
     
  17. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Would social signals help if there is a manual review of a website by google?
     
  18. ambushiv11

    ambushiv11 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You mean a manual action taken on your website?
     
  19. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Yes, since having a bigger social presence could seem to be more organic and help get a site reindex if all other things look good.
     
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  20. ambushiv11

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    The only way a website gets back is when Google will remove their manual action upon your website. Sorry mate, if you requested already for a review on your website and you got rejected there is no way you will get back on the SERPS, either way try to ask for a manual review of the website again if you have adjusted your website properly with your manual action penalization.