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Are social signals still relevant in todays ranking?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sashablack, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    Hey guys and girls, looking for some kind of answer lol

    Just placed an order for a social package for my site for google +, pins, stumbled, etc ...

    Is this just a waste of money or do social signals still help with ranking?

    -Sasha
     
  2. K.H.R

    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I tried G+ its Good.
     
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    I saw that social signals case study a few months ago with 100k social signals that greatly increased rankings. But in that thread he stated that all accounts were real, I don't really understand how he managed to get that.

    I am also interested in others opinion/experiences about it! :)
     
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    stfrank Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I ranked a med competitive keyword with only real G+ votes :)
     
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    I prefer to use social signals to branding.

    However most webmasters consider it important for ranking
     
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    If it's real.

    Can't tell you how many site owners I've heard say "blah blah I have 50k likes blah" and the guy is a plumber in Podunk, Kansas with 50k Indian FB profile likes. Yeah. Google doesn't care about the shitty likes. The difference between real social signals and fake ones is that fake ones don't mention or do anything but Like a site. Real signals can trace mentions, links, people talking about the product.

    I audited this one guys "social signals" and the "white hat SEO" was just spamming the same 5 blog articles to the dude's FB and Twitter accounts. No interaction whatsoever with people. No retweeting, no conversations on FB. Nothing. This is shit "social signals."
     
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    Yes, it ranks but you can't rank with like 5 social signals. You gotta have a lot, of social signals. And heads up, Google+ signals are a gem :)
     
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    catonkeyboard Regular Member

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    They can't hurt. Gives your website some authority!
     
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    Are social signals still relevant in today's ranking?

    I think the answer is undoubtedly, yes. Though how much influence they actually have on the SERPS is anyone's guess.
     
  10. socialmediapro

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    Can you please explain what you mean with "real" ?
     
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    Without any doubt, I have 100s of niche sites answer is, YES!

    For me, real G+ shares and Facebook likes and shares are gold.

    Every article that is shared more when it's new is ranked faster and it has 15-25% better ranking and traffic.
     
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    true, especially with g+, google knows everything about the person liking your page so ofcourse 50k indians who like 100s pages a day is going to have no effect. But if some Hollywood A lister with 2 million followrs posted 'I just used xxx plumber' then it's going to have a bigger effect