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Bing starting "social search": The beginning of the end of backlinks?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Gefrr, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Gefrr

    Gefrr Newbie

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    I would love to hear your opinions about this. Bing and Facebook just started working together by integrating "Likes" in the actual Search Results.

    mashable.com/2010/10/13/facebook-bing-social-search (sorry, can't post links yet)

    You can read all about it there. How do you think this can affect search in general? Is this the future of search?
     
  2. BorisTipsIt

    BorisTipsIt Regular Member

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    I don't see how it effects backlinks per se. You still have to be ranked high to be seen. It would just seem to imply you need to have good content on your site for people to recommend it.

    Sounds ripe for a script that creates lots of recommends to your site! Guess that would be in the BH section.
     
  3. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Who uses Bing anyway?
     
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    awww123 Newbie

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    i know right lol everyone use google
     
  5. t0pguy

    t0pguy Newbie

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    I still love google. Just using bing Api to generate content. :)
     
  6. mannclann

    mannclann Newbie

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    You are failing to understand that the internet is still evolving, companies are still competing and facebook is a monster that is changing the way many people are interacting.

    To laugh off something as significant as this would indicate that you don't make money by supplying seo services and it's quite possible you don't make much money online period.
     
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    I think it will become more impactful to current backlinking/seo practices only in a social sense. What I mean is, people don't really 'like' a useful information page, the same as they would 'like' an entertainment site. For our purposes. gaining lots of backlinks to our info/review/money sites should still be a solid practice.

    I personally could care less what people 'like'. I usually dont 'like' what anybody else 'likes', anyways! How can such a ranking become an accrate measure for knowledge? If I punch in 'how to repair a wheel bearing', I don't want a search to show a bunch of hot rod car sites, just because a bunch of people 'like' the site. When I go to the library to look up information, I never go to the 'popular' section, I go to where I am gonna find the answers to my questions.
     
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  8. rayloc

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    Ted used it in the latest episode of "how i met your mother" :)
     
  9. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Screw Bing! Even if FB gets into the SERP picture there will be plenty of ways to add that aspect to your SEO work. I think backlinks are here to stay.