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Can Social Signals Hurt Ranking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macmac80210, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. macmac80210

    macmac80210 Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a old (age wise) domain that I finally am getting around to monetizing. I purchased a High PR link package from the link building marketplace. For link diversity, I also purchased some social shares, and pointed them at my domain. Is is a bad idea? Would Google penalize me for a sudden influx of social signals? I purchased them from Fiverr (very similar to several threads on BHW). I have always gone with only the High PR links, but I wanted to try something different this time and see if it had a positive impact. I was just curious about what the general consensus regarding these types of social signals, was.

    For the record, I purchased 500 total shares. 100 on Twitter, Pinterest, MySpace, Stumbleupon, and Bitly. The seller claimed they were Penguin, Panda, and Google Panda V2 Safe, but I'm not sure.

    Any input would be appreciated
     
  2. AnthonyCorleone

    AnthonyCorleone Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I did 5k drip-feed over a month to money site from G+/TW/FB 5k re-shares/re-tweets each
    is been now 2-3 months since the work been completed I didn't got penalized but I didn't got no ranking with this eather
     
  3. bullsbears

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    Social Signals are not known to hurt rankings in any which way. All social signals are safe.
     
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  4. macmac80210

    macmac80210 Newbie

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    That's what I thought. I just was worried about spammy looking Bitly's.
     
  5. Virtusone

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    Thank you. It?s very kind of you.
     
  6. JournoNick

    JournoNick Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Social signals are fine. If you want social signals for ranking then the only thing that will work is google plus. You should use twitter and Facebook for networking, not pushing up your numbers. Also use fb and twitter on your tier links so they index faster. Hope that is useful information.
     
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    back2form Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Social signals will bring popularity to your brand/site. So you don't need to worry about penalty, but be aware with the backlinks to your site. It may cause harm to your site, if you buy links from irrelevant or spammy sites.
     
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  9. rob1977

    rob1977 Power Member

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    Why?.....really just why?

    Op your fine with the social signals. I've saw no indication they cause harm, although they need to be regular and meaningful to do any good.
     
  10. krswlr

    krswlr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Social signals won't help you get rankings. Period. Read some of Mark Traphagen's work.