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Case study: Can I rank with 100k social signals?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by keysikg, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    I have multi niche PPD website that I built 2 weeks ago. I will try to rank quite popular niche. I posted it a week ago and built some backlinks to it.

    Current rankings for my niche:

    kw1: 47
    kw2: 57
    kw3: 40
    kw4: 61
    kw5: 71

    At this point I have:

    3000 Facebook likes
    100 Twitter retweets
    50 Google+
    And some LinkedIn and Pinterest shares.


    My plan:

    100.000 Facebook likes
    2000 Twitter retweets
    100 Google+ at least
    More LinkedIn and Pinterest shares


    I have my ways to obtain those signals very fast, and I think I will be able to finish this case study very soon, might take couple of days. I will update you guys with keywords movement.

    There is a lot of discussion whether or not social signals matter for SEO. Well, let's see. Personally, I don't think that Google will be able to ignore something that received 100k social signals. But let's see.

    I won't drip feed, I will try to do it as fastest as possible.
     
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  2. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Most of the social signals are a mere nofollow links. So you'll actually be measuring how nofollow links affect your ranking. :)
    Its an interesting case study nevertheless. :)
     
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  3. Deutschland

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    Interesting, but I think the only social signals which is relevant for the ranking is google+ (shares).

    Maybe with high visibility on google+ you can get a big impact on your ranking, but of course its another topic for a case study.

    I am curious to see the results, good luck :)
     
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    Interested to see the results. Keep us posted, OP :)
     
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  5. RuthSam

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    That's actually a good case study and could be a game changer.
     
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  6. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    Yeah, I think it will contribute a lot, there is really a lot of discussion whether or not social signals after ranking and how. If 100k social signals do nothing, then a lot of people who spend money on those will realize that they are wasting money. I will use signals from all platforms, but mostly Facebook and Twitter. I am 100% sure I would have much better and faster results with some PBN links and more Facebook accounts, but I can't afford to spend more money atm.

    I will update this daily, I already sent few thousand signals to it since I posted.
     
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  7. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    n7kTgmV.png

    20k likes so far, 870 tweets, 143G+.

    Actually I am going to have more tweets and G+ that I initially thought. I will build few thousand more today, and will continue doing rest tomorrow.
     
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  8. charbel

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    Brilliant case study
     
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    suscribed to this thread! keep updating this thread man :D
     
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    subscribed....I am more interested in how your getting the social signals....I am preparing to launch my mobile app and would be great if you can share how to get social signals in huge amounts....looking forward to it...
     
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    Very interested to hear your results. Best of luck buddy
     
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  12. Golonzo

    Golonzo Junior Member

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    This should be good. Cant wait to see how they affect your rankings.
     
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    Dunga Junior Member

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    This ^^

    Good luck mate :)
     
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  14. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Are these fake or real G+ or likes? It may be important to know for us.

     
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    For the ranking, this does not affect much. I'm more used than the random links this way. And shoot all the keywords. Then I'll see which one works for the site
     
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    Subscribed.. Really want to know the effect soon.

    Goodluck!
     
  17. keysikg

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    Update 1

    Kw1: 47 - 36 +11
    Kw2: 57 - 40 +17
    Kw3: 40 - 47 -7
    Kw4: 61 - 50 +11
    Kw5: 71 - 63 +8

    Number of social signals: BCaBUYu.png

    I have also made Google+ Page for post on my website where my niche is. I sent 100 G+ followers to it. I read somewhere that it does help with rankings, so I will use G+ followers as well. They aren't displayed and counting in screenshot I made.


    Those are real Google+ shares and reshares, and also some +1s , though most accounts aren't really big, but they still do count. I plan to do at least 500 G+ signals, but I think that I might aim for 1000.

    I will be using much more signals than I initially thought, specially G+, Twitter and Pinterest. But I am focusing on 100k Facebook mostly.
     
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  18. keysikg

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    Update 2

    Since last update:

    Kw1: 36 - 30 +6
    Kw2: 40 - 39 +1
    Kw3: 47 - 31 +16
    Kw4: 50 - 41 +9
    Kw5: 63 - 43 +20

    Since start:


    kw1: 47 - 30 +17
    kw2: 57 - 39 +18
    kw3: 40 - 31 +11
    kw4: 61 - 41 +20
    kw5: 71 - 43 +28

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    Signals since last update:

    +15.000 Facebook
    +500 Twitter
    + 50 GooglePlus
    + 80 LinkedIn
    + 100 Pinterest

    Not on screenshot: + 80 GooglePlus followers for GooglePlus page with link to it.


    I regret doing this particular niche, it isn't worth it really, there is quite competition and I am not really sure if it will pay off. I should have gone for something that would make me sure profit, but it doesn't matter, if this works out, results will be way more important than few bucks here and there. I was maybe a bit optimistic about 100k Facebook signals. I can definitely get them though, but it is taking quite of time.

    Looking good so far. I think that parasites could be ranked very easily with this, actually any trusted site, but we will see.
     
  19. RuthSam

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    Do you have any screenshots or something... this looks really interesting if it's really ONLY Social signals! Do you buy them somwhere or building them at your own?
     
  20. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    Here are ranks from start: 2b9K0Is.png

    Here are latest ranks: FJlTXMO.png

    My rank checker is updating few times daily, and since I am posting updates every 24 hours it's much easier for me to just write numbers down.

    Like I mentioned, I had few backlinks built by GSA before I started, and I sent few more.

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    It would be pretty unnatural if it had 0 backlinks and 100k social signals. Those backlinks aren't good enough to rank it well, so I am sure that all of it comes from social signals. Also, I am sure that if I had only few really high quality backlinks, rankings would skyrocket.

    I am building all of them on my own.
     

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