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Case Study - Social Signals

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by darulez, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. darulez

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    Did they help improve # Short answer? NO!

    I got really pissed off from this "causation equals correlation" mozbullshit, so I went out and tried it myself.

    I got a 5k Fiver blast, constisting of FB, G+,Twit, Pinterest, Linkedin, devided it up to 5 randomly chosen projects. 4/5 which had NOT received any linking or content optimisation in the past and let it blast.
    all sites are YEARS old, got some linking in the past.

    ammount:

    https://gyazo.com/e2964d153b2957e22465c9e5343b8b05
    (equal for all sites)

    I additionally created some G+ / pinterest shares from youlikehits to innerpages of 2 other pages..- to random this up. also, nothing there at all....

    amount:
    https://gyazo.com/98e41358797317b8ae2cf712de1a820e

    I waited 4 weeks to let them sink in.

    To compaire, before and after, I used GWT - it is easier to spot # improvements there.

    Sum it up, it did not do anything.

    As my time is money, I spare you the usual 1000 words article here.

    > Buying low quality high amount automated social signals did not help my projects. perhaps yours?

    I yet, even in this forum, have not found ANY case study, except @Leith blasting some signals to his PBN posts (which for me, seems, if done as only link, a nice idea), to prove ranking improvements.

    so, in the end, it is up to you, what you want to spend you $$$ on. I rather invest it into some posts from @lover @BlackBDO or @ksk71119 , ...

    or into an ahrefs account..

    Q:
    I got asked, why I did not use any BHW here - cause I had some € in my fiver account - thats why. so for this study I did not "waste money".
     
  2. blackbeans

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    One way those social signals might benefit you is if you use them as some form of social proof so people can retweet (and eventually link to you) or you can use the social signal 'scores' for guest post outreach purposes.