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Does adding Twitter, Google +, Facebook button help ranking

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by raydaniels, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. raydaniels

    raydaniels Regular Member

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    I have a blog which I will update regularly with posts to rank for keywords. I'm thinking about adding Twitter, Google +, Facebook button to them so my posts will be share among these websites.

    I will then buy tweets, google + and Facebook Likes to make my blog seems popular.

    Do you guy think adding these buttons will help me increase my ranking immensely?
     
  2. Nexusx2

    Nexusx2 Regular Member

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    Google + is one of the deciding factors for rank. At least from what I have read. Twitter and Facebook won't but its wise to have on your site. You could get a viral boost in a social network.
     
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    530112 Newbie

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    i think google + contributes to ranking
     
  4. tacitinc

    tacitinc Junior Member

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    I would have to disagree slightly. So far right now, +1 does not effect rankings. But there are signs that google is starting to gear toward that direction.
    See the Google Webmaster forum post here - http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/thread?tid=00728625d02bd7a1&hl=en


    I havent done enough research into Facebook or twitter to be able to comment on those. Hope this helps with the plus 1 aspect :)
     
  5. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    If you want them to get shred on social media sites, you have to create an account first.

    Adding widgets is mere a way of encouraging people to like and share your content. It will help in boosting your rank if and only if they are being used by your visitors. If there is no activity, they won't help you much.
     
  6. LowCountry

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    I would definitely add them to your site. If you have good content and it is shared via some of these social networks it can result in links to that content that you might not otherwise have gotten, visitors, etc. Will adding the buttons alone help your rankings? No. However, the sharing of your content via the buttons most certainly will.
     
  7. Krazie

    Krazie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm not quite sure about facebook likes, but I did do a test with this on one of my sites with twitter about a year back. One of them has the tweet [#] button on the site, and another doesn't.

    I build pretty much the same backlinks to each site, both going for the same kw. Unique content on each. One page each. The only difference between meta tags, and on-site seo was the tweet button. I ended up having just over 800 tweets to the site. That page ended up on page 3 on google while the other page wasn't in the top 20.

    It may have been a fluke or just pure luck, but it was a test and that's what a lot of IM is. Testing, testing, and more testing.
     
  8. killer007

    killer007 Registered Member

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    It surely does. Google + is New but I am sure google has some plans for it. but currently I think Twitter is the one who can get you some traffic rather than FB.