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Google Social Media Slap - Anyone Feeling It's Effects?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Yukinari84, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    Hey I was just wondering if anyone has felt any negative effects from Google's slap of social media.

    I personally haven't had any major problems yet(knock on wood).
    Just the usual "dancing" of some of my sites in Google.

    Anyone care to share, feel free.:D
     
  2. mrpatel786

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    Yes I have. Google doesn't seem to give as much love to any web 2.0 properties as it use. In the past you could just put up a squidoo, hubpages, and wetpaint page, and expect all three to dominate the first page. Now there appearing on like the 4th and 5th page. You probably need to get more solid backlinks from other sources now for these properties to rank high. What do you guys think about this?
     
  3. Syowred

    Syowred BANNED BANNED

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    It really was only a matter of time before this happened.
    Adapt and move on.
     
  4. mactep

    mactep BANNED BANNED

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    I consider this whole buzz is a link bait...
     
  5. absolutfl

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    Link bait? As in a sig whore? :rolleyes:
     
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    mactep BANNED BANNED

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    you are funny arent you?
     
  7. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    Any ideas on how to adapt??? Social Media makes up a good part of my traffic
     
  8. WizGizmo

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    It's always a good idea to diversify your SEO efforts in case something like this happens. That way, when the bottom falls out of one thing, you still have others working for you.

    Articles, YouTube Vidz, Press Releases, Viral Reports, Directory Submission, etc., etc.

    "Wiz"
     
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  9. grifta

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    Yep get ur ass onto either traffic geyser or seo nuke n get some vids going - especially podcast the big g loves em
     
  10. grifta

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    Old school baby - always hit traditional white for longevity n then hit bh for yur short term stuff

    In addition if you're mixing it up make sure you're hittin both consistently - takes effin ages for them barstools to credit ur links!
     
  11. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    What are your trying to say?

    Link bait? In order for something to be linkbait, I would have to had posted a link.

    Do your research before you make accusations so you actually know what you're talking about.

    I have no link in my signature or profile unlike you, and I posted no link to go anywhere.

    The point of this thread is to find out what people are struggling with so that I can try to contribute to the BHW community by helping.

    That's what I'm here for.
     
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  12. grifta

    grifta Newbie

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    well said but dont think I would have wasted the effort schooling it! Fair Play though someone takes the piss tand up n knock him the f**k out~!!!

     
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  13. Yukinari84

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    Thanks!

    I'm not trying to start a fight or anything. It's just that if someone is gonna take a shot at my image when there's absolutely no grounds for it, that's just lame and I will have something to say about it.

    If I did something wrong, attack away for all I care. If I didn't, sorry but you have now right to make accusations that make no sense.

    I try to be a contributing member here, and that's why I started this thread; to identify problems that other members are experiencing and then try to help them solve it.
     
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    How are you adjusting with this slap? Do you have a plan? Let's keep this thread going on see what others on doing to adjust so we all can get better at what we do :)
     
  15. WizGizmo

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    Hey Yukinari!

    Don't let "absolutfl" get to you. I can see from his join date that he just signed on as a member today. Not a very good start, I must say. He obviously has a lot to learn . . . and starting with negative, uninformed posts like his, it is doubtful that he will last. He will get chewed up and spit out in no time.

    "Wiz"
     
  16. Yukinari84

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    So far, I have not been affected too much other than what I stated in the beginning.

    Here are some things I do that help:

    1. Have a plan. Plan out each and every promotion before you actually start it. If you just think "this product looks like it will sell. I'm gonna promote it." and then throw up a few landing pages, ping em, get a few bookmarks, then drop it, you won't get too far. I plan out what sites I will use and my linking strategy before I start. This way I know what needs to be done when. Also, decide before-hand if your promotion is going to be for a short term or long term site.

    2. Get a variety of links. Don't just focus on bookmarking like Digg etc. Articles, Video, Press Releases, Forums...there are tons of ways to generate backlinks. Just don't spam.:p

    3. Update/promote on a regular basis. This is kind of connected to #1. Make sure you set days where you are going to update your content and do it. Then ping your sites after each update.

    4. Don't forget to aggregate, submit, and ping all your RSS feeds!

    If I find anything else that seems to work, I will be sure to let others know. I believe consistency and variation are key in this type of marketing.
     
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  17. Yukinari84

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    It's actually "mactep" that took a shot at me. I think that "absolutfl" was actually dissing "mactep" for making his accusations.
     
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    Yup . . .You are correct . . . My bad :(

    Apologies to "absolutfl".

    "Wiz"
     
  19. mrpatel786

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    I created this thread to discuss other backlinking methods, especially with the slap going around:


    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/60854-lets-talk-about-getting-backlinks.html
     
  20. mactep

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    You missunderstood me, I mean the girl who speaks about that is linkbaiting

    GOSH...