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How useful are fake likes/views/followers etc

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by forwardedlandlines, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. forwardedlandlines

    forwardedlandlines Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    And I'm talking purely for SEO. Is buying fiverr gigs with loads of fake stuff worth it? Or does Google know?
     
  2. dichotomy

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    There are various reasons but one is that it can help to give something the appearance of credibility, if everyone else likes something there must be some reason.
     
  3. TheRealRazzy

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    Buying likes, views, followers etc. is more for your users. If they see that X,XXX people have "liked" you or you have a ton of views on a video then it will seem to be more popular to them and there is a better chance of them clicking like or follow.

    It's more of a marketing trick than for SEO :)
     
  4. forwardedlandlines

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    Well considering that Google Panda is big on social signals, that's what I'm aiming for. Lots of retweets, followers, likes, etc. But if Google knows about how fake they are, then it's useless..
     
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    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    In my opinion, they just look good. For example, fake views just look good to a video and makes it seem popular.
     
  6. DrWolf

    DrWolf Newbie

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    Has little SEO value, mainly to establish credibility like others said. Worth it for local businesses, retailers, etc. not so much for web traffic.
     
  7. forwardedlandlines

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    Any other experts with the same opinion? Especially considering Panda's love for social signals.