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Importance of social signals?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SlappinDaBees, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. SlappinDaBees

    SlappinDaBees Regular Member

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    Hi, just a quick question.. when ranking a page (not the domain) for a low search and competition keyword, would social signals like facebook shares, tweets and g+ help? I'm talking about actual page shares, not facebook fans or twitter followers or some kind. I would like to know whether it's worth it because I'm considering a subscription with Drip Revolution
     
  2. SlappinDaBees

    SlappinDaBees Regular Member

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    Nobody with experience with this?
     
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    switch_2012 Power Member

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    of course it helps, i ranked a low completion site only with FB share - try tweet deck, you can have multiple accounts...
     
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    1) avoid G+
    2) Tweet share from genuine twitter profile, not from fiverr.com [ not retweet]
    3) Facebook share will help, if share is public.
     
  5. Smeems

    Smeems Regular Member

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    They can definitely help. Even on mid-competition keywords, for new pages/sites, a social boost can help it rank quite quickly.

    However, if all you intend to do is just social, then more than likely it will fall away very quickly.
     
  6. SlappinDaBees

    SlappinDaBees Regular Member

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    What's wrong with g+?
    Seems like that's the most important one since it's a direct signal to the search engine I'm trying to rank on, or am I seeing this wrong?
     
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    moneyfreak BANNED BANNED

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    No to G+? That will give more value than FB and twitter right?
     
  8. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    Only one that will help you rank is Google +1. You could have a billion Likes or Tweets or Fans etc. and they won't do a thing (which is pretty obvious since these aren't Google properties and therefore no control of the metrics). However, you can't just start buying +1 because Google will 100% know you bought these and it will hurt your rankings. +1 exchanges don't work too. They don't stick.

    I bought 250 simcards and hired a VA and I told her to use my VPN plus proxies to generate fake profiles and +1s. This is the only way I've kept the +1s. As expected, tremendous boost in SERP too. Just never ever ever buy +1s unless it's to hurt a site (could be useful for negative SEO).
     
  9. Typlo

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    If you think of social media in terms of what you can get out you may struggle. Think more about what value you can add to the conversations and you could well 'generate custom'.
     
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    Jor1s Newbie

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    I think social signals help is stabilize the positions.

    Actually i'm building twitter account with tweet adder and ifttt.
     
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    kentabg Registered Member

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    I make a research about this because i`m in this business from 2 year already.
    Nowadays the most value for google have :
    1. FB Shares
    2. FB Likes
    3. Twitter Shares
    4. ReTweets
    4. Google +1 votes
    5. Google Shares and Circles

    Also the other networks like Pinteres, Linkedin, Stumbleupon .. etc will help a lot for your social proof.
     
  12. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Not really important, I have sites with zero social indications on the site itself and they are ranking on page one for tough keywords. Better factors and things to worry about to be honest. If you aren't already established as an authority with aged site then yes they are important. You have to consider one way or another you need to build and develop trust..