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I've made a small discovery!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CardiffDesigns, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. CardiffDesigns

    CardiffDesigns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi all,

    I started to got involved in IM back in September when I found this forum, as I've been doing a lot of freelance Web Design work outside of my day job, but I want a better way of generating a regular monthly income.

    I work as a Web Developer for a very large company in the UK, so designing high quality websites and getting them online is something that I can do very quickly and easily.

    I started building a few sites back in October, using the advice that I gather from this forum EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    I started building an authority site in October and it's slowly climbing up the ranks for all my keywords, but recently I've discovered something that I want to share with you guys....

    Social signals seem to have by far the biggest impact on my rank...

    I implement all the popular techniques on this forum and nothing seems to boost the rank of my site as much as social signals.

    I will simply post a couple of 300 -700 word articles on my website, then I will share the articles on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Within 2 days my website will literally jump up in rank for several of my keywords and nothing else I try has this effect.

    I just wanted to share these findings with you guys as I find that Social Media has had a much bigger impact on my Google rankings than anything else I am currently doing.

    Hope this helps somebody. :):)
     
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  2. thetermy

    thetermy Regular Member

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    I see the same effect on my site, it definitely matters.
     
  3. Skyebug77

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    Yes social signals are huge now a days.
     
  4. mrankin

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    Thanks for the share - I wasn't sure that SS made such a difference. Does the ranking come back down again after a week or so if they're not continued (i.e. is the SERP rise only very temporary)?
     
  5. CardiffDesigns

    CardiffDesigns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My ranks don't appear to drop in Serpbook at all. The changes in position are definitely sticking and I only add between 2 and 4 500 articles every week.
     
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  6. Conor

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    I have experienced drops in some cases, but they've bounced right back up in the SERPs once I resumed the social signals. But yeah OP is absolutely right, and I've been saying it for a year now. Social signals are huge. Use them.
     
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  7. Spiffydude007

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    Yeah social signals is the way, i did it too on my site and it also bump up on search engine!
     
  8. DangerousDEN

    DangerousDEN Regular Member

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    "then I will share the articles on Facebook, Twitter and Google+."
    ^^^ 1. you just put the link to the blogpost in the FB post and Twitter Tweet? Does it matter if they get likes? Shares? For example more likes = bigger boost in SERPs?
    2. You have Google + profile for your website and simple post the url, right?

    Thx!
     
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    Thanks for sharing, OP. Yeah, social signals are the shit lately. Especially signals coming from Google properties, I wonder why ;)
     
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    I've also experienced similar improvements for client websites, the twist was to ask active people to like or +1 certain pages, not every single page.
     
  11. DangerousDEN

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    bartosimpsonio youtube, blogspot, google + page - anything else?
     
  12. xpesos

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    The same thing happened to me too
    When all the SEO techniques i learned here and there did not helped me
    I switched to social sites, just experimenting, and Guess what i am now using only pinterest repins, stubmeupon shares and facebook shares to rank my sites
    And currently generating 5k UV's/Day from search engine for pages that i have ranked

    That is the power of Social Media
     
  13. EubanksCreek

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    It worked for you on forums or a blog platform ?
     
  14. partymarty4870

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    same as links - you gotta keep building them or you go down
     
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    A thing that i`m trying to understand- do you have legit social profiles with real followers or do u use social signals providers? I use social signals providers and I don`t see any improvements in rankings.

     
  16. nethead01

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    awesome share, i know i need to get into social media more
     
  17. nethead01

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    do you use your personal fb account to post the articles?
     
  18. thejake

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    SEOs who analyze coincidental correlations and are skilled in naive hypothesis optimizations have known this to be true for years and created a market for social signals with many similarities to more traditional SEO service markets.
     
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    yep, social signals work wonders if you don't overdo it. Are you getting natural shares once your posts are on f, G and t or is it just your own shares?
     
  20. CardiffDesigns

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    Yes everytime I post a new article, I will just post them to the Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages for my website. Occasionally they will get Organic shares, but it still works good if it's just me doing it.