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Link Building | + Google 1+'s, Facebook Shares and Backlinks, which is the most imporant?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by iBrazilian, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. iBrazilian

    iBrazilian Regular Member

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    So recently I've been reading everything that I can find on ranking factors to reach the number one spot on google, or at least rank on the top 10.

    There are a few confusing rules or guesses you might say that doesn't seem to make much sense.

    For example, searchmetrics.c0m/en/services/ranking-factors-2013/ suggests that the main ranking factor comes from G+, secondly facebook shares and third comes backlinks.

    Doesn't it seem strange that facebook shares came before backlinks, if so what is the point of even building backlinks if their calculations are correct, getting facebook shares are much easier than putting months of work towards link building. Could anyone elaborate a little on this?
     
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  2. screw123

    screw123 Junior Member

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    Correlation is not the same as causation.
     
  3. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    Do NOT believe everything you read my friend!
    And you will soon learn that each case in SEO is different, yes you can rank a site without backlinks and just social shares but that will be mostly low competition, and yet even if you bring a thousand facebook shares it won't be enough without strong HQ backlinks in other cases, so there is no rocket-science here.
     
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  4. iBrazilian

    iBrazilian Regular Member

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    That's exactly what I thought was the case, It seemed strange to me the big G would rank sites purely on SN shares.
     
  5. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    It's all of these types of links built together that provide the strongest rankings, not a single type.
     
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    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    Social signals are important parts of SEO. I do not know which one gives much effort for SEO but i know social signals do work with SEO.
     
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    SerpEvil Supreme Member

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    i still rank sites without any social signals,not sure if they are very important,maybe they count but not to much.