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Polls and SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Kralj187, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Do polls have any SEO value? I mean does Google see it like something a community friendly site would do?
     
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    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    NOt that I've noticed - Traffic wise they can be pretty good though.
    A "rage bait " poll often gets great traffic stats. People stay on the page - fill in the poll, add a rant etc.

    One I saw recently was "I think Bieber Is Better Than Elvis. What About You?"
    It was on a 50's Classic Car site - so you can imagine the response that got. About 5000 responders inside a couple of hours on a site that doesn't seem to get more than 15k traffic a day

    Then - in a round about way - Google does take improved visitor retention into account, so this might have a small positive efect in SERPs as well.

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    Polls have no SEO value but they do have social value for a community.