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SEO and Social Media in 18 months

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Bizmarkie40, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Bizmarkie40

    Bizmarkie40 Junior Member

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    Hey it's my first post so not sure where it goes. Basicially all the IM gurus keep sending me info about how social media, most notably google plus, twitter, facebook and youtube are transforming SEO and that in the next year or two it will change how everyone's search results will show up on Google.

    I guess I am trying to better understand how that works. So when we do a search for let's say "cheap hotel in Madrid" (NOTE: I am not trying to rank for this, it's just an example), that somehow only our friend's in google plus or on facebook's past search results will come up? Or perhaps if they had posted something somewhere about their trip to Madrid or I guess anything they said about hotels in Madrid (be it on a blog, a face book page, a tweet etc..._) will show up at the top of the search results?

    what if we're not logged into google? will normal SERPs show up? do people really want to see all this info about what their social contacts did as it relates to what they're searching for in google?

    Or are they saying that the Google search algorithm is going to adjust so that even standard search results will somehow be impacted by which pages have the authorship thing done and stuff like how big that author's social circle is or how many fans he has on his facebook page etc.? I have read a few PDFs on google plus but now that Brenden what's his name is touting his new conference and how in 18 months the way google does search results wil lbe completely dependent on social media.

    Thanks for any insight. He is essentially saying the way IM is done today will be completely changed and we could even rank for the most difficult of keywords by having a detailed social media strategy. Seems far fetched but who knows.
     
  2. Deez The Webguru

    Deez The Webguru Junior Member

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    I have also heard alot of hype around SEO and Social Media combined search results. I'm not sure how valid this is though. Most of the hype is coming form Internet marketers who are trying to push their products. I've yet to see any evidence of this change taking place from industry professionals who are not trying to push any of their own products.... will update this post if I manage to come across a reliable source that can verify these possible changes
     
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  3. Bizmarkie40

    Bizmarkie40 Junior Member

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    One of the gurus posted a nice video saying not to panick about google plus stating it's still important to use standard SEO practicies to rank a site. I still think it make sense to find social circle friends since if they friend you everything they ever search for on google will be impacted by your websites that you are the author for.

    So let's say you had a site on a really tough keyword like "weight loss" where you basically had no chance of getting on page 1 since we all know that's dominated by huge weight loss companies. Now within your social circles, anyone typing in any of those KWs would get your results ahead of the others. The problem is how to get thousands of people to google plus you if you cant compete for that keyword in the first place?.

    I am sure someone is creating software right now that will allow you to spam thousands of forums related to your niche tring to get people to put you in their social circles. LOL
     
  4. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    I'm a bit puzzled about the value of Social Media in general. I don't understand how Facebook contacts and "likes" help page placement in the SERP's, nor do I understand how or why Google +'s have any value.

    The only value I've found with Google+ is that it gives real-life opportunity to connect with brighter, "early adopter" personalities (using Google Circles, etc...), but even then I'm wondering about the value of that given the possibility of Google+'s worthelessness.

    What's the value of Google+? I get a lot of +'s and I don't see the value of that to them (the people that do them), although it feels like they are using me for something and I'm not getting anything in return. And also I wonder if accepting Google+'s from a bunch of people I do not know might be bad. If you have a bunch of Google+'s and connections with spammers, 'bots, fake accounts, etc... could that be bad ?