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Should I invest in Social Signals or put my cash in more Backlinks?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by StartupHat, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. StartupHat

    StartupHat Registered Member

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    What you guys think? I know what is been said with the latest G updates but I'm getting mixed opinions on this subject from BHW members...

    Im already investing in many quality Backlinks for my sites, and the question is simple: should I also invest in Social Signals to complement my strategy, or should i just put more cash in more quality Backlinks?

    I know in therory should be a good complement and as some people put it "the icing on the cake" but I'm interested in results and getting the most return from my investment....

    If you think I should invest in social shares, what do you recommend? I can see much talked here about Driprevolution, but a much cheaper alternative seems to be socialshockwave

    Any advice, comments, feedback will be greatly appreciated, thanks guys!
     
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    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Social signals are important but they cant be more important than links. I would say keep 85% budget on link building and rest 15% on social signals....Cheers!
     
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    Full Agree.
    But as you say,you have already investing in many quality Backlinks for my sites.
    So now,I suggest you put some money in Social Signals.
    Everything in the begining will bring u more profit.
     
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  4. StartupHat

    StartupHat Registered Member

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    Thanks for the advice! I think a wise move will be to allocate a small percentage of the budget to get social signals... Any recommendations regarding the best place to get them from?
     
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    Hey, just put $10-20 on social signals - you can get them for really cheap on fiverr. Social signals have hardly an impact on rankings, but they do help your site look more natural.
     
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    Are you sure you're talking about quality backlinks?
     
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    onlinehitman Junior Member Premium Member

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    You are talking about investing in backlinks. You are talking about investing in social shares. But why aren't you talking about investing in content creation, which is the foundation on which to build?

    Hope you understand what I mean.

    Thanks.
     
  8. StartupHat

    StartupHat Registered Member

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    I believe so... I'm paying the Seoshark team for this
     
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    StartupHat Registered Member

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    Thats why I'm finding it hard to invest in social signals... no impact on rankings? Many people think dfferent
     
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    I don't wanna be rude, but I think you don't have the budget for quality backlinks. Also, I think Driprevolution is around $60 for 500-600 social signals (if I remember good) which is not that expensive, so you don't have to search for something else. I think you can have a 7 day trial for $1. I started working with them just to offer this as a part of my SEO packagee and some clients already ordered.
    I like the fact that you just order it and after that you don't do anything.
     
  11. StartupHat

    StartupHat Registered Member

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    Thank you! I fully agree with you, we are getting quality, relevant and unique content released daily... I have a couple of great writers through iwriter
     
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    Backlinks are always the main part of ranking. That should always have the most attention. Social Signals are great. If people say they don't work, they don't know how to use them. Does that mean they work as good as Backlinks? Hardly. Does that mean you should focus on them? No. You should use them like any other backlink. Mix Social Signals into your strategy. Just like various other forms of backlinks. How much you should invest into it is up to you.
     
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    Well my here is my opinion and I said opinion since I never done any popper tests, is just an opinion based on some facts that I take a look.

    If we are talking about ranking high in search engine then building backlinks is the way to go, since I think social signals will not help you so much, at least directly.

    We can not compare social signals with backlinks, I will go further and say that social signals are not a part of SEO, they are a part of advertising.

    To be more clear what I mean I compare social signals with email lists...

    They can bring you the same benefit as a targeted email lists... they can bring you more profit if use them to advertise your offers/websites...etc. The same you use a subscribers list.... Once you get a great number of fans you can go ahead and post offers the same you send emails offers.

    Social signals can have a positive effect on your ranking once people start to search for your website after they got the info on the social network but will not have a direct effect on your rnaking.

    But as I said this is just an opinion and don't have behind a proper test.
     
  14. StartupHat

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    Jeje you are not rude, you are provably correct, sure I'm not buying the best backlinks money can buy! When I say quality I mean good, not the best... A BMW is a quality car, but if you compare it to a Bentley...

    thanks for the tip about Driprevolution... Have you checked socialshockwave? They are nearly half the price but it looks like they don't do it manually... Not sure how important that is?
     
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    Thanks I think that's great advice! So how do you recommend social signals are used to help the raking as part of the strategy?
     
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    I recommend 80 % of your budget for link building and 20 % for for social signal
     
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    I always ask myself if SkyrocketSEO is former BHW member "WildTurtle" almost the same way of writing with a little undertone....lol
     
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    you can rank without social backlinks. but you cant rank without normal backlinks.
     
  19. SkyrocketSEO

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    I went to Google this WildTurtle guy but I can't seem to find him :) No, I am not him. Was he a good or bad fella?
     
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    The percent ratio 80-20 is pretty decent and a few of the other people have said that already. I don't know much about the backlink stuff and sorry I can't be of more help.