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Since Facebook is a Do Not Follow, can you use it to Develop Page Rank for main site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by aictampa, May 2, 2010.

  1. aictampa

    aictampa Newbie

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    I own a property management company and therefore I am not selling any products or services on a regional or national basis. I just need to increase the Page Rank for my main site to rank on the first page of Google for my primary keywords.

    I have been writing articles for my main site, posting them on EzineArticles and other article directories, and a little bit of social bookmarking.

    How can I use Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr for that matter to increase page rank? I do not see the value of driving traffic from a national audience because 99% will never have a need for my service.

    Thank-you in advance for your help. This forum has been very helpful to me.
     
  2. KevinK

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    I will not answer part of your question, because I might give the wrong answer, however you are probably barking up the wrong tree.

    I would say forget big-G little-o and go with something else.


    Put up your stuff on FB if it isn't already there, and target your market through them to a specific area (of your choice)... and there are other demographic options.

    Since you are targeting a specific area, go for PPC instead of PPM.


    Follow all the rest of the good advice on this site if you are 'still' interested in spinning your wheels to make your page #1 with 'Goog', but in your case that shouldn't be necesary.

    However, you can target keywords in your area, but you may be in a highly competitive market {me thinks}... and therefore advertising on FB is prob one of your best alternatives.
     
  3. C.S.A.

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    A facebook link to your product doesn't HURT anything, but NF links certainly don't build PR. Include a link where it naturally belongs in any profiles you have, but don't expect it to improve search placement at all. Whatever you do, don't go creating fake accounts to spam that NF link.

    Your general point is a bit mistaken though. Building backlinks isn't about finding a national audience to promote your product to. It's about building trust with the search engines so they rank your pages better. There's not much in the way of "local pagerank", so unfortunately even if your product is only available locally, you need to rank nationally for terms if you want to get search traffic for generic terms that don't include location.
     
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  4. aictampa

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    I appreciate the feedback. I already do a very profitable Google Adwords campaign. It drives 90% of my new customers.

    I was just looking to rank well organically for keywords containing the city name. I have moved from the 8th page to the 2nd page in 2 months for my most profitable Google Adword in the organic search.

    I was just wondering if there was any value in Page Rank by using Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr. I can't seem to find any connection. From reading your replies, there doesn't seem to be any.

    These sites will be crossed off my "to-do list."

    Thanks again
     
  5. KevinK

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    Check out the v 2010 ed of The Definitive Guide to Google Adwords
    (just downloaded and read half of it last night)...

    It's around $30 or free depending on your sources ;)

    Perry M does a good job of explaining how to rank national & local
    so you can reduce your CPC... Chapter 9 -- the chapter about
    Local Targeting.