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So Does Account Quality Also Affect Social Signals Effectiveness?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spectrejoe, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. spectrejoe

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    So basically, let's say you purchase 1000 social signals from fiverr.

    Obviously accounts will be spammed, no links to them, no quality accounts.

    But if you purchase 1000 social signals from a reputed seller with high quality accounts or even real social signals would the difference actually be noticeable?
     
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    Case study idea
     
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    I'd be willing to test it but I don't really have that much money to invest right now hahaha
     
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    It probably does, but unless you know someone who works at these social media companies, you won't know without testing.
     
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    Anyone has any idea/info about this question?
     
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    I'm about to get some social signals for some of my websites and I was thinking trough about the same issue. If we are talking about signals (not traffic) I think there should be no difference. Traffic, and quality of traffic coming up from there should be fine.

    However, what I'm worried about if you get spam sort-of social signals that might not be such a great idea for a website (domain) and eventually might end up in bad neighborhood on same social media pages/profiles. But again, why would google give a f*ck if some guy likes porn and hot stuff and then your weight loss page. :D

    If this is about signals as signals that page/site is shared I do not think it's connected in anyway.

    However, what I have noticed in some other experiment is that instead of buying for example $20-30-50 worth of "fiverr social signals" do go and create facebook page for your site and buy REAL traffic with FB ads. No matter that you'll not get sales out of it etc, but there will be signals that will stay there and be legit as possible. I think this helped one of my sites rank better.
     
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    As a matter of SEO theory, I agree with every single word of this.

    But on a practical level, I wonder about the utility of the FB traffic because of how bad a job Google has done with its own analytics. That dude in Russia is able to spam the shit out of thousands of sites with fake referral traffic data, and Google has admitted it's a problem and that they don't have any good solutions -- John Mu had a webmaster hangout that addressed this issue and he admitted they had no solution and were working on it. Indeed, you can fake FB referral traffic and it'll show up in Analytics like it's legitimate. That makes me suspect that Google considers even their own traffic analytics to be unreliable and correspondingly does not give it much value.

    My overall view is that Google has a genuine problem with evaluating and utilizing social media references, links, and traffic as a ranking factor. I'm still experimenting with it myself, and I have to believe it will be a growing factor, but for now it seems any effect is modest.