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Social Signals: Important for Google ranking or not?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by schleprock, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    My niche does not have massive social activity. So gigs like "4K social shares in 2 days" won't work out for me.

    Most of the people in my niche do have some limited social activity. The big players are government agencies, Mayo clinic, Wikipedia, etc. I just pick up the table scraps that they don't address. I use LTP to help me figure out what is good and what is not. Or at least I hope it will.

    Anyway, it is my belief that the big guys are not too social and the little people (like me) should not have massive social outreach. It would just be weird if they did. this niche has no "cute and cuddly critters" to share in it.

    I have read some articles saying that Google does not care about social signals. I have read others that say they do. Google says they play a minimal role, however, their duty to candor to their users is very low. I suspect that they outright lie on numerous topics.
    (the fact that they have so much control over the internet makes me sick, that they would whine because some guy with a laptop at his kitchen table wants to make a living too is abhorrent, OK enough of my opinions)

    All of the above information for this question:

    Does it matter if I pay for aged, active social accounts to send out my signals or should I just send out some signals so that Google sees that some are there.
     
  2. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

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    Moz did an article on this a while back that was really eye-opening to let me summarize it for you. Yes, yes they are important.

    Their study was done and showed that

    Hundred Google plus followers showed an increase of 14.6% in rank.

    300 Google +1 votes showed an increase in 10% in rank.

    70 Facebook shares and 50 Facebook likes showed an increase of 7% in rank.

    50 tweets showed an increase of 3% in rank

    So, personally, when I look at the statistics, I'm led to believe that the Google plus followers and the Google plus ones are the most helpful to rankings but I would argue that the Facebook mentions and tweets are great for organic traffic. However, all things considered. If you're just buying the social signals and not looking for any organic traffic, I would look for a provider that's higher on the Google followers and plus ones and shy a bit away from the twitter providers.
     
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  3. KHer0

    KHer0 Supreme Member

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    Does Social Signals affect your SEO? NoDoes Social Signals affect you content marketing and page reputation?
     
  4. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    I wish I would have thought of that. I need PA and TF to rank.

    My competitors are monsters. I can never compete directly, I can only pick up the table scraps. So I have to be trusted.

    How do social signals effect the content marketing, PA, and TF.
    (I am assuming that PA and page reputation are the same thing. Are they?)
     
  5. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Looks good for a little link diversification, but otherwise it won't do anything for your actual ranking
     
  6. netbull

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    Today Entire Internet World Revolves around Social Media, Without Social Signal All efforts will have no meaning
     
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    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Thank you for enlighten us.
     
  8. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Supreme Member

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    that post had little, to no point.