What exactly is 'social signal'

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by creativepotion, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    What exactly is 'social signal'? I see them everywhere now, BST forum, Fiverr gigs etc.
    It seems to me that its just a bunch of retweeting, pinning your images, facebook likes etc.?

    Do I even need those fb and google+ buttons installed on my site in order to take advantage of that?
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    Expertpeon Elite Member

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  3. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    Thanks Expertpeon.
    I have an old html site that I want to test 'social signals' on.

    Do I need to have any social buttons installed before I buy one of these social signals service?
    Or does it not matter at all?

    The truth is, I am not even a social media guy much. I am so behind lol.
    I am not sure if people can +1 my page if I dont have a +1 button, but at the same time, I assume people can still put my link on their FB page without liking my page neither.. I am just confused. thanks
     
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    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    You do not have to have any buttons, as the actual page itself is linked to FB/Twitter etc by references/FB likes etc. The general rule is never buy +1s under any circumstances.... as punishments have been dished out because of it.
     
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    afrowanksta Registered Member

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    You don't need the buttons on your page, they are there to encourage people to give 'social signals' organically.
     
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