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Which social signals are the best?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Desert90, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Desert90

    Desert90 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a fb share/like and a google+ button my site.

    should i also add a tweet button?

    which signals are higly recommend and which is the best service on bhw ?
     
  2. Lalalaenhund

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    Social signals that actually bring traffic... From a SEO perspective, everyone keeps repeating that social signals are 'essential' but I still haven't come to that conclusion at all.
     
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    If people like your content and want to share it, they are going to copy the URL and just share it.

    But, the best ones out there are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Reddit, Delicious...
     
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    I think it depends on the market, If its very low comp you may only need social signals to make it rank high.

    I will say the tweet button is a must.
     
  5. YoMoneyMaker

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    Tweet button is a must, don't miss it. You will want all kind of links coming in to your website, so there isn't a single one that is "best"
     
  6. ProSEO Show

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    A lot of facebook profiles are private, and links / shares on them are not seen by spiders. Shares on Facebook fan pages on the other hand actually hold some value due to being publicly visible, and even though the links are No-follow they're on a high authority domain so there's some weight given to them in addition to the referral traffic.

    Twitter is essential IMO. Pinterest is great if you have a target audience of women or products women would purchase (ie; kids toys, makeup, etc).

    At this point I'd say without hesitation that G+ is one of the most important things in regards to social media and SEO. Don't stop at just having a G+ profile, make a community and join communities in your niche. Make multiple "pages" that you can use to G+ your own shares / posts with. Establish authorship if it's a site you don't mind associating yourself with. You'd be surprised at how much a little G+ author image can increase CTR in serps. I've had sites ranking ~4th with authorship getting more organic traffic than sites ranking #1 for the same term but without the authorship image, description, and circle count...It's highly effective, and shouldn't be overlooked.

    As far as 'share buttons' I'd use FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Stumble Upon and G+ at the very least.
     
  7. Adam718

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    Social signals do not give SEO benefit despite what sellers tell you. So focus on what can actually bring you traffic and generate attention.
     
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  9. Desert90

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    Thank you all.

    Should i like the twitter button to my website or to my twitter profile?
     
  10. Ash2012

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    This is the only answer you need to take note of.
     
  11. ProSEO Show

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    There are multiple benefits to SEO from real social signals - targeted traffic = lower bounce rate, the increase in traffic in general is good for ranking. The nofollow backlinks can help diversify if you've overoptimized and got all d0follow links. The Google+ authorship is a huge SEO benefit, and more ppl in your circles can influence CTR as well because your circle count is visible. People seeing lots of social indicators makes them think the site is popular, which has a number of benefits in regards to how your traffic behaves on your site...

    And to top it off, it's very obvious that if there isn't already something built into the algorithm for social indicators helping with SERP rankings, there certainly will be eventually. The SE's have realized by now that social metrics are an excellent indicator of a sites popularity, etc - even if it can be faked / manipulated by buying followers/likes/tweets. So I wouldn't say there's no benefit to having social indicators when talking SEO - they're just not as distinct of benefits as what you would see from on page optimization and link building.
     
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    I know you were reading this on SMT or MOZ or SEJ. but that's a load of crap
     
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    Stick to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and youll be fine.
     
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    I would definitely recommend putting a Twitter button on your site and utilize twitter to
    help quickly index your web 2.0 links and marketing campaigns.
     
  15. ProSEO Show

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    I don't read any of those sites articles, but sure. The reason I say it's a huge benefit is from real experience. If you have the authorship image appearing in SERP's you've got increased CTR (assuming you're on the first page) - if you have added a lot of people in your circles that are in your niche or are your "targeted" audience, they will see results of things you've written show up high in serps simply by being logged into G+...It's not some shit I'm repeating from MOZ - simply a fact.

    Loving all the anti-conformist guys on here, it's humorous.
     
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    I keep seeing this get repeated over and over and in my experience this is the opposite: when the images appeared on the serps my CTR fell and then I removed that crap. Google is trying to force everyone to use that google+ shit and they still have not realised that social network is dead....
     
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    In my experience when there are a lot of extra google features displayed in SERP's ie; map locations, google images, and fucking youtube videos - then the CTR increase from authorship images is not hardly noticeable. On SERP's where it's all standard results, the one image stands out significantly even in the 4-5th positions over the 1st...

    It's not a necessity but there can be good results using G+, just like any other social network.
     
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    all the top one's are good twitter, pint, fb, google+
     
  19. tojamie

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    Social Signals always develop our traffic, brand and leads also. But based upon your targeted visitors only. If you're "Fashion" industry facebook and twitter only great for this. Not suitable for Google+ and linkedin. So, you can your target start curate. Try it :)
     
  20. nydunes

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    Hey op,

    Based on my own experience with my clients sites I have noticed that fb shares and google +1s are the most powerful social signals.