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Why Social Media Links are Important

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Webs2Be, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Webs2Be

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    I'm writing this thread into a response I received on another one of my threads. He said that Social Media links were not important because if you're in a Niche where you wouldn't receive likes or people wouldn't like your page in particular, then you wouldn't receive any. Well, I have to say you're absolutely right! But, does that mean they're not important? Does that mean you can't get any? Listen for just a moment from someone who has experience.

    I don't care if you're trying to rank a website that is about the little plastic tip at the end of a shoelace. Google does not have a team that sits there saying "Well, this site isn't really a site that would receive Social Media links, let's hit the OK button and we'll let them pass". The point I'm trying to make here is that they are important. Especially with the recent Google Algorithm update/change, they are placing importance upon the number of incoming Social Media links a website has and regardless of what your site is about, you need them.

    Now, with that said and this is in reply to the comment I received about them not being important or not being acquirable if you're in a niche that wouldn't attract Social Media Links. If you can't get them naturally, then buy them! This is the only part within the whole process that I would recommend going Black Hat, everything else White Hat. I say that because Google doesn't check the quality of incoming Social Media links and yes, you read that right! They only count the quantity!

    So, let me end on this note. Unique Content and other normal SEO practices are important, but Social Media links ARE important and you do need to focus on them regardless of what your site is about and what niche you are targeting.
     
  2. ber789

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    I agree with you that they are important, especially for future-proofing your link profile. But, links and content are still more important and social is pretty useless if it is not directed to quality content. I think a lot of people have an issue with social from a link building standpoint because the links are usually "nofollow". Obviously Google treats social differently regardless of the nofollow attribute and you ignore social at your own peril.
     
  3. Webs2Be

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    Yes you are right. Social Links are treated much differently compared to other links and many don't understand the importance of them. Even when it comes to Niche Sites they are important just for the one simple reason that Link Diversity is an important metric used when the all powerful Google makes the decision as to how they're going to rank your site.
     
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    Exactly, Social Signals are always important! Social BackLinks doesn't require the decision of ******** and NoFollow.
     
  5. Webs2Be

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    I agree. Especially after this recent update from Google!
     
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    Some people dont give much importance to links from social media but it is important to have.
     
  7. Webs2Be

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    I know many don't which is why I wrote this thread. Many need to understand the importance of those links and begin to focus on building them up. Remember, Link Diversity will help your ranking(s) drastically!
     
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    social signs are important now, but they will become more important than back links after a while
     
  9. Webs2Be

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    I couldn't agree with you more! Social Media will one day outplay SEO, mark my words. It's only a matter of time before it gets to that point it's just the way everything is moving.
     
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    google's interest is very high now as most of spam techniques are blocked by google.
     
  11. laralist123

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    Yes i agree with you, with the recent Google Algorithm update/change these social media links have very importance and useful.
     
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    Yes! You're absolutely right. Everything is pointing towards social media links becoming more important, and link diversity is already huge - so I don't see why anyone would think it's a good idea to simply ignore social media. Whether you're thinking short-term or in the longer view, it is still going to be vital to have good social media backlinks, and the longer you are thinking the more important they get.
     
  13. HighTop123

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    Hi! Great post.

    I have a question about Social bookmarking that no one seems to be bale to answer...

    Webs2be, you said; "they only count the quntity".

    Let say I buy 700 social bookmarks for the keyword 'dog food'. They next month I then buy the exact same bookmarks for a different keyword. Will this help or am I wasting my time - because they are the same bookmarks?

    Thanks
     
  14. afro25

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    At one point Google only counted the quantity of backlinks, rather than quality.

    I would think that it's only a matter of time before they develop some algorithm to determine the quality of social shares/likes etc.