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#1 Kim Kiav

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:41 AM

How can social media influence seo rankings?



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:18 AM

It doesn't.

 

There are some benefits to be had from re-tweets and sharing (but you need to really know what you are doing and you need thousands of visitors) but in general you won't see any improvement in your ranking no matter how often or where you post.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:01 PM

There is a slight exception to that - if people follow you on Google+, they are more likely to see links belonging to you or that you've endorsed.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:34 PM

How can social media influence seo rankings?

 

Did you mean social media directly affecting search engine results position (serps)? Social Media IMO is online marketing not search engine optimisation, you can 'optimise' your tweet to increase the conversion but this will not adjust true serps (unbiased / incognito). There is slight 'maybe' here is some sort of residual authority, just as nofollow links still carry some sort of signal, just not the same as a full fat links.

 

Can social media affect the serps a user sees? Yes, being logged in to say Google or some other social media channel will often trigger some sort of difference in search results to the user, take for example the the difference between my screen shot and the OP on this thread, they got 'Peas & Beans' and I got 'Potatoes'.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:10 AM

Social media doesn't influence SEO rankings, but it helps to improve site visitors and popularity.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 06:41 PM

I'm going to say NO, it doesn't effect rankings directly but having active social profiles and a social fortress builds trust in the eyes of Google. Again though you should be looking at social in a different light, use it to drive traffic to your website and use things like Facebook ads.  Doing all that can naturally help as people begin to share your content and link back to you.



#7 DavidStathamoff

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:23 PM

Social media has indirect influence on SEO. To answer your question, it doesn't influence rankings directly. But social media helps in getting more visibility and contributes in brand building, which later helps websites getting direct visitors from search engines. 



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:33 PM

It doesn't affect ranking directly but yes It Do affect a little for this you can go through this blog here you can find how 
 



#9 Jackyvnn

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:19 AM

Social affect website trafic alot. But it does not affect seo ranking at all.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:10 AM

When you share your link plenty of times and your blogs gets huge number of retweets or likes then it affects in the ranking. Basically, you can connect to the specific audience on the social media and get a huge number of readers or visitors from the social networking sites. That incoming social traffic will help in improving the rankings. But, it may also drop the rankings if you do not use social media correctly and use inappropriate hashtags. So, make sure you're not performing negative SEO on the website.



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 10:30 AM

Hi,

 

Social media marketing and SEO are two intertwined strategies. Both are organic, inbound strategies focus on building an appealing identity that naturally attracts visitors. Since social media relies on high-quality content and a visible, strong brand presence, the efforts you spend on SEO can doubly improve your social media reach, and as most search marketers will tell you, your social media presence can greatly increase your search rankings.



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

Yes, social media plays vital role in driving traffic to your website. Ranking is based on 3 factors. They are Organic backlink, referral backlink, and social media backlink. On these three factor social media brings instant traffic to your website.



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:35 AM

Yes, social media plays vital role in driving traffic to your website. Ranking is based on 3 factors. They are Organic backlink, referral backlink, and social media backlink. On these three factor social media brings instant traffic to your website.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

 

Where do people get this sort of garbage information?



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:50 AM

Another one.



#15 Sumit_Singh

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:50 AM

Social Media isn't helping to improve ranking but it gives a push to boost your SEO efforts to drive more traffic to your website.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:50 AM

It entirely depends what social media platform your referring to, as some have more benefit than others. It terms of building up referral links back to the site they're can be a benefit, Pinterest in particular is great for this ! 



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:29 PM

I have found that Social Media does have an influence in SEO ranking, but in an indirect way.

 

Look at it as a form of marketing the pages of your website with a link to entice someone to click on that link which will end up counting as visitor and improving your click rate which is one of the many ranking factors.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 07:25 AM

Click rate is a tiny tiny ranking factor. It's easily manipulated so Google pretty much ignores all clicks, especially click bait from SM sites






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