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Old 27th June 2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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Lightbulb The Upcoming Importance Of Social Media For SEO

Hello everyone,

I've been involved in web marketing for about 11 years, 9 of those as a web marketing manager for a small to medium sized subscription based business. I'm now also trying to start something on the side, StartupLeads.

My boss is a member of a CEO group here in Austin, and recently the monthly talk for their group was given by an SEO "guru". I was invited to attend since I handle our SEO efforts, and I wanted to pass along a bit of what I learned.

The most interesting point from the presentation is the following - In terms of SEO, your businesses social media presence will soon have as much weight as your link authority, and eventually it will surpass it.

Google is now looking hard at how many followers you have on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, how many subscribers you have on your YouTube channel, and how many people subscribe to your blog's RSS feed. This makes sense as a very high social media profile is a better indicator of the quality of your business than going out and buying a bunch of links.

This ties into the fact that search is personalized now. My results are going to be different than yours. For example, if I have a Facebook friend who is a Facebook "fan" of a construction company, when I search Google for construction companies that construction company is going to rank higher for me. Who you are, who your friends are, where you are etc. all matter in search now.

Build these social media pages and create a YouTube channel for your business so you can be ahead of the game. For StartupLeads I created a video showing how to run a search on my site to get started. Anything helps.

That's what I learned from the "guru". I was skeptical going in but came away having learned something very valuable, in my view. I wanted to pass it on and try to make myself useful around here. Hope it helps.

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Old 27th June 2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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Great tips Steve! I like how you talk about businesses social media presence. This may just be the next big thing

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Old 28th June 2010, 03:26 AM   #3
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Its true that social media is so popular now. In popularity Facebook is now 2nd position so within couple of years it will become no 1.
Maybe that time people search anything at facebook not at google

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Its true that social media is so popular now. In popularity Facebook is now 2nd position so within couple of years it will become no 1.
Maybe that time people search anything at facebook not at google
Honestly that will be a scary world.. I love google too much..lol

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Old 29th June 2010, 11:40 AM   #5
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Thanks for sharing that.

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This makes sense as a very high social media profile is a better indicator of the quality of your business than going out and buying a bunch of links.
I think people will start buying social media profiles. lol

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the monthly talk for their group was given by an SEO "guru"
Can you tell us this "guru's" name. Just curious who the source was.

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Old 4th July 2010, 04:25 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing that.



I think people will start buying social media profiles. lol



Can you tell us this "guru's" name. Just curious who the source was.
His name was Philippe Cesson.

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Old 7th October 2010, 01:34 PM   #7
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Its true that social media is so popular now. In popularity Facebook is now 2nd position so within couple of years it will become no 1.
Maybe that time people search anything at facebook not at google
Facebook is now 1st

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I have a profile on every social media resource that is worth having and I do believe social media is important, the main reason being that it gives credibility to your business, your customers can get in touch with in more forms than just "contact us" on your website

I have made sales from Twitter and boosted my networks by using Facebook, so yes I would agree that social media is important, not sure it will surpass Google in the sense he has mentioned but I guess we will see about that in the future

I suppose searching for products and services on social media platforms can be helpful but you cannot buy from a social media platform meaning a website is still required - not that I have seen anyway!

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Thanks for this very informative post. Social media for SEO is getting popular these days.

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Thanks for this very informative post. Social media for SEO is getting popular these days.
So true. SEO is the best for business and everything you want to introduce or to have a high visibility in the world of internet.

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