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SEO And Social Media Sharing

Social Sharing And SEOOK, so this post is about the benefit of social sharing on SEO. I can prove it pretty much, I just saw a page with hundreds of social shares on it and it was only written a few months ago.

It was a PR 4, and it wasn’t even a really big page on the site. The social shares from Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Stumble Upon, Pinterest, Digg, Linked In, etc really add up.

Some of those are classified as social bookmarking sites, and some of those are classified as social media or social networking sites.

It doesn’t really matter that much, so long as they have some degree of authority in the eyes of Google.

For example they would not really value a social share on a social media site that nobody has ever heard of, that is a PR 0 or whatever.

I no longer share on My Space, simply because it takes too much time, although I probably should think about doing that, because it’s still a recognised site, even if the links are no follow, and nobody’s looking at them anyway.

It depends on whether you take the time to build up a decent following on your social accounts as to how valuable they are.

The SEO Benefit Of Social Shares

Because, social friends and followers are links back to your profile, and within the social media site itself, it’s a do follow, high page rank cross link, which means that you can rank really highly for that social page, and get a high page rank.

The page rank does not get transferred in a link from a social media site, because it is no follow, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not still valuable.

Google does take into account the social signals or authority of the Facebook accounts and Twitter accounts that are sharing your pages, so it does actually play a role in ranking your site how many Twitter followers you have.

Get in touch with me at rowancasey@bigpond.com if you want likes, followers, shares, views, or pretty much anything you care to name involving internet marketing.


What Things Work In SEO In 2013

SEO tips for 2013

It’s not 2013 yet, but I thought I would get started on telling people the SEO tips for bloggers that I think will work in the coming year, a few months early.

At the moment, it’s still late 2012, and just that difference of a few months could change the way certain things are ranked.

Google has started to punish sites for unnatural looking link building methods, but the thing is, they punished a lot of big important sites that everybody liked, because they had been using those techniques which were recommended by the top SEO experts back in the day.

By those techniques, I mean things like spun or syndicated article links made by robots such as the Article Marketing Robot, and things like spam blog comments on irrelevant sites, multiple directory submission, RSS feeds turning up all over the place.

It was a bunch of nonsense, and Google should have sorted out that problem years ago.

The problem is that now if they punish those sites too harshly, (and also the newer sites which use those methods), what ends up happening is that lower quality results appear, which were created simply as back links for the main sites.

The back link algorithm is needed for Google to tell what’s a real site, and what’s not, but they have to balance that with the fact that there are billions of fake sites still being created.

It’s not that hard really, if it looks like spam, it’s spam, because Google has the algorithms now to tell a well written long blog post or article from a short, misspelled piece of garbage.

Talking of that, they not just punished the paid blog networks like Build My Rank and Buy Blog Reviews, but they also punished regular bloggers on sites like this one, and on article writing sites like Triond and Squidoo.

Ezine lost a lot of views, because they had a lot of syndicated (duplicated) content that was fed out all over the place and people only wrote there to get a back link to their site.

I never really understood why people thought Ezine was such a great place to get a back link, except that it used to be. Now, it’s just as good or even better to get a back link from Hub Pages, or Yahoo Voices.

eHow is meant to be good, (I’m not American), and Knoji is good. Info Barrel, and many others, but you arrange them all together in a link pyramid pointing back to your main site, and in a natural looking way.

If you have it set up so that it doesn’t look natural, even just the fact that it’s a perfect pyramid, or the link text is all exact match, or anything like that, then it sets off a punishment alarm, which can be magnified if you do it in a huge volume.

Google always used to say that they didn’t punish people for link building, because otherwise you could punish your competitors, but they do have that happening at the moment, and they may have to adjust their algorithms again, back to more like how they used to be.

Nobody likes spam, but the truth is, it’s completely unavoidable to get search results without lots of back links. You just have to focus on quality rather than quantity, as much as humanly possible, and the keyword there is human.

A nice page, written for humans, shared by humans, to their human friends. That’s what hopefully will work in SEO this coming 2013 year.

Top Ten SEO Mistakes to Avoid| RedGage

Top Ten SEO Mistakes

I figure if I keep making new back links to my article, and the bookmarks that lead there, I will eventually beat the pages at the very top of the first page of a Google search on top ten SEO mistakes. I’m not sure how true that is, but I have to continue to try to make more links, or I won’t ever find out.

I am starting to use blogs a lot more to make back links from, for example, I am using my Posterous blog a lot, and starting to use my Blogger blog a little more to make back links as well. SEO mistakes are common, but if you persist, and learn as you go, you will start to build a good online reputation, and the more you do, the more pages will be linking together.

Take a look at my article on the top ten SEO mistakes, and see if you can’t learn to do things a little better.

SEO Articles: Top Ten SEO Mistakes to Avoid

Top Ten SEO Mistakes to Avoid

I have made some awful SEO mistakes myself when I was first starting to learn about search engine optimization, and I see other writers making the same mistakes. I wrote this article to try to teach people what not to do, as well as what to do to get their articles and sites on the first page of a popular Google search.