Social Networking backlinks amaze me! Basically, it is Google’s way of saying yes we condone your use of social networking and we would like you to take these social networking backlinks as a free present from us to you, so you can grow your business just a little bit easier. That might beg the question, what is a social networking backlink?
In my most non-1970’s TV special answer, they are simply your website links that are post on different social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, and other networks. Does that make sense, Timmy?
“Wowwee, it does! When can we start doing backlinks?”
“Well, it is really quite simple Timmy. First, you go onto a site, such as Facebook. Then you set up your account, and create your profile. While you are doing this, make sure to actually put your website into the website space. If none is provided, I have sometimes cheated and used the address field. Get it street address! Domain Address! And then bam! You are done!”
And Now You Know!
So, getting off the 1970’s public service announcement special kick, why are social networking backlinks important? The answer is that backlinks to your site help your search engine rankings. The more backlinks that you have to your site, the more Google believes you are an authority in your business.
Just like when you use social networking to demonstrate your experience and knowledge about a subject for clients, Google views backlinks the same way that a great article or post demonstrates leadership for prospects.
That is why it is like a double whammy power of goodness when you provide social networking backlinks. You get the best of social networking coupled with the intrinsic value of Google search. A sweeter match is hard to find.
So, the next time you ask yourself, why is that schmoozer guy on 40 different social networks, stop and realize that some of them are just pure SEO goodness coupled with the power of social networking. Just make sure if you are doing this that they are dofollow links
Get started with your social networking backlinks today by signing up for an account with Youtube, Twellow, Hubpages, Squidoo, and Google Buzz.
Hi Andy thanks for a great post
I just create my Twello acc afttr you let me about it last night.
It is amazing how Google love you if you have SM Back links
i am on the 1st 15 pages of google on my name and surname.
Keep up the good work.
Sweet Theuns! That is awesome that you are able to have so many links just for your name.
Kind of cool how all of this is changing isn’t it?
I think this had to be a natural transition google is still huge but not the only game in town.
With so many people on social media anyway it’s a very smart play for google to take the good guy position and start giving people links from those sites.
That keeps them relevant in the ever changing landscape.
I agree with you that now that Google has to compete with Facebook they have to be more conscious of their actions versus the days when they just destroyed Yahoo!
I was a little surprised with this post. This is definitely not something most if anyone talks about. I think its because and correct me if I am wrong aren’t the Facebook’s Twitter, and other bigboys of social media no follow? I could have sworn I saw a list of top sites with insane traffic that were nf.
I know “gurus” say oh don’t waste your time with a nf link but its a link just the same. I can definitely see why they set it up that way because everybody and their uncle would be spamming but then again that’s not a shock.
That is why I listed those sites at the end that are do=follow. The fact is that Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are going to be no=follow, but there are hundreds of networks that are do=follow for you to get the benefit of both. The biggest one is Youtube, which is also a Google product and almost guaranteed to help your SEO!
Thanks for this information, most helpful to me as I am at the point where backlinks are crucial to the survival of my site.
Your welcome! Let me know if you need any help with additional backlinks.