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    Google Again Says We Don't Use Social Media For Ranking

    Google Again Says We Don't Use Social Media For Ranking
    by Barry Schwartz, Search Engine Roundtable
    July 9, 2016

    Every several months or so the topic of Google and social signals comes up and each time it gets into a Googlers hands, they say no - it is not used directly for ranking.


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    Re: Google Again Says We Don't Use Social Media For Ranking

    "Not directly used for ranking"

    I think that's the important take-away While it may not influence ranking directly, there are many indirect benefits to having a strong social media presence. Also the question, "whether Google takes social into account for SEO" is a little too vague and easy to downplay. While there may not be direct ranking from social in a broad sense, there are elements of social that will contribute to improving a site ranking in the SERPs... it's just not as simple as:

    [make a post on G+/Twitter/FB/LinkedIn/Whatever] = higher ranking

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    Re: Google Again Says We Don't Use Social Media For Ranking

    I agree completely, Eric.

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    Re: Google Again Says We Don't Use Social Media For Ranking

    Utter lie, one of my page got ranked after 740 social flares without any backlink.

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    Re: Google Again Says We Don't Use Social Media For Ranking

    What does "got ranked" mean, specifically, in your case?



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