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Is Social Media Optimisation Killing SEO?

Stephen Denning

Stephen Denning

This debate has been raging forever and I have seen all sides of the argument now. I'm still with SEO being a broad field that encompasses all digital optimisation, but where do you sit? I found this article this morning, have a read and decide where you stand.


I have said this before, but, you see, search engines like Google are always going forward for content and quality, not backward for malicious people trying to actively game their system. The way they have found to be vital parts to determining whether a website is incredible with a lot of effort put into it and distinguish that from those that contain only rehashed information is by letting people other than the webmaster tell them. This means through backlinks, which has been the hallmark of this since Google's inception, and now social media, because, obviously, if other people enjoy a webmaster's content, eventually someone will link back to them or, to now give some power to the majority of the internet, allow them to share it on their social circles. Obviously, there are people who can still purchase bot likes and followers to increase their page ranks, but I'm 110% certain that Google is aware of this and is already on a fix.

Furthermore, Google's updates to its algorithms these past months should be a clear sign that SEO in terms of adequately telling the system what the webpage is about, following their best practices, and creating original content should prove by now that SEO is not dead, nor will it ever be. The only SEO that will die out is blackhat SEO.


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Social media is the most usable thing nowadays. When it comes to developing great social media and SEO strategy, Many times, social media gets the short end of the stick. Social media is the best way to get backlinks. So many terms are there who are working for SEO through social media, social sharing is one of them. Social sharing improves website ranking increases sales and lead.
1. The huge mistake is not optimizing profiles and social media affect on this and hurt SEO.
2. No more contents prepare for social sharing.
3. Not getting links
4. More focus on followers.
We have to be aware of these things to affecting SEO from social media.
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