What does social media provide in terms of SEO? At MWI we hear these questions frequently from our the current and potential clients. Although social media has been an increasing channel for marketing over the last few years, many firms haven’t yet begun to profit from the potential of it. This is crucial if you are investing in search engine optimization. Creating and managing social media accounts are extremely crucial to support SEO efforts, even though the benefits are not immediately apparent. Here are five benefits of social media is vital to SEO.

1) Social Media Signals

It’s no secret that Google, Bing and other major search engines are using online dialogue in their algorithm for ranking for some years now. Social engagement occurs the time when people share, Socialwb.com/%d8%b4%d8%b1%d8%a7%d8%a1-%d9%85%d8%b4%d8%aa%d8%b1%d9%83%d9%8a%d9%86-%d9%8a%d9%88%d8%aa%d9%8a%d9%88%d8%a8/ like, comment or share a tweet about content. The more social interactions a piece of content receives, the more social signals it will bring to your site. These social signals are used by search engines to determine the quality of the content. It’s a way to determine the content that people consider useful over what their algorithm determines to be of high quality. A piece of content can be immediately indexed in the event that it’s receiving lots of engagement on social media.

10 years ago2.) Link Building

There are no more days of going out and soliciting websites to add links to your site. Google’s Panda/Penguin algorithms have forced SEOs to linkbuild the old-fashioned way: write good quality content that is pertinent. What is the best way to reach websites that are willing to link to your content, if you ask them directly, which would be thought to be “unnatural”? Social media is your solution. Social media allows you to put your content in front of people who are interested and could be convinced to link to it in the event that it is worthy of linking to. Those people will also be able to share your content with their networks which increases the power of your content.

3.) Content Amplification

The quality of your content is, it won’t gain traction in the absence of amplifying it. Email marketing can be a great way of amplifying content , but it can only be able to reach the people on your marketing list. Social media lets you increase the reach of your content. If you share your content, those who follow you will also share it with their following when they are satisfied with the content. These people will then share your content with their followers, increasing the reach of your content. In return, you gain many relevant visitors including inbound links, branding awareness and social signals All of these are used by search engines in determining the quality of your content.

content amplification lifecycle

4) Brand Awareness and Signals

Brand identity and awareness can tell search engines a lot about the quality of your website as well as the extent to which it can be believed to be in its ranking algorithms. Social media helps to build an image for your business and also boosts the quality of your content. This is what Google calls a co-citation. These co-citations can be developed via social media in order to increase Google’s trust and assist with the search engine’s branded searches.

5.) Social Indexing

Since search engines are able to index social media accounts, they are now showing up in search results pages. This allows your business to be displayed in search results for branded queries that are not exclusive to your site. It gets even better. Tweets that were individual from Twitter were once indexed and displayed in the search results. This allowed your site to rank higher on the results of a search. This was just temporary for a few months until Google took the decision to end it , up to now. Google will once again show tweets in search results, so it’s important to leverage it for getting your content ranked.