What are Social Signals?
Social signals are the basic interaction and engagement with social media posts. Social signals include:
- Facebook likes, comments, shares, and links.
- TikTok views, hearts, comments, and links.
- Snapchat views, comments, links
- YouTube views, thumbs up, comments, links.
- Pinterest pins, views, comments, links.
- LinkedIn connections, links, and references.
- Twitter likes, retweets, quotes, links
- Instagram followers, comments, reels, stores, links.
Basically any interaction on a social media site that drives engagement and/or drives traffic to your website is a social signal.
Social Signals Have A Direct Impact On Search Ranking
How and why do social signals improve rankings?
This question is still very debatable but The Real Social Company has done performance and rankings on test pages that indicate social signs have a direct impact on ranking that comes from:
- Number of people that like your brand on various social
- Number of shares, likes, hearts, etc
- Number of comments
- Number of social media posts linking back to your website
- Number of times your social page is tagged
This is one of the reasons we suggest posting daily. Daily posting drives up the volume and chance of these types of things happening and thus helps boost your SEO over time.
Social Signals Should Be Part Of Any SEO Plan
Ways To Get More Social Signals?
As you know nothing on the internet is automatic, that include generating social signals. Here are the most effective way to guarantee social signals for your website.
1. Create More Content On Social Media
Effective content creation and posting of this content is the #1 way to get social signals for free. In other words be active on social media sites. Publish posts daily to all your social media accounts. Make sure each post has a backlink to your websites. You can also take advantage of our Social Media Management plans to generate this content and post it for you.
2. Engage With Your Audience
One of the worst things you can do is post something and then no answer comments, feedback, likes and shares. If you post something make sure you comment on it, reply to comments, and answer messages. Part of our long term Social Media Management package also does this for you.
3. Purchase Automated Social Signals
The easiest way to get social signals is to purchase them. This gives a certain amount of social signals every month. Our social signals service will do your automated social signals each month and send you a report on every post.
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Supported Social Media
- Linkedin Personal
- Linkedin Business
- Facebook Groups
- Google My Business