Several case studies exist to demonstrate that there is an indirect correlation between your ranking on Google search results and social media. The link is not direct, but this does not mean it is any less important. A strong social media community that drives engagement in terms of shares, comments, likes and mentions helps a website rank higher. These social signals are important to Google, as it recognises this as web content, which is popular, signalling that it is rank worthy and authoritative. Therefore, a social media strategy which encourages engagement and shares is a valuable marketing tool.
Social signals are only one metric in the realm of SEO but if it is done well, it can significantly impact your website’s ranking. Social sharing only happens if you have engaging content. More social sharing = more visibility = stronger ranking signal.
How to build engaging content:
Daily posts can help keep your company page visible in social media feeds providing more opportunity to be shared.
If your social media posts are just profile updates without accompanying images (or even better – video) the chances are slim to none that it will be noticed, let alone shared.
Content is King. Focus on eye-catching and interesting content and not only product or service updates. Find the conversation and build on that.
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