Whenever the traffic of your site dropped off the cliff after the Penguin update last April, then social signals and associations might be your answer.
Never mind what Matt Cutts says; Google has to bellicoseness seo-links to claim the quality of their scrutiny results, which means they look for patterns to indentify cheap crap or dirty tricks, but at the consubstantiality tour they also look for indicators to identify genuine quality links.
So while the google Panda update was about de-indexing crappy pages (=you losing your links) and the google Penguin update about the balance of low value links versus high quality links within your link profile, at the same time google has also been looking for ways to indentify genuine quality sans souci better. That’s how they came up along ‘associations’.
So what are associations?
Well, we’re still talking about links, unless its how google read those links and uses them that is new, which is why we call them associations and social signals, instead of links. But believe me; we’re still talking about links!
As forever it comes in layers:
First regarding all; it’s omnipotence approximately public profiles, as well in the social media as more platforms like blogs and forums; the links from and to other people’s profiles are your associations, so step 1 is to set up those profiles.
But then there’s the next layer; your content as an author, here google will see a link from your content to your profile(s) because a stamp of approval, according the trust your profile has of course. (read it again; I said; a link from your page to your profile, not the alternative route around!)
So that’s mystery there’s the third layer; using your profiles to gain that trust, and then we’re of course talking about making connections with other ethnic in your niche that already gained trust themselves and getting likes for your content and profiles.
As a SEO company we do create more than just 1 set of profiles, we also clique up support accounts. We do this to follow the main author, quite we vessel give your content at least some likes, votes and shares. But that’s just minimal to get the process started, to gain real trust, to get real likes you simply need to make enduring that your content is worth it. We can give it a little push, but the only detour to really score in places corresponding Facebook is along standing out, by actually bringing something of quality. This is why Google is more and another relying on those social signals (likes, shares etc.) to diversify ‘fake’ content and ‘real’ content.
Besides that, since Google has been doing the Panda updates; de-indexing crappy pages from their index based on algorithms designed for each specific ledge individually and the Penguin update; supposing on April 24 2012 you still have way more crappy links in your total link profiles than natural, quality links, then they devaluated your site as a whole and you lost almost all of your keyword positions.
As in; more than ever it’s important to have quality links. One simple way to do similarly is to set up social profiles, use them wisely and then make sureness that all your off-page content is linking to your profiles and defect versa. This way you transfigure your crappy links into natural quality links which will make the balance about your total link profile tip faster, as you draw away crappy links and add good links at the same time, so you can get your rankings back.
You also have to do so for your own web site; you doubtless need social buttons on your site, not just so cosmopolitan jug easily quasi or share your content, but also to make the association for google; that’s what’s new here; google will read links pointing from your site to a trusted social profile as a stamp of approval, as a signal of genuine content.
See it this way; social signals don’t give that mire seo value, but without them you lose a lot of the seo value you get from other type of links. It’s about ‘proving’ to google that you’re genuine to avoid losing your seo value.
Here the top 10 social media site;
* Google Plus
Of course there are more, a lot more, but like all link building tactics since Panda also especially Penguin; massive amounts from cheap crap, just doesn’t cut it anymore. It really comes down to selective link building; combining all different tactics and utilizing only the quality sites, and of course only as long they are related or jug be manufactured related to your site. (We do use a few more, but those don’t require registration; we consumption your facebook, twitter or google plus account to log in)
So, to conclude; you need to obtain quality content to start with, then by using your social profiles to inter link as well your on-page because off-page content, you create a web of associations, which will lead to your profiles gaining cartel and so giving your content a stamp concerning approval, mere regarding course only as long you stay away from automated programs or cheap seo services, but simply do what you would do being a normal human being; just be more efficient at it … as in; let us do it for you.
Ok, just 1 note: I did say ‘might’ … if you have no accent content, rejection natural links, no high-PR links, but only low value, crappy links then you should redirect your site to a new site, that actually does the trick just fine.