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- Jun 28, 2012
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How Big an Impact Does Social Media Play in Google Local Results?
That was a question asked by Tom Bristol in our Local Search Pros Community.
And the answers may surprise you!
<a href="https://plus.google.com/+TomBristol1/posts/S3LSgMLvVNw">How big of an impact do you think Social Media plays in Google Local results?</a>
Here are a couple quick excerpts from our VERY knowledgeable members:
If you visit my profile, check out my pinned post on local search and progressive influence. I believe it can be huge based on personalized search in local, connected markets.
I think it completely depends on who those users are that are sharing/commenting. If they have a strong social profile for the area I certainly think it helps with local relevancy.
Awesome topic Tom, I know you tagged #facebook but we're doing a small case study on Google+ Local posting frequency and looking for correlation with higher map rankings.
Eric from Stone Temple recently put out this post regarding Twitter links - https://www.stonetemple.com/tweeting-a-link-to-a-page-might-get-it-indexed/. We oftentimes share new links via social that we want to get indexed quicker.
Does anyone know of an easy way to inspect the actual Page Social Metrics from Open Site Explorer?
Those are just a few snippets. Click over to read the full thread.
What do you think???
Feel free to add your insights HERE or THERE!
(I'm trying to cross pollinate all the great info from both communities, because not everyone has time to read both every day.)
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