Is Twitter helpful for SEO?

Is Twitter helpful for SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Adrianhenry, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Adrianhenry

    Adrianhenry Member

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    What do you think how much twitter is helpful to SEO? If I tweet something is it count a backlink by the search engine? or Is it only a powerful social media in order to growing up your traffic and sales for your sites?
     
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    Hi, I also would be interested to hear if Twitter is helpful towards SEO. It seems to me that there is so much new content at all times that links would get "buried" fairly easily.
     
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    Twitter can be really effective to increase traffic of any web page but it doesn't effect your search engine rankings.
     
  4. Will Smith

    Will Smith New Member

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    I would say: YES. Google does index Tweet and that's why you can optimize your site with search engine by posting on Twitter. However, the percentage of Tweets are indexed by Google is not much, only 7.4%. Hence, I have to say that if you are going to build backlinks for you site, social network or social bookmarking are not good ideas due to Google know that those sites are SOCIAL, they allow every person can post and attach a link.
    Nevertheless, because social networks (like Twitter) are SOCIAL, so there are many people spend time on them, that will be your great source of traffic. Even, in case your post or sharing on social media is good, people can visit then buy your products!
    FINALLY: Do not ignore Social Media while doing SEO!
     
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    Hrishi Vardhan New Member

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    No, the link from your tweets are not consider as a backlink to a domain. Twitter is important to spread news and update of your products and services to your followers and users. For that you have niche people in your follower and following list. You must have powerful content to be shared and like by others to get more and more traffic.
     
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    Angellina Lear New Member

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    Tweet is not count as backlinks in Google, it's a way to branding of any product, it's turned traffic on that websites. Twitter one of the best social media website where users are most activated and tweet of that post, users see your website and getting more traffic on that website.
     
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    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    I have been trying to find out about this myself and most places I have read on this about say it is only good to get people to visit your website and it will not help seo at all. I would think that if your posts are on many different twitter accounts then it should count for something.
     
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    The search engines don't count Tweets as backlinks for your site as far as used in their rankings so I don't think there would be much of a dirrect SEO benefit in any way.

    You might start getting some increases in traffic to your site that might have some kind of SEO benefit but Tweets on Twitter will have no dirrect SEO impact for your rankings.

    Cheers, Dean.
     
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    Twitter is the most popular micro blogging platform as of today .Twitter is a large network and has the potential to supplement your SEO activities . If the tweets from your account are focused and topical then it surely helps you to establish your online reputation and build a brand online. It is helpful only to get traffic into your website.
     
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    I read somewhere (don't remember where) that google bing and the rest can't crawl the social media sites so if this is true then I doubt there will be any kind of direct seo benefit at all.
     
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    Shuqallilum New Member

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    Keep in mind that your Twitter account is one of the top results when people Google your name.

    Your tweets by themselves are not back-links. However, Google rely on your social accounts signals in ranking your website. It is always a good idea to include social media in your SEO strategy.
     
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    Good point, I don't think that many people realize this! ;)
     
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    Most of the Social networking sites including Facebook, twitter etc do not provide you do follow backlink. So, It won't have any SEO effect. However it will help you drive quality traffic to your blog and also help you to increase the user engagement.
     
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    Yeah. There is a reason why social media is called off page SEO.:)
     
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    So far as I know Twitter/Facebook or any other social platforms does not really help increase rank in Google database. On the other hand it is good for increase traffic, but in case of SEO then not effective.
     
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    Social platforms are part of SEO. Don't believe me if you want. The truth is the truth.
     
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    Yes twitter is very crucial for seo. Here's why:
    1)It is highly reliable site and links coming from twitter are of great value.
    2)Since most of the folks/customers of B2B and B2C businesses are on twitter, the platform increases the reach of your content.
    3)You can ask for peoples reviews and opinions in twitter conversations.

    Cheers
     
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    I have noticed that the sites of mine that are active on the social networks do consistently rank higher than those that I do not do social marketing. Twitter is definitely my favorite social media platform! ;)