When it comes to website optimization, search and social do share a complementary relationship. While the two facets of digital marketing are often independently managed, the lines are increasingly blurred as both disciplines work together in delivering a common goal: information discovery.
While SEO and social media calls for two distinctive sets of skills and expertise, the integration of search and social has made it possible to attain two objectives in a single effort.
An article on Forbes defines the unofficial term “social SEO” as such,
Social SEO encompasses the idea that social media links and interaction play a huge part in a website’s search rankings.
Via Antonino Militello