Google Increases Importance of Social Media | SMMtoday | Scoop.it
Among the 22 ranking factors identified, social signals account for five of the six most influential factors in Google’s search results, according to a June 2012 study from Searchmetrics.

 

"The study showed that the most influential factors were:

 

Facebook shares (0.37) have the highest correlation.

 

Followed by number of backlinks (0.36).

 

Other high-ranking factors include Facebook comments (0.33).

 

Likes (0.3), and Tweets (0.25).

 

A number of factors display a negative correlation with Google rankings, including title character length (-0.04) and the position of title keywords (-0.05)".

 

Source: http://www.propertyportalwatch.com/2012/07/google-increases-importance-of-social-media/


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