Since 2009 Google has been using social media to improve it’s pageranking.
Re-tweeting a link affects its rank, but by how much.
Let’s Assume that we have two pages, both have nearly the same title and content.
Page A: has more links directing to it and very low retweets.
Page B: Has a high number of retweets and very low number of links directing to it.
Which do you think is ranked better ?
Yes, retweets in this experiment are better than or equal to links.
This is just one experiment it’s hard to generalize, but atleast we understand the tweets really do affect Google’s pageRank.
How do you think the ranking of these articles increased ?
They are ranked #4 on the same day when just searching for “Beginner’s Guide” !!
Don’t Abuse Twitter for SEO
I know what you are thinking ;) you’ll pay some money to a guy who has 100 twitter accounts so you can be #1.
Well, it’s not that easy cuz Google is intelligent and it looks to see if the tweet history of these users to understand if it’s spamming or not.Author: Mahmoud El-Magdoub Twitter: @Magdoub WebSite: Magdoub.com
- The Evolution of Google’s Page Ranking – Slide 20 to 25
- How Tweets Affect Ranking, a Case Study
- How Tweets Affect Search