Domaining SEO Sunday: Google and Bing Confirm Twitter/Facebook Impact Rank

Big news broke on last week, both Google and Bing confirmed that links coming from Twitter and Facebook do impact page rank. While many SEO geeks like myself have assumed this for a while this confirmation changes the game once again! While I think traditional link-building techniques are important I know social media offers incredible ways to completely change the SEO world.

SEOMoz has a great article and interview that every Domainer should read:

Google + Bing Confirm that Twitter/Facebook Influence SEO

I will continue to cover this topic most likely for the next few years. This isn’t a passing trend, this is a change that we’ve all seen coming and has now been confirmed. If you aren’t in the social media game now then you might be missing-out on what got all Domainers into the whole Internet game to begin with – traffic.

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  • PPC Ian December 5, 2010, 11:33 am

    Thanks so much for sharing, Morgan. This is quite interesting!

  • TeenDomainer December 5, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing Morgan what does this mean about like shortened urls? Should we be linking to the full url on twitter and facebook?

  • 3ddi3 December 5, 2010, 2:13 pm

    Full URL helps in your tweets when your domain name contains the keywords of the search term you are targetting for.

  • Uzoma December 5, 2010, 3:14 pm

    The fact of the matter is that the article exposes one flaw in the domain name game: there are variables in the traffic and search business! As far as that is the case, there are no absolutes; at best, we have trends. These trends are paternalistic. The poor domainer is reduced to a reactionary. I have taken a wholesome approach to my domain names. I am 33% reliant on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. My strategy is orthodoxy. I use old-world brick and mortar proven business philosophy and adapt it to online activities. Google is a way a competition to domain industry. So, we can not rely on their whims. If any business model is successful, such as Groupon, Google will attempt to buy it. However, the little domainer can be squashed by simply changing the variable in an algorithm. This is reality. Thanks for the article.


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