To properly execute a well-devised search engine optimization strategy, you need to take into account a lot of factors. Internet marketing has evolved considerably after the social media networks started gaining traction. Now social media marketing is a vital tool in any internet marketing campaign.
Here is how it impacts SEO.
SEO Rank Boost
Creating social media accounts alone won’t affect your SEO ranking. You have to work on getting ranked higher. For this, one thing you can do is to create good quality content that will be useful to readers and then share them through your social media accounts. If you have a social media page, link the content to that page and then share it.
Make Social Media Profiles Active
An active social media account can garner more traffic, and boost your SEO rank eventually. Websites with official social media pages is a factor that counts in search engine ranking. However, the social media pages should be active. For the pages to be active, obviously there should be regular activities in those pages.
If it’s a Facebook page of your business, make sure you post content related to your business that are relevant to the viewers at the same time. You will have to respond to the likes and comments, accept and even make suggestions. Building a dedicated social media community can make a difference in your SEO efforts.
Value for end-users should be the prime focus
Authority, Relevance, Quality – these are the three main aspects of a social media marketing campaign. The first aspect – authority – is something you establish with the other two aspects. Every content shared in your social media page should be of a topic that relates to your business or your website.
Duplicate content should be avoided. Go for original content of great quality that will make the users want to share it to other communities. Ultimately, the success of your social media marketing campaign will depend on how the end-users respond to the activities. So make sure every content you post in the page is informative and/or educational to the end-users. This builds authority for your page and create a brand awareness in addition.
Building a following with trust
Although this doesn’t directly affect your SEO campaign, it is still a factor that should be taken into account. Consistently posting good content, and responding to the feedbacks positively will help build trust. Not all social media followers might respond positively to your post. Sort out the issues without criticisms, and make them understand that you value their suggestions.
Bonus tip – Viral contents
Social media is all about people sharing content. But you don’t see people sharing content that’s not worth checking out. This is why you should put a lot of thought into creating the right content that are more likely to go viral in social media. Try out different techniques in your content to impress the viewers, and they will likely share it to others.
This could add to your number of social media followers, and drive more traffic to your page and your website.