The Convergence ofSocial Media & Search     Presented by:      Bill Hartzer
Overview•   SEO and Social Media in 2012•   Off Site Factors Still Key•   Combine Social Media with SEO•   Keys to Success...
SEO and Social Media in 2012• On-page optimization first     –   Perform an SEO Audit of your site• Create quality content...
Off-Site Factors Still Key•   Get Your Site Trusted (good, quality, authority links)•   Human-edited Directory Listings, P...
Combine Social Media with SEO•   Create content on site, promote on social sites•   Twitter links, mentions of URL are see...
Keys to Successful Social Media•   Participate on regular basis•   Vote, +1, Retweet and comment often•   Add friends, upd...
Social Validation            New URLs need Social Validation•   Google looks for new URLs they can trust•   Google “trusts...
Example: Upgrade Facebook Timeline    How we used SEO and social to our advantage•    Facebook rolled out Timeline to all•...
Google Authorship, Author Rank•   Google Authorship is combining SEO and Social•   Google Agent Rank patent, 2005•   Autho...
Search and Social in 2012• Make sure on-site SEO is done• Create new (link bait) quality,  shareable, content on regular b...
Thank You         Bill HartzerDirector of Search Engine Optimization             Standing Dog        www.StandingDog.com  ...
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Influence from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google + is utilized by search engines to personalize search results. In this session you will learn more about the growing relationship between social media and search and how to utilize the merger to your advantage.

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The Convergence of Social Media & Search

  1. 1. The Convergence ofSocial Media & Search Presented by: Bill Hartzer
  2. 2. Overview• SEO and Social Media in 2012• Off Site Factors Still Key• Combine Social Media with SEO• Keys to Success Social Media• Social Validation is Key• Example of SEO and Social• Google Authorship and Author Rank• Search and Social in 2012 Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
  3. 3. SEO and Social Media in 2012• On-page optimization first – Perform an SEO Audit of your site• Create quality content on your site (Google Panda)• Review Google’s List: 23 Questions to assess quality – http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/05/more-guidance-on-building- high-quality.html• Perform a Link Audit of your site• Links = Trusted, Authority Sites• Contextual links are key - on topic• Use Social Media to “get noticed”• Success in social media = getting noticed in search Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
  4. 4. Off-Site Factors Still Key• Get Your Site Trusted (good, quality, authority links)• Human-edited Directory Listings, Press Releases• Analyze competitors’ links for authority sites in your niche• Remember: on-topic links are key• Focus on links from many unique domains• Create quality off-site content, link back to site.• Deep links are key (links not just to home page).• Get or create “links to your links”• Get a few new links each day• Make sure your link profile is natural Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
  5. 5. Combine Social Media with SEO• Create content on site, promote on social sites• Twitter links, mentions of URL are seen as links.• Post on Google+, +1 the URL, add to Facebook page• Encourage social sharing of your site’s content Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
  6. 6. Keys to Successful Social Media• Participate on regular basis• Vote, +1, Retweet and comment often• Add friends, updates often• Put your site in your profile• Remember: Social media has niches• Submit to appropriate niche sites• Use social media to “get content noticed”• Use social media to help get contextual links• Use social media to get market share of links, social shares Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
  7. 7. Social Validation New URLs need Social Validation• Google looks for new URLs they can trust• Google “trusts” new URLs if social shares (validation)• New content must be socialized within 2 hours• After 2 hours, new URLs are not “fresh”• Submit new URLs (blog posts, articles, even new sites/domains• Share on Facebook Page, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, other social bookmarking sites Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
  8. 8. Example: Upgrade Facebook Timeline How we used SEO and social to our advantage• Facebook rolled out Timeline to all• We posted instructions quickly• Optimized the blog post• Wrote other blog posts for links• Shared the post on social sites• Shared on Twitter, Facebook• Originally posted January 4, 2012• Still rank on 1st page for keywords• Post continues to drive traffic to site. Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
  9. 9. Google Authorship, Author Rank• Google Authorship is combining SEO and Social• Google Agent Rank patent, 2005• Authoritative “agent” content ranks higher than unsigned content• How to Prepare for Author Rank – http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-to-prepare-for-authorrank-and-get-the- jump-on-google Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
  10. 10. Search and Social in 2012• Make sure on-site SEO is done• Create new (link bait) quality, shareable, content on regular basis• Submit, share on social sites• Create more content, links to link bait• Social Media: Participate! - Daily Voting, Sharing, Commenting• Claim Google Authorship When Possible• Social Validation is Key – New URLs within 2 hours, socialize• If/when you “get noticed”, you will be successful in organic search, and keyword rankings will “stick”. Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
  11. 11. Thank You Bill HartzerDirector of Search Engine Optimization Standing Dog www.StandingDog.com Twitter: @StandingDogFacebook: Facebook.com/standingdog Personal Blog: www.BillHartzer.com Twitter: @Bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/bhartzer Bill Hartzer, Director of SEO Twitter: @standingdog and @bhartzer Facebook: Facebook.com/StandingDog
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