SEO Guide – Step 5: Social Media

Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO, is the most effective way of organically bringing people to your Storbie website.

In the first four steps of our eight part series, we have looked at keywords, product images, your page name and URL. In our fifth step we take a more external view with the role of social media.

Having a social media presence adds to your company’s credibility, and the more active social accounts that link to your website, the more credible search engines view it.

Previously: Introduction, KeywordsProduct Images, Page Names and URL

Social Media also has its own SEO, and can be utilised in a couple of different ways.

Firstly, its strong following means that a search for “Ellen DeGeneres” on Google will bring up her Twitter page ahead of her TV show. This is because social media platforms get so much traffic, and the more actively you’re posting, the more updates search engines are perceiving.

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Secondly, social platforms have their own search engine for finding accounts, keywords, and discussions which could also see you get discovered (not to mention their shares, retweets, likes, favourites and hashtags).

Adding to this, many marketers now think “Social is the new SEO”, due to the amount of time the majority of people spend on social media. 90% of Kiwis aged 15+ use social media, 2.9 million are on Facebook, with 2.3 million using it daily.

A Facebook page is expected for most businesses. Depending on your brand and product, we also suggest Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+. Find out how to choose the right social media platform for your online business.

Here’s how to add quick links from your website to your social media pages with Storbie.

Next Step: Headings

 

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