Using Social Networks to get more Google Juice
Hello readers, I hope you are benefiting from Part 1 and Part 2 of Google Juice: Hard to Get but Tasty to Drink Series. As promised, I am here with Part 3 of this Google Juice Series in which I am going to share with you a very effective trick to place your website quicker and higher up in Google Search results.
Are you wondering how promoting your pages on Social Networks can get you more Google Juice? Well, let me explain this with an example:
Search Google for the term Floral V/S Grunge, the first result will point you to one of my earlier posts. Now take a closer look at the other search results.
Did you notice something? Observe a bit carefully and be surprised! You’ll see that the Floral VS Grunge post is listed on almost all major services like Flickr, Digg, BlogCatalog, Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook, and many more. And all of them are indexed in Google and on the very first page!
Wow! How does it all work?
This is no big secret! It’s only a technique for some Google Juice from various social networking websites. All the services that you saw in the search results are those communities-based social networks that I use to keep in touch with my friends, family, and lovely readers. All I did after publishing a post was to share the Post Title and the Permalink with all my contacts on different social networks. This way I get a lot of people to visit my posts on the website and the real magic is Google Juice that comes along. When you search for relevant terms, many of the listed results will point to your post/page either directly or indirectly. You get the point, right!!
But isn’t this spamming?
No. It is absolutely not. I just shared my post with only my contacts that have chosen to receive updates from me. People follow me on Twitter because they want to keep a track of whatever I do. Subscribers want me to update them with new posts and pages. If I set my Facebook, Orkut, or IM status to a link pointing to my blog posts, I am not spamming anyone’s social profiles or emails!
I am not sending anyone any emails to buy my services whatsoever. I just created something and I am sharing it. Sharing is caring, not spamming!
So, how do I go about with this?
Start using social networks. Create an account on MyBlogLog (Yahoo), BlogCatalog, Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, Plurk, Del.icio.us, etc. There are hundreds of them all around the Internet. Find some time to read reviews and do research on which ones will be the most useful for you and how much time you can spare to spend on these. What I feel is that the few moments you can spare to spend on promoting your posts effectively for a little extra Google Juice. Worth it, man!
And, to make your life easier…
Now, I am going to recommend to you, an awesome service that will save you a lot of time and effort. It’s definitely going to make your life a lot easier! Ping.FM is a service that you can use to share your stuff and thoughts on multiple websites with just one click. It is exactly like the website puts it, “Ping.fm is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap.”
I know time is precious, and so here you go with Ping.FM, But some more icing on the cake is always nice. So I’d further go on to share this nifty Firefox Add-on – PingFire. PingFire is a Firefox add-on for Ping.FM service. It adds a tiny button in your browser which helps to use this service with great ease and comfort.
To use PingFire, you need to update your username and application key in the add-on options. You will find your application key at //ping.fm/key/ and you need to be logged in to Ping.fm to access this URI. So go ahead, implement these simple tips and extract some Google Juice out of social networks that you use.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and learned something new! I’ve more in store for you but I’ll keep them for a later post. Please feel free to share some of your SEO tips. Drop us a comment using the form below. Your comments and feedback are valuable and much appreciated.