Four SEO social network tricks you might not know
Social networks are extremely powerful link building opportunities, and this article provides
four SEO social network tricks you might not know.
If you are using a Facebook page for SEO, then you are most likely primarily updating your Facebook
wall with website links and have a link in the info section. However what about the photo albums? You
can add website links in the photo descriptions. It is recommended that you use a url shortener such as
So what type of photos should you share? Perhaps photos of your latest products. Maybe photos from
events if you have permissions from the individuals. Else your latest promotional images, such as
This social network is gaining popularity and it’s search engine optimisation potential shouldn’t be
overlooked. Not only can you gain a link for your profile, but if you ‘pin’ your own content, then you are
gaining additional links. Not forgetting that people can ‘respin’ your pins, which means your links appear
on their pinboards!
As pinboards on Pinterest are a visual experience as well as textual, this means you should be
embedding unique images within your web pages and posts.
Automate RSS to Twitter with the free Twitterfeed service. Twitterfeed can be configured to check your
RSS feed at set intervals, then update Twitter with the latest title, link and description (optional). A great
time saver, especially useful for when you are away and you’ve scheduled posts to be published.
RSS feeds are not just for bloggers, but also other types of websites, such as forums that usually have
RSS feeds. For instance you could schedule for your latest forum posts to be automatically published to
your Twitter account, encouraging people to visit your forum. Though obviously you need to stop any
spam threads being tweeted!
Create multi-level links using social networks
You use this tip at your own risk and could result in your website being penalised or even removed from
search engines, else could help your website. Basically you could create a page on your website, which
you then mention in a Posterous or Tumblr blog post, in turn you then mentioned your Posterous or
Tumblr blog post on Facebook and / or Twitter. This form of linking chain can strengthen your posts or
weaken, and also could land you in hot water.
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