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Why Social Media Must Be Part of Your SEO Strategy

Why Social Media Must Be Part of Your SEO Strategy

It’s well known in SEO circles that most links created through social media are “nofollow”—and therefore don’t help sites rank higher with search engines. Some SEO professionals believe there’s no SEO benefit to developing social-media profiles at all.

A Better Twitter (according to Twitter)

A Better Twitter (according to Twitter)

Twitter is the best way to discover what’s new in your world. From football to film to philanthropy, people are using Twitter to discover what’s new about what they find interesting. Twitter has always been about getting a lot in a little. The constraint of 140 characters drives conciseness and lets you quickly discover and share what’s happening. Yet, we’ve learned something since starting Twitter—life doesn’t always fit into 140 characters or less.

A Fail Whale For the Rest of Us: Social.DownorNot.com

A Fail Whale For the Rest of Us: Social.DownorNot.com

Digg was in the bottom five with 15 hours and 35 minutes (2.16%) downtime due to issues with its relaunch. Other relatively poor performers included MySpace with a day, seven hours and 27 minutes of downtime (4.36%) and YouTube with a day, five hours and 18 minutes or 4.07% downtime. Twitter was only down for an hour and 16 minutes total all month, tied with LinkedIn and Yelp.