Martin_Ice_Web - 7:45 am on Sep 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
Let face the fact that we are old school, we saw the internet grow up. Social media or WEB2.0 wasnīt even born.
I, myself canīt take pleasure in social media because i learned to live in the real world and have real friends.
So i ignored social media for my business. But the new growing internet users are hell of fixed to this social media. They even think fb, twitter is the internet.
They follow likes and tweets and go only to facebook.com/businessname sites that are linked in fb. So I now use sm for driving traffic to my site and get to known to the new "media kids".
But i doubt that likes and tweets can be considered as authority signals. you can easily by 5000 followers with 10 bucks. So you can do it with likes.
And I donīt doubt that google is to proud to scan its biggest competitor in social media for likes! I bet they could do it, but I wouldnīt do it.
Social media is something to burst your free traffic but nothing for calculating authority.
I quoted in an other threat that google trys to build authority in regard of the real world authority. I can think of stock price, business volume, company age, adsense budget...