purplekitty - 12:16 pm on May 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
In position 5 on google.com is a Facebook page with 20 likes of a music band that is actually called the same name as the search keyphrase (adjective-widget). MIGHT make sense if it was a popular Facebook page, but 20 likes?
I saw that pre-Penguin 2.0 and they're still there now post-Penguin 2.0. Facebook pages ranking on the 2nd and 3rd pages of the serps that have long since been abandoned with a handful of followers, but contained the keyword in the Facebook url.
For my industry, there has been no discernable change at all. All the same players are right where they were, including the pinterest boards.
I must disagree, as the likes nowaday are sometimes "spammy" as many companies pay ads per clic in facebook saying for exampel, if you like this clic like, I seen competitors with more than 14.000 likes using those ads, while my site has only 180 but they are natural.
Isnt this a new kind of spam? Or should I do the same?
Its good as 14.000 will see what you post, but for google to use those likes as a quality meter, I dont think google should.
So advertising using Facebook ads is now considered spammy? Is advertising using Adwords also considered spammy? Since when is advertising spam?
I advertise on Facebook and utilizing that, in addition to other ways people find and like my page, I now have 38,000 followers. Google could easily use the activity on my Facebook page from all of my followers as a quality meter should it so choose.
I don't really think Facebook pages are actually the most relevant webpages on a subject, tho.