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Do twitter and facebook backlinks really count as much ?

4:41 am on Dec 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Does a twitter or facebook member page with a pr5 hold the same link value as a website like "Joe's car website(dotcom/recommended links" with the same pr5?

I would think since it may be a lot easier to get a link from one vs the other that perhaps google would devalue links from social networks just a little bit more.

Just a theory. Any idea?

4:22 am on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You pretty much answered your own question with that thinking.

I usually avoid websites where users can freely add or remove links at will. It's a no-brainer if you ask me.

Links gained through editorial merit is the way to go. I know it sounds easier said then done, but slow and steady wins the race ;)

6:16 am on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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In the yahoo siteexplorer i can find the backlinks from myspace and other social network site where i add the backlinks, you say that is no use for seo?
5:07 pm on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I don't think they devalue the links because the search engines want to see you active in social networks. One that is active in social networks is clearly trying to build their business. It is a good reflection in the eyes of the search engines. At the end of the day you want a well diversified group of links.
7:46 pm on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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the search engines want to see you active in social network

I call speculation. There's no evidence to support this, and I would suggest there's plenty of businesses that have literally no use for social media.

Volvo's - this should be a topic of tweets and facebook? Annuities? Road paving equipment? etc. etc. If you're in those markets and are tweeting, I'd say you're pushing the spam envelope, not much different than autosubmitting to directories in terms of quality.

Not that I have an opinion on the OP, but suggesting teh SE's have a preference that businesses jump into social media, I'm not so sure.