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There can be a certain amount of short-term value - but I very much doubt there's much there for serious websites (as opposed to blogs and other social websites!).
Those who promise "results" using social media probably are scamming, of course!
[added:] Some social media sites are so badly constructed and / or managed, that there are ways of abusing them, and so gaining valuable linkage through loopholes as large as a house.
But once they admit the abuse exists, ending it will be a doddle ;)
[edited by: Quadrille at 5:17 pm (utc) on Oct. 1, 2008]
But I don't know the results of using sites like squidoo, facebook. Will it help SEO or not? Or they are just another traffic resources except Googl, Yahoo, MSN?
Social sites are the 'free newspapers' of the internet; very largely disposable. Plus the internet equivalent of cheap paper - ever changing URLs, and too many of them.
Because they obsess about the 'latest' content, the older stuff gets pushed down by the new, often changing URL in process. Or URLs, as there may be five or more per page.
I could go on, but I'm even boring myself! :)
Trust me, it's an SE's nightmare!
Mate, it's very simple: SEs love CONTENT, and lots of it... Fresh, UNIQUE content. If you manage to get links from place that have that kind of content, and is relevant to your site, THAT is the absolute best thing you can do, as far as link building.
Now, start thinking outside of the box and see how you can implement this to work for you ;-)
So, I think that social bookmarking sites actually work for SEO. I also think that this is not cheating as long as your website's content is clean and relevant.
My advice: Stick with google rules!
my site is placed in the certain position on google
[edited by: phranque at 3:55 am (utc) on Oct. 22, 2008]
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