Google Wants Engagement

Last Update: December 20, 2012
Have you ever wondered what makes some of your content get ranked while other things you have written end up in the vast abyss that is everything beyond page 1? The answer in most cases is social engagement.

The more people who social your work the more Google will say hey this must be interesting to people because lots of people are sharing it. Most of you know that even if you're brand new to internet marketing.

What you may not know is that Google also takes how many comments a piece of content gets. In fact comments are one of the biggest determining factors that they use and the better the comment the more they pay attention.

It's one thing to say hey nice article thanks for sharing but if you can get a conversation going in your comments that's pure gold! It's really helps to if multiple people reply to one person's comment. This shows a deeper level of engagement than just the owner of the blog and the person commenting.

Google main objective is to bring there users interesting and engaging content so believe me this is a huge factor that in my experience supersedes just about everything else they use to decide where you're ranked at.

If you have interesting content and you want to find a group of people to share it with who understand the value of having a conversation in the comments area as well as the value of socializing your work on their vast social networks then i would like to extend my personal invitation to you to join me on one of the most profound Google Plus groups in existence today.

Writers Secret Society is a group of real people who happen to be internet marketers and independent writers and content creators who love to make friends in the business and see what other people have going on.

We learn from each other by asking for advice on our websites as well as how various social aspects of marketing work. If your new to IM you may not even realize yet how important it is to master social media but believe me when I tell you it is not only important but it's essential.

At WSS you have the opportunity to plug into a vast array of social networks. You also have the opportunity to have your work read, and shared into that vast network of people who understand the importance of sending out social signals and making comments.

You don't need to be a seasoned veteran to join us either, all you need to do is be willing to learn. We will help you learn how social media works and you can always get advice on your website as well.

Have you ever seen someones website and said man I wish I knew what theme that was or wondered what the name of that plug in was? If you see that in WSS just ask the author of the site, they will be happy to tell you what they are using.

I hope to see you there my friend, I look forward to getting to know you and your content.
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great post i enjoyed the insight!
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Ty Johnson Premium
Thank you =)
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Shawn Martin Premium
Awesome group!
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Ty Johnson Premium
Thanks Shawn
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bryonbrewer Premium
I remember when I first started writing at street articles I would pop over the other articles and leave the odd comment, hoping that I would get a few visits from others in return (and I did) but one thing I noticed was that it was all the same people commenting on each other's articles. Then a few weeks later I got invited to WSS by Luke (That_helpful_dude) and I was like "Oh,..it's YOU guys" WSS really is a great group and not only have I learned a lot by being a part of it, almost as much as I've learned from WA directly, I have also improved the rankings of a lot of my articles

Cham's youtube videos are pretty cool too.
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Ty Johnson Premium
After you get a few ranked and start to get a bit of a following you start to get more comments from search traffic as well. I have one article in SA that has had 63 comments because my WSS friends got me to page one spot one then the search traffic took off and people engaged in the on going conversation.

I have seen it work like that time and time again, that article is still ranked number 1 for the keyword and I wrote it months and month ago.

One of my favorite blogs in Culinary Tidbits. The guy that writes the blog has got to be the best source of information on organic food and how nutrition effects the body I have ever seen.
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Ty Johnson Premium
OH and don't forget that one guys blog with all the e cigs lol =)
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bryonbrewer Premium
yeah I think there are some comments i need to go back and respond to there
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WVLadyRebel Premium
Well, as a general rule, when i read an article, post or blog, I usually get engaged in it. I try to relate to the material, look at it from various angles and so I usually respond with more than just a general "nice post" or whatever. I love learning new things and when I find something I know nothing about, I will ask questions, make comments and really get into serious dialogue with the writer, if they wish to do so. Bland comments are only for the things that you find spammy or just not that interesting. I am so hoping to be participating this Friday in my first hangout with WSS! Thanks for the welcome and I will ask lots of questions, once I get over being the new kid on the block. Not really a shy person, but I tend to watch and listen for awhile and get the lay of the land. Great blog, Ty.
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Ty Johnson Premium
What you just said is exactly what Google looks at, They know the difference between nice post and a serious question or engagement and that's what they look for.

Did you ever get my response to your question on my Smogrettes site?
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WVLadyRebel Premium
Yes I got your reply on your Smogrettes site. Started to order last night and my new Dell had a "I refuse to work attack" and I had to have my IT friend come and rescue me...forgot all about ordering e-cigs...I was so busy smoking the real thing...I am not a tech person and any burp my computers get makes me a bit crazy. I need to order today so I will have them by Christmas....get the other set for my daughter-in-law who needs to quit smoking but has trouble doing it cold turkey. This could save us both! Oh, can't wait for tonight at 8 ET.....looking forward to the hangout and seeing what all it is about and learning from you and the others. Thanks!
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Ty Johnson Premium
I was going to ask if you noticed the buy one get one sale they were having. Can't hardly beat that.

Let me know if you have any questions about that. I will see you at the hangout provided my power doesn't go out or some other goofy thing that likes to happen right at the same time you're trying to have a meeting lol
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bothewebguy Premium
Hey Ty - Just Joined your Community - Look forward to seeing more and engaging more.
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Ty Johnson Premium
Awesome to have you on board, we are just moving over from Facebook and getting everyone used to the new Google community platform. Try making one of our hangouts sometime where we discuss different aspects of how to use the group.

You can also ask in the community but I like to get a bit more advanced in our discussions =)

Let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help
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