How To Get The Most From Social Media

Last Update: December 17, 2012
Social media is one of the easiest and yet most powerful back links you can get to your site! No you didn't read that wrong it is not only the easiest backlink to obtain but it is the most powerful backlink you can have.

The way it works is simple, when Google's crawlers are out doing there thing one thing they always look for is signs of social activity. Have people been +1ing, liking, tweeting, Pinning or otherwise sharing it on a social media platform?

Google figures hey if people are sharing this than more people are probably going to find it interested. Google moves you up a bit and looks at you again in a day or two and says wow more people are sharing this and now people are leaving comments as well, I bet more people will want to read this and they keep moving you up and up as you receive more and more social backlinks and comments.

So maybe you are new to all of the internet marketing stuff and have not even begun to build your social groups as yet, well, that's okay because we all have to start somewhere but I do suggest you start as soon as possible because you can be growing your social networks and making friends while you are building your site and learning the IM trade.

awhile back I started a small Facebook group called Writers Secret Society (WSS) the way it works is people post their latest works be it a new street article or a new blog post in WA or on you own website, a YouTube video or whatever and the rest of the members in the group go look at it and if they like it they share it and comment on it.

This is a huge deal because it starts the social ball tolling on your new post or site right away, helping you move up in rank faster and gain more respect from Google. What I mean by Google respect is the more you publish that people respond to the more Google will rank your work. They know a good author when they see one and believe me they give favor to people they consider good authors.

WSS is now on the new Google Community platform and we are looking to grow our numbers. It's free to belong to the community and will remain so unless Google starts charging me to run the group lol.

We have only 3 basic rules which are be active, at very least before you post you need to +1 everything and keep all new stuff +1ed on a regular basis, and last but not least is no selling to the group. This last one is very important, it will get you banned from the group.

Keep in mind you do not have to share or social anything you don't like, in fact if you don't like it please don't share it. This group is about IMers sharing with other IMers and if there is a real interest then we give it the works.

You're welcome to come and join us we are always happy to get new members.

Thanks for reading. Leave your questions and comments below!
Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
PierWalkerSOS Premium
I'm in. Looks good!
Reply
Ty Johnson Premium
Welcome to WSS David
Reply
Hudson Premium
Hi Ty, sorry to ask a stupid question but checked WSS and I am no longer a memeber, also how do I join as the red join this community button kind of went no where, help appreciated
Regards
Hudson
Reply
Ty Johnson Premium
Reply
tommo1968 Premium Plus
Hi Hudson if you want back in the FB community just hit the join button and I'll confirm for you. I would advise joining the googleplus page as that is where most of the activity has moved to.
Reply
Ty Johnson Premium
yeah plus I think we will be removing the FB group after the end of the year
Reply
Hudson Premium
Thanks for this - a good reminder. I joined some time ago but have got out of the habit of contributing, so here we go to restart the process,
Regards
Hudson
Reply
Ty Johnson Premium
You will like the new G+ group, it's easier and faster.
Reply
inner1beauty Premium
I'm a member of this community and it's very easy to get and stay involved. I guess I have become a social diva because I prefer to visit websites and leave substantive comments that hopefully spark a conversation and give the works as far as tweeting, liking, g+'ing, etc. I don't always have time for this, I often have to make time for it.

The great thing about the way WSS is set up is you can give as much or as little as you want. Just remember, you get what you give, but as long as you're active that is acceptable and members are good about reciprocating.
Reply
Ty Johnson Premium
Thanks Sonya, you're dead on about that, you get what you give with WSS, makes it kind of nice in a way because the more you get involved the more and spend time commenting and so on the more likely people are to get your back.
Reply
jacobqualley Premium
Love the idea! Just joined the community, I will try and +1 stuff whenever I have the time! Thanks for sharing!
Reply
Ty Johnson Premium
I hope to see you around over there. It's really fast to +1 everything, only take a min to do it, of course following some of the links and socialing and making comments is much better.

It will also get you more love for your own work as well =)
Reply
Ty Johnson Premium
I just noticed you have no profile photo on G+, I forgot to mention you have to have a profile pic or you get removed from the group, add one and rejoin =)
Reply
Top