<< by Tad Miller on February 10th, 2011
I’ve been writing about how Social Media links are impacting Search Engine results lately. It’s really an area we have consciously tried to stay ahead on because we think that Social Media link sharing is going to have an even greater impact on search in the future.
The gist of both posts being that Social Media shared links matter, but the Influence of the link author and the influence of the people that share the link have a great bearing on the actual ranking signals that could get a page a little extra “juice” in the search engine rankings. The second post about Social Influence gets into the details of how that might work.
But this post is about where the search engines are finding those those shared links, specifically the links shared on Twitter. Some people think that since search engines are somehow counting Twitter links that their actual Twitter profile page is the place where that magic synergy takes place.