Search engines are very important part in the online world. Almost all people search the search engines in order to get relevant information, buy a product, or find out about a site. If a website is top ranked when a particular keyword is typed in, it gets immense prestige. The traffic soars high and the sales prospects increase. Consolidating the top ranking or having a long-lasting ranking in search engines brings even more popularity in the online market. Social media sites help in this aspect. Let us check out how this is done.
Link building requires a good amount of effort. It is not easy to get quality inbound links from relevant sites – sites which can be your potential customer, partner, vendor, and so on. Even a few days ago, emails were used to get link popularity. Often, many receivers would positively respond. But large number would not respond in anyway. Reciprocal and one-way link exchange was a tough job to do. Not anymore, with social media sites.
Social Media Marketing
A social media website is a place where like-minded members or users can log in and post content, images, links, and tools in the site. They communicate or “socialize”. A network in this form is known as a social media network. Some popular social media networks are YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.
When members interact, read, and comment, they not only get information on different aspects of content but also learn a lot of things. When this is done intentionally and assiduously, members can also promote their sites, the business USP, and products and so on through the social media sites. They can write blogs, articles, comments, press releases, and so on.
In short, they are able to market their products through social media sites – this is known as social media marketing.
Traffic and Social Media
If you wish to get more quality traffic to your website, you can do so successfully by registering into a social media site. For instance, consider having an account with Twitter — a popular social media site where you can post comments. You would see how other members check on to your site after reading your comment in Twitter. And, one member would also bring in his followers to your website. So, you get a huge flux of traffic through this form of networking.
Along with the traffic, you would also be communicating with the other “tweets” or member. The traffic would bring in links and each of these links would have the capacity of linking through millions of other likeminded people across the globe.
The influx of traffic, quality links and awareness of the website is through social media marketing. The links are automatically noticed by the search engines – and this, reflects in the search engine rankings.
Note that links built through social media marketing are natural ones – unlike reciprocal ones. These are got by virtue of the comment and socializing in the social media. They are not bought or negotiated with the other websites. These quality links help greatly in consolidating the search engine ranking.
Good Start for Startups
When a new entrepreneur creates a website, it is difficult to reach to the top through Organic or natural search engine optimization (SEO). Here, social media marketing helps to give a better and useful coverage on the USP of the business. The social media sites offer an ambience to showcase the prowess of the startups which consequently, gets reflected in search engine rankings.
Social media marketing boosts awareness, traffic, sales leads, and link popularity. The websites that are marketed through social media sites are often much-talked-about sites in search engines. No wonder, it has a potent way of helping businesses – small and large ones – to outshine the competitors in the search engine ranking.