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Social Signals are Not Part of the Algorithm

In what seemed to partially be in response to the correlation studies performed last year on social signals as a ranking factor, AJ throws in his two cents as to why social signals aren't part of Google's ranking algorithm. 

So why are experts in the industry listing social signals as a ranking factor in correlation studies?

Memorable content tends to get shared... and linked to

☞ Creating memorable content has a much higher likelihood of getting shared and reshared socially.
☞ The more content is shared, the more likely it is to earn links by someone who found it memorable.
☞ The more trustworthy inbound links a page earns, the more likely it is to increase its visibility in organic search for relevant search queries. 

Long story short, the number of creators following someone who shares your content is important.

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Getting clean links from affiliates IS possible!  // New on the  +SEER Interactive blog
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Thanks Mike :)
 
LOVE this new post from +Emma Still.  As an avid HARO user, this is a really good post on how to get even more out of the service.     
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Fo' sho - I'd like to think I am fully responsible for this awesomeness since I introduced you to HARO at PSS. LOL ;P
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And I had the immense pleasure to be interviewed by +Alessio Madeyski !! :) Thanks Alessio!
 
I have the immense pleasure to talk to +Emma Still about SEO and life in general! Enjoy the new episode of Meet your Marketer interview series! 
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Thanks for putting this together, +Chris Countey ! I'll be Philly-bound in a couple of weeks so this is a great :)
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Seer people will make you come to the Grail... I've already arranged it.  http://www.meetup.com/seo-philly/
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Please take a few minutes to read the following pieces, which have inspired me to ask you all the following question: 

http://tomwebster.posterous.com/the-dark-side-of-content-marketing

http://www.thesaleslion.com/blogging-content-marketing-experts/ 

When it comes to content marketing: quality or quantity? Should we be holding content to a higher quality standard, in true perfectionist fashion, only publishing what we know kicks ass... or produce mass amounts of answers to consumers' insatiable and never-ending questions? I'm curious what you all think.
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Ok +Emma Still , you got me spend quiet some time reading.
My response to the first one before reading the second one is here: goo.gl/zknm2

Then I read the second one by +Marcus Sheridan . Loved it. I especially liked how he compares current state of content marketing to the state of "papyrus and cave carvings" from the past. That's a great one and is fundamental in understanding the state of content marketing today.

In regards to your question, my response is this: neither quality nor quantity_and_ quality and quantity. As evident from my response to +Tom Webster , quality and quantity cannot be treated separately. Both of them require decent amount of time. My personal focus lies somewhere at 70% quality and 30% quantity. But then again, there are people on the other end of it. One just needs to find what balance feels most comfortable or inspirational. I am almost positive, my balance will be shifting back and forth as time goes by.
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The sex appeal of 'dark personalities' from Scientific American (Might as well be called "Why Girls Are Attracted to Guys That Suck"...and vice versa.)

"Narcissists are more popular than others, literally at first sight".
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Man, I love this company.
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Indeed, it does!
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Nailed it with this one.
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Using this all the time - hope it helps others too! 
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Isn't it dumb how we push our social so hard yet make it difficult to be reached by email? With antispam measures in place it really doesn't matter to publish your email. 
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Saying goodbye to California.
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Thanks +Jeremy Rivera ! It feels really good to be back on the east coast :)
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SEO in 2013 - The Contributors

I can't thank the SEO's who got involved in my latest post enough for spending the time helping me put together what is already the most viewed post in a single day and the most shared post I've ever had!

It's a really great way to sign off for 2012 and it really means a lot to me personally that these guys and gals put so much effort into their responses.

Special mention to +Shelli Walsh for putting together the images to make the post all pretty!

Here are a few of my "best bits" from the post:

"you can screw Google, Bing or my uncle Tom because you create a real bond with the user" +Alessio Madeyski 

"I believe we will still be hugging up on furry animal tracking next year" +Anthony Pensabene 

"Someone’s going to get themselves in a hot mess using the Disavow tool" +Chris Dyson 

"No more crappy backlinks from the dirty depths of the Internet" +Emma Still 

"Crap still works. So what will Google do now?" +Joel Klettke 

"Anchor text – still getting spammed – some people just don’t quit" +Kane Jamison 

" +Jon Cooper will tell the world he believes links will have no value in 2013" +Kieran Flanagan 

"I realize there are still shysters selling ’3,000 links for $50′ but their target audience is getting smarter, fast" +Nick Eubanks 

"2013 will be the year in which AuthorRank becomes Google’s most important algorithm." +Steve Webb 
Here's the full article: http://stokedseo.co.uk/2012/12/05/seo-2013/
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