How Social Media Boosts Search Rankings (Infographic)

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Most B2B vendors have already optimized their websites for organic search engine rankings. While further optimization can yield some marginal improvements in rankings, B2B marketers have shifted their focus to offsite tactics such as back links on quality sites to deliver a significant impact on rankings and traffic. With the explosion of social media, Google and other search engines have included social media activity into search results and into the algorithm used to calculate website ranking based on social popularity. And now we have proof that social activity actually impacts organic rankings: TastyPlacement (a SEO and digital design agency in Austin, TX) has created a great infographic based on a study to explore the relationship between social media activity and organic search engine rankings. And is anybody really surprised that Google+ has the biggest impact on Google rankings? Check it out:

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