Using Social Profiles to Rank Higher in Google

Have you ever wanted to rank higher in the search results for your personal name or brand? Maybe you already do rank number one for your name… so how would you like to rank on the whole first page for your name!

It actually is possible and one of the easiest ways to do this is through the use of social profiles and linking all of your accounts together.

It’s no surprise that Google has a knack for ranking some web sites higher than others no matter what the keyword is. This is almost similar to how Google ranks YouTube videos in their search results since they own YouTube.

The same holds true for the top social networks on the internet, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and many others.

Let’s first look at some stats from a recent infographic from BrandYourself.

  • Over 1 billion names are searched using Google every day.
  • 94% of people only look at the first page of Google’s search results.
  • Only half of people own their first result, which is most important.
  • 1 in 4 have no positive content at all on their first page to help their reputation.
  • 15% have at least one negative result on their first page that damages their reputation.

We can also learn from these stats that Google has a preference for ranking social networking sites in the following order.

  1. LinkedIn
  2. Facebook
  3. Zerply
  4. Twitter
  5. BrandYourself
  6. Weebly
  7. WordPress
  8. Vimeo
  9. Tumblr
  10. FormSpring
  11. Google+

So what does this mean for you? It means that if you don’t currently have an active profile on all of these social profiles that you could be potentially missing out on another extra listing at the top of the search listings for your name or brand.

Best of all, to setup a profile account on these social networks is completely free and it will only take a few minutes of your time. It would be a disaster to not spend a few minutes of your time and gain some valuable backlinks and rankings from creative profiles on these sites.

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