Social Signals from Images Add Oomph!
So it may not exactly be breaking news, but it sure is important to remind webmasters that social signals are very important when establishing a new website.
Sure, it’s great to have on topic links pointing at your site from articles that contain relevant words like we do in our Visual Recruit Blogs, but a part of the secret sauce to get top rankings is doing what most other top websites are doing.
One thing you can’t run away from is having links coming in from supporting “social media” sites that are popular.
One such popular social monster is Pinterest.
Pinterest is of particular interest to webmasters because they are a PageRank 9 site and they allow us to post our images from our websites and they will give us LINKS pointing back at our URL’s. In fact they have over 214 million pages indexed by Google.
This is a big positive for our sites that have images because we can have them linked on Pinterest and establishes our site as being socially relevant.
What a lot of people do not realize is that you can get extra links from Pinterest in addition to the ones they give you for the images you pin.
All you have to do is add the extra link in the description when you pin your URL. Pretty cool!
So why not go out and get a Pinterest account – it’s free and will help you send social signals to your web pages that have images (and other pages too!).
If you have a website and you ever post pictures on your web pages then you MUST have a Pinterest account.
The site has 214 million pages indexed by Google and surely Google notices when there are links pointing at sites.
So the next time you add a nice page or post to your site – why not add a nice picture and make sure you pin it on Pinterest!
Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies.
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The social activity is part of how the magic of Pinterest can get amplified! Happy pinning!