New Facebook ‘like’ feature could aid SEO

Posted: May 11, 2010 in Search Engine Optimisation, SEO
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Facebook’s recent launch of a new feature that lets users ‘like’ a wide range of organisations and products on the social networking site could benefit search engine optimisation (SEO).

This is according to Idea Taxi SEO director Sam Tilston, who said that while the offering may mean that Google-based SEO holds less value, it also provides new opportunities.

Businesses that take steps to create pages and groups on Facebook and promote them well could see positive results, he explained, adding that online news sites could also play a key role in this.

“As more features such as the ‘like’ button from Facebook get used on newspaper sites this will have a much larger effect and could have a dramatic impact on SEO,” Mr Tilston commented.

Facebook’s new feature also lets users display entities that they have clicked the ‘like’ button for directly on their profile, which Facebook engineer Alex Li said creates a “living map” of connections rather than a static list of interests.

Source – Direct News

Posted via email from Australian Digital Marketing News


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