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Am I in the right forum for this?

Part time home based business.

Analytics says that I have only 20 organic visitors in the last 30 days.
https://denverprocessservers.net/

I'm good at what I do, but what Google is telling me about how to improve my organic SEO is confusing.
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I found an SEO forum for this. One interesting thing they suggested, was getting rid of social media icons and links. The guy said that the reason was that you shouldnt want the viewer to leave your site for somewhere else. Do you agree?
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Melissa Rhiannon wrote:
I found an SEO forum for this. One interesting thing they suggested, was getting rid of social media icons and links. The guy said that the reason was that you shouldn't want the viewer to leave your site for somewhere else. Do you agree?


Of course but you don't get rid of icons or links per-say

social stuff is sort of important, but on your site, they need to be in the right place and relevant for your content. They do let your visitors know you are on facebook, twitter, LinkedIn in your case Google+ etc, but just for showing you are on such stuff, so have the icons there but no-link.

However on your contact info page,, then that's ok for putting links to social media stuff, as you could argue that they are there as part of a way to contact you. Also on any contact form submission confirmation page, is a good place to put them (with links)

However, others may argue with that, so personally, up to you, you decide don't follow like a lemming just because one says this way is better than that way after all, most sites have different needs for SEO work, and it takes a lot of work almost everyday, to analyse what works & what doesn't work as far as SEO is concerned.
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So for example

In your footers on your pages, you could include something along the lines of

"We are on Social Media"
"Icon" "Icon" "icon" etc
"The links are on our contact page"

or words to that effect

on your contact page
something like

You can contact with us the following ways

By email, telephone/sms, snail mail, jungle drums, smoke signals, morse code
the contact form (if you have one)
And on social media
"icon with a link" Icon with a link" "icon with a link" etc
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Wayan Jaya wrote:
Melissa Rhiannon wrote:
I found an SEO forum for this. One interesting thing they suggested, was getting rid of social media icons and links. The guy said that the reason was that you shouldn't want the viewer to leave your site for somewhere else. Do you agree?


Of course but you don't get rid of icons or links per-say

social stuff is sort of important, but on your site, they need to be in the right place and relevant for your content. They do let your visitors know you are on facebook, twitter, LinkedIn in your case Google+ etc, but just for showing you are on such stuff, so have the icons there but no-link.

However on your contact info page,, then that's ok for putting links to social media stuff, as you could argue that they are there as part of a way to contact you. Also on any contact form submission confirmation page, is a good place to put them (with links)

However, others may argue with that, so personally, up to you, you decide don't follow like a lemming just because one says this way is better than that way after all, most sites have different needs for SEO work, and it takes a lot of work almost everyday, to analyse what works & what doesn't work as far as SEO is concerned.


On the other hand, I'm hearing that SEO is helped by links back to your site. Contradiction?
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Melissa Rhiannon wrote:
Wayan Jaya wrote:
Melissa Rhiannon wrote:
I found an SEO forum for this. One interesting thing they suggested, was getting rid of social media icons and links. The guy said that the reason was that you shouldn't want the viewer to leave your site for somewhere else. Do you agree?


Of course but you don't get rid of icons or links per-say

social stuff is sort of important, but on your site, they need to be in the right place and relevant for your content. They do let your visitors know you are on facebook, twitter, LinkedIn in your case Google+ etc, but just for showing you are on such stuff, so have the icons there but no-link.

However on your contact info page,, then that's ok for putting links to social media stuff, as you could argue that they are there as part of a way to contact you. Also on any contact form submission confirmation page, is a good place to put them (with links)

However, others may argue with that, so personally, up to you, you decide don't follow like a lemming just because one says this way is better than that way after all, most sites have different needs for SEO work, and it takes a lot of work almost everyday, to analyse what works & what doesn't work as far as SEO is concerned.


On the other hand, I'm hearing that SEO is helped by links back to your site. Contradiction?


Links to & from social media are not counted within SEO, (well as far as Google are concerned)
Backlinks to your site are one of the most important things for SEO, but there are certain conditions that make such links count.
The links to your site, needs to be from

1/ Authoritative sites (people) (in other words a site that is regarded as being expert on the subject (so a blogger with 200,000 followers, who is regarded as being authoritative for serving legal papers, would be a great backlink to have. A blogger who is expert critic for food/drinks, wouldn't be such a good backlink to have

2/ High ranking in SERP's The higher the ranking the site has that gives you the backlink, the better your backlink score will be.

Any site that puts backlinks to other sites without any relevance/quality etc, can & do get punished, which then ultimately effects your SEO results too

Google will not count facebook mentions, twitter mentions etc as far as awarding a score for backlinks, but although the Google + thing doesn't actually help SEO as far as backlinks are concerned, it does give your business a great presence locally.

One could go on & on, that's why SEO work is usually done by people who know about all that & can take a website to the top, like designing & developing proper SEO work takes a long time to master
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Thanks Wayan. So I suppose it was a mistake mentioning my site here. <SIGH>
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Melissa Rhiannon wrote:
Thanks Wayan. So I suppose it was a mistake mentioning my site here. <SIGH>


No not really always worth asking, If you hadn't asked then you would still be under the impression that social media links counted for SEO results.
But then again CC forums aren't specialists in SEO problems, there may be quite a few who are knowledgeable & can advise but really the thing you need worry about initially is getting your site up & running, looking good at all device widths, & Placing content that helps WITH SEO in the best place on your pages. That's design work (not to be confused with building/developing sites)
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Sorry to keep harping on
But consider this about links from your site

If you put a link to say facebook on your index page, and someone clicks on that link & is taken to your facebook profile page or whatever that is called.

Ask yourself this
What are they going to be able to do on the facebook page that they can't do on my website???
If you have an answer, then ask yourself
WHY can't they do that on my website,, solution = make it so you have no answer to the first question
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Also, consider this

Backlinks (relevant, authoritative etc) need to be earned, the site giving the link will ask, why does this site deserve to be linked to.

The best way to convince them it's worth doing is presenting to them & therefore your other visitors a visually pleasing & attractive experience

Your site has to be user-friendly (another website won't really be happy to link to another website that doesn't do it.)

If you please your visitor, you will please Google If your visitors don’t like your website, then Google won’t either..

To build a real online business, you must focus on pleasing your visitor's consistently
(and that doesn't mean doing the work they may want you to do to their satisfaction, it means the look & feel of your site)

Satisfied visitors will SHARE your content on social media without your need to put some sort of a second homepage.
satisfied visitors will RETURN to your website regardless of your SERP ranking.

Your SEO work & your reputation will grow organically when you put your user's experience first.

Your Content TEXT (not images) Must convey to your visitor, the trust that they need in order to continue & that you are providing what it is they came to your site for in the first place.

All this should be easily readable at first glance, Your large image as nice as it is isn't going to convey that within the first 5 seconds that is needed to convince your visitors to stay. Your Content (words) will.

Who cares if Google is saying that 20 organic visitors arrived from however many searches a month, that is an opportunity to possibly help 20 people. who if they have the great experience & results that they expect, will possibly grow to 20 more etc etc

The moral of all this is that your content needs to help people believe that you can help achieve a goal or solve a problem for them, all within a short space of time, and that also doesn't mean the actual work you do, but the short time it takes for a visitor to see your landing page, before moving on, if they don't get convinced., all the SEO work in the world won't amount to a can of worms if you don't have something like that in place in the beginning..

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