Do Social Signals Influence SEO? A 2016 Study on 23 Million Shares

There is a lot of buzz and fuzz regarding the influence of shares, comments, likes, etc. on SEO in general. Yet, the question that is on everyone’s lips is actually: “Are social signals a ranking factor?” There have been lots of discussions around this topic, both pros and cons; even some studies were conducted on it. Yet, no clear light has been shed on the matter.Read the full article

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Join us for a *Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout* :) Add your questions to this event page, this session is open to anything webmaster related like crawling, indexing, mobile sites, internationalization, duplicate content, Sitemaps, Search Console, pagination, duplicate content, multi-lingual/multi-regional sites, etc. This is a Hangout on Air on Google+. It works best with a webcam + headset. You can find out more about Hangouts and how to participate at Feel free to drop by - we welcome webmasters of all levels! If you would like to join this hangout live & in person, and haven't been able to get in recently, please leave a note here and we'll try to invite you a few minutes before we start.