A few months ago, I ran a poll asking if it is required for SEOs to have their sites participate in social sharing elements in order to compete in the search results.
I personally felt, with the value Google is placing on Google+ and the value Bing is placing on Facebook likes, social is and will be a necessity to compete in the search results going forward. Most SEOs agree with me on that.
I asked, To Compete, Does Your Site Need To Be Social? The results are in:
- 59% said yes, you do need social to compete in search.
- 34% said no, you don't need social to compete in search.
- 7% did not know either way.
I am honestly surprised more aren't saying yes, you need social to compete.
Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.
This was written yesterday and scheduled to be posted today.