The socialization of search

The socialization of search is more than just Tweeted URLs or Facebook Likes or LinkedIn Shares having a positive impact on generic rankings, it’s about influencing your social graph to see the content you share in their search results.

Suddenly, a huge social reach is a competitive advantage in SEO. If you’re doing SEO today, I think it’s no longer possible to ignore the growth of your social connections as a big part of your SEO strategy. Twitter followers, Facebook connections, LinkedIn account size and engagement across these won’t just be social metrics; they’ll be KPIs for SEO, too.