Social media is now a major part of our lives linking many people together in one place who may otherwise not have met or perhaps not have any other forms of communicating. The popularity of these sites is largely built around good publicity, word of mouth and its ease of use and perhaps more importantly peer influence, for example you may be more likely to use a site if all your friends and family are using it. Of course all these sites are fully integrated into search engines with SEO in Edmonton (Search Engine Optimization), but is this becoming more and more obsolete?

social-mediaSocial media is now so fully integrated within everyday life we literally can’t walk down the road without seeing an advert with an icon of say Facebook or twitter or even linked in for the more business orientated or us. In fact with the invention of smartphones and apps we don’t need the internet to use the sites and can access them whenever we want wherever we want. So yes you type in Facebook it it’s the number one hit on, for example, google. But is this generated due to its popularity or by clever SEO?? Well let’s look at an example Microsoft Myspace. You put Myspace into google and hey it comes up first hit thanks to SEO. However its popularity died a long time ago with teenagers preferring to use the more sophisticated and user friendly Facebook, proving that it’s not advance back links and hours of work by an Edmonton SEO company that has made such sites popular but its marketing.

An interesting fact to note is if you type “Social Media Sites” into google the first hit is an article on Wikipedia the online encyclopaedia. So I think we can honestly say that, unlike your individual business or marketing sites and so forth, the future of Social Media does NOT depend on SEO but on us the people and how we perceive them.