Is Adding Social Media Links To My Website Harmful?

Quora Question: Is it harmful to add social media links of a brand in the web page for SEO? There are 0 out links now and should I add links?

No this is not harmful, but is even helpful for SEO!

Yes, it’s true that outbound links don’t really have a direct effect on SEO, that is more for inbound links. But they have loads of indirect effects that will help you boost your rankings to the top of Google.


User Experience

First, the user experience of your website. Having outbound links increases the user experience and credibility of your own website. It ensures that you are providing useful and truthful information from relevant and trustworthy sources like social media profiles. Which hold a high domain authority and are looked at positively in Google’s eyes. It also allows Google or any search engine to quickly determine what your content is about by searching through your outbound links. Making it clear to them can definitely have a positive effect on your rankings.


Creates an inbound and outbound link

Secondly, it creates a loop of links for you. The most powerful outbound links are ones that link back to you as well. So setting yourself up with a few links to and from powerful domains such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc. can never be a bad thing.


Community Building

Thirdly, it creates a good full circle community for you. Allowing your visitors/customers to easily navigate to and from your social media profiles to your website. Hopefully increasing your followers and increasing your visitors at the same time. So at least if everything I said before is wrong (which I don’t believe it is?), remember that having a full-circle community for your brand can be vital for a business outside of looking at SEO. And that’s the whole point of SEO, to get more business.

In Conclusion, definitely, add your social media links to your website. Not only for the SEO benefits but for the overall business benefits it may have.

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