14 Jan How Does Google Treat Links From Social Sites

Here’s the latest question that Matt Cutts got asked by Mani from Delhi. Mani is trying to see how Google treats links from social media sites like Twitter and Facebook…ok not a bad question. While it reminds me of the kind of crap you’d hear on Digital Point, it’s not a bad n00b question. What caught my ear was the point about how .edu and .gov links don’t pass any more value that some .com. So many people are under the illusion that extra link weight is giving to those domain extensions.


what a lot of people who are just getting into the world of link building must understand that it’s the domain’s overall stance that gives out a certain power of link juice. So why do people obsess about getting .edu and .gov links? Well that’s mainly because of the hype, but for the most part those .edu/gov pages have been indexed and around for years and years. Most websites don’t really deserve links from sites like these, and the spam to obtain them is going to do nothing but bring it all down.

What do you think?