Social Signals = The Next Frontier of Search! The Stoney deGeyter #SMX Social Interview

Posted in SMX, Social Media Marketing

Welcome back to aimClear’s coverage of SMX Social in Las Vegas! It’s been a whirlwind of meeting new folks, reconnecting with old friends, and attending a stimulating set of sessions. Who’s ready for another interview?

Marcela and the aimClear team kept the interviews coming as they discussed the evolution of search, social, and how social integrates into digital media campaigns with Stoney deGeyter, CEO of Pole Position Marketing.

Stoney has been in the online marketing industry since 1998, and he explains how SEO used to consist of marketers desiring only one thing: rankings. For the SEO still after rankings, social media’s growing role in recent years means marketers have to consider not only SEO, but social and content optimization. Social signals are taking over link signals, and marketers will see rankings fall over time if they’re not utilizing social media. Marcela sums it up nicely when she says, “Without social, organic won’t be viable.” Watch the interview as Stoney discusses how to build these much sought-after social signals.

Stay tuned as we share even more video coverage from SMX Social!

  • Stoney deGeyter

    Thanks for interviewing me. Great topic and relevant, I think, in a post Hummingbird world!