Google is only going to index millions of pages from a site with lots of reputation. I'd estimate that your site would have to have at least PageRank 6 before Google were willing to index that many pages on your site. That is especially true when the pages are only listed in a sitemap (as tillinberlin suggests).
User profile pages are often low quality. ...
Why not have both?
Under an organisation Item in Schema.org:
URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website. [sameAs, URL, Organization]
An example HTML snippet can be seen below:
<div itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">...
It's worth NOT switching to the new APIs if you are putting the buttons on a website that protects its users privacy by not routing their info to third-party websites and not allowing cookies to be created or updated in their browsers.
This heavily depends on the target of the audience.
For developers, I would offer a Login via Github. For all other matters, having a sign in via Facebook AND Twitter would not hurt.
What my company tough observed was, that even tough we are offering the login via Twitter and Facebook, 95% of the Users just sign in via a regular new account.
Links from duplicate and low-quality websites can be harmful, it's recommend that you disavow such sites from your link profile. Also worth mentioning that those clone sites won't even have 1% of the content that Instragram receives each day.
To clarify the 1%, what I mean is that Instragram is 'MASSIVE' in 2013 alone it was reported that 75 million people ...
Congratulations! You have just discovered how poor these sites are. Many of the sites get this information from Alexa, though some try and discover the data for themselves. The fact that they do this is rather ridiculous. You cannot gauge a sites performance accurately or even close to accurately external to the site. Some exception exists for search engines ...
Since a social network targets users online, you should build a strong online presence for your new site:
pitch big online magazines. If you manage to get covered by Mashable
or Gigaom, you'll get your first users instantly. Search for the
submit news form (http://mashable.com/submit/) or contact journalists
directly via e-mail/Twitter/Google+, etc.
Past, Current and Future
Google and many other search engines such as Yahoo and Bing are already factoring in social media interactions. Such as Tweets, Likes, Shares, Pintrest, Google +1, Reddits and so on. This have been using social media in their algorithms for some years now and they are constantly updating it.
Using Social Media is a Ranking Factor
Well, this is little bit too broad because there could be a numerous reasons for this, but I'll try to narrow down.
You are banned.
From this article here you can see many reasons for account being removed / banned etc.
If your stumbles are not showing up in your SU profile, your account might be banned. Here are some possible reasons for banning in SU.
If that ends up being true and search engines do start crawling Facebook code and counting likes, it won't matter if you use a widget like shareThis or directly implement the code. The Facebook 'like' API is public so I'm sure the search engine would run a check to verify the 'like' count through Facebook's servers anyways.
I don't think it will have a ...
Audience research and testing is key. It really depends on what type of industry you are in and the value you are offering to the user in turn for their trust. I would start off by offering users a choice between traditional registration (email/password) and two or more social login providers.
Janrain, the company I work for, releases social login trends ...
Creating accounts in 10 major social networks and updating them for several months with no audience is a waste of time.
Just creating profiles (with no updates) on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ isn't very hard and it has some immediate advantages:
It creates additional pages for your business that you control which are likely to rank highly for your ...
There is no such thing as binding social networks to a website. Basically, if those tools (whose values is debatable. I think they're worthless) don't work, they don't work. Contact the tool owner and let them know their tools shortcomings and maybe they'll fix it.
When content is posted to your Facebook page it:
Links back to your site with the URL of the content
Shows just a snippet from the content
Both of those will mitigate the damage done from Google recognizing the duplicate content. With the link back to your own site, Google will be much more likely to see your site as the original authorative source of ...
The approved way to create a presence on social networks for each site that you own is to create a "page" for each of your websites.
On Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/bookmarks/pages and use the "+ Create a Page" button. When I do so, I use the "Brand or Product" option and then choose "Website" as the subcategory.
On Google+, there is a "...
I would suggest you use a sitemap – if you don't use one already:
You can list large number of individual pages.
Google (and other search engines) do like to crawl sitemaps.
Pages listed on sitemaps don't have to be 'exposed' on the website – so you don't have to have a page listing all user profiles.
Building sitemaps can be done programmatically – either ...
If you post with exactly same text and images then you should avoid doing that. Instead just share the link on social media with one to 2 line message. Also, as a good SEO practice, you should focus on good length content on your website and just share the link on social media.
Google algorithm takes several factors into consideration to identify duplicate ...
Google has said many times that they do not use social shares as a ranking signal:
2014: Google's Matt Cutts: We Don't Use Twitter Or Facebook Social Signals To Rank Pages
2015: Google: Again, Social Signals Do Not Influence Your Ranking
2016: Social Sharing and Social Ads Have No Impact on RankBrain
SEO Moz points out that many webmasters notice that ...
Relevancy and user experience
No, however displaying or linking to hashtags such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus will as it add relevancy and user experience to your page. That's why its favorable to embed actual tweets on your content.
The understanding of what a hashtag is...
The hashtag craze was introduced to allow users to find and share ...
There are a couple of things that you should do that are just common sense, and while you should seek legal advice from a lawyer. They're going to tell you the same thing. The only difference is they'll help you draft these documents.
You need the following:
Require all users to accept a "terms and conditions" ...
As far as i know, there is no positive or negative impact of placing social icons on your website.
It will help your visitors to connect with you through your social media profiles and will help you to stay connected with them too.
The Social Networking used in a site depends on what the site does. What the site does also affects on what social networking sites they will post. Social Networking is all about Marketing.
Consider these examples:
I sell Widgets for ships that help carry aliens to the moon. Even humans can buy my ships but only the aliens can live on the moon,...
The effect of social media depends on the the social media. I do not follow all of the various social media mechanisms, but here is a quick run-down.
Facebook: Facebook gives a site another presence where people are, but it requires work just like a web page. You have to work it. It also offers advertising opportunities. It is not always beneficial for ...
It is against Facebook terms of service to create accounts that are not real people. Other social networks have similar policies. So it is not possible to create a persona (or multiple personas) for your company that can accept these requests.
On Facebook, your business presence is handled by your business's Facebook page. You can switch to acting as ...
Social media has a place in search results, but it will never be a big place. Social sharing and liking is currently one of the many factors that Google uses in its ranking algorithm. However, it is not now, and never will be one of the major factors. Google can't use it as a major factor because
Google can't get to most of it. Facebook does not give ...
It kind of depends on what you want the post to do: inform or attract.
When you join a group, it's presumably because you agree with the aims or principles of the group or you are a member of the class that the group targets. This usually means that the other group members are broadly similar to you in interests and tastes and thus Groups are the better bet ...
zigojacko says in a comment:
It's coded incorrectly, you need to be using the URL of each article in the foreach loop so that each set of sharing widgets shares the appropriate URL (currently, 1 share on FB will replicate across all instances on the same page).