To further prove the usefulness of social media marketing for SEO I performed a test that only used social media marketing as a means to improve the search engine results page position of a page. The keyword that this page was optimized for was a highly competitive keyword and as shown inline was a term that did not rank in the first 40 positions prior to this experiment. Doing nothing other than adding social sharing buttons to the page, creating a Google+ page, and using only social media within five months the page appeared on the first page of the search engine results page and ranked in position 6!

According to SharedCount here are the social sharing stats:

    8 Facebook likes
    5 Facebook Comments
    11 Facebook Shares
    2 Tweets
    3 Stumbles
    14,310 page views
    1,425 Google +1’s