Do Social Media Back-Links Matter

April 30, 2018
Mike Dolpies

Over the years, I have seen where this is a point of confusion.

The question is…

“Do back-links from social media sites help with SEO?”

And I usually get the question more in the context of…

“When I post on Facebook and link to my website does this help with SEO?”

The short answer is … “NO!… Linking to your website from posts on Facebook or Twitter… or wherever do not impact SEO.”


Mostly because links created on social media posts use “No Follow” and they don’t get indexed by Google.

The only… links from social media that matter are the ones you create when you set up the profile. 

Here is an example …

This is a Google Indexing of this businesses Facebook Profile.

This link helps the overall online presence of the business.

Back-Links That Matter

About the author

Mike Dolpies Mike Dolpies (aka Mike D.) owns “Ocean View Publishing, LLC” - a diverse media/Internet Marketing and Consulting Company. He started his first business when he was just 18 years old. By the time he was 23 that business had generated well over a Million Dollars in sales and was consistently in the top 20% of its industry. He's the Author of 6 different books. His first book, “Motion Before Motivation, The Success Secret That Never Fails,” became a bestseller on He's been a guest on the Fox Morning News several times and has been written about in many newspapers. His work has also appeared on and Fox