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Connecting Social Media Pages to appear in Google Search Results?

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 We have followed all of the steps on this webpage https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/social-profile-links#guidelines --Below is what we want for our company search results page.

We've added the structured data markup script code to our home site. We've also requested that our URL be fetched and rendered along with the attached links. We've tested the script code with the testing tool and it came out positive. But it's been 3 months and we still don't see our social profiles displayed. What more can we do?We have waited entirely too long for this. How can we connect our Social Media Pages so they appear on the Google Search Results page?
1. Full business name  - Strategic Resources, Inc. (SRI)
2. Current business address - 7927 Jones Branch Drive, Suite #600W, McLean, VA. 22102
3. Current telephone number  - 703-749-3040
4. Google+ URL - https://plus.google.com/+StrategicResourcesIncMcLean
 
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 Rammy,

You are correct that these now show up on local businesses. Your screenshot, however, is not a local business (what Priya is referring to). I can confirm I've seen the same thing which is that the markup in the help doc isn't necessarily what gets you the profile icons.

 

According to http://www.thesempost.com/google-adds-social-media-icons-links-local-knowledge-panel/ it says "Google seems to be pulling the social media profile info either via citations or the links or open graph markup on the homepage of the business."

 

I haven't done any testing on this yet to see what actually triggers them. @Tim Capper do you have any insight on what is triggering them for local businesses?

 

 


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Hi Strategic R

The screenshot you've provided shows a Knowledge Graph (drawn from a number of sources, including on-site schema) and it is mainly shown for big brands like Google, Nike, Coke etc.

As a local business you are more likely to have the Knowledge Panel shown which depicts contact details, opening hours etc. It is extremely difficult to have your social icons displayed on that panel, and in fact I don't think I've ever seen one where the icons were displayed.

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This is not true at all because I have multiple small businesses and some of them have the Facebook connected others have the Instagram connected.

 

I personally didn't do anything to get this linked to the google search of the business. It just happened one day and these are small family owned businesses.

We manage about 300 accounts and I can say most of them have at least one profile connected and it looks weird because the other ones are missing.

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 Rammy,

You are correct that these now show up on local businesses. Your screenshot, however, is not a local business (what Priya is referring to). I can confirm I've seen the same thing which is that the markup in the help doc isn't necessarily what gets you the profile icons.

 

According to http://www.thesempost.com/google-adds-social-media-icons-links-local-knowledge-panel/ it says "Google seems to be pulling the social media profile info either via citations or the links or open graph markup on the homepage of the business."

 

I haven't done any testing on this yet to see what actually triggers them. @Tim Capper do you have any insight on what is triggering them for local businesses?

 

 


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@PriyaC

 

I will  answering on the try of the user "Rammy B"  to blame you  giving false information  on his other thread

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Hi All

 

Yes the social channels are appearing in Business page KP ..... BUT it is very inconsistent at the moment.

 

You don't have to have the stuctured data on site from what I have seen, but it would be best if you did.

 

1.) Social channels need to be on website.

2.) Social channels Names must all be the same / consistant

3.) They need to be relatively active.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Thank you @Helmut Geissler and @JoyHawkins as well.

 

One thing about Google - Change is a constant, and what was true in June may not be true in August :)


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well said Priya
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Thought I'd update this thread since I checked with a few others and wanted to make sure anyone in the future viewing this thread could see the solution.

I had several people tell me they implemented the stuff here (especially the SameAs part) and it worked but not instantly - took a few weeks.

https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/social-profile-links#guidelines

So I would just be patient and double-check that everything is implemented correctly.

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Okay so I'm looking for a clear answer. Where am I going wrong and what do I need to do? I'm close. See attached and link for an article I came across that shows the html code . 

https://9clouds.com/2015/02/17/4-steps-add-social-media-links-google-results/

 

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