Which Social Media Platforms are the best for your Business?

Which Social Media Platforms are the best for your Business?

Social Media Platforms

With all the social media sites available today, which ones should you leverage? In an ideal world, you would use them all. As a small business, however, you don’t have enough time and money to do so.

With your limited resources, which social media platforms would you pick?

If you think Facebook and YouTube are your best bets because they are most popular, think again. Just because a site is popular doesn’t mean it is a good fit for you business.

To help you decide which social media platforms is best suited for your business, I’ve created an infographic that explains what social sites you should be leveraging based on real data.

Source: Quicksprout

1. Twitter: Twitter is the dominant democracy of the social-sharing economy. Relevancy, personality and brevity are the keys to making your voice heard.

2. LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the online analog to old fashioned networking. People – and connections to people – are everything

3. Facebook: Facebook offers personal connection and an enjoyable distraction amidst the work day, but use typically peaks outside of work hours. There’s no shortage of options for analyzing Facebook data. Track the success of your content by date and time to hone in on the best times for engaging your audience.

4. Google+: As Google’s proposed alternative to Facebook, keywords and search engine optimization are central to the appeal of Google+. Link often to content on your own website to direct this search boost where you want it most.

5. YouTube: Google treats its own well, and YouTube is the prime example of this fact. YouTube videos feature prominently in Google

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600 Social Media Network Sites on one page

600 Social Media Network Sites on one page

Social Media Network

A social networking service or social media network is a platform to build social networks or social relations among people who share interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.

A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his social links, and a variety of additional services.

Social networks are web-based services that allow individuals to create a public profile, to create a list of users with whom to share connections, and view and cross the connections within the system.

Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites (sep 2014)

Here are the top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a continually updated average of each website’s Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast.

01 | Facebook, 02 | Twitter, 03 | LinkedIn, 04 | Pinterest, 05 | GooglePlus+, 06 | Tumblr, 07 | Instagram, 08 | VK, 09 | Flickr, 10 | Vine, 11 | Meetup, 12 | Tagged, 13 | Ask.fm, 14 | MeetMe, 15 | ClassMates

And here is the rest!

 12Manage  43Things  500px  8Tracks  99 Designs  9flats  About.me  AboutUs  Academia.edu  Accredible  Achivy  ActiveRain  AddPublic  airbnb  Alexa  ALISON  Alkemica  Allnumis  Alltop  Alternion  alternion  AlwaysOn  AM Net  aMAP.to  Amazon  Angel List  app.net  Apsense  Arab Business Club  Art Hero  Asian Avenue  Ask.FM  aSmallWorld  Authors Den  AUTHORSdB  Awesomize.me  Badoo  Bandcamp  Bebo  Behance  Better Networker  Betterific  Beyond  BibSonomy  Bigsight  Bitly  BizNik  Bizpora  BizSugar  Black Planet  blip.fm  Blip.tv  Blog  Blog Catalog  Blog Talk Radio  Blogengage  Blogger  BlogHer  Bloglog  Bloglovin  Blogmarks  Blurtit  BO.LT  BOB Clubs  Bookmarky  Bottlenose.com  Branchout  brandyourself  Brandyourself  Brijj  Buffer  Bukisa  Bulletin Boards  Bundlr  Business Exchange  Business XeeMe  BuzzFeed  Cafe Press  Cafemom  Calameo  Carbonmade  Care2

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Double your Pinterest followers, an infographic

Double your Pinterest followers, an infographic

Pinterest followers

Pinterest is a rapidly expanding online social network. It now connects over 70 million users. As a result, Pinterest provides an excellent interactive platform through which you can promote your business. Research shows that users who were notified of products on Pinterest spent 70% more money on those products than users who were referred from other online networks. Capitalize upon this lucrative audience and your business enterprise is sure to flourish.

What is Pinterest? In simple terms, Pinterest is a pin board style photo sharing website which enables users to create and manage theme-based image collections of hobbies, services or interests. Users can browse neighbouring pin boards for images, re-pin these images to their own pin boards, or like and comment upon photos. You can affiliate your business with this quirky method of social networking by following a series of simple processes;

Sharing relevant content Firstly, analyze which are the most popular pins currently on Pinterest. This will permit you to learn about the types of products or services in which users are interested and which they share across Pinterest. If any of these trends are applicable to your business, you can subsequently tailor your Pinterest content in order to contribute and affiliate yourself with these current trends.

For example, if your business offers services or products associated with the motoring industry, such as Jardine Motors who use Pinterest, you can post interesting pins of vehicles which are currently popular on Pinterest, or if you are a florist such as Kemsley Flowers, you can post interesting pins of flowers. By associating elements of your business with popular trends, users will be more likely to take notice of

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WordPress 4.0 called Benny is released

WordPress 4.0 “Benny”

WordPress 4.0

Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience we think you’ll enjoy.

Manage your media with style

Media LibraryExplore your uploads in a beautiful, endless grid. A new details preview makes viewing and editing any amount of media in sequence a snap.

Working with embeds has never been easier

Paste in a YouTube URL on a new line, and watch it magically become an embedded video. Now try it with a tweet. Oh yeah — embedding has become a visual experience. The editor shows a true preview of your embedded content, saving you time and giving you confidence.

We’ve expanded the services supported by default, too — you can embed videos from CollegeHumor, playlists from YouTube, and talks from TED. Check out all of the embeds that WordPress supports.

Focus on your content

Writing and editing is smoother and more immersive with an editor that expands to fit your content as you write, and keeps the formatting tools available at all times.

Finding the right plugin

Add plugins

There are more than 30,000 free and open source plugins in the WordPress plugin directory. WordPress 4.0 makes it easier to find the right one for your needs, with new metrics, improved search, and a more visual browsing experience.

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XeeMe is now Appearoo

XeeMe is now Appearoo

Appearoo

Appearoo is an amazing software tool for you to gain more online influence by attracting more followers and giving your content a broader reach.

What we stand for We fight for “democratization of influence”. Everybody who want to be influential should become influential. Our tools and techniques can help everybody – celebrity or not. A word about influence

Influence is not about being a rocket scientist but the ability to involve a lot of people in what is important to you. The content you create, the opinion you express everything you sahre is important. Influence however is if you find many people who support you. Guess what, even if you are not creating any content yourself but share important content from others you may attract a lot of people and gain massive influence – news papers did that every day.

Celebrities, Public Figures And Now You! Content is king – appearoo gives you the influence

An amazing tool to grow influence Content is king – appearoo gives you the influence. Your influence is growing as people find your content and support it. Appearoo is the tool that allows you to show all the networks where you share content with a single link: Your personal appearoo URL – appearoo.com/yourname.

Who should use it Celebrities, public figures, sport stars, scientists, politicians, activists, power networker, everybody who want to be found and want to make it easy for their friends, fans and customers to find their content. If you have no opinion, rather not share anything, or afraid of being online, appearoo won’t be helpful to you.

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Superb Professional Animated Videos by @GoAnimate

GoAnimate Animated Videos

Superb Professional Animated Videos by GoAnimate An easy learning curve, low budget, simple do-it-yourself tool!

Animated Videos

Unlike many video marketing providers out there, who come and go, GoAnimate have been around since 2007 and serve several million users around the world.

Their mission is to enable businesses, schools, and individuals to make videos — quickly and easily. We’ve tried it, we’ve reviewed it, and we love it… which is why we’re so excited to now write this review for them!

Make your own first video in less than 5 Minutes!

How to make your own video

They have also recently launched two great new features – the below videos give you an ideal summary of what they’re all about:

1. Infographics

Infographics have become exceedingly popular over the last few years. But they’re perhaps a bit “samey” now with too much data to crammed into them. The explosion of content marketing combined with audiences’ reduced enthusiasm for actual reading created huge demand for a content style that was visually arresting, offered interesting factoids and was quick to digest.

The only thing growing in popularity faster than infographics is, perhaps, animated videos. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could combine the two? The only thing growing in popularity faster than infographics is, perhaps, animated videos. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could combine the two? Check out this example from The Cannes Festival!

2. Whiteboard Animation Theme

Whiteboard’s light, crisp visual style and non-stop motion make it very engaging for everything from eLearning to in-house presentations to national TV spots.

It’s pre-loaded with thousands of hand-sketched assets, including props, backgrounds, and hundreds of character actions applicable to a wide variety of professional

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Social Media Business an Infographic

Social Media Business an Infographic

Social Media Business

Does your company utilise social media? If you haven’t been running social media accounts for your business then you are missing out on the opportunity to engage with your current customers, raise awareness of your brand, and potentially attract new customers. Social media has become a part of everyday life for most of the general public with millions logging into their accounts daily -

This infographic covers the main social media networks and how you can use them to boost the visibility of your business. Whether you are a traditional bricks and mortar business or an online startup, social media can assist you in making your business a success. How? By searching for a specific audience, interacting with other businesses similar to yours and using related hashtags.

Approximately 75% of all internet users are a member of at least one social network, why not connect with them?

Source: Merchantmoney

 Twitter

Who should use it: Everyone – from individuals to the largest multinational corporations

What to share: Start, join, and lead conversations; interact directly with brands and customers

Post frequency: Multiple times per day

Twitter is the dominant democracy of the social-sharing economy. Relevancy, personality and brevity are the keys to making your voice heard.

Useful tools: Buffer lets you stockpile and schedule content in advance. Tools like this allow for posting around-the-clock, increasing the likelihood of snagging followers beyond your country or time zone without being working 24/7.

It’s a guarantee by this point that a conversation relevant to your industry or business is occurring on Twitter. The only question: are you part of it?

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Instagram

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Combine Content Marketing with SEO

Combine Content Marketing with SEO

Content Marketing

Backlink is a recommendation-link of a webpage from other webpages in the form of a hyperlink. “Building backlinks” is an essential part of any SEO strategy, the more quality links you have pointing back to your blog or website, the more higher it will be in Google search. But SEO is not just all about building backlinks it’s just a small part of the game.

Great Ways to Build High Quality Backlinks:

Social Networking Social Media is the Key for the Future. Social media is booming and we all know that, Most of the social media website links are nofollow but still they have a very important value. Sharing content among thousands of people increase its popularity and attracts hundreds of links. There are so many websites giving dofollow backlinks i.e. digg, delicious, diggo etc. Using Pinterest, Google plus, Twitter, LinkedIn etc is also a good way to promote content.

Video Sharing Express your Ideas through Videos.Create compelling videos and share your ideas and techniques with your users.Put your link in embed code of your videos and allow users to embed your videos on their websites by placing code and giving you a back link.There are so many platforms like vimeo, youtube etc. present for publishing videos. Video submission strategy is used by almost all the successful & big brands these days.

Audio Submissions Getting backlink through audio seems to be very strange but it is really a very good technique to get high quality links.Create an introduction audio for your website and submit it across high quality audio submission sites. They give quality backlinks from the profile sections.

Syndicating with other Sites These days, the high authority

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Words That Get Content Shared on Social Media

Words That Get Content Shared on Social Media

Social Media

Do you want more social media traffic?

Did you know that the words you use within your content could drastically affect how much social media traffic you get? For example, if you want more Facebook traffic, then using words like “when,” “tell us,” “submit,” “deals,” and “discounts” can help you get more shares, likes and traffic to your site.

On the other hand, if you use the words “contest,” “promotion,” or “coupon” on Facebook, you’ll actually get fewer shares and likes and less traffic.

In order to help you determine what words you should use and what words you should avoid using on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, I’ve created an infographic that breaks down desirable and undesirable word usage on each of these social media platforms.

Source: Quicksprout

Social media technologies take on many different forms including magazines, Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, social networks, podcasts, photographs or pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking. Technologies include blogging, picture-sharing, vlogs, wall-posting, music-sharing, crowdsourcing and voice over IP, to name a few. Social network aggregation can integrate many of the platforms in use.

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The New Selphee App is Snapchat, Instagram and Vine Combined!

The Selphee App is Snapchat, Instagram and Vine Combined.

Selphee

Just in case you were getting tired of the same old mainline options for taking fun, shareable photos and videos on your smartphone, here’s another app that combines Snapchat, Instagram and Vine together to create a multimedia post to share to your favorite social networks.

It’s called Selphee. (DOWNLOAD –> iOS and Android)

Although its name clearly invokes the selfie phenomenon, Selphee encourages users to post more than just faces. The Selphee app is making a still photo fade into a short video.

How to make a Selphee. First, the Selphee app starts by getting the user to snap a selfie, and then choose how many seconds that image will be displayed for.

Then the app gets them to record a short video, switching to the alternative phone lens to encourage them to vary the view. The user can, other than Vine, override the defaults by selecting front or rear camera at any point.

Done. Your Selphee has been created. A Selphee is basically a still photo that fades into a short video or video clip montage. The original selfie or photo acts as a cover image for the subsequent animated content.

The app does also includes a series of optional frames/effects to augment the cover photo with if you desire, including a speech bubble, decorative frames that reference the World Cup, or other stuff like a heart-shaped frame or a box effect.

If you’re wondering what a Selphee looks like, here’s an example

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Selphee App is Snapchat Instagram and Vine combined

Selphee App Is Snapchat, Instagram And Vine Combined to create a multimedia post to share to your favorite social networks Selphee post more than just faces

The Selphee App is Snapchat, Instagram and Vine Combined.

Selphee

Just in case you were getting tired of the same old mainline options for taking fun, shareable photos and videos on your smartphone, here’s another app that combines Snapchat, Instagram and Vine together to create a multimedia post to share to your favorite social networks.

It’s called Selphee. (DOWNLOAD –> iOS and Android)

Although its name clearly invokes the selfie phenomenon, Selphee encourages users to post more than just faces. The Selphee app is making a still photo fade into a short video.

How to make a Selphee. First, the Selphee app starts by getting the user to snap a selfie, and then choose how many seconds that image will be displayed for.

Then the app gets them to record a short video, switching to the alternative phone lens to encourage them to vary the view. The user can, other than Vine, override the defaults by selecting front or rear camera at any point.

Done. Your Selphee has been created. A Selphee is basically a still photo that fades into a short video or video clip montage. The original selfie or photo acts as a cover image for the subsequent animated content.

The app does also includes a series of optional frames/effects to augment the cover photo with if you desire, including a speech bubble, decorative frames that reference the World Cup, or other stuff like a heart-shaped frame or a box effect.

If you’re wondering what a Selphee looks like, here’s an example

Please share our New APP: What makes Selphee unique. The combination of different media types is the differentiator between Selphee vs mainline apps that are more focused on sharing one type

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Socialmediatalk haalt als professional, bedrijf en organisatie meer uit sociale media

Socialmediatalk haal als professional bedrijf meer sociale media informatieplatform voor bedrijven social media professionals online marketing specialisten

Socialmediatalk haal als professional bedrijf meer sociale media informatieplatform voor bedrijven social media professionals online marketing specialisten

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Social Networks You Should Care About in 2014?

Social Networks Should You Care About in 2014 WordPress SEO Hosting. Which social networks should I focus on. social media still seems new to many of us.

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Become a Empire Avenue Leader and help transform Empire Avenue!

Become a Empire Avenue Leader and help transform Empire Avenue! The Exclusive Empire Avenue Leaders Community will help transform Empire Avenue

Become a Leader. Help transform Empire Avenue! The Exclusive Empire Avenue Leaders Community will help transform Empire Avenue

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