Social media websites have gained an increased influence in people’s interactions with friends, colleagues and family members. People used to spend long hours on web surfing through various sites, forums, blogs and others. As of now, a variety of social media sites and tools are available for internet users to stay connected with the world. Get through the article to see 7 popular and highly useful social media tools. 1. G+ Search G+ Search is a Google Custom Search-powered social search service. If you enter a keyword, G+ Search will bring a list of results. Well, the search results appear listed under five categories; All, Posts, Profiles, Buzz and Google Reader. It means users can easily access Google’s social media-driven contents. G+ Search is a great way to search contents in Google’s new social media site, Google+. Google surprised people with G+ search. It works on the same pattern on which Google search works. Just enter your desired search and G+ search will … [Read more...] about Most Useful Social Media Tools
Using social media as a marketing tool
Social media and SEO goes hand to hand and if you are one of those who believe in creating relation than writing for search engine, Social media is the right place to start with. Now, the first question which comes in somebody mind, where to start with your Social media presence. According to reports, Facebook and Twitter are one of the most profitable social media sites, and one of the best place to start. More over, Search engine quickly index Facebook, Twitter & Google plus profiles. If you are a small business company, a Blogger or an online website, here I’m listing out list of Social media sites, where your business brand presence is very important. What is Social media Presence: Definition Social media presence is creating your footprint on various Social media, and web2.0 sites. For example, by creating Facebook fan page or Twitter profile, you creating your presence on these sites. Similarly, there are many websites like Pinterest, Google plus, Stumble … [Read more...] about How A Blogger Can Start With Social Media Presence
This is a topic I was recently asked the other day by a colleague of mine who is involved in business consulting for large corporations. The question made me think about how much has changed in society (whether we realize it or not) as a result of social media. Think about it, it was only approximately 20 some odd years ago that the average person was beginning to become associated with the internet. Prior to that, the internet was mostly reserved for academia and various government agencies. Before that it was only reserved for the U.S. government (the official origins of the internet began back in 1969 with the U.S. military's funding of a research network dubbed "Arpanet"). Today, we have not only the internet, but we have social media tied in there as well. The Term Social Media "media" is a place where publications occur. "social" implies that there is sharing occurring. A sharing of ideas, opinions, images. The social in social media also implies the tools, places and services … [Read more...] about How Much Has Social Media Changed Society?
Though we have several options to start online marketing when it comes to social media, figuring out just how to do it can be confusing. According to a recent survey, only 53% of small businesses actively use social media, only 45% work on SEO, and only 25% use online advertising to promote their small business. What about the rest? They claim they don’t have the resources or the time, and most importantly, they say they lack the strategies required to get the most out of the leading social media platforms. A few of them also think that if they start promoting their business on social media, then they have to be active on all social platforms. But the fact is that they don’t need to be part of every social media network; rather, they should analyze the platforms that best counterpart their business style. Well, I agree! Running a small business every day can overwhelm you to the level where you start avoiding marketing your business. But there’s some good news. … [Read more...] about Top 5 Brilliant Ways to Promote Your Small Business on Social Media
Stumbles, Google+, Facebook likes and Tweets will only give you a rented audience. It’s like living in a house, paying the rent and knowing in your heart that you will never own the house. Twittering away in Twitterverse will not get you your audience. A very famous philosophical question comes to the mind – “if a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound“. This is exactly happening when you tweet or stumble or when you socially speak online. While social media is becoming increasingly tough to understand and manipulate, there is always hope for the beginners. Also, especially when Google started considering Social signal as one of the ranking factors, it’s become essential for us to optimize our site for Social media presence. Though, things to keep in mind is: Just adding social media buttons doesn’t mean you will get hundreds of Retweets and share, but you need to do more. A recent study on twitter showed that no one really heard what you … [Read more...] about Four Social Media Techniques from Alexander The Great