May 26th, 2010

Top Social Media Sites

With all the buzz created around social media and social networking sites one can be confused as to one to use the most! The truth is every social networking site is different and all of them offer tons of information that can be implemented in your everyday business life, they can be used to prospect new customers, seek new opportunities and even review products. I thought I help you with a list of my top favorite social media sites:

fb

With 450,000 million members Facebook is a tremendously popular social networking site. Its massive reach provides compelling opportunities to connect with customers, both current and future, through fan pages, news feeds, groups, and throughout the site.  * Facebook is now known as the world’s 4th largest country and growing … www.facebook.com/jamesridinger

tw

Twitter has quickly become a popular platform for consumers and advertisers alike. For brands looking to communicate with customers in real time, the micro-blogging service is a great way to carry on conversations in 140 or fewer character. Follow me @jrridinger

my

Though rapidly losing market share to Facebook, MySpace remains a highly trafficked social media site that can be effective for marketing. In addition to creating profiles and getting friends, connecting with groups interested in relevant topics and using group bulletins can each be great ways to connect with both customers and potential customers.

wiki

Wikipedia has an active community that’s quick to remove self promotional or spammy content, but for those who have relevant, authoritative content, it can be a great place to acquire new visitors to your site.

link

LinkedIn could be a very effective resource for both you and your company. In addition to setting up a basic profile (with a followed link), you can also utilize groups, events, and answers to connect with a large online network.

digg

Appearing on the Digg homepage can lead to massive traffic increases to your web site or blog. And depending on your users, it can sometimes lead to significant increases in sales. Digg can be particularly effective for bloggers who write regularly and make their content easy to Digg

reddit

If you have an interesting article, video, picture, or whatever else, submission to Reddit with an interesting title could lead to significant referral traffic from the Reddit homepage.  With all the buzz created around social media and social networking site one can be confused as to one to use the most! The truth is every social networking site is different and all offer tons of information that can be implemented in your everyday business life to prospect new customers, seek new opportunities and event review products. I thought I help you with a list of my top favorite social media sites and what you can use them for.

youtube

A well-executed video with the right title and content, can have huge viral impacts for your brand, especially if your video reaches the most viewed pages. There are also numerous other ways to optimize your videos, but coming up with an interesting concept and being aware of title, tagging, and thumbnail image, should each be key components of your strategy thumbnail image, should each be key components of your strategy

yelp

Though you can promote just about any local business on Yelp. Among the greatest opportunities on Yelp are for restaurant owners. A strong profile with friends, pictures, and positive reviews can provide high quality leads with the validation of 3rd party business reviews.

 

Keep Growing!

– JR Ridinger

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