The Best In Social Media Web Sites
[ReviewAZON name=”media” id=”96″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0132100568″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Being a blogger and a “Web Guy“, I am always playing around on different social media web sites. Hardly a day goes by that I do not use the web sites found on this list below. Why? Because they bring people to the sites I promote and those people click on ads. In turn, In return, I get paid money and can keep doing what I love: Blogging. It’s all one splendid circle. In business, I get asked a lot as to which social networks people should get involved in. There are hundreds of them out there and that doesn’t include all of the social bookmarking sites available, as well. So where, as a blogger or businessperson, do you start? How about with these…
I put this first on the list because you’ve probably never heard of it. It’s relatively new (2010) and, to me, it is a social media nirvana. Why? Because it is a game! It’s a game that helps you bring people to your site! All the time we’ve been told that doing social media is just “playing” has come to fruition. With Empire Avenue (www.empireavenue.com), you own shares of stock in yourself and try to build up your social media “equity”. You can also buy shares in other people, do missions to help others out, and help build up your blogs and other social media sites. If you want to build up your Facebook Fan Page, this is a great way to do it. Empire Avenue is free to join and hours of productive fun. If you sign up for the site, make sure to look me up at my screen name DUQofURL.
Most of you have probably heard about LinkedIN. It’s one of the fastest growing social media web sites around. It is the premiere web site if you are looking for a job, trying to stay ahead in your industry, or like to communicate with colleagues and classmates. I’ve been using LinkedIN for about eight years, but didn’t understand the full networking power until about 2006. Many believe it is just a place to post your resume, but you will find that getting involved in groups and sharing information with others is where the real power of this network lies. To make the most out of LinkedIN (or really any social network), it is important that you participate. If you’re serious about getting ahead in your business or in your job, then you have to be productive member of the community. (www.linkedin.com)
Pinterest (www.pinterest.com), launched the same year as Empire Avenue (see above). This site is extremely popular amongst women. With it, you can pin images to a cyber bulletin board and share with the community. Some of the more common items you find on this site are food, fashion, and home decor. I love this site. Whenever I post here, I always get plenty of responses and the results go straight to my profits. Another interesting thing about Pintrest is that you can make money on it by commenting in your pin with a dollar sign “$” and the price of the image you are trying to sell. To find out more about this, read my previous article, New Streams Of Traffic Through Pinterest.
Well, of course Facebook is on here. Just about everyone on the planet has an account, so it gets a spot. Facebook has been around since 2004 and became a hit with the college crowd. In time, it grew to gigantic proportions, but I found that many small business owners didn’t quite embrace the web site until about 2010, after the release of the movie, The Social Network. Many, in fact, thought of the site as only a waste of time. Has Facebook lost its edge, though? Several people I have spoken with feel that its time has come and gone, while some of the late adapters are coming late to the party. Time will tell. (www.facebook.com).
I have to laugh every time I read that the only people on Google+ are people that work at Google. While I admit to not being a strong supporter of this social medium, it has become a staple of my social media in the past few months. I really like the way that they organize your social media. More and more people are signing onto this network and, while I don’t see them overtaking Facebook this year, they may give them a run for their money in the long haul considering Google already has the search engines cornered and can push their Google+ site. (https://plus.google.com/)