Five Social Media Sites You Need To Be Using

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Social networking sites are some of the most popular and most visited websites used today. Chances are that you have at least one or two social networks that you visit regularly for your own personal use. With hundreds of millions of people using social networks, it makes sense to start business pages for your company as well. When you use social media smartly, you will find that it can be quite beneficial to your business, and it can help with marketing and growing awareness for your brand whether you are offering VPN service or funny t-shirts.

However, with all of the social media sites that are out there today, it can be difficult to know which ones are going to be worth your time. Look at some of the most popular options out there, and some of the up and comers to find the five sites that every company should be using right now.

Facebook

The king of the social media sites is one that you should not ignore. Hundreds of millions of people around the world are using the site, and that number is rapidly reaching a billion. With the network, you have the power to locate and interact with people who might not find you otherwise.

Twitter

The micro-blogging networks remains very popular. It is easy to use, and you can add links, photos, video and more. With the use of hashtags, you can have conversations that will make it easy for people to follow. It has quite a bit of potential as a marketing tool, and it can be fun to use too.

Pinterest

Pinterest is a relative newcomer, and it is a social media site with a twist. Here, you are going to be able to share photos and video that you find on the web, including your own content. When you share the content from other people, they are more likely to share your content. Sharing, or re-pinning, will help to spread the word about your company and products.

LinkedIn

When it comes to engaging with other professionals, you are going to want to choose this social media site. Most companies today have a page, and you can develop and tweak your page so that it suits your company needs. It’s a great way to find other businesses, as well as employees, that have similar interests and areas of expertise as your own.

Google+

The tools of Google+ are what make this different from other social networks. In fact, Google does not even like to call it a social network. One of the tools that can make marketing and events fun is Hangouts. You can have live video chats with people in the Hangouts. They also utilize a follower management system called Circles, which makes it easier to separate your friends, contacts, and customers when it comes to what they can see.

Finding the Time for Your Social Networks

With so many social media outlets and so little time, it can seem overwhelming to be able to get a handle on all of them. The best thing that you can do is to come up with a schedule. Write your posts each morning and post them, along with pictures or links if you have them. Take the time to look at any comments you received on the previous posts and respond. Do this for all of the sites. Even when you have a number of responses to make you should not have to spend too much time. Check the sites again in the afternoon and make any needed responses right away. Once you have a schedule up and running, do your best to stick to it.

Author:
Veronica Clyde reviews the best VPN providers at VPNServices.net. She loves to share Online Security, VPN technology and Blogging tips. If interested you can check out a Hide my ass.com review

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About Davy Greene
SEO analyst by profession, in addition to working with Search Engine Optimization(SEO) for more than 4 years.

8 Responses to Five Social Media Sites You Need To Be Using

  1. Alastair says:

    LinkedIn is the only only one that I haven’t been using

  2. good tips!! sharing to FB, appropriately enough. πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks for the vital information. All these media do become somewhat overwhelming and definitely time consuming. My apologies for not having commented on your posts, however, each time I came on here, I kept seeing what I had believed to be your latest post – with the dog that saved your life. Hadn’t really occurred to me to look at the sidebar for more recent posts. We’ll just have to call me the ditzy blonde for now πŸ˜€

  4. Jessica says:

    I’m so lazy about LinkedIn! And I’ve never gone Google+, though I know I need to. Time to get moving on these. Thanks for the reminder

  5. Sandeep, if one used all five of those regularly, i do doubt they’d have the time for anything else… I am on fb and occasionally on Twitter, and even that i hardly manage πŸ˜‰

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