What's your preferred Social Media Networking Site? How do you use it for Marketing?


Social networking is one of today’s biggest arena when it comes to online marketing. It’s been an effective gauge for Internet businesses, not only for e-commerce sites but also for bloggers. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and even Google+ are making a big impact on the Internet.
Everyone knows about Facebook and Twitter, but there are other networks that just exist for particular niches. It’s important to find out who your target audience is and what networks they are using.

You’ve probably read lots of posts talking about how to properly optimize your social media profiles for search, and they’ve probably all sounded a little like this.
  • Be active – Yes, this is true. Just like Google loves regularly updated blogs and websites, they equally love regularly updated social profiles.
  • Optimize photo filenames – This only works on some networks, which I will mention below. It doesn’t hurt to upload photos with your name or keywords in the filename, but networks like Facebook rename the photo filenames anyway, so for some networks, it’s useless.
  • Engage with your followers, fans, and connections – This is a good thing to do regardless of the SEO value of it. Engaging with others will keep your profile updated often, and being helpful will also lead to other’s recommending you to their audience. Search #FollowFriday to see what I mean.
  • Vanity URL – From what I can tell, the URL does not count for anything but branding except on specific networks. For example, my Facebook fan page name is Kikolani, and the username for the URL is artofblogging. The fan page does not rank for art of blogging, but does rank for Kikolani. But again, it all depends on the network.
While these are great tips for your overall social media strategy, they are not the end all of SEO for your social network profiles. Certain networks use specific elements of information that you supply in your profile to optimize each profile on their network. The following will guide you to the right fields to optimize for the best possible search optimization of your social networks. The best part is that all customizations noted are using each site’s free accounts – no need to upgrade to Pro if all you’re looking for is optimization!

Here are some articles on the web that can guide you in deciding what's best for you.


HOW TO OPTIMIZE 7 POPULAR SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES FOR SEO


Advice to Help You Meet Your social Media Marketing Goals



Social Networking vs SEO – Which is Better For Internet Marketing?

Marketing to the Millennial Generation


Market To The Younger Generation Using Social Media




Facebook: Is it Your Preferred Social Network?





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