Facebook and Twitter, according to most PR gurus are not the only social media networks that reap big results. You’ll find yourself lost if you were ever to watch a social media expert navigate their way around all the different social networks and blogs. With the growing use of social networking by professionals, there is a growing number of social networking sites focused on business users and meeting their needs. So why settle for just one site when you could be found and many others?
Here’s a list of the famous networking sites that your business should be registered with:
- Facebook. Known to be the leading global social networking website, Facebook is open to anyone aged 13 and over. It reportedly has more than 350 million active users, a number you could easily convert to traffic, sales and more opportunities. Through this, you can browse and join networks, pull contact from a web-based e-mail account, find friends in several ways and a lot more applications specific for businesses.
- MySpace. Myspace is an extremely popular social networking website whose main features include Bulletin board, Groups, MyspaceIM, Tv, Classifieds, Karaoke, Polls and forums and other applications. When you join MySpace, the first step is to create a profile. You then, invite friends to join there and search for your friends on already profiled on MySpace these friends become your initial Friend Space. Once the friendship is confirmed all the people in your friends’ Friend Space become part of your network. In that sense, everyone on MySpace is in your Extended Network. As part of terms of MySpace, the user must be at least 14 years old to register.
- Twitter. Twitter is one of leading social networking and micro-blogging websites which enables its users to send and read messages called tweets. Many users are excited by the web 2.0 applications on it. As said officially, “Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.” When you have aTwitter account, you can use the service to post and receive messages to a network of contacts, as opposed to send bulk email messages. You can build your network of contacts, and invite others to receive your Tweets, and can follow other members’ posts. Twitter makes it easy to opt into or out of networks. Additionally, you can choose to stop following a specific person’s feed.
- LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a fast growing business oriented social networking website which has more than 50 million registered users around the world. Users can find professional opportunities, hire employees and find jobs on this professional networking site. Unlike most of the other social networks, LinkedIn does not focus on making friends or sharing media like photos, videos and music. To start using LinkedIn you need to register and create a profile page. To register to LinkedIn, you need to provide personal information. You can update the profile with your education and job details and a summary. Additionally, you can also give and receive recommendations from co-workers and bosses.
- Bebo. Bebo is one of the most popular social networking Web sites online today. It is the largest social networking site in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand, and the third largest in the United States. Bebo allows users to create social networking profiles for free. It offers many of the same features as other social networking sites. You can register a free account with Bebo and upload photos, videos and information. The site lets you connect with old friends and make new ones using a unique user interface.
So those are the famous networking sites of today. If you have your business, maybe you want to try creating an account and promote your products. Be likable and sociable!