Social Media Sites for Business

October 3, 2013

Whether you are on the hunt for new customers, wanting to connect with your industry, needing to spread your marketing message further or simply looking for information about something – increasingly we are all turning to Social Media Sites. Below is a list of 10 influential Social Media sites for business:

1. LinkedIn.com
Allows registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. This list can then be used to build business connections, to find jobs, and as a research tool to find out about someone before you do business with them / employ them / start work for them.

2. Twitter.com
Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging site. Users send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have elected to ‘follow’ Twits (people who Twitter) that interest them. Really useful if you connect to the right people such as leaders in your industry – it will give you a real idea of what their thoughts and influences are.

3. Facebook.com
Facebook users can join networks organised by city, workplace, school, and region. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Facebook now offers a business page, which provides businesses with a great platform to promote events and company information to its network.

4. YouTube.com
YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. Increasingly gaining currency in the business world – YouTube is becoming a great platform for delivering video based testimonials, how to guides and commercials promoting products/services.

5. Wikipedia.org
A social experiment in collective knowledge – an encyclopedia built on the knowledge/contributions of on-line contributors.

6. Technoratimedia.com
Technorati is a search engine which collects, highlights, and distributes blog content.

7. Digg.com
Digg is a social news website designed for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet. Users submit links and stories, and other users vote and comment on them. Voting on this content, respectively ‘diggs’ or ‘burys’ that content item.

8. Upcoming.org
Upcoming combines features of an event calendar and a social networking site. The site is a searchable, browsable repository of upcoming events. Event information can be contributed by the user community, although an increasing percentage of listings now comes from commercial sources.

9. Answers.yahoo.com
Yahoo! Answers is a website that allows users to both submit questions to be answered and answer questions asked by other users.

10. Yelp.com
Not launched in Australia – but a really good clue to what’s next; Yelp.com contains listings of almost anything that makes up a community and accepts reviews from users for an listing. Listings include shops, restaurants, doctors, hotels, cultural venues, schools, museums, parks etc.

 Source: http://www.10webtips.com/articles/networking-sites.html


List of Useful SEO Resources

July 23, 2013

We all know, now a days the higher growth of Internet users, All we dependent on internet to find out any thing we need. For that we are going search engines like (Google, Yahoo, Bing etc.), where we can easily find out those.  For getting the website on search engine we need to know Search Engine Optimization, which is called SEO.

So are you ready to learn a little about Search Engine Optimization or SEO as it is called in the industry? Below is the ist of complete and useful SEO resources, which should take any beginner from zero to hero.

SEO Basics

Learn the basics of SEO:
http://www.seomoz.org/beginners-guide-to-seo
(The first thing you should read)

Watch ‘The SEO Fundamentals Pyramid’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/whiteboard-friday-the-seo-fundamentals-pyramid

* Download ‘How Search Engines Work’:
http://cms.searchenginewatch.com/digital_assets/3859/how-search-engines-work-mike-grehan.pdf
(Side note: it is important to know how SE’s work before even learning how to optimize websites for the SE’s)

* Learn the basics of HTML and CSS, the language of websites:
http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/web
(Side note: SEO deals a lot with HTML, and you should know the basics before utilizing SEO strategies)

* Learn the basics of local Search:
http://www.davidmihm.com/local-search-ranking-factors.shtml

* Learn keyword research:

http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/category/3

* Learn on-page optimization:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/perfecting-keyword-targeting-on-page-optimization

* Learn website architecture:
http://www.coconutheadphones.com/website-architecture-for-seo-the-complete-guide/

* Learn canonicalization:
http://searchengineland.com/8-canonicalization-best-practices-in-plain-english-44475

* Learn Excel:
http://www.distilled.net/excel-for-seo/

* Learn content marketing:
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/44-content-marketing-resources/
(Side note: first read up on the Content Strategy below)

Link Building

* Learn link building:
http://cognitiveseo.com/blog/26/the-best-link-building-blogs-experts-and-their-tutorials-from-2011/

* Bookmark this comprehensive list of link building strategies from Point Blank SEO:
http://pointblankseo.com/link-building-strategies

* Read Ross Hudgen’s awesome link building articles:
http://www.rosshudgens.com/link-building-strategies/

* Read ‘The Noob Guide to Link Building’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-noob-guide-to-link-building

* Download ‘The Noob Guide to Link Building’ and ‘The 6-Month Link Building Game Plan’:
http://www.iacquire.com/resources/link-building-guides/

 

Content Strategy

* Read ‘The Definitive Guide to Awesome Content’:

http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-definitive-guide-to-awesome-web-content

* Read the “In-Depth Guide to Content Creation’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/indepth-guide-to-content-creation-with-infographic

* Read ‘How to Build and Operate a Content Marketing Machine’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-to-build-and-operate-a-content-marketing-machine

* Read ‘The SEO Guide to Creating Viral Link bait and Infographics’:
http://www.distilled.net/linkbait-guide/

Analytics

* Learn Google Analytics with Google’s IQ Lessons:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/iq.html?

* Download Slingshot SEO’s ‘Guide to Google Analytics’:
http://www.slingshotseo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/how-to-use-google-analytics-guide.pdf

* Read the collection of Analytics articles from SEOmoz:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/category/8

* Read ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Conversion Goals in Analytics’:
http://www.searchenginejournal.com/a-beginners-guide-to-conversion-goals-in-google-analytics/42558/

* Read ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics 5′:
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/google-analytics-5/

Overall SEO Strategy

* Learn Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO):
http://unbounce.com/conversion-rate-optimization/50-awesome-posts-on-conversions/

* From Quora, “What are some top strategies for conversion optimization?”:

http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-top-strategies-for-conversion-optimization/answer/Andy-Johns?srid=hiM

* Read ‘The Noob Guide to Online Marketing’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-noob-guide-to-online-marketing-with-giant-infographic-11928

* Read ‘The New SEO Process’:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-new-seo-process-quit-being-kanye

* 33 Free SEO Tools You Should Know About:
http://www.webgnomes.org/blog/33-free-seo-tools/

* Keep up to date with inbound marketing material:
http://inbound.org/

Also you can follow these list of Top SEO news websites from SEO Inc website. I hope you will go through these websites to find out all the latest information happening inside the Search Engine as well as SEO industry.

SL.No Website Name Website Url
1 Search Engine Land wwwsearchengineland.com
2 Mashable http://www.mashable.com
3 Search Engine Watch http://www.searchenginewatch.com
4 Search Engine Journal http://www.searchenginejournal.com
5 ClickZ http://www.clickz.com
6 Search Engine Brief http://www.searchenginebrief.com
7 Search Engine Round Table http://www.seroundtable.com
8 Marketing Pilgrim http://www.marketingpilgrim.com
9 Search Marketing Standard http://www.searchmarketingstandard.com
10 ReveNews http://www.revenews.com
11 Daily SEO Blog http://www.dailyseoblog.com
12 Search Engine Freak http://www.searchenginefreak.com
13 Marketing Land http://www.marketingland.com
14 SEO Centro http://www.seocentro.com
15 SEO Chat http://www.seochat.com
16 Reel SEO http://www.reelseo.com
17 SEOmoz Blog http://www.seomoz.org
18 SEO-News http://www.seo-news.com
19 SiteProNews http://www.sitepronews.com
20 Search Engine Guide http://www.searchengineguide.com


What are the things Successful People Love To Do On Social Media?

February 27, 2013

Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.

#1: They believe.

#2: They share what they had for lunch.

#3: They don’t try to dominate every single social network.

#4: They don’t focus on one social media network.

#5: Social media leaders still use email.

#6: They still believe in SEO.

#7: They are genuine.

#8. They do not send auto DM to all their new followers.

#9: They use hashtags judiciously.

#10: Successful social media users (clearly) don’t believe the hype that prospects aren’t using Social Media

#11: They publish more quality, not just quantity.

#12: They understand that one message does not fit all networks

#13: Social media leaders don’t let friends outsource.

#14: They hire interns, but they use them wisely.

#15: Success in social media demands that you get personal.

#16: They know that social media is not free, but earned.

#17: They measure social media.

#18: They know that fan/follower growth is secondary to getting paid.

#19: They believe in their network and leverage it.

Source : http://www.forbes.com/sites/tjmccue/2013/02/26/19-things-successful-people-do-on-social-media


List of content sharing websites

February 19, 2013

We have almost covered social networking and social book marking; it’s a time real excitement on content sharing.

Here is some list of content sharing websites…

Sl.No

Domain

PR

1

issuu.com

9

2

examiner.com

8

3

livejournal.com

8

4

technorati.com

8

5

about.com

8

6

topix.com

8

7

slideshare.net

8

8

scribd.com

8

9

ehow.com

7

10

suite101.com

7

11

quora.com

7

12

makeuseof.com

7

13

yelp.com

7

14

associatedContent.com

7

15

squidoo.com

7

16

docstoc.com

7

17

digitaljournal.com

6

18

epinions.com

6

19

contributor.yahoo.com

6

20

fotopedia.com

6

21

free.yudu.com

6

22

hubPages.com

6

23

ezineArticles.com

6

24

calameo.com

6

25

4shared.com

6

26

tutorial9.net

5

27

shvoong.com

5

28

linkfromblog.com

5

29

constant-content.com

5

30

triond.com

5

31

flixya.com

5

32

shetoldme.com

5

33

helium.com

5

34

demandstudios.com

5

35

esnips.com

5

36

edocr.com

5

37

crocodoc.com

5

38

bloggerparty.com

4

39

daytipper.com

4

40

infobarrel.com

4

41

journalhome.com

4

42

xomba.com

4

43

redgage.com

4

44

bukisa.com

4

45

powershow.com

4

46

myplick.com

4

47

empress.com

4

48

listmyfive.com

2

49

blogburner.com

2


The List of White Hat and Black Hat Search Engine Optimization(SEO) Techniques

January 30, 2013

In This content we can get to know the list of white hat and black hat SEO techniques in bid to help us to determine, whether the SEO firms are following this list of techniques to optimize your website…Image

 Here Are the List of White Hat Techniques: –

  1. Quality Inbound Links
  2. Blog Post
  3. Article Submission
  4. Press Release
  5. Forum Post
  6. Business Listing
  7. Video Submission
  8. Content sharing
  9. PDF Submission
  10. RSS Feed
  11. Forum Post
  12. Email Marketing
  13. PPT Submission
  14. Use Structural (Semantic) Mark Up and Separate Content from Presentation
  15. Keyword Research and Effective Keyword Use

Black Hat SEO Techniques:
Here the list of black hat SEO techniques, which used by the people who makes spam. This kind of black hat techniques should be avoided in order to get your site ranked on top of the search engines.
Here Are The List of Black Hat SEO Tactics: –

  1. Hidden Text
  2. IP Deliver
  3. 301 Redirects
  4. Throw Away Domains
  5. Cloaking
  6. Keyword Stuffing
  7. Deceptive headlines
  8. Automatically generated keyword pages
  9. Domain Grabbing
  10. Blog Spam
  11. Misspellings
  12. Scraping
  13. Paid Links
  14. Link Farm
  15. Invisible Links
  16. Hidden Affiliate Links
  17. Fake News
  18. Ad only pages
  19. Duplicate content on multiple domains
  20. New Exploits
  21. Brand Jacking
  22. Rogue Bots
  23. Doorway pages
  24. Multiple Subdomains
  25. Twitter Automation
  26. Google Bowling
  27. Slander Link bait
  28. Map Spam
  29. Hacking Sites
  30. Different content for search engines than users

Social Networking Like & Follow Code

December 5, 2012

Facebook :
 <div class=”fb-like” data-href=”http://www.facebook.com/abc&#8221; data-send=”true” data-width=”450″ data-show-faces=”true”></div>
===============================================================
<div id=”fb-root”></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);

}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));</script>
Source : http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/
===============================================================

Linkedin :
<script src=”//platform.linkedin.com/in.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>

<script type=”IN/FollowCompany” data-id=”http://www.linkedin.com/company/abc&#8221; data-counter=”right”></script>
Source : http://developer.linkedin.com/plugins/follow-company
===============================================================

Google + :
<!– Place this tag where you want the +1 button to render. –>
<div class=”g-plusone” data-annotation=”inline” data-width=”300″></div>
<!– Place this tag after the last +1 button tag. –>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
function() {
var po = document.createElement(‘script’); po.type = ‘text/javascript’; po.async = true;
po.src = ‘https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js&#8217;;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s);
})();

</script>

Source: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/+1button/#target-url


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