There are many social networks out there. I personally have too many accounts to count. It is no surprise that these days its almost mandatory to have an online presence. This leads to the question which social network is right for me?
For this post I am going to present a quick run down of some popular social networks. In the upcoming weeks I shall follow this post with a more in depth look at each and also help you get started using them.
Easily the most popular network in the world. In December 2014 Facebook had an average of 890 billion daily users. People can spend minutes to hours on Facebook. Being on Facebook allows people to visit, share and like your page. It is a great way to gain some word of mouth. Using Facebook you can post photos, videos, talk to customers and create marketing campaigns.
Another popular network I am sure you have heard about is Twitter. Twitter lets you “tweet” 140 characters at a time. Instead of friends and likes in Twitter you have followers. Followers are the people who can view your tweets. The key to Twitter is to grow your following. Twitter is a great way to join in on the conversation and see what is happening around you.
3. Google +
Google + is a lot more popular than most people realize. The latest figure I could find was over 300 million active users as of December 2013. The benefit of Google + is it helps with your search visibility on Google. If you are in competitive industry it is particularly important to be high up on the search results. I can personally say that I almost always click on the first link I see.
Yelp is not a site I see discussed a lot when it comes to social networks and business however I believe it should be. Yelp reaches roughly 115 million users globally. Yelp is a great local tool to find businesses whether you live there or are just visiting. Yelp also lists reviews from customers. A good yelp rating can make all the difference. I personally have chosen one business over the other strictly because of its Yelp rating.
These are the four social networks I have on my radar currently. Of course there are a lot more out there that I have not covered. Please feel free to point me towards any others you may use.