Watch the video version of choosing Social Networking Sites For Business above.
On thing that can be completely overwhelming for a business owner is picking the best social networking sites for business. In this video I tell you about all the top social networking sites for business and which ones will be the easiest for you. It’s why I called this article the Lazy Man’s Way To Choosing Social Networking Sites For Business. Hey we should all be lazy about it shouldn’t we? I mean why do more work than you need to.
How To Pick Social Networking Sites For Business
I highly recommend you watch the video above. In it I cover everything I talk about here in even more detail. If you just can not watch the video (because maybe you are at work) then reading this article is the next best thing. The list below are the best social networking sites for business.
Facebook – Facebook is the largest social network on the planet. For that reason it is one of my top picks for social networking sites for business. The thing you need to know about Facebook is that you will need to get comfortable with their ad platform. Facebook is pretty much pay to play now. You can learn more about Facebook Marketing here for free.
Twitter – I recommend twitter as on of the great social networking sites for business because it is so easy to get started with. Twitter is fast and light weight. Use it to make relationships and meet interesting people. The best business use for twitter is just thinking of it like the world’s largest 24 hour 7 day a week cocktail party. Behave appropriately.
YouTube – Most people do not think of YouTube as one of the top social networking sites for business. Do not make this same mistake. YouTube is the second largest search engine and social network. Use YouTube and you will be happy to see that you videos will send you high quality traffic for years to come. YouTube is one of the most amazing social networking sites for business there is. Do not overlook making YouTube videos. Even with your smartphone.
Linked In – Linked in is a business person’s social network. So naturally I would have to include it on my list of social networking sites for business. Linked in is smaller than the other social networking sites. But because it is so focused on business people you should still consider it. Especially if you are doing business to business sales.
Instagram – This is one of the most popular social networking sites for business. Keep a close eye on Instagram’s new advertising system. I think there will be some real opportunities there. Just know with Instagram that the only way for people to get back to your site is from your profile link. Having said that lots of people have built amazing audiences for their businesses on Instagram.
Google + – Google went all in on their social network back on 2011. Now nobody is really sure what they will do with it. Google + is one of the great social networking sites for business because all of your posts go right into the Google search engine. Huge SEO potential here. People who follow you on Google + see your posts at the top of Google. For this reason alone you should consider using Google + as one of your top social networking sites for business.
Yelp – This is one of the most important social networking sites for business if you are a local business. Local businesses live and die by reviews. Work on getting as many 5-star reviews on Yelp as possible. Then you will see why I chose it as one of the top social networking sites for business out there. Yelp will bring loads of free customers provided you can get enough 5 star reviews.
The rest. There are countless other social networking sites for business out there. I picked these because they are the biggest and the only ones you should really think about starting with first. After you have a handle on these you can move on to the other social networking sites for business.. But then again you are reading this article. So maybe you are lazy like me and will only stick to a few of them.
If you want to learn more about how to grow your business on the largest social network of all – Facebook. Then check out my free Facebook Marketing training