Other Social Media Marketing Websites to Consider
Facebook and Twitter are not the only social media marketing gamers in town. There are hundreds, if not thousands of other social sites, search sites, ranking and review sites, blogs, forms, etc.
We have covered Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube but if you want to run an effective online social media marketing plan you’re going to have to make sure you cover more bases than just the three. Here are some of the other key social sites and local directories that our social media marketing team can optimize for your business:
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site that is growing fast. LinkedIn now has over 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
Flickr is an image and video social networking site with billions of posts per year and is a huge player on mobile apps.
MerchantCircle is a local business and local customer networking site with social media tools and the ability of reviews/ratings. MerchantCircle reported they have over 15 million local business listings.
Tumblr is a popular blogging site that shares text, photos, quotes, links, music, and video blog posts. It is a highly visual platform with over 118 million blogs.
Google+ is a social networking site incorporated into users’ Gmail accounts. It is the second largest social networking site in the world (it passed up Twitter in January 2013). Google+ is growing as Google layers it into more of its tools, but it is most popular for posting with your Circles (friends and other connections), Hangouts (chat and video chat), and Communities (similar to LinkedIn Groups).
Google Places/Google Maps – formerly known as Google Local is Google’s place for local businesses. Google Places listings now show in organic search results as well as in the “maps” selection. Google Places allows business to post images, videos, descriptions, maps, offers, public transit, hours, parking, and specialties. This is also a place for customers to write reviews and rate businesses as well. Google Places is also widely used on mobile devices.
Yelp is almost a mix between a local business directory site such as Google Places or CitySearch and a social networking site like Facebook. For businesses they can have their business listing which can feature images, offers, announcements, bios, descriptions, and hours. For users/customers they can review businesses, check-in to businesses, give tips for businesses and network with other Yelp users.
Yahoo Local similar to Google Places is a local business directory site. Businesses can feature a listing which will appear in search results that will showcase images, descriptions, hours, and reviews/ratings from Yahoo users.
YP.com again just like Yahoo Local and Google Places it is a local business directory tool with very similar features.
The social media sites above are just some of what we may consider to be the more popular ones but the SEOPROs do not stop there. We feature your business, optimize, and maintain many more including but not limited to Thumbtack, HotFrog, Tumbler, Kudzu, Shop Local, YP, InsiderPages, and YellowBot.