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social networking users SeoCustomerI found this awesome Infographic about the users activity from LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

How many users, how many visits, the male-female ration, time spend by average social networking user per month and age demographics of social networking users.

Awesome information if you work in marketing and want to target your potential customers.

It’s made by G0-Gulf.com.

Read more about how to get traffic from Pinterest here.

Best regards, Henrik

 

 

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IsYourSocialMediaOnTheRightTrack

Check out this fun Infographic about your social media campaign – are you on the right track?

You have to use social media the right way – because if you do – it can be an awesome traffic source for your website – but also just a great way to communicate with your potential customers.

Facebook have over 845 million active users and in the world there are around 7000 million people. so 12 percent of all people in the world has a Facebook account. I am  really amazed by this.

There are over 500 million Twitter accounts and 160 million LinkedIn users. So we have to take this media seriousely right?

Enjoy this social media campaing Infographic.

 

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killerStrategiesI love to show you this Infographic about strategies to engage people on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – that I found at Awareness Inc.

The difference in social media between doing a great job and doing a bad job – is all about how you engage your fans/followers.

So take a good look at this Infographic and you will get 5 killer strategies to help you dominate the big 3 – Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

 

 

 

5 Killer Strategies

1. Improve your social reach

2. Increase your fan engagement

3. Identify and engage influencers

4. Increase lead generation

5 Apply analytics to know what works

(Click the photo to see it larger)

How to Dominate Facebook Twitter YouTube Infographic

 

 

 

 

 

 

You properly all know what a #hashtag is right? But do you really know how to work with #hashtag? What are the best practices? Let me take you on a rough ride to the hashtag heaven.

How to use the social media landscape for your brand building, traffic or SEO – check it out here

I found this awesome infographic the other day – and I hope you like it too.

It will give you a lot of great advice about customer communication, brand exposure, traffic to your site and SEO from different social media sites.

Click on the picture and get the PDF.

 

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SeoCustomerTagsSocial Media – what is it?

Yes, you have probably heard this question plenty of times. I have too. Nevertheless, I will still provide a quick overview on it.

So, for those readers who have little idea on what it involves, you can obtain basic insight from the following details.

According to Wikipedia, it is the following:

  • It uses mobile and Web-based technologies to communicate through interactive dialogue.
  • It serves as a tool for social interaction.
  • It is enabled by universally accessible communication strategies; thus, changing how many people, organizations, and communities communicate.

 

What is the use of social media?
It actually has several purposes. But since our main topic is using it for marketing purposes, allow me to point out its functions for entrepreneurs. These usually consist of the following:

  • Networking among industries
  • Knowing the customers’ opinions or feedbacks on your services or products
  • Disseminating company updates and news
  • Providing good customer service by answering inquiries
  • Collaborating with internal members

Now that you are aware of its purposes, I will now share with you my top ten ideas on…

 

How to use social media for marketing

1. Go for platforms with the most users
Well, some of the leading sites include Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter, Linkedin, and Flickr.

Now, you should not just choose any media. You also have to find out which ones are more favorable among your target customers. You would not want to waste your time creating a profile page on a specific site only to realize that most of your prospects prefer another social network.

Therefore, take time to research on the most effective platforms by sending a survey, creating a poll, or using monitoring tools.

 

2. Look into your competitors’ activities
As you are doing this, take into account important aspects such as the following:

  • The sites they are members on and the amount of followers or views
  • Their published content
  • Their promotional means and techniques

 

3. Identify your objectives
It will be easier for you to achieve your targets and share information with your prospects if you come up with goals.

 

4. Create content
And, while you are at it, make sure that you do not forget the following characteristics to attract several readers.

  • Fresh
  • Unique
  • Interesting
  • Engaging

 

5. Allow social sharing

You can do this by adding buttons, which the users can click to follow or share the content. This way, you can interact and form a good relationship with your customers.

 

6. Refrain from making it all about YOU
When you tweet and post blogs or comments, ensure the content is relevant. Remember, you are marketing your company’s offers and not yourself.

 

7. Participate actively
You can be an active member by posting fresh content, commenting on other blogs, and updating your profile page. And, do all these (as well as other social media activities) regularly to increase traffic and boost credibility.

 

8. Use headlines
Just as many journalists do for their write-ups, you must also create eye-catching and interesting titles, so you can attract the attention of more readers.

 

9. Publish events
If your company plans to organize product launches and other marketing functions, do not forget to inform your followers about it on your profile page.

 

10. Create a network
When you are doing this, do not just randomly follow or invite any member you spot. You have to choose individuals from within your target market. Finally, you can offer incentives (e.g. promotional products or free services) to express appreciation and gratitude.

 

So, there you have it. These are my top ten social media marketing tips.

Before I end this topic, I have one important reminder – explore. You can find several ways on how to make good use of social platforms. Know what these are, so you can reap their benefits.

 

 

About the Author: Emma Tomlinson is the Head of Retail at Smart Traffic, a UK SEO company listed at the Top 10 of the Microsoft Tech Track 100 for 2011.
 
 

People are always talking about the difference between Facebook and Twitter (and so am I). So let me show you some data about the difference. The infographic is from DigitalSurgeons.

 

All the best to you as always

Henrik

 

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chainI have some good news for you guys out there.

Building backlinks can be a very time consuming process. You will have to search for relevant tropic, contact the sit site owner, maybe do some guest blogging, article marketing or do some commenting on blogs.

The good news is that I have found some high quality and authoritative websites for you. So no more talk – let’s start doing some serious backlink building – fast, easy, free and instant.

I think it will take you around 1 day to build your profiles on theses sites. But it will give you a lot of juice for the future.

When I talk about dofollow/nofollow remember that it’s Google codes. Not all the search engines are using these codes. Some of the search engines following all links 🙂

 

Aboutus.org

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  • Nofollow/Dofollow and trust and authority
  • After you have made your profile, you can email About.us and request a dofollow. I have just made the request for a dofollow. So I hope they work fast. Gains PageRank when backlinks are built to link to it.

Alexa.com/siteinfo

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  • Dofollow and trust and authority
  • Search your domain name through Alexa and build a backlink to direct crawlers to your site’s info page in Alexa

Wikipedia

  • PR8
  • Nofollow but pass trust and authority
  • Write your company profile page – and you are done here. I still need to do my company profile page for SeoCustomer

YouTube

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  • Dofollow and trust and authority
  • We all know YouTube. I still need to do some video.

Squidoo

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  • Dofollow and trust and authority
  • Squidoo is a community website that allows users to create pages (called lenses) for subjects of interest. Squidoo had 1.5 million hand-built lenses as of October 2010. Write a page and include your link with anchor text to your website (use the bio section)

Twitter

  • PR9
  • Nofollow but trust and authority
  • We all know Twitter – 500 million accounts. You can gain high PageRank if external links are built for it. So link to your twitter profile page.

Facebook Fanpage

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  • Nofollow but pass trust and authority to your website
  • Facebook has 845 million accounts (that’s 12 percent of all people in the world!!!). Make some external links that points to your Fanpage and you will see that it will quickly show up in the search ranking.

StumbleUpon

  • PR8
  • Nofollow but pass trust and authority and traffic Help you to get traffic to your site.
  • Just submit a new page and you will see people clicking on your website in 10 Sec. (I love this one)

Digg

  • PR8
  • Nofollow but trust and authority and traffic
  • A little like StumbleUpon.

If you know anymore site which can be used as dofollow/Nofollow with a high PageRank please let me know and I will include them in the list.

And by the way – remember to check out this page too… More backlinks – easy, free and instant. Link Building the Smart Way.

 

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All the best to you guys
Henrik

 

Maybe you have a small business – a little consultant company, a coffee bar or you have a hairdresser shop. And you might have heard about the social media and that it is important for your marketing.  So you wanna get started. So now … what do you do?

The great thing about Social Media is that it’s almost free. But yes… you will have to spend some time here – because you will need to engage your customers.

Let me show you step by step what you can do. So as always put your favorit music on and grab a cup of coffee. I would have made a 10 step list – but I finally came up with 11 steps.

 

coffeeNY1) local businesses

It really is essential for you shop or local business to register you business in Google place. It is like a free advertising on Google. This is the way to get found if you have a local shop. You can read more about how to use Google place in this article here…

Google Place

But Google place is not the only local search engine place to get found. Remember to register on theses places too…

Yahoo Local

Yelp

Bing Local

Ask Cities

Openstreetmap

 

YouTube2) Video

Did you read this article here.. How to use YouTube for SEO ?

You should use YouTube for two reasons

  1. For getting  higher ranking in the search engines
  2. Because many people would rather watch a video than reading a boring paper

Most business owners thinks of search engines like Google and maybe Yahoo or Bing. But most of the businesses on the Internet forget the 2. largest one – YouTube.

Theses days people are getting their news from Internet and not the newspapers. So instead of reading a book or a newspaper – people will take their laptop, tablet or iPhone to get their news. But reading articles online is just not enough anymore – people want entertainment.

People will rather get information from a visual video than more old fashion text. Why sit there and read boring text when you can watch a cool, exciting video?

(and no no no – don’t tell me I should have done this article in a video instead lol)

 

 
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3) StumbleUpon – Diggs

Have you heard about StumbleUpon?

This social network will give you traffic 10 seconds after your have submitted a page. I am using it too.

Another site where you can submit your page is Diggs.com

Its easy to use – and will get traffic to your site. So use them 🙂

StumbleUpon

Diggs

 

 

pinterest4) Pinterest

I just read that Pinterest is the 3. biggest social media network in USA. And it’s in the top 5 in referal traffic list. So you will need to make your Pinterest account.

I found this link where you can learn more about Pinterest for businesses.

By the way – I am taking my own medicin – so I am going to start Pinterest too for www.SeoCustomer.com too.

 

 

facebook logo5) Facebook (of course)

There are 845 mio. people with a Facebook account. So no matter what kind of business you got you to be there.

Facebook

So go and create a Facebook page, get likes, share your stories and engage people. A great idea is to share more then just news about your shop. Share some local news too.

Ask your fellowers some quastions. Encourage engagement. Let them comment on pictures… Your ideas are just as good as my ideas.

But you have to use Facebook.

 

 

TwitterBird6) Twitter

500 mio. people has a twitter account. And yes you have to be where your potential customers are. So it’s a little like Facebook. You have to be there. No discussion.

Here you can learn about Twitter for business.

 

 

 

 

 

LinkedIn7) LinkedIn

LinkedIn has over 150 mio. accounts and still growing rapidly. Its a network of professionals. And as a business  you will need connections. So it is important for you to have a company profile.

And you can do much more then just a company profile on LinkedIn. Remember to add your products and build your company network.

Every time you have been talking to somebody for your business remember to ad him to your LinkedIn network.

Here is much more information about Company pages in LinkedIn.

 

 

 

foursquare8) Foursquare 

Registrer your business or shop at Foursquare. Some numbers about Foursquare…

  • Community: Over 15 million people worldwide
  • Over 1.5 billion check-ins, with millions more every day
  • Businesses: Over 750,000 using the Merchant Platform (more information at foursquare.com/business)

You can create your own check-in location and let people check-in at your shop, store or place. This will help you get found, it will help you in organic search engines.

So make it easy for yourself and get started on Foursquare if you haven’t done it already.

 

9) Blogs

Blogs will give you many opportunities. Blogs is a place where you can write to people, get response, engage people.

A lot of companies have a homepage and a blog. You should try to mix them together. So people can comment directly on your pages. Why? Because it’s a way to get people coming back to your page (higher traffic), it’s a way to get the page fresh (Google and other search engines loves fresh pages theses days).

And it’s a great way to listen to your customers and get ideas 🙂

Did you know there are 180 mio. blogs around the world. So it will be great if you read some of them, write a comment on some of the blogs, and in return get some backlinks to your website. (Link juice)

 

 10) Email – Newsletter

Many young people are not using e-mails anymore. So maybe e-mails is slowing dying now? But well… there is still 3.2 billions e-mails account arund the world.

And a newsletter is a great way to keep contact with people. I have a newsletter too. So remember to sign up – right here. If you sign up you also get a PDF with all the articles from 2011 and 2012 Q1 from this site.

And yes – e-mail is a social media too.

 

11) Google+

Last but not least remember Google+ (And I thank you Milda for reminding me) because it really is important. Do you know how many accounts there will be at the end of 2012 ….. 400 mil.

And Google search engine will be massive impact by the Google+. So yes yes yes… I should have been putting it up as the first of the list. Don’t forget Google+.

To me Google+ is important too… So put me in your cicles if you like this article (also if you don’t like this article). Add me here to your Google+

Read more about Google+ here – the biggest change in the history of Google.

 

Have a great day out there….

Henrik

 

Did you know that 12 percent of all people in the world has a Facebook account? Check it all out here on the Infographic. You are welcome to use the graphic on your site as along as you make a link back to www.Seocustomer.com – thank you.   InfoGraphicEmails                                                                 Have a great day out there.. Henrik