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7 Social Websites Your Business Should Be Using

1. Facebook – As the most popular, well-known social networking website, Facebook is one of the fastest, most effective ways to find old friends, meet new people, connect to businesses and build your network. Fully equipped with efficient security and networking features, it’s easy to get exactly what you want out of this site.

2. Twitter – One of the most interesting, useful social networks on the web, Twitter is easy and fun to use. The 140-character limit of the tweets (often referred to as micro-blogging) minimizes information overload. Twitter allows you to have a profile, follow multiple people from all over the world and lets others follow you. Simple and to the point, this site is great for keeping up with current people, events, culture, and businesses.

3. LinkedIn – Targeting a more professional based clientele, LinkedIn is an extremely useful social network. with over 35 million members, LinkedIn profiles are similar to resumés and revolve around the professional experience and skills of a person. In addition to being a great way to make connections, LinkedIn’s site is also perfect for finding jobs and/or employees.

4. YouTube – Although it’s not your typical social networking site, its one of the most visited sites on the web and definitely a site to get connected on. While you can create a profile on your account, it is simple and doesn’t have as many options as most networking sites. The main point of YouTube is to upload and share videos with other members. The social networking features include the ability to comment on others’ videos, build a channel, and subscribe to certain users.

5. Flickr – This photo sharing site is great to be a part of because of its incredible popularity, large community of users, and great features and service. With various ways to upload your photos and easy-to-use features, this website is a great place to store, share and show-off your pictures. With a public database of photos and images, users can network by viewing and commenting on others’ pictures.

6. Vimeo – Similar to YouTube, Vimeo is another popular video-share website that acts as a social networking site due to it’s user features (which includes comments and ratings). The main difference between Vimeo and YouTube is that Vimeo’s user base posts more original content from videographers and professionals, instead of posting a copy of TV shows, commercials and music videos.

7. Google Places – While Google Places is not actually a social site, it should be included into your overall online strategy. Claiming your business listing on Google is a must for all business owners. Make sure people can find you on Google by verifying that your information is up-to-date. Engage customers with photos, offers, public responses and more, and use info about your listing to make smarter business decisions.

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