Top 11 Social Networking Sites for Business in 2018
Even you have a small business or a big business, social media sites and social networking sites are always aiding conversion to your business. Social mediasites can improve your business interaction with customers and hence your business gets popularity. On the other hand, by using Social networking sites, you can create a business network among business entity to build a relationship. But one thing that is common in both the mediums is that they both depend on viral marketing to become successful. If your content goes viral, as a result, more and more people will pay attention to your post. Hence, you will get more traffic to your business and you will have better chance to increase the business.
Be known for trying these mediums for your business. There is literally the difference between Social Media sites and Social networking sites.
Social Media sites:
Social media sites are places where you can share your words with many people at a time. It is the media (content) that you upload, whether a blog, photo, video, eBook, live broadcast etc. Hence, Social media sites let everyone to share content with others and can create a buzz on Social media sites. Also, you can consider Social media sites as a one-to-many communication method where any people can respond and comment on your content. Here is the definition of Social media sites as per Merriam-Webster:
Social Networking Sites:
Social networking sites are all about engagement, creating relationships, communicating with your readers, building your followers and connections with your online audience. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of Social Networking Sites are as follows:
Besides these definitions and difference, I have compiled top 11 Social Networking Sites which you should try out for your business. Here We Go:-
07. Google Plus
After a list of these Social networking sites, why we don’t know of these sites? Let’s try to search more about these sites one-by-one.
Tumblr is a New York-based internet platform, a Microblogging with Social networking site. It was created by David Karp and Marco Arment in 2007. In 2013, the technology giant, Yahoo! Acquired Tumblr for the sum of 1.1 billion U.S. dollar. The site is for sharing photos, videos, audios, text or anything that you like to marketing. It has more than 360 million registered accounts. Therefore, the website has more than 740 million unique visitors worldwide. Currently, Tumblr has over 150 billion posts on the platform.
Pinterest is a U.S.-based web and mobile application company. The founder of this site is Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. It was mainly for images for short scale, GIFs and videos. Pinterest has over 200 million monthly active users of which 80 percent are women and 20 percent are men. Over 10 million users have connected their accounts to Facebook. It is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images, known as Pins, and other media content through collections known as Pinboards.
Reddit is an American Social news, web rating and discussion website. Here users can submit content such as links, text, or images, which can Upvote or Downvote by the other members. Its founder was Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005. As of February 2018, it has 542 million monthly visitors. Also, 234 million unique users, make it no.4 most visited website in the U.S. and no.6 in the world.
Quora is the California-based Question-and-Answer site. Here questions are asked, answered, edited, and organised by its community by users. Its founder was two former Facebook employees, Charlies Cheever and Adam D’Angelo. The company is in operation since 2010. Hence, Quora has over 190 million monthly unique visitors. As a result, it raises 85 million dollars in a series D funding at 1.8 billion dollar valuation company in 2017.
Google+ or simply Google Plus is an Internet-based Social Networking site. Also, Google is the owner of Google plus. G+ is a must-use tool for any small business. It was launched in 2011 by replacing Google Buzz, Google Friend Connect, and Orkut. Google Plus has over 500 active million users to date. The circle is a core feature of the Google+ social networking site. It enables the user to organize people into groups or lists for sharing anything across various Google services.
LinkedIn is a California-U.S.-based Business and Employment-Oriented social networking site. Reid Hoffman is the founder of the company. Jeff Weiner is the current CEO of the LinkedIn. On December 28, 2002, the company was started. So, this is mainly a Professional Social networking site where any job seeker can post their CVs and new jobs are posting here. Today, the website is available in 24 languages and has over 400 million active users and each second adds new members. LinkedIn is very good for people looking to connect with people in similar industries, networking with the same professional and displaying business related information and statistics.
Twitter as California, U.S.-based an Online news and Social networking site. Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams created it in 2006. Where users can post and interact with others via Tweets. Here you can tweet of length 280 characters (140 characters were before November 2017). In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and was described as “the SMS of the Internet”. As a roughly, it has more than 400 million monthly active users. It is highly professional and handled by most of the celebrities and leaders across the world.
WhatsApp is California-based Freeware, Messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) owned by Facebook. It was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum. Both were the former employees of Yahoo!. This Social networking site, as well as apps, allows sending text messages, audio calls, video calls, images, videos, documents to any user at any location. It is the most used social networking sites and apps where anyone can create groups for sharing information in a single click. Facebook acquired it in 2014 for about 19.3 billion dollars. By February 2018, WhatsApp has a user base of over one and half billion, which makes it the most popular social networking sites.
Instagram is San Francisco-based Photo and Video-sharing Social networking site. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger created it in 2010, whose Android version was released in 2012. Instagram is owned by Facebook for its image sharing platform. It has more than 400 million active users and they use it to post information about travel, fashion, food, art or business. Almost 95 percent of Instagram users also use Facebook.
YouTube is an American-based video-sharing Social networking site. It was created by former employees of PayPal, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005. Google bought the YouTube in 2006 for 1.65 billion dollars. It doesn’t need more introduction, because everyone is using this service thoroughly. You can earn an expected amount from uploading your own video creation on this platform.
Facebook is an American-based Online Social media and Social Networking site. This is the biggest Social media network on the Internet, both in terms of a total number of users and name recognition. Mark Zuckerberg with his fellows in 2004, created the Facebook also. Facebook offers a marketplace for small and medium-sized business. It has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018. On May 1, 2018, Facebook announced its plan to launch a new Dating service. Hence, according to Mark Zuckerberg: “There are 200 million people on Facebook that lists themselves as Single, so clearly there’s something to do here”.
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