Social media networks are playing an important role in connecting the people around the world. Earlier some years people were restricted to Twitter and Facebook but now 2017 the situation is different. The number of social networks is increasing day by day. Companies around the world are introducing their social media networks by using latest technology and features. There are more social media networks that are other better social media networks that can provide the users the opportunity of promoting his business apart from just posting personal pictures. We can say no one can compete Facebook but let me tell you about some other social media networks that will boom your business. If you have an online business or a blog then pay attention to this list too.
When I start my blog I was just focusing on Facebook. Then with the passage of time I realized, facebook is not enough to drive traffic to my blog. I search for other resources to grab traffic. I come to know about some small social networks but they were big actually. These networks may not have the potential like Facebook but they can boom your business.
Below is the list of top 10 social media networks that can make you and your business more popular. The ranking is at the base of monthly active users on the platform.
Facebook is the biggest social network in the world. It belongs to America and was developed by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. According to some researchers, Facebook has 1.79 billion active monthly users. The amount of Facebook users increasing day by day. I am sure you guys will be using this biggest social account for fun. But let me tell you Facebook can attract a huge amount of visitors to your blog just give it a try. It’s free and anyone from any part of the world can join Facebook. If you want to drive huge traffic to your blog then turn your Facebook profile into a traffic attracting machine.
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Here is another report released by Facebook on 02-01-2017.
You can drive a huge amount of traffic to your blog with the help of Youtube. Youtube is the biggest video sharing social network. It has 1,300,000,000 active users around the world. YouTube gets over 30 million visitors per day. The United States is ranking first with over 167 million active monthly users.
People around the world are there using Youtube for sharing their videos. Youtube contains a wide variety of user-generated media content. It includes videos, TV clips, short videos, and education material etc. if you are a blogger then you must know that videos on blog attract the attention of the visitor. Here youtube can help you to drive traffic from youtube to your blog. Simply create a channel on youtube and start uploading your videos by doing proper keyword research.
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Twitter can also attract a huge amount of traffic for your blog. It is an online social network that allows its users to upload 140 character message called tweet. The user can also share links to their blogs on Twitter. Currently according to social media industry figures, based on active users; Twitter is ranking as one of the leading social networks worldwide. Twitter has 60.9 million monthly active users only in the United States. Simply create an account and follow your friends. Add a quality post to your account that will attract followers to your Twitter account. I have also created an account for my blog ProinerTech. It helps me attracting visitors toward my blog. Twitter will also help in ranking your website on twitter. Below is the screen how Google is showing my twitter account on the first page of google.
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LinkedIn was founded on December 28, 2002. Its headquarter is in Sunnyvale, California, America. It is a business and employment-oriented social network service that is operating World Wide. People around the world can create their professional accounts on LinkedIn. Job seekers around the world can also post their CVs. If you have a blog and want visitors for your blog you can use the LinkedIn account. Simply go to the LinkedIn official site, create your account and start connecting to the world. Apart from attracting huge traffic to your blog, it will also help you in making new connections with the people around the world.
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LinkedIn has a powerful search box, users can search for their relevant searches on LinkedIn.
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Did you know about Pinterest? You must!
Pinterest was the first site in history to reach 10 million unique monthly visitors and high user engagement during initial launch and growth. Now in 2017, it has reached 150 million monthly active users. It allows businesses to create pages aimed at promoting their companies online.
According to Wikipedia
Pinterest is the web and mobile application company that operates a photo sharing website.
It is necessary to have an account to use Pinterest.
Pinterest was developed by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciara, and Evan Sharp.
The CEO summarized the Pinterest as a “catalog of ideas,” instead of the social network. It helps the users around the world to “go out and do that thing.”
It is one of the fastest growing social media and an e-commerce platform. Users around the world have a strong user engagement with popular topics and theme such as Technology, Fashion, garden, home, and online shopping etc.
You can simply create your account and share images from your blog or website.
Let’s get started with Pinterest.
1. Create and account
Create and account on Pinterest. If you already have one then skip this step. Pinterest provides you an option for connecting with Facebook and Twitter followers. When a user re-posts or re-pins an image to their own board, this option will notify his Facebook and Twitter friends.
2. Create a board
A board contains all pins of the user. A pin is an image that has either been uploaded or linked from a website. After creating the account, create a board to upload images on your account. Create boards according to your topics. And only upload related data on specific board to get more followers.
The user can also create a secret board on Pinterest. By making the board secret, the only user can pin to and view boards that the only user will see when logged into his account.
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6: Google Plus
Ah, here I come to Google Plus. Do attention to this social network it definitely deserves your attention. Google+ has changed now, it has undergone many changes since it was launched. Google Plus has 540 Million active monthly users. You can follow people and communities on Google+. Its important features are communication and collections. Members on Google+ can share and post data as well as images. They can also chat with one another. The communities on Google+ booming with thousands of members. Communities help you in sharing your content with other people. In case your content is worth reading then there is a big chance of further share and views to that content, Just create your collection and start sharing your ideas with people.
Here are some steps to get started with Google+.
1. Create Your Google account
There are 99% chances that you will already have this account. So, let’s move further. While sign into Google+ account, Click on your profile picture in the upper right-hand corner and here click “Google+ Profile.”
2. Create Collection
After entering into your “Google+ Account” you can start posting on your timeline. Here you can also create your own collection. Start sharing helpful content that will help you in getting more followers.
3. Join communities
Communities are playing a vital role to get followers on Googl+. Join communities of your interest and start a discussion with the people around the world.
Tumblr was developed by David Karp and Marco Arment. It was launched in 2007. In June 2013 it was acquired by Yahoo due to its popularity. Tumblr has a tremendous amount of monthly active users and popularity is increasing day by day. It is also providing smartphone application for mobile users.
Tumblr works same as the working of a blog. People around the world can create a free account on Tumblr. They can also create diaries of their daily routine. The platform supports text post, images, hyperlinks, quotation posts, chat posts, audio and video posts etc. The content can be posted directly or imported from Youtube and Vimeo. The platform use followers base system same as used on Twitter. Here people can follow blogs of their interest.
There is a well-known account of the white house on Tumblr, which shares formal and informal posts. Apart from fun and communication, Tumblr can also drive a huge amount of traffic towards your blog. Just create your account and start sharing your post.
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Instagram was developed by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010. Basically, Instagram is a photo sharing social media network. It enables users to take a picture. It also let its users edit their pictures with a selection of digital filter. In 2013, Instagram also adds support for video sharing. Instagram app is available for all mobile systems and computers. This social media network can also boost your blog post if you use it appropriately. Its use is quite simple. Just install the Instagram app and register yourself on the platform. Instagram has almost 600 million monthly active users.
As Instagram is owned by Facebook, the user can also log into Instagram account by using their Facebook account. Users can connect their Instagram accounts to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr etc. Instagram allows its users to use their Instagram account to a social media site.
You can attract visitors to your blog by giving your small introduction on the Instagram account. The introduction must be a short but worth attraction. On May 31, 2016, Instagram a new tool for business accounts. It includes new business profiles, and the ability to turn Instagram posts into ads. This feature is available only in US, Australia, and New Zealand and soon it will be available World Wide.
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Reddit (The Boss) is a social network that includes news, discussion forum, and rating of the web content. It was developed by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005. Reddit has 243.6 million users per month. Its user interface is not worth attracting, but wait a while let me tell you some worth mentioning secrets about Reddit below.
According to my experience, it is one of the best social media networks to drive heavy traffic towards your blog. Users on Reddit can involve in different activity related to almost all aspects of life from cooking to technology. They can submit links, images, text posts etc. The register users then vote on the submitted data according to its important. The submissions having the most positive votes appear on the front page. The user has to use “Subreddits” to submit his data. The main subreddits on Reddit are Pics, Movies, books, foods, science, technology, music, gaming etc.
The user is required to follow some rules while posting or commenting on Reddit. The rules are given within the main page of every subreddit. If the user tries to break the rule, the subreddit has the authority to ban that particular person from posting again on that subreddit. The constant misuse of rules can result in permanent ban from Reddit. When I start using Reddit, I just start posting on Reddit without understanding their rules. As a result, they banned my account from Reddit permanently and I have to create a new account. Know I am very careful about their rules and conditions. 😉
As far as traffic to your blog is concerned then let me tell you Reddit can boost your blog post. Posting a blog post on Reddit not only drive traffic to your site but it can also rank your post on the first page of the Google.
All you have to do is to create a Reddit account and start uploading quality posts and images on specific subreddits. The key point to success is to uploaded data must be helpful for other Redditors. It should not contain data related to the self-promotion. The other user on Reddit can upvote or downvote your post according to its worth. Valuable posts will help you getting upvotes that will put your post on top of the page. On Reddit, you have to increase “post karma” or “comment karma”. It is the same things as likes on your facebook page. Increasing your karma will increase your viewers on Reddit.
Here is the main page of Reddit:
Below are some steps that will help you in creating your account on Reddit.
1. Create an account on Reddit
Visit the sign-up page on official website of Reddit and create your account. If you already have an account then skip this step and go ahead. Don’t forget to verify your email if you are new to Reddit.
2.Look for subreddits relevant to your post
After creating an account, identify subreddits relevant to your post or niche. You can use subreddit search tool for this purpose.
3.Start using your account
After getting the subreddit relevant to your niche start posting relevant and valuable content on it. Spend at least a month or more answering the questions of other Redditors. It might take a while but trust me it’s worth it.
4. Post relevant and valuable content
I have already mentioned your content on Reddit must have values. After understanding the basics of Reddit start creating a long post that must be helpful and valuable. You can write an article that includes some links to your blog. Avoid adding a bundle of links. Reddit considers it spam in most cases.
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Note: Avoid short cuts, be patient just keep working. Something worth loving in future is waiting for you if you remain consistent to Reddit.
VK(Vkontakte) was introduced in 2006. It is one of the largest European online social networking services. It belongs to Russia. VK is providing its services in multiple languages. Users from all over the world can join this social network for fun and business. VK is providing the feature of private as well as public chat to its users. Users can post news and images on their wall. The news feed is switched to all news by default. The user can change it to the most interesting news. Groups and public pages are the two main features of VK. You can create a public page to promote your business or blog post.
Users can also promote their post on VK to other social accounts like Facebook and Twitter. VK can provide a huge amount of traffic due to its popularity in Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Azerbaijan, Estonia and many other countries.
Click here to visit the official site of VK. After entering your first name, last name, date of birth, you will receive a confirmation code on your mobile. After entering confirmation message you can set your password. And here is your account for VK.
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