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10 of the Most Influential Social Networking Sites

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Social media networks are one of the greatest avenue in promoting your brand globally and the best avenue to increase social acceptance. Social signal acceptance is one of the many factors that the search giant, Google is looking for in ranking your site as trustworthy and listing it on the top page of their organic search. Your social media agency knows all of these and knows the importance of social visibility and acceptance.

The birth of internet and social media networks changed the game of marketing. Now, conventional marketing is part and parcel of effective advertising while internet marketing plays a major role in effective advertising since people are spending more time online. This phenomenal shift in technology and human behavior gave social media networks the power to be very influential.
Optimizing your social media information with proper, relevant keywords are still a factor to making all your effort work. Just be sure that the information you send to these social media sites leads back to quality content that has high relevance and right keyword. Remember, that you do not have to please the robots; you give information to people who seek knowledge.

To have better business growth means embracing change and facing the challenges of the unknown future headstrong. As for now, here are the top 10 lists of the most influential social media networks that can help your business grow.

1 – Facebook

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Facebook is a social media networking site intended to connect friends, family, and business associates. Facebook is a highly interactive social media site which made it a popular choice for people who wants reconnection with people and connection to the world. This social media giant already grew its member to 900 million active users as of April 2012.

2 – Twitter

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Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. Millions of people use their service to disseminate news or trends around the globe. Twitter is said to be the fastest information disseminator across the globe.

3 – LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 120 million members and it is still growing rapidly. LinkedIn lets you connect to trusted professionals who let you exchange information, ideas, business trends and opportunities and even job opportunities amongst your professional network. So polishing your profile especially filling your professional experience with details could change your career and life.

4 – Google Plus

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Google Plus is a social networking and identity service, operated by Google Incorporated. Google Plus is vastly becoming one of the most popular and best social networking websites on the Internet with so much promises of better social networking experience. With the incorporation of Facebook, Twitter and Skype like feel, it is no surprise that people are slowly shifting to this social networking site and just enjoying the leveled up social media experience.

5 – YouTube

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YouTube is a video-sharing website now owned by Google. Unregistered users can watch unlimited videos and share it to other social media sites but cannot view videos considered to have offensive content while registered users can watch (is not limited to watching videos considered to have offensive content), upload, rate, share and leave a comment on videos watched.

6 – Digg

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Digg is a website that permits a user to share content by submitting their writing masterpieces. The popularity or virality of a submitted content is measured through votes and comments by influential users terming it to be “highly Diggable” content.

7 – StumbleUpon

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StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users according to Wikipedia. One of the features it boasts is its ability to allow users to discover and rate web pages, videos, or photos according to their tastes and interests.

8 – Reddit

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Reddit is a social news website wherein a registered user can submit contents in the form of link or post “self” text. Other registered users can either vote up or down a submitted content which can help promote stories in its top page.

9 – Pinterest

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Pinterest is a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies and more. Users can browse through pinboards and can re-pin or like other pins. Not everyone can create an account in an instant because you need an invite in order to create your account.

10 – Foursquare

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Foursquare is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users “check in” at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes “badges”.

Now you know where to be most social over the web, don’t waste any more time and effort. Start building your social allies and create great bonds with the most influential people in these influential social media sites. Leave a good impression and make your brand known through these sites.

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Jrplaza is a blogger, wannabe-web designer/web developer and the founder of always10list from Manila, Philippines. He is a Cookie Monster to be exact.

  • http://twitter.com/AXLPPI AXL Powerhouse Prod.

    grabe no sobrang laki ng impack ng mga social networking na to sa buhay ng tao lalo na interms sa mga SME people..

  • http://twitter.com/crazygrazzy grace viado

    I strongly agree with your list. These are the most influential social media sites we have today and they contribute to the traffic websites get. Also, these social media websites have global reach. Hence, it makes a lot easier for brands to get recognized. I will definitely use these sites for my SEO work.

  • Blanca Dela Cruz

    I agree, these are the movers and shakers of social networking and media. :)

  • http://www.herbertkikoy.info/ Iam Herbert

    Good list, except for 4square and reddit :D I rarely visit this site especially reddit :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269939016 Rossel Encarnacion Dacio

    I think nothing can beat Facebook on being No.1. Never heard of Foursquare. thanks for sharing. 

  • Argee Abadines

    Great List! I think Google Plus is the next challenger to Facebook’s throne. It’s so hard to have accounts on all. So I think it’s better to focus on 3 or 4 or where your audience hangs out most :) 

  • http://twitter.com/marcviclo Marcus Victor Lo

    I agree with you, Argee! Google Plus is the tough challenger of Facebook especially now that it changed its UI and moved user experience to greater heights. These 10 social media sites are really influential and I use them often. They really bring in traffic to the websites I am working on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614445166 Matsumoto Chan

    among those listed, reddit is the only site I’m not a member of ^_^

  • http://www.trendsetternews.com Emp

    I’m using all social media sites for my blog except foursquare. I think Stumbleupon should in the no 3.