So many channels….so little time! Part 3

There are numerous social media channels available to you today and the list continues to grow. You don’t necessarily need to be present on all of them, in fact we really don’t recommend that, however you should at the very least have an awareness of them and understand the place they hold as well as striving to know where your target audience is hanging out and how they can be essential to your marketing strategy.

This is part 3 of a 3 part series of blog posts where we help you navigate through all the possibilities.

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WordPress: This is a simple way to start your blog. WordPress is a free blogging tool and content management system. It was first released in 2003 and is used by more than 22% of all new websites. By having a company blog you will increase your search engine rankings so whether you utilize WordPress are not we highly encourage you to get started in the world of blogging.

DIGG: This is a social news website that began in 2004. It allows users to vote web content up or down by “digging”. It’s main purpose is to allow users to share, discover and recommend web content. A new site redesign was launched in July 2012.

Foursquare: This is a location based social networking site perfect for mobile smartphone use. It allows users to “check in” places and venues. In April 2012 the company reported it had 20 million users. They average 3 million check ins per day. Businesses and brands can benefit greatly from Foursquare. You can offer deals, provide tips and encourage users to visit your location.

Vimeo: This is a video sharing website. Users can upload, share and view videos. Founded in 2004, Vimeo attracts 65 million unique visitors per month and has more than 8 million registered users. 15% of the traffic comes from mobile devices.

Ok…so that is it…part 3 of 3 of our social media educational blog posts. Don’t worry, we will keep our eyes and ears open to inform you about new opportunities as they emerge and take it a step further by telling you how you can apply these new technologies to your business.

“The goal of social media is to turn customers into your personal evangelist. ” -Shane Barber

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About Carisa Holmes-Peters

We provide marketing support and communication services to small and midsize businesses and organizations locally and across the United States. Today, this includes marketing strategy, creative services, website development, print services, email, social media, promotional products and signage for indoor and light outdoor signage. Our services will evolve in-line with changes in the way organizations communicate with their employees, prospects and customers. Our niche is businesses with goals who do not have the in-house resources or time to achieve them and need partners who can apply innovation and best practices to help them achieve those goals cost effectively.
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