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Top Social Networking Sites and Tools

Social Networking is a necessary part of your online marketing efforts.

Using the appropriate social networking or social media channels is an important part of your online marketing efforts. Here are a few lists of the top social networking sites along with a list of social media tools to help you streamline and organize your social media campaigns.

Top 7  Sites for Social Networking (according to ebizmba.com)

  1. Facebook:  750,000,000 unique monthly visitors
  2. Twitter: 250,000,000 unique monthly visitors
  3. LinkedIn: 110,000,000 monthly visitors
  4. Pinterest: 85,500,000 monthly visitors
  5. MySpace: 70,500.000 monthly visitors
  6. Google+: 65,000,000 monthly visitors
  7. Deviant ART: 25,500,000 monthly visitors

 

Top 7 Tools for Managing Your Social Networks

  1. Buffer: Add articles, video or pictures to your app and post when you want to 
  2. HootSuite: Manage and schedule your social media posts. A great tool for monitoring your primary channels
  3. SocialOomph: A cloud-based application that offers tools for using Twitter and Facebook more productively.
  4. MarketMeSuite: Brings proactive social media marketing to your small business.
  5. TweetdeckTweetDeck is an app that brings more flexibility and insight to power users.
  6. SproutSocial: Engage, Manage, Collaborate
  7. ClickToTweet: A easy way to promote your tweets.

What are your favorite social networks and social media management tools? List them in the comments below:

 

 

 

How to Maximize the Power of Your Social Network With A Cup Of Coffee

As you build your social network always think of how you can help the people you connect with.

Change your mindset from how much effort it takes to build your social network to one that inspires you to connect people who have like minds. People who have the authority and ability to make a significant impact on the lives of others are the people you want to be around.

Don’t be afraid to start a conversation with the person you met on a social network like Twitter or LinkedIn as you will be amazed at the story they have that can change your life. Your online social network can be enhanced and strengthened when you meet your contact in a face-to-face environment. Your authentic self will shine when your online persona matches who you are in the offline environment. One of my favorite quotes is “You can run but you can’t hide” and is very true in this day and age.

An example of how I maximized my social network connections by making introductions to two people who inspire me. Ann Sieg and Tom Gonser are two entreprenuers with a similar vision. They are both working to help entrepreneurs gain exposure for their business and have a heart to help the economy to grow by creating solid and engaging communities.

In the picture below you will see the masters at work in a local coffee shop. A conversation that was probably taken to a new level because of the personal interaction verses a quick telephone call. I’m blessed to have the gift to connect people and it all started with a phone call.

Marketing Masterminds

Ann Sieg and Tom Gonser

 

I would love to hear how you are connecting and inspiring people in your social network too. Please leave a comment on my Facebook page too.