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The Impact of the Facebook “Like” Button

buy-facebook-likesThe world of search marketing as we know it may be coming to an end. Do you think the folks over at Google are quaking in their boots at the newest challenge to their reign posed by those pesky social upstarts at Facebook? You bet they are. The Facebook “Like” button just might be the first major change we’ve seen to search in almost ten years.

“Linking” isn’t the only game in town any more. Backed up by the entity that has already taken over the number two position with Alexa, “Liking” might just be the wave of the future. Millions are on Facebook every day and what they like counts for a whole lot. If service providers and retailers don’t pay attention to those numbers, they will soon be on the outside looking in, no matter what Google search rankings tell them.

Of course, the “Like” data won’t be available to the general public, yet, but you can bet that the entrepreneurial spirit at Facebook will be in high gear; can you see the steam rising from Zuckerbergs forehead? On the Facebook executive profiles page it actually looks like Chanath is feeling, I don’t know, smug. I’m thinking I would be too if I developed the weapon that could slay Goliath.

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Pick Your Favorite Social Network

socialcostBecome a fan, a subscriber, a follower. Pick your favorite social network.

Wondering what is the best social platform to promote your online business. You will be surprised to know the number of social media platforms available in the market today. Covering each isn’t really the right strategy, hence it is important to make sure that you target the key media platforms and spread the word about your business. We will be discussing few of the most popular social media platforms you can spend time on to promote your business.

Facebook: It’s there it’s everywhere. Facebook is the word. From fan pages to Facebook likes to content sharing, connecting with friends and more importantly targeting the correct audience, its all there on Facebook. Build innovative engaging fun filled page with relevant content and watch your fans grow.

In modern times Facebook has attained an important position in our life. Gone are the days when people use to wait to socialize and share the happenings of their life. Today people stay connected 24/7; be it any time of day/night they share with the world what’s in their mind.

Because of this very reason Facebook plays a vital role for business promotion of an enterprise. Businesses use Facebook as a platform to post new products/services, provide customer support and to create a brand image with an impact. The more the number of Facebook likes a page/product/post earns; the wider audience reach it will attain.

Google+: What are the best ways to improve your websites search engine optimization. The more the Google + votes the more credibility you get for your website. From sharing photo albums to doing video hang outs and much more. G+ 1 has become one the most sought after social media platforms.

Twitter: Tap the untapped market for your business, build brand awareness, share informative content about your business and industry, get more and more twitter followers and see your search engines ranking soar.

YouTube: If you are in a business where you can use video to showcase your products and services; then YouTube is the best platform to promote your business. Make your own YouTube channel and get likes, subscribers and comments with your favorite video on YouTube.

LinkedIn: Make important business connections, post jobs for your business, encourage employees to list your business in their profile and get online business visibility your business deserves.

Instagram: Latest in mobile application to share photos with just a click, so if what you sell is worth a photo.. then Instagram is the right social media platform to share your business products and services.

Twitter’s Impact on International Communication

twitter-logo-birdThere have been, over the last hundred years or so, many minor revolutions in the manner in which we communicate, beginning with the telegraph, the telephone and, in more recent years, the Internet with its many different forms of communication. Where once a written communication might take several months to reach its destination, it is now possible to communicate with almost anyone in any country throughout the world, either verbally through the telephone, or in writing through e-mail, chat rooms, video chat and similar. With the manifold changes in communicative possibilities, the world of commerce has opened up and, with it, communication between private individuals. With changes to communication methods has come a change in the manner in which we communicate, how we speak to other people, and the style of language we use. The former rules of etiquette, mainly based around letter writing, have had to be rewritten and a new generation of Internet users has literally created a language of their own.

Aside from e-mail, text messages and differing forms of chat rooms, the world of communication has been drastically changed by social networking sites. Forced to be brief, through a limited space for status updates or messages, a system of abbreviation has grown up around these new sites which, to the uninitiated, seems almost impossible to break through and understand. Where once smileys and emoticons were used to express emotions, the abbreviation has gained hold to such an extent that a translator is needed at times. Leader in this language revolution, in the pushing of necessary abbreviation to get a message across in as short a space, as few characters as possible, is the social networking site Twitter.

The initial Twitter site, an Internet-based status and messaging system, began with the idea that if anything needed to be communicated it could be done in one hundred and forty characters or less. Brevity became the order of the day, and users were forced to construct their thoughts and ideas in as short a written space as humanly possible. Those unable to convey what they wished to say within the maximum number of characters either had to send two – or more – messages, or find some other means of bringing their message across. In recent years other Internet services had sprung up to compliment the Twitter ideal, allowing users to send longer messages where, through the use of a short link, readers are taken to a new site to read the rest of a message. Photographs and other images were added to the array of possibilities, with Twitter software often showing a thumbnail version for those unwilling or unable to click through and view the full version.

Despite the availability of services allowing longer messages, many users rely on abbreviations to get their message across, or to give the simplest of status updates. The well known terms LOL and BRB for Laugh Out Loud and Be Right Back, were soon joined by considerably more complex abbreviations only known by a select few. A new language, crossing borders and the limits of foreign language ability, was born and is steadily growing. What, for the uninitiated, appears to be a jumble of meaningless letters is, for those in the know, a clear message in its shortest possible form which jumps across all language limitations. A person using the abbreviation LOL in Russia is going to be understood by readers in China, the United States and elsewhere throughout the world, regardless of whether the reader can speak or understand Russian.