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Do You Know What Is Social Media?

  • Source: http://en.trueland.net  Author: Helen  Published on :2012-10-15 9:06:24   Views:

Do you know what is social media? It plays an more and more important role in SEO areas since more and more people tend to take part in the social media to share and exchange their moods, information with other people. You can do benefits to your professional SEO if you can use the social media properly. Frankly speaking, it is difficult to give a definition to the social media though we talk about it every day. Well, we can say that social media is a communication instrument, and it is a social instrument of communication. According to the Wikipedia, social media is defined as the interactive web platforms by which both individuals and communities can share, co-create, make comment, discuss some informations, moods and so on.

Also, there are other definitions of the social media. For example, according to Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein, social media is the group of internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and it allows the exchange and creation of user-generated content. You must have heard of the Facebook and Twitter, right? To be frankly, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become one of the most influential sources in the year 2012 actually. So, there is no doubt that it can promote your search engine  optimization if you can use it in a right way.

Well, according to different classification standards, social media can be classified into various kinds of sorts, like the social blogs, weblogs, wikis, social networks, forums, magazines, podcasts, video or picture, social bookmarking and so on. And, absolutely there are other classification methods both in domestic and international social media areas. For example, it can be classified into six different types of social media, like collaborative projects, content communities, blogs and microblogs, social networking sites, virtual game worlds and virtual social worlds. Generally speaking, Facebook, Twitter can be classified into the social networking sites, while You Tube can be sorted into content communities actually, and the Wikipedia can be regarded as the collaborative project actually.

There are various kinds of social media technologies, like wall-postings, email, instant messaging, music-sharing, picture-sharing, blogs, vlogs and so on. Well, you can achieve these social media services via social network platforms as we have introduced above, like Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, Twitter and so on.

As you may know, using social media tools, like Facebook has become a fashion trend between people in all over the world. People can talk freely around their common interests. They can search, track and analyze conversation on the web actually. If you can find this trend, you will find that it can bring many benefits to your SEO services work, since it is very helpful in PR management, competitor-auditing and so on.


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