Consider Other Networks for 2012

When deciding what social networks your business should be participating in there is a long list to sift through. Here are five networks Stellar has selected that you may have already heard of in passing or online. These are networks you may want to consider for your business:

Skype allows users to call other Skype users or mobile phones from their computers. The free service allows users to utilize video calls, either for individuals or group calls. If a business is interested in calling landlines or mobile numbers, there is a fee of 2.3 cents per minute, the fee is cheaper with a subscription. With Skype Manager you can allocate money to employees and specify the features each employee should have. This would allow you to know how your employees are spending the money allocated to them. By using video chat your customers will be able to put a face with the voice, which will be beneficial in growing the customer relationship. In order to sign up you can go to www.skype.com and create an account with the features that would best fit your business.

SlideShare will allow your business to share presentations, documents, PDFs, videos and webinars. You can choose to share your presentations publicly or privately. SlideShare this is a great way to share information with employees or clients. To sign up go to www.slideshare.net, in the upper right hand corner there is a sign-up button or go pro.  Just signing up will create a free account but if you want your slides to be private then a pro package will be a better fit for your business.

Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform where people can share thoughts, pictures, videos, music, quotes and links. The tags in your post will make sure the information you are posting appears in the right categories. This will allow anyone using Tumblr to see your information, even if they are not specifically looking for your business. If you go to tumblr.com the main page is dedicated to creating a new profile, just supply an email address, password and a URL name. There is no cost to create a profile, but you do have to provide entertaining content.

HootSuite helps manage content posted to social networks including twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube and other networks. With HootSuite a company or a person can schedule when content will be posted. It will monitor mentions, shorten URLS, and you can also assign a team member to follow up with a specific comment made about your organization. The homepage, www.hootsuite.com, has the free sign-up on it. There is also a view plans and pricing option right next to the sign-up information. If you chose to pay $5.99 a month, your company can have as many social profiles as possible.

Vimeo is a video-sharing site for original video productions. By utilizing the channel function a business can develop a place for all the videos relating to each other can reside. Vimeo has a free basic subscription, a plus subscription for $59.95 a year, and a pro subscription for $199 per year. You can visit www.vimeo.com/join to pick which subscription is perfect for your business.

Contact us if you’d like to discuss any one of these in more detail!

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