What is the best social media site for SEO?

New networking sites are developed every day. Some are more popular than others. If you’re wondering which one is the best for your SEO check out our list below.

1. Google+

With over three million users Google+ is surprisingly not the biggest social media platform but it is owned by Google. This means that Google keeps a record of your activity on Google+. The more active you are on Google+, the better your rankings on the world’s most popular search engine.

2. YouTube

With over four billion users, YouTube allows users to post videos. Creating videos is one of the most effective ways of attracting customers or fans towards your ‘brand’. Google also owns YouTube. It is the world’s second largest search engine with over four billion videos watched every day. YouTube is one of the most popular social media platforms in the USA with over 22% of its users coming from the USA. It is a valuable platform if you’re looking to draw more people to your website which in turn can increase your brand’s popularity.

3. Facebook

Facebook has over two billion users with more joining every day. It is one of the most popular and also the largest social networking platform. Consumers often visit a brand’s Facebook page before investing their time and money into a brand. A lot of people look for a brand’s Facebook page before visiting its website. It is also one of the best social media networks if you’re looking to generate new business.

4. Twitter

Twitter also a popular social media platform. It has over 313 million daily users. It has become a large social search engine that is used to broadcast news items as well. Links posted on Twitter lead back to your website. Regular tweets can help you increase your follower and also visitors on your website. Stay on top of trends by using appropriate hashtags, keeping up to date with the latest news headlines and by creating attention grabbing tweets.

5. Pinterest

Over 70% of users visit Pinterest before making purchase decisions. It has over 1 million brand pages as registered users with over 100 million users visiting its site Part of its success can be attributed to its spectacular visuals that users share. Of course it also helps users sell products. People find pins by searching the site. This leads them to your website, thereby increasing your web traffic.

6. Instagram

Instagram is also an excellent visual social media platform which helps build personal and business brands. With over 400 million users Instagram is one of the best social media sites to showcase your brand. More than 65% of the world’s top brands have Instagram accounts.

7. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional social media platform which lets users connect with businesses. This is for B2B organizations. It also lets users connect with future employers and also allows employers to headhunt future employees. It has more than 380 million users worldwide. More than 55% of business-to-business companies use LinkedIn to search for clients since users who engage with them on Linkedin have a 50% more chance of making a purchase.

8. Flickr

Flickr is an online image and video based social media site that was created in 2004. It was taken over by Yahoo in 2005. Users embed and share pictures. Its 112 million users share more than a one million photographs daily.

9. Quora

Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheevar, co-founders of Facebook founded Quora. Users post questions which are answered by users. Quora has more than 80 million usersnad made more than $141 million in venture capital funds.

10. Tumblr

Although Tumblr is rated by users as the least user-friendly social platform, it is still one of the most attention-grabbing social networking sites. It has a wide variety of different types of content that can be shared on its siteTumblr supports audio posts, photo and video posts, quote posts and chat posts,. Tumblr also allows reblogging like Word Press does. It was created in 2007and now has over 200 million blogs.

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