A social networking service is a platform to build social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web-based and provide means for users to interact over the Internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging.
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10 Reasons Why Social Is Your Future SEO Strategy The social web and search results support each other and are inexorably linked. It goes beyond a mere passive connection, the two create an active, virtuous cycle growing more powerful daily. I mocked up a quick version of what I view the cycle as: The link between search and social media only becomes tighter as the engines and the social web innovate and integrate together in ways which make both more valuable. From the standpoint of staying relevant and at the edge, the engines and the social web need each other. They are working together for the benefit of users, but site owners can benefit too by creating a strategy embracing the connection.
Social media is coming of age.
The social media ROI: It's not about immediate results Remember a week or two ago when I told everyone to invite me to join your mafia in Crime City on Google+ Games because I just loved it so, so much? Yeah. Stop that. There’s no way for me to individually mute the other games, so people are inviting me to a bunch of crap I don’t even play — cough, CityVille, cough. This inevitably means that the invites I actually want to respond to get lost within the floods of “so-and-so has sent you a message”, which means that there are way too many actual notifications to individually sort through. This on top of several other minor issues — Phew!
Joe Devine is the Chief Executive Officer of The Search Engine Guys, LLC (TSEG), a full-service web marketing company based in Austin, Texas. Facebook and Bing announced last week an agreement that would allow Microsoft’s search engine to return results based on the Facebook “Likes” of the searcher’s friends. Additionally, Google recently began including Twitter updates in its search returns. It’s a natural innovation that fits into the business models of both companies and takes the trend of individualized search results to its next logical level: results tailored to the searcher’s existing social footprint. How Social Search Will Transform the SEO Industry