SocialNetGate – Social Media Management

SocialNetGate was created to help individuals and businesses manage their social media using their mobile devices. SocialNetGate is built from the ground up as a mobile-first solution that allows users to manage all of their individual and business social media accounts from a single location.


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Simple steps to start with Social Media for your business!

Social Media for business has become inevitable. All businesses, irrespective of their Industry, have started to use Social Media for their marketing, CRM and more.
 
A social media campaign/strategy should include the following important steps:
  • Plan – Create a social media plan
  • Presence – Strong and relevant social media presence
  • Promote – Active on social media – Be active on the created social media sites/ecosystem
  • Listen and Engage – Engage yourself with the social media audience, who are interested in your company/organization
  • Monitor – Monitor the effectiveness of your social media activities and reframe the strategy.

Social Media is more of an engagement platform rather than just a marketing tool.

This is a simple recap guide to start with managing your business on Social Media. Get connected to get more updates on these.

SocialNetGate is your one stop solution and only solution that you will need for all your social media marketing and management needs


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LinkedIn Answers to be Shut Down

Have you been using LinkedIn? Are you aware of LinkedIn Answers?

LinkedIn Answers Will Be Shut Down on January 31, 2013.
Have you been a fan of LinkedIn Answers?
Would you like it to say?
What alternatives are there for LinkedIn answers?

Stay tuned to know more …


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Google+ Hangouts for Business – Social Media Marketing

Hangouts are easy and effective way to get yourself engaged with existing/potential customers, and well-wishers.

Google+ Hangouts make it easy

  • to conduct face-to-face meetings with customers, employees, sub-ordinates, family etc. from any device with a cam and an internet connection.
  • to have a video conferencing with up to 15 people*. Team collaborationis made easier with more sharing features
  • to broadcast your Hangoutlive to the public and monitor how many viewers are watching it live.
  • to record, edit and share the broadcast on your YouTube account.

Google+ Hangouts can be used by businesses :

  • to release a product and a live Press release of the same
  • to engage with customers/prospects
  • to walk-through a live demo of a product/service on its usage and advantages
  • to provide live customer service and answer customer queries on the spot

Here are a few tips for making best use of a video Hangout:

Before you start using it for your business, get to know about the various options and controls on Google + Hangouts.

Check your camera, mic, and speakers when prompted by Google+, before inviting others; check any other hardware/software that makes the Hang Outs smooth until the end.

Make a note that your place has less/no background noise.

Plan the schedule of your Hangout well in advance. Don't start the hangout unprepared.

Recording the Hangout with approval of participants is best way to edit and share it on your YouTube account later so that all potential customers can make use of it in the future.

Have you used Google+ HAngouts On Air for your business? What is your experience? Share your experience and thoughts below.


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LinkedIn Endorsements

Though the LinkedIn Endorsements have been made very easy to use, it makes them not very reliable any more.

Read more about this from Mashable, Inc.

LinkedIn's Endorsements Have Become Meaningless

Agree or Disagree? Post your thoughts as comments below.

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Hangouts On Air – Google+ – Social Media Management

Hangouts On Air – Google+

Here are some interesting facts compiled about Hangouts from Google+ Help

How is it useful?

Go live from your laptop

Now live broadcasts are only a few clicks away. Stream your hangout publicly on your Google+ profile, your YouTube channel, and your website.

Save instantly to YouTube

You don’t need special software to record your conversation. Every Hangout On Air is automatically saved to your YouTube account.

Share to the world

Edit and share the recorded hangout. Once your hangout is over, it’s easy to keep the conversation going. Your hangout video is shared publicly on Google+ and on your YouTube channel. You can reshare this video just like any other.

How it works:

Start a hangout

Start a hangout and invite specific people or Google+ circles to join you. Then name your hangout.

Enable Hangouts On Air

Check “Enable Hangouts On Air”. The first time you do this, you will need to agree to the Terms of Service and also link your YouTube account. Learn more

Start your broadcast

Click “Start broadcast” to go on air. After a five-second countdown, your hangout will start broadcasting to the public on your Google+ profile, your YouTube channel, and on any website where you’ve embedded it. Recording starts when broadcasting starts.

The below video explains it.

You can check the Live Hangouts on the Hangouts Home page

Edit and Publish your Hangout On Air

To make changes to your video, try YouTube’s video editor.

For videos longer than two hours, you’ll need to download, edit, and then upload the videos again to your YouTube channel. Learn more about how to download your video.

Stay tuned to know how you can Google+ Hangout for your business!


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Merry Christmas and Prosperous New year!

 

        SocialNetGate wishes you all to have the most fun-filled and entertained holidays this Christmas and New Year season!

Merry Christmas and Prosperous New year!

May this Christmas and New Year bring you good in health, prosperity and comfort throughout!


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Facebook Privacy Shortcuts

Facebook has released a new “Privacy Shortcuts”. This is to make the access to change the important privacy options easily.

If it has been already activated for your account, you can see that on the top of the page(next to “Home”.)

Clicking on the ‘See More Settings’ lead to the Privacy Settings page.

Facebook Help Center has explained the new option as below:

Your privacy shortcuts give you quick access to some of the most widely used privacy settings and tools. Click  at the top of the page to see shortcuts that help you manage,

  • Who can see my stuff?
  • Who can contact me?
  • How do I stop someone from bothering me?

This is also where you’ll find the latest privacy updates and other helpful tools. Check the same here

With the new “Privacy Shortcuts” making it easy to access and change your Privacy settings, a better secured Facebook is developing.

Facebook is also changing some of its options easier to find and understand.

Are you able to view the changes? Let us know how it’d change the security on Facebook in the comments below.


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Facebook Embraces Local Search Via ‘Nearby’ Updates for Mobile

Facebook has rolled out a new updates to its “Nearby” tab on Android and iOS apps, allowing users to find places near them based on the likes and recommendations of friends.

Read More on Mashable – http://mashable.com/2012/12/17/facebook-nearby-mobile/



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Social Networking Sites

While there are ample social media sites that we are spending our time, there are new social media sites out there that are launched with a twist and media attention.

Some of them that are noticeable are listed below (though this is not a complete list – just for reference):

So.cl

Google pagerank – 6
Alexa – 46518

Microsoft's Socl — pronounced social — allows you to express and share your ideas through rich post collages comprised of images, links, captions and videos.

We already posted about this – Microsoft's New site for Search on Social Networking – So.cl

SiteTalk

Alexa – 6486

SiteTalk represents a new dimension in social networking.

You can gain loyalty points for recommending new members to the community. Also activities such as posting messages, uploading photos or video and such earn you points. Loyalty points can be used for purchases within the SiteTalk community such as SiteTalk Mall.

Check more About the SiteTalk Community

Zurker

Alexa – 51046

Zurker is currently in beta testing, and is not available to the general public without an invitation. Please comment below if you need an invitation to go through the site.

They say that you can become an investor of Zurker and earn shares(vShares).

While we shall discuss in detail about these sites in the forthcoming posts, please register your comments below on the upcoming number of social networking sites. Do you think they will stay or just a fad?

Have you come across these or any similar sites?

Discuss more of your thoughts out as comments below…