Foetron Inc.How do people use the web to find stuff?• IN THE BEGINNING: DIRECTORIES Directories like Yahoo circa 1997 acted as leaping-off points.• AND THEN CAME: SEARCH ENGINES As search engine algorithms improved, people began simply searching for what they wanted, leading to Search Engine Optimization (SEO).• AND NOW: SOCIAL MEDIA People use blogs, social networking sites, and wikis to find news and information filtered by their interests.
Foetron Inc.What is SMO ? • Social media optimization (SMO) is a set of methods for generating publicity through social media, online communities and community websites.
Foetron Inc. How to do Social Media Optimization ?• Social Networking• Micro Blogging• Video Promotions• Slide Promotions / Case Study Promotions Blogging• Photo Sharing• Group participation, Answer and comment posting• RSS Promotions• Widgets Promotions
Foetron Inc. Social & Professional Networking• Promote at Social Communities like Facebook, Orkut, Myspace• Promote at Business and Professional Networking sites like Linkedin, Plexo, Xing, Brijj, Peer Power, Connexions, siliconindia etc
Foetron Inc. Micro Blogging• News promotion, Event Promotion, Company promotions and other promotions via Micro Blogging Sites like Twitter, Pownce, tumblr , Frazr,Plurk,brigntkite identi.ca, mysay etc.
Foetron Inc. Video Promotions• Share news, updates, information via most visual tool : Video• Promotion on Youtube, Orkut Profile, Facebook Profile, Myspace profile etc
Foetron Inc.Slide Promotions / Case Study Promotions• Making of PowerPoint on different topics and Promote slides via Slideshare, slideburner, scribd to get more Brand recall and Brand visibility• Promote Case Studies / Testimonial via PPT slides
Foetron Inc.Blogging • Blog on niche topics for promotion news, event, video • Use blog for cross platform promotions, networking utilities • Getting visitors from niche sectors
Foetron Inc.Photo Sharing • Share different photos related to portal can be promoted by Photo Sharing sites like flicker, Picasa, photobucket etc • Increase Brand Recall from your vertical
Foetron Inc.Group participation, Answer and comment posting • Participation on different related groups at Yahoo & Google Groups as well as different social networking sites. • Answer question at Yahoo Answer and other related sites • Post relevant comments on vertical specific blogs.
Foetron Inc.RSS Promotions • Submit RSS to all major readers, promote through Social Media • Cross promotion of different RSS feeds on blogs • Submit RSS to different ping sites
Foetron Inc.Widgets Promotions • Make badge of your site and promote it via site. • Make widgets for promoting news, articles • Use this badge / widgets to blogs and social network profile.
Foetron Inc.CLICK THROUGH RATE FOR TOP 10 POSITIONSThis graph shows that any jump in the organic listings returns a valued increase in traffic to the site.
Foetron Inc. Website Design+ SEM=SuccessWhen a new site is created it is important that the design team and SEM team work together to create a user and search engine friendly website. Both the user and search engine should easily be able to navigate your site.
Foetron Inc. Traffic Trend AnalysisIt is important to not only know howmuch traffic is coming to your sitebut where the traffic is coming fromas well as where it is leaving.
SEOQuake Use this Firefox Add On to analyze many SEO parameters quickly and easily. Check out everything from a site’s linkhttp://www.seoquake.com/ popularity to the age of a domain to the number of pages indexed in Google.
Compete.com The best way to describe this site is to tell you just what the site says “Track your rivals. Then eat theirhttp://www.compete.com/ lunch.” It is use to keep track of a lot of larger online competitors at the same time.
Google Toolbar Google’s toolbar has many great features, including bookmarks and more.http://www.toolbar.google.com Be sure to turn on the Google PageRank tool so you can see how Google views a site.
SEO Digger Test your site’s top rankings in Google. Find out what keywords your site rankshttp://seodigger.com/ well for.
Google Analytics Even if you use a more advanced web analytics tool, you should still give Google Analytics a try.http://www.google.com/analytics/ Be sure to setup Goals and track things
Google Analytics YouTube Videos Learn how to leverage all the tools in Google Analytics using these YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/googleanalytics videos and maximize your return on investment in online marketing.
Google Webmaster Tools Learn what Google thinks about your site and identify any majorwww.google.com/webmasters/tools/ problems. Avoid site issues like duplicate content and broken links.
Google AdWords Editor Manage your Google AdWords campaign quickly and easily with this editor. Makehttp://www.google.com/adwordseditor/ changes and then upload them to your account.
PRWeb Get news out about your business and tell the world what’s happening. Use the search engine friendlyhttp://www.prweb.com/ press release to create keyword rich text links back to your site.
Social Networking Sites If you haven’t started using thesehttp://www.linkedin.com/ social networking sites to connect with people you know, you are behind the curve!http://www.facebook.com/
Constant Contact Email Once you create a relationship with a customer, you need to continue your communication using anhttp://www.constantcontact.com/ email tool like constant contact.
Google Alerts Keep track of your competition by setting up alerts to be notified when companyhttp://www.google.com/alerts names and other keyword phrases show up in the Google index.
SpyFu Check out your competition in Google AdWords. Find out howhttp://www.spyfu.com/ much they are spending and what their ads say.
Advanced Google Search Operators Thought you knew how to search things in Google? Try out some of these top search operators.http://www.google.com/help/operators.html Be sure to try allintitle: to find out how many web pages are optimized to rank well.
Foetron Inc. What is social bookmarking?• From Wikipedia: “A method for internet users to share, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web resources.” Bookmarks can be saved publicly or privately Bookmarks can be backed up
Foetron Inc. Social Bookmarking ToolsThree things with: Delicioushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x66lV7GOcNU http://delicious.comDo more with: Diigohttp://www.diigo.comhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9khBCRby1sThink inside the box: Simply Box http://simplybox.com
Foetron Inc. DeliciousDelicious is one of the oldest social bookmarking services.Users can save, share and discover content according to linksbookmarked by “Delicious” users. Being a social bookmarkingwebsite, Delicious allows users to add various tags, whichmakes it easy for other users to search links regarding specifickeywords. Bookmarks posted on Delicious are public and canbe viewed by anyone, (unless a bookmark is marked asprivate by a user or imported).
Foetron Inc. DiggMainly dubbed as a social news website, Digg is awebsite where people share links and are given theopportunity to vote the links that they like (Digg). Diggs(links) can be submitted for various categories includingBusiness, Entertainment, Gaming, Lifestyle, Politics,Science, etc.
Foetron Inc. RedditReddit is a similar service to Digg, with a few exceptions. Userscan create Subreddits (groups) where other users post links ortext messages. The posts that get more up votes gain bettervisibility in each Subreddit. Any user can create a Subreddit, aswell as comment and vote on posts submitted by other users.When a user submits a post the votes of the post are added asKarma for the user’s profile, which affects his/her standing in thecommunity.
Foetron Inc. StumbleUponStumbleUpon is a website which acts as a search engine forspecific kind of content. Users who sign up at StumbleUpon selectthe content that they are interested in discovering and are shownrelevant links (submitted by StumbleUpon users).The Stumble option allows discovering new websites related to aselected range of categories.
Foetron Inc. TwitterWhile some might find it a little confusing to see Twitter in the listof social bookmarking websites, it can be safely said that Twitteroffers all features necessary to fit the bill. Twitter not only allowssharing links, but also provides the option to add hash tags, feedsfor shared content, items to a favorite list and create lists relatedto a category for people to follow.
Foetron Inc. Sources & References•Google.com•Wikipedia.comhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking•Seomoz.comhttp://www.seomoz.org/beginners-guide-to-seo•Online Marketing Bloghttp://www.toprankblog.com/