Each week we’ll try to give you a list of 5 sites that could be of real value for you and your business, and we’ll tell you a little bit about them. This week we’re concentrating on five sites that specifically offer great value for business people.
Whether you are a business owner, an employee or someone looking for work, by now you have to know that your online brand is every bit as important as the companies you work for or want to work for. You have heard through all the normal media how recruiters use search engines, social media, and other tools to find out more details about you before they pass you on for an interview. How do you make sure that the brand that’s out there about you is the best it can be? You take control of your brand and you start at BrandYourself.com.
BrandYourself analyzes search results for your name and coaches you through white hat SEO techniques for getting the good news about you promoted to the top of the search engine lists. It also offers its’ own social media where you can have a profile there which they work on to make sure it gets the best SEO possible, and all of this is done for FREE.
A lot of people have a hard time coming up with interesting content to share for their profiles. Plinky.com is a great place to start. Plinky offers a new subject each day to prompt your conversation, and once you’ve put in your answer, they even add pictures you can use to promote the message across your other networks. It doesn’t get much easier than that, and it’s also free.
Jux.com is an interesting novelty site in that there are no ads, no distractions, just high-fidelity, high quality content. Imagine a site where there isn’t a lot of meaningless clutter, crude/pointless comments by the idiopolis, or mouse-over ads you have to dodge in order to be able to navigate to the next thing, and you have a pretty good idea of the value of the quiet, peaceful, and soothing joy of a social media you can truly enjoy.
Ever asked a question on a social media and only received bland or pointless responses? Try Quora.com and you can have a totally different experience. Quora is all about the question and answer experience where experts and novices all share their knowledge and experiences so the whole community can get in on the action. Get real answers from doctors, experts, hobbyists and others to any question you can think of and share your knowledge with others too.
In the latest find for social media that get you discounts and check-in specials, you might want to check out GetGlue.com. It responds to your ‘likes’ and offers you suggestions of other things you and your contacts like to introduce you to new stuff, movies, music, etc. Did I mention that it also offers you discounts and check-in benefits?
Those are the Five for this week. Try them out and let me know what YOU think about them, then check in next week to see our next five sites.