Welcome to my social media blog, I hope you enjoy the content and get benefit from it

Social Media has been around for well over 15 years, starting with Linkedin, yes that was the very first ‘big; social network, which was and still is aimed at business professionals.

In fact did you know that, despite all the hype that surrounded Facebooks IPO a few years back, Linkedin had, very quietly, launched their very own IPO some eighteen months before that

Since then, it has evolved with the likes of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and perceived small sites such as Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr all establishing themelves in their own niche markets

Love it or hate it and many do!  ~ it has become a major player in our day to day lives on a personal basis

On a business level, it is now a must have in your marketing tool and who do we have to thank for that?

Well none other than Mark Zuckerburg, the owner of Facebook through its creation in 2004.

So why do you need social media for business?

Lets consider this for a moment. Social Media is Global

Facebook has reportedly over 1,billion users

YouTube has over 300,000 hours of videos uploaded daily

Linkedin has over 500,000 active Professionals

Twitter has over 500,000 active users

Just with those figures alone, you have access to over 2 billion free prospects, whos buying decisions now are influenced and made by social media information

Put another and perhaps more simplified way

Every business owner in the world today, has a social media presence of some description, from a facebook fanpage, to a twitter account

The reason they do, is because every business in the world, needs to advertise and needs more customers in order to thrive and survive

With social media, it opens up more avenues, than just localised advertising

That said however, social media is still, to some, a total minefield, with questions arising daily such as

I don’t get Twitter

How do you use Linkedin

What do I say to people

So this blog has been created, through 15 years daily use of all the above platforms and more besides, to help you the reader understand it more and ideally, make your business more productive.

You will find categories on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and others too

Plus there is a newsletter as well, which contains all the top tips on how to best maximise your social media activies, so feel free to subscribe to that.