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So, apparently MySpace is up for sell. I almost forgot MySpace even existed until this news hit today so forgive my shock to learn that the decision makers are NOW selling it. In an earnings call today, News Corp COO Chase Carey stated “now is the right time…the plan to allow MySpace to reach its full potential may be best achieved under a new owner” Now? Really? Why now? I wonder. It is no secret that MySpace has long been a thing of the past. Facebook moved in, MySpace moved out, quickly. Apparently there have been several attempts to change formats, reconstruct staff and implement new strategies but it’s obviously been to no avail. These changes have been occurring over the course of years so again, why now?
Have we really almost run out of space on the internet? These are the types of possibilities that never occur to us common folk as we acquire more and more electronic devices from handhelds, to routers, to desktops, laptops, printers, modems, smartphone’s, Androids, IPads, and all other technological devices used so than we can keep track of Facebook, Twitter and MySpace (if you’re still into that sort of thing) for minute by minute updates on the happenings of our colleagues. We never stopped to think that “hey, since I have thousands (pardon the exaggeration) of electronic devices then Suzie Q may have around the same amount. At this rate maybe one of these days we’ll exhaust our resources?” No, we never stop to think that at all. In fact, we’ve been groomed to believe quite the contrary. We’re groomed to think that the internet offers an infinite supply of information accessed by an infinite array of mediums and we’ll have access to it all forever and ever. Well, the joke just may be on us.
It is pretty telling when the CEO of MySpace, Mike Jones, refers to his company, not as a social networking site, which most of us thought it is, but as, "one of the largest entertainment experiences on the Web."
SEO experts and consultants agree that social media should make up a large portion of any company’s internet marketing plan. Developing a strong presence on major social media outlets like FaceBook, MySpace, StumbleUpon, Digg, and Twitter will target traffic to a parent and increase web presence. The critical factor is first finding traffic that matches your sales demographic. Many online businesses search for tools like Stalker Tracker on FaceBook, which is said to show businesses which users are visiting any given social media profile.
According to an e-marketing website, Facebook now boasts over 500 million users. With those impressive numbers, who can deny the power social media advertising on the internet plays in this competitive and highly technical market? Even small business owners realize the power and the importance of having a website, or blog, some kind of presence on the web. In today's professional world your business can potentially lose a level of credibility if you are asked for your website address, Facebook page or Twitter address and you do not have one. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a central tenant of internet marketing, which effectively serves to establish a brand; those actively engaging in onsite and offsite SEO processes are actually also engaging in Social Media Advertising.
Online business owners who have taken advantage of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) should already be aware of the enormous impact that Social Media can have on their search engine rankings. Increased visibility and the opportunity to build organic links are just two of the ways that social media can help an online entrepreneur build a successful SEO campaign. While there are many popular social media sites including FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube, one of the most popular is MySpace. Highly customizable and searchable, MySpace offers business owners the perfect platform for developing a successful social media campaign.
For a long times, one of the few complaints Facebook users had was the inability to apply different background layouts for Facebook. Unlike MySpace, which allows users to radically change the way their profile appears, it is often difficult to recognize it as a MySpace page. Facebook has long stuck with their traditional, if somewhat plain background layout. There is some evidence that Facebook may have begun to move towards a more customizable experience for their users.
Social networking has long been a favorite among teenagers and young adults. Developed as a way to connect people with similar interest or even those with long lost connections, the various social networking sites have seen an explosion in popularity over the past several years. Almost everyone has a FaceBook or MySpace page, so much so that many people use it to keep up with each other’s lives. The phrase “I saw that on your FaceBook page” is more popular than ever. Recently senior citizens have begun joining in, touching base with long lost friends and making new ones. Senior social networking is on the rise.
Social networking has become a huge buzzword recently, and it's something that everyone who has a business - online or offline - should consider. The good news is that you can get it for free. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars advertising your product or service all over the Internet - you can use social networking instead.