Which Social Media website converts the best nowadays?

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Yes, which social media website converts the best for you nowadays? Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc?
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  • G'day citioru!

    It does depend on what niche you are in.

    If you are the IM or 'Make Money' niche, for example, Google Plus and LinkedIn are full of folks looking to make money. So if you thought LinkedIn was only good if you're looking to switch jobs, think again!

    But Pinterest is also good for other niches.

    The advantage with FaceBook - and most other social media sites - is you can join or create 'groups'. This helps you to focus on the target prospects for your particular niche, rather than have a scattergun approach.

    Warmest regards,

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    • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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      And It also depend on how much you have to throw around? or are you looking it in a free way angel? Then testing .testing ..testing of different media and different strategies.
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    • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
      Originally Posted by Paul Hooper-Kelly View Post

      G'day citioru!

      It does depend on what niche you are in.

      If you are the IM or 'Make Money' niche, for example, Google Plus and LinkedIn are full of folks looking to make money. So if you thought LinkedIn was only good if you're looking to switch jobs, think again!

      But Pinterest is also good for other niches.

      The advantage with FaceBook - and most other social media sites - is you can join or create 'groups'. This helps you to focus on the target prospects for your particular niche, rather than have a scattergun approach.

      Warmest regards,

      Paul
      Depending on what your budget is, your options with FB are:

      1) Pages
      2) Groups
      3) Sharing your articles on other FB Pages/Groups

      I say "depending on what your budget is", because if you go with a Page, then your posts won't be seen by most of your fans, unless you pay to promote them...which can quickly add up.

      Me personally, I've had greater success with Groups...not only will people see everything that's going on, but they feel more engaged and want to contribute. If I posted an article on both my Page and in the Group that I run, more eyes will see it in the Group, and are more likely to click on it and read it (the ultimate goal).

      I also share my articles on relevant pages...this has really worked well for me, and I still get traffic from them.

      Best of luck mate!
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      • Profile picture of the author Mormo
        I'm getting three times as much traffic from twitter then facebook.
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    • Profile picture of the author shootie
      Thank you paul
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperKristen
    It's depends on your niche and promotion strategies.

    For me it's Pinterest and Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
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  • Profile picture of the author renovato
    It does depend on your niche. I engage with my users pretty well in Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ which does lead to clicks. But most of my clicks come from Twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandyallain
    For me it’s Twitter. Just focus and try to enhance your Social Authority in there.
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  • Profile picture of the author maddyy
    It depends on your niche, demographics and budget.

    Demographics is a big though.

    I would say twitter is more casual, Facebook is a all rounder if you want to be specific and things like linked in and google plus seem much more on a professional level.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    If you get into a group which related to your niche, this is has higher convertion rate. So search groups on Facebook, Linkedin, Google Community, Yahoo! Groups, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author smith.ross
    It really depends upon your niche and how you promote your business products. A good strategy is very important to attract targeted audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfrankk
    If I was a new business and was just joining Social Media, I would go for Facebook and Twitter. They are most effective as the main population is there. Pinterest can be a great choice for fashion brands and product based companies.
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  • Profile picture of the author infoway
    It entirely depends upon your niche. If my goal would be to build a long-term relationships with my clients and customers, convert 1 time buyers into loyal repeat buyers, and reach new customers, then I would have definitely invested my time in Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author nonin
    Google+ works miracles right now...
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  • Profile picture of the author Bharathipriya
    Ya, Its Google Plus. If you gain more popularity in Google Plus, it will get reflected in the google search results too.
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  • Definitely Google is doing wonders and evolving everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHypeless
    I've noticed a lot more traffic coming from Twitter than FB, both on niche websites and IM blog. But as far as conversion goes, like others said before, it depends a lot on your niche. I really hate G+, but it's gaining a lot of momentum lately...ugh.

    Oh, YouTube can be pretty effective according to some of my IM buds (it counts as a SM website, right?) - video reviews, if done right, convert great.
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  • Profile picture of the author papuanac1971
    This is too much global question. For someone will be Facebook, for someone Twitter... Well all depends with which social network you are familiarize.
    Personally I love Facebook in combination with Tagged and Twitter.
    But most like Facebook but that's me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruck
    For me it's Facebook and LinkedIn
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    For me twitter works the best. You can easily find people in you niche and potential customers which makes it easy to advertise your products/services.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickSimpson
    I think that this question can be answered with a little elbow grease. The fact that who is following you and how you are engaging them is a big part, makes it hard to say that one is better than the other. You will simply have to share great content on all and see where you get a bigger response.

    If you are going for results in the SERPS the answer is all of them. If you are going to for actual direct traffic, you must begin creating real unique and remarkable content and see where you can make it go viral.

    If you are just using tools like HootSuite and hope to get crazy traffic, forget it, you must build real relationships to dominate on social sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author jojovega
    what do you mean web graphics? sorry i'm a newbie ...JOJO
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  • Profile picture of the author goldenmoon
    If you want to work Twitter make sure you list at least 3 Tweets a day for best results.

    Also look at the 3 'Who to follow' on your Twitter page, follow them then invite them to follow you. Works for me.

    All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcusJohnson
    I'd say try them all...You won't loose something only time and effort though. It's definitely worth it once you've set up accounts on each for your business. I have tried facebook first and then twitter and followed by pinterest and instagram and the results are getting better everyday..so I'd say go for those three...
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  • Profile picture of the author Newbie Watch
    All of them are good but I believe Pinterest & Google+ are best for turning followers into buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author anne2craig
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  • If your sales are helped by building relationships peppered with subtle marketing I would assume you cannot beat Facebook though I am sure many on here are much more expert at answering the question. My answer is based on what I respond to as a buyer.
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  • Profile picture of the author kmanbloquet
    I'm using Twitter with great results also I find that Facebook works very well.
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    • Profile picture of the author pcue
      Twitter is probably the easiest and most effective traffic source when it comes to social media. I find that it's easier and cheaper to drive targeted traffic with twitter.

      Facebook can work just as well but it does require more work and time as well as more money because for Facebook to be really effective you need to promote and advertise your posts and pages to be able to drive a good amount of traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author TurkishBomber
        If it is a longer strategy project to conversion I always find it is covering as many of the social sites getting an appropriate unique url it is surprising how many of them end up on page one of Google and they can always be used to point and compliment future projects
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  • Profile picture of the author derricks4
    They all are extremely powerful and can convert. What it depends on is the size of your following, and how close your relationship to them is.
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  • Profile picture of the author goozleology
    For my SEO/SEM business, LinkedIn works the best because it has a lot of business owners and professionals.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogerMayer
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    Facebook is the best choice as it has 1b users now.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdev988
    i am getting good business from google plus, pinterest and twitter these are best social media sites for getting great traffic, you can create communities and board related your business in google plus, pinterest to attract specific users.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    Since your signature is based around web graphics - I would suggest portfolio social sites, Facebook and Pinterest, Fancy etc. You need to show off your skills and your portfolio.
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  • Profile picture of the author wally247
    The ones that "convert the best" are the ones that you try the hardest in. I do well with my Facebook pages, but that's because I don't use shitty auto posting software. I type out my posts by hand and schedule them and talk to my fans...and they reward me for it.


    Same with Twitter. NOBODY seems to get that a bunch of lame tweets with your SEO article are a huge bomb on twitter. Nobody cares.....


    Ugh, sorry...I went off there for a second.


    ALL of them are good if you really try at them. Tumblr works good if you get followers. Facebook is great. I don't mess with Pinterest hype and I only do Twitter for entertainment (not lame seo tweets) so i can't speak for those.
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  • Profile picture of the author ItsmeChris
    Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are the best for social media ever. It help us generate traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author azizali88
    I agree with few people It does depend on your niche. and for me Twitter is the best in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    I have always loved face book. I think Face book is the best converting one for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author christiangrey
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    I find that it changes a lot depending on the type of audience your promoting too. I've tried various niches now and have to say that certain niches were a lot higher converting from one social network. Overall, probably Twitter. But Facebook currently as I've been working on page promoting a lot more and trying out their ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLH Media Mktg
    I'm currently in the process of testing the major social networks for a campaign I'm doing for a new social media mobile communicator app. I'm working with Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Rebel Mouse, Tumblr, and Instagram. We'll see which ones convert the best in this niche. I'll post back here and let you know.
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      Originally Posted by TLH Media View Post

      I'm currently in the process of testing the major social networks for a campaign I'm doing for a new social media mobile communicator app. I'm working with Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Rebel Mouse, Tumblr, and Instagram. We'll see which ones convert the best in this niche. I'll post back here and let you know.
      Look forward to seeing the results for that.

      I've tested Twitter, Facebook, G+ and dabbled in Pinterest. G+ was the least converting for me, I found it hard to target the right people in my niche, but Twitter and facebook made it a lot easier to do.
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      • Profile picture of the author mikebrownvb
        My recommendation would be to leverage software or online tools that will syndicate to all of the major social networking/social media sites and not to just concentrate on one. The top four in my opinion are going to be Facebook, Twitter, Google + and linkedin.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoachManny
    Facebook still converts the best for me.

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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    Overall FaceBook converts the best in my opinion except if you're sniping people on Twitter within a minute of them making a post related to something you're selling.
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