"Visual content has become one of the most desirable types of content -- because it's so darn easy to consume. But it's not enough to just create beautiful, funny, engaging visual content ... marketers are now wondering where the best place to promote that visual content is.
Just about every major social network allows marketers to share visual content in some capacity, but that doesn't necessarily mean that particular network is the best medium for visual promotion. And in a world of hundreds of social networks, marketers need to optimize their time to promote the most appropriate types of content on the most appropriate channels.
Until now, it's seemed like Pinterest really takes the cake in terms of the best social network for visual content promotion. But recently, Facebook launched a little something called Collections, which is a Pinterest-style feature that allows users to add products to a wishlist or curate them into a particular list. Sounds kind of like Pinterest, doesn't it"?
Search engine optimisation (SEO) is all about the quality of your backlinks, right?
Wrong. Not any more. At least, not wholly, as an updated study from those good people atSearchmetrics has revealed just how important social media signals are to a strong SEO ranking, with well-positioned URLs almost always having a high number of Likes, shares, tweets and +1s.
Fandrop is the hub for you to discover and share any content on the web.
From "About" page on official site: "You take the coolest experiences of online surfing and drop them all into one spot, you get Fandrop. Fandrop is the place for you to connect with others just like you and share the joy, love, and laughter. Key features are: - Save Your Favorite Videos; - Collect Cool Content; - Save Awesome Articles; - Collaborate On Projects; - Save Webpages; - Plan A Vacation..."
Excerpted from review article on TechCrunch: "Fandrop, a new content sharing site, is debuting today to help you find out what’s trending across the web. The site surfaces things like tweets and Facebook posts, YouTube videos, images from sites like imgur, articles, web pages, and more. In some ways, it’s similar to other social networks and social sharing sites, in that you can friend and follow other users, create profiles, build collections of content, and post things you find to the Fandrop platform.
All the content on Fandrop’s site is user-submitted, either through an online form, bookmarklet, or through the import of feeds from Facebook, Twitter, for example.
When you go to the homepage today, it’s a mix of clickable distractions – funny videos, gifs, photos, posts, music videos and more. You can explore different categories such as “celebs,” “tech,” “sports,” or “aww,” the latter which features a lot of cute animal photos and videos. You can also create an account in order to build and share your own collections. When you find something on the site you like, you can vote it up Digg-style, or share it to social networks.
Last month, Sheila May-Stein, a librarian assigned to Manchester this year, posted a photo on Facebook with a comment that the library had only 40 usable books in its fiction section.
She wrote: “Feeling overwhelmed and despondent when I see pictures of iPad labs and brand-new books and all the other privileges white suburban kids have when I compare it to what the kids at this school have. They are learning every day that they aren’t worth clean, fresh paint and unstained carpets and books that aren’t 65 years old.”
May-Stein’s posting went viral, drawing donations from as nearby as Bethel Park’s Lincoln Elementary School, where students raised money to buy books about football, and from as far away as Manchester, England, where a woman said she felt an affinity with a neighborhood with the same name.