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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Social Media Facts: Blogs

Wikipedia says: A blog is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.

  •  In the past 24 hours, 54,300,000 pages on Blogspot.com were created or modified.
  • In the past 24 hours, 21,300,000 pages on Wordpress.com were created or modified.
  • There are 112 million blogs, with 120,000 new ones appearing each day.
Blogs can be the center of a business social media effort.  You can provide more details and control user comments more than you can on Facebook and Twitter.  Posts and comments from Twitter and Facebook can be republished, automatically or filtered.  YouTube videos can be linked to but with more commentary and context than YouTube allows.

Businesses can post stories that might not warrant posting in the News Release section of the main Web site i.e. local news and events.  They can link to good publicity on other sites. All of these increase the chance of your pages showing up in the search engines.

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