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    1 March 2013

    Top 10 Social Media Companies That Will Dominate in 2013

    Social media is vitally important in the success of a business and brand in today’s world. If you haven’t yet become a member of the following sites, you may want to strongly consider it. These 10 social media companies will be booming in 2013.

    Klout

    1. Klout

    Klout is quickly becoming a very popular website for a one significant reason: it allows you to see how strong your web presence is. You’ve put in the time to boost your social media campaigns. Now you can truly see how well you are doing based on your Klout score. Check out our recent post about the Klout scores and influence.

    Go to the Klout website

    HootSuite

    2. HootSuite

    HootSuite will become a leading social media management dashboard this year. This program is perfect for those of us who work with multiple social media websites and want a way to save time. HootSuite allows you to analyze traffic and even schedule specific status updates and tweets.

    Go to the HootSuite website

    UberMedia

    3. UberMedia

    UberMedia is beginning to become a world leader in mobile apps and advertising. They actually have been ranked as #16 in the Top 50 Startups. If you need to boost your mobile ad or application campaign, consider UberMedia.

    Go to the UberMedia website

    Tumblr

    4. Tumblr

    Tumblr has been around for a while now but will be becoming more popular this year. This platform offers both a visual interest coupled with “micro-blogging”. Tumblr offers a different advertising technique compared to most social media companies.

    Go to the Tumblr website

    Yammer

    5. Yammer

    Yammer is a type of private social network specific to your own company. Think of it as a social media network for you and those involved with your project. Yammer is perfect for connecting with your team, collaborating on ideas, and asking questions.

    Go to the Yammer website

    Formspring

    6. Formspring

    Feedback on your business and products is important for the long-term success of your brand. Formspring allows users to anonymously leave feedback and share their perspectives about your company.

    Go to the Formspring website

    Disqus

    7. Disqus

    Disqus is a type of program you can plug into your existing website or blog to create better discussion and community. WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr are a few examples of websites you can use Disqus with.

    Go to the Disqus website

    Pinterest

    8. Pinterest

    Pinterest came into the social media world quietly and suddenly seemed to have taken over. This platform is almost a combination of Tumblr and Instagram in a sense. Users can posts photos, tutorials, even recipes in a pin-board style format.

    Go to the Pinterest website

    MySpace

    9. Myspace

    Yes! Myspace made the list. We’ve all be thinking Myspace has been dead, but they are indeed coming back with an entirely new look as well as features. They are currently beta testing their new format. Many big names are looking forward to the release of the promising new Myspace.

    Go to the MySpace website

    Quora

    10. Quora

    Quora is a question and answer type of social network. It is well organized and has a huge variety of topics. Think of a combination of Wikipedia and an online forum. Quora has grown an astounding 37,000% within only one year. This year will be a big one for Quora. Check them out if you haven’t already.

    Go to the Quora website

    Matthew Toren is an Award Winning Author, Serial Entrepreneur, and Investor. He Co-Founded YoungEntrepreneur.com along with his brother Adam. Matthew is co-author of the newly released book: Small Business, Big Vision: “Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right” and also co-author of Kidpreneurs.

    Follow Matthew on Twitter: @matthewtoren

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    One Response to Top 10 Social Media Companies That Will Dominate in 2013

    1. Mike March 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      I’m convinced I need to start paying attention to Pinterest, but haven’t yet figured out how it would benefit my site. Perhaps I need to start paying more attention to my visuals, since I think it privileges those. I am also definitely hearing more people mention Klout.

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