Most Talked About TV Shows On Facebook: 2014

We waited, watched, reviewed and discussed. Let’s break it down to the Top 10 most talked about TV shows on Facebook this year.

10. Scandal

Scandal has definitely earned it’s way onto this top 10 list. A decent plot and amazing acting performances have kept the people engaged since the pilot release on April 2012. Being a political thriller and being so popular couldn’t have been easy as you’d think. House of Cards has an insane amount of fan following. Be it Netflix or Facebook. Even then, Scandal have beaten it, not sure if deservingly but quite fairly.

 

9. How I Met Your Mother

This year, we finally got to meet the Mother. Even though the last season was a bit disappointment, Not everyone was pleased with and that could be one reason for it to be discussed so much on Facebook. It received so much criticism that they released an alternative ending just to please the viewers. I, for one, believe it was perfect. The writers played a gamble and experimented with the script. It was never about the ‘Yellow Umbrella’ but the ‘Blue French Horn’.

 

8. True Detective

True Detective was already on everybody’s Facebook timeline the day its trailer was launched. With such casting, we all knew it was going to be something amazing. But I honestly didn’t expected it to be this good. From the very first episode, it had me at the edge of my seat. I’m sure I’ll be speaking for all the viewers when I say that if this were a movie, it was going for Oscars without a shadow of a doubt. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson stole the show!

 

7. Sons of Anarchy

Things DID got bloody this season of Sons of Anarchy. A certain death of a character, which I’m not going to name, hit the viewers real bad. I didn’t know there were so many fans of this character until he actually died. Overall, it was a pretty decent season with a not-so-bad plot. I mean how could it have been bad? It got people talking!

 

6. American Horror Story

The Freak Show. It was bad-er and freakier. They took the show to a whole new level. Before the pilot, there was quite a fuss about how they have been repeating the same cast with not much different plot. But boy oh boy did they prove the critics wrong! Neil Patrick Harris and Emma Roberts addition brought a new flavor to the show and worked a miracle. No wonder people talked so much about the show on Facebook. It freaked the hell out of them.

 

5. Downton Abbey

 

There was never a dull moment in this season. Every single scene has been executed perfectly. The British television series gained a lot more popularity this year and made people talk about so much. It’s crazy how it happened because I, for one, wasn’t expecting such a slow paced TV show to be a part of this list. Kudos to the writers!

 

4. The Big Bang Theory

 

No.4 THIS IS THEIR SPOT! Sheldon and his crew are yet again successful in making people laugh their socks off. It’s the only comedy show that have reached this much height and popularity. Mainly because of the unique and funny characters in the show with special guests every now and then. 8 years and counting. Statistics says people are not at all getting enough of it.

3. The Walking Dead

YAY! This one is my personal favourite. Gore and violence. Who doesn’t enjoy that? But on a very serious note, this show is much beyond that. The show is not just about zombies and killings but also about surviving and unity. There’s suspense. There’s action… and there’s DARYL! What more could you ask for? Not to mention, people love talking about the show. The tease of people’s favourite character coming close to dying makes viewers talk even more. Responses are pretty hilarious if you visit the Facebook’s official TWD page.

 

2. Orange is the New Black


An extremely surprising entry into the list. Not taking anything from the show, but it started off with pretty average ratings all around. No one thought it’d become so popular in the coming days. May be it’s the unique idea what makes it stand out. Some pretty some not so pretty women in uniform inside a prison. To me, the show is like a roller coaster ride. At one point you find yourself cracking at every line and at another point you feel like crying for the character.

 

1. Game of Thrones

I don’t know about winters, but lots of Emmys are surely coming this way. With a tremendous rating of 9.5 on imdb, GOT continues to rule the TV world. George R. R. Martin is totally famous on Facebook for killing the characters so often. The finale of the show had more viewers than any other of its episode. It just keeps on getting better. Lord Tyrion’s speech demanding for ‘trial by combat’ was one of the most talked about scene and his acting was absolutely incredibly. I don’t see this show coming down the list any time soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Searched Words on Google 2014

All good things come to an end.

2014 has indeed been an amazing year. Lots of excitement, fun, controversies and most importantly curiosity. It’s believed that the highest amount of searches came this year which is obviously a good thing. Curiosity leads to knowledge. Let’s find out what were the most searched words on Google this year in ascending order.

10. Sochi Olympics

Also known as ‘XXII Olympic Winter Games held in Russia gained a lot of attention from the viewers all around the globe. The reason for such hype and viewer ship of this multi-sport event is that so many different countries participated. It was a huge start off to 2014. Especially for Russia, as they managed to secure 13 gold medals and a total of 36, leading by 7 to Norway.

Olympic_Park_2014

Such a big event and no controversies? Of course not. Some say evil rituals were performed and some say insane amount of money was wasted but the one that got most attention was when a parliament’s member holding a sign ‘GAY IS OK’ got detained. Gay community found this extremely offensive. However, after a few months of slogans and protests the community decided to have no discrimination in the next Olympic games. In the end it turned out to be a very successful event, even though a lot of threats were received, but they just seems to be a routine work now a days.

9. Frozen

Some movies are worth spending money for. There is no doubt that this animated cartoon will go down as one of the masterpieces from Walt Disney pictures. Although, the movie was released on November 2013, it has such a hype that it continued trending in 2014. Frozen got successful in not only winning the ‘Best animated feature film‘ but also ‘Best original song‘ in academy awards. Frozen 2 Dicaprio 0.

10150773644_dfe4b0e78c_b

From the soundtrack ‘Let it go’ to the happy-go-lucky snowman Olaf, Frozen has knocked on every door and regardless the age, everyone welcomed it with their open arms. Also, a good news for all the Frozen fans. It has been announced that next year an animated short sequel, Frozen Fever, will be released.

8. ISIS 

Abbreviated as, “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”. Just another name for terrorists with beard. Almost every other country is indirectly waging war against them. A lot of killings and suicide bombings are believed to be done by this same group. Obviously everybody was going to look up on their search engines what this group really is when they hear on news. Let’s just hope that next year this won’t make it to the list.

IRAQI FREEDOM

7. Conchita Wurst

In 2014, the phrase ‘is it a bird? is it a plane? No it’s Superman‘ changed into ‘is it a man? is it a woman? No it’s Conchita Wurst‘. The Austrian transgender singer made her name by winning the Eurovision Song contest 2014. It didn’t take much longer for people to search his(or her) name on Google to know the story behind.

cohita

The song ‘Rise like a pheonix’ got viral and in no time Conchita became a gay icon around the world. In many interviews he has openly spoken about his lifestyle quite openly. Also helped lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights getting heard.

6. Flappy Bird

One bird, millions stone. Millions of people downloaded, played and bragged about their scores on social networks. Talk about addiction. It’s known to be one of the most annoying and frustrating game ever and yet, played by so many. It’s a simple game of a bird trying to make it through (STUPID GREEN NEVER-ENDING PILLARS!).

flap

Not many people know that this game was actually launched on May 2013. Believe it or not, this game was nothing but a failure. Not until January, it was, that people started playing it like crazies. Everyone competing with their friends and families, posting their scores online made it so popular that it made it to this list. Pure luck, I would say.

5. ALS Bucket Challenge

From Kim Kardashian to Bill Gates, I don’t think there is a single celebrity who didn’t complete the challenge and posted it online. It was an ingenious idea to raise awarness of  the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), where a person throws a bucket full of ice water on self, challenges someone else and (mostly) donates money to the cause.

Doing_the_ALS_Ice_Bucket_Challenge_(14927191426)

The Challenge instigated large numbers of people, videos, and donations. The main idea of the challenge is to feel for a few seconds what the people with the disease are going through. Although, some would say that this challenge is more self-congratulatory. Even if it is, why would do we care? It is actually showing results. Think about them, not us!

4. Malaysian Airlines

One of the saddest highlight of 2014 was this one. Also, unusual. I mean, how often do you hear a plane going missing. A plane with, according to BBC, 227 passengers. The plane, MH370, went missing on 8th of March which is now believed to have ended up in seas far west of the Australian city of Perth. People all around the world took on the social networks to show their support with the families who lost their loved ones. Several vigils were held as hell.

Boeing_777-200ER_Malaysia_AL_(MAS)_9M-MRO_-_MSN_28420_404_(9272090094)

3. Ebola

Ebola has scared the hell of everyone (Especially Americans). It spread from West Africa to United States and got it’s first confirmation through a patient who died on 8th October. Origin of Ebola is yet unsure and scientists have still not given one solid cause of the virus. However, it has been advised to stay away from infected animals and body fluids

Ebola Screening Starts At O'Hare Airport

2. World Cup

Football is undoubtedly watched and played around the world. The crazy went even higher as the World Cup approached. Every single goal being celebrated, every single foul being debated made this to the to second in this list. Interesting thing is, fans of World Cup matches were not just limited to their own national teams. Mostly fans from league football, in support of their star players cheered for his team as well. Be it Brazil, be it Bangladesh. World Cup chants were made all around. In the end, Germany sealed the deal. Thanks to Mario Gotze’s screamer in the extra time. In fact, Germany’s triumph over Argentina became the most-watched “soccer” match ever in US.

vbk-13-goal_1999375g

1. Robin Williams

Most famously known for his work in Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Jumanji and Night at the Museum, Robin Williams was a heart-warmer. Over the years, he won several awards and quite possibly had everything in life that one could ask for. Maybe just maybe, except for happiness. A guy who could have put a smile on Hitler’s face, if given a chance, committed suicide. The morning headline shocked the world and fans broke the internet expressing their emotions.
One last time for old times sake, It’d be a treat to watch his final movie yet to be released ‘Night At the Museum 2′.

081001-N-0696M-339

R.I.P Genie! We all love you.

Most Talked About Topics on Facebook in Year 2014

The most famous social media platform Facebook has revealed the list of the topics its users have been talking about in 2014. The list is altogether different when it comes to genre. There are happy moments and then there are some tragedies that happened throughout 2014.

PAY-Scottish-referendum

 

1- Scottish Referendum

The most talked about subject on Facebook. On 18 September 2014 people in Scotland voted in a Referendum to remain in the United Kingdom or leave it. The voters were asked to answer with Yes or No for the question Should Scotland be an independent country? Citizens who wanted to stay with the United Kingdom won, with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favor. The turnout of 84.6% was the highest recorded for an election or referendum in the United Kingdom. So the Royal Kingdom remains United after all.

 596px-Doing_the_ALS_Ice_Bucket_Challenge_(14927191426)

2- Ice Bucket Challenge

The second most talked about subject on Facebook which went viral in the summers of 2014. Participants who were nominated were supposed to dump a bucket full of icy cold water onto themselves and get it all on a video within 24 hours of being nominated. This challenge started by gaining popularity from American Football and some other sports. The icy cold challenge included people from daily walks of life including well-known athletes, celebrities, and politicians

 fifa-world-cup3- The World Cup

FiFa World cup 2014 held in Brazil was a huge success, many fan favorite teams performed poorly where as many teams who were the underdogs shocked fans around the world by winning critical matches. After a month of hardcore football, two giants Argentina and Germany came face to face in the final where Germany was the better team and won the cup.

 Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League

 4- Premier League title race

The battle was long and hard fought but there could be only one winner, Liverpool was bested by Manchester City to win the title! Discussed madly on Facebook by the Englishmen with millions of comments, pictures, videos, shares and likes.

 140729-gaza-israel-airstrike-smoke-1045a_b0a10d9e34b55b3a35b47e759ab51c8c

5- Conflict in Gaza

Literally one of the worst happenings of 2014 was this conflict where more than 2000 innocent people lost their lives by the hands of cruel and merciless animals known as the Israeli’s. The war between Palestine and Israel caused huge collateral damage to both sides but Gaza Cleary suffered more serious consequences.

 253483_1280x720

6- Robin Williams

A long career notable for comical, improvisational comedy and deeply felt acting performances came to a sad ending. The loss of such a legendary man cannot simply be put into words. The death of Robin McLaurin Williams shocked the world.

 louis-van-gaal-man-united

7- Louis van Gaal takes over at Manchester United

Louis Van Gaal was confirmed to replace David Moyes as the new manager for Manchester United on 19 May 2014. This quickly went viral on social media and people started discussing this subject on Facebook by the millions.

 140916-ebola-mn-730_5faf8a75b9c9625e4c3552e128106b71

8- Ebola outbreak

One of the deadliest virus known to man without a possible cure claimed more than 5000 lives. Highly discussed subject on Facebook also gained attention Mark Zuckerberg, who has donated $25 million to support relief efforts.

 7124784-10919313

9- Champions League final

Real Madrid won their 10th European Cup by winning the UEFA Champions league final in 2014. Football fans around the world discussed this hot topic on Facebook throughout the tournament.

 Untitled

10- First World War Centenary

Commemorating the fallen soldiers of the First World War, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red next to the Tower of London has 888,246 ceramic red poppies, each intended to represent one British or Colonial serviceman killed in the War.

 brazil-elections

11- Brazilian Elections

Brazil’s elections inspired 346 million comments, shares, likes, posts and other online exchanges on Facebook, going on record as the most talked about in the social network’s history beating the previous record of Indian Elections.

 INDIA-MALAYSIA-MALAYSIAAIRLINES-CHINA-TRANSPORT-ACCIDENT

12- Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is the most unlucky airline in the world with so much loss in very little time period. This topic was discussed on Facebook after the tragedy happened this year. First the disappearance of flight MH370 and then after four months flight MH17 was shot down.

 superbowl-xlvii-at-metlife-stadium_original1

13- Super Bowl

Super bowl has always been one of the biggest events of the year. The sports based in the USA has made it a hot topic of discussion, shares and comments on Facebook because more than 128 million visit Facebook every day.

 140812-ferguson-brown-family-1420_555de8c86164c7c759ad44268ecb9112

14- Michael Brown/Ferguson

Death of Michael Brown enraged many people throughout the globe when he was shot in Ferguson, Missouri by Officer Darren Wilson. Though the community is still protesting and blaming the officer for using deadly force on a child but the grand jury has decided not to charge the officer for murder.

 5247148-3x2-940x627

15- Sochi Winter Olympics

The winter games being dubbed as the most extravagant winter Olympics ever was a fine event indeed. Almost 50 billion euros were spent on the event to make it a high success. Even the Russians even had enough confidence after the success to poke fun at their Opening Ceremony Olympic Ring failure.

 So these were the most talked about events and topics on Facebook for year 2014. We will have to wait a whole year to find out the happenings of the coming year, hoping there would be more happy occasions, more success stories and more peace prevailing throughout the globe.

 

Source: HuffingPost

#PeshawarKillings: Response Across the Globe

As most of the people around the world are calling it, ‘The Black Day‘, puts us all in the position where we have no other option but to question ourselves. Is this the end of humanity? On Tuesday, December 16, Children in school were slaughtered like animals (by animals!).  Calling them humans is a disgrace to the humanity. But again.. Is this the end of humanity? Many would say yes but I, for one, do not. In fact, I thought this incident not only created unity amongst Pakistani’s but also amongst all the races around the globe. Let’s start off with Pakistan itself.

Pakistan:

A country known to be a home of terrorists. Without acknowledging their annual death toll, we instead blame them for being terrorists and not the victims. Recently, the Killings of Peshawar attack has yet again made Pakistan the center of attention in all the news channels. However, there are things that you won’t see on Television much. There’s always two sides of a story. One of a media and one, the actual truth.
A lot was going on in Pakistan, the day this incident happened.

10599682_753539914736103_470854727087401100_n

For quite a few months, the famous ex cricketer and politician ‘Imran Khan’ was Protesting for the resignation of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. But the day, he heard the news about the Killings, he backed off and brought his months long protest to an end. This act won the hearts of everyone in Pakistan including the opposing party. Once again, Pakistan stood united.

peshawar-attack-the-world-stands-united-1419064577-1890

Above is the image of candlelight vigil held in Karachi. Almost every single person in Pakistan using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram e.t.c went on to change their display pictures into a black background to show their support.
Here are few influential posts from famous Pakistani individuals.

Famous Pakistani Singer Shehzad Roy on Twitter:

Aksar janazon par phool daikhay hain, kal pehli baar phoolon ka janaza daikha...”
Translated: Often I’ve seen flowers on funerals. It was the first time I saw funeral of flowers”

General Raheel Shareef made a bold and promising statement on Twitter:

Message to TTP. You kill our child. Now you will see the deadly consequences and (be) ready to pay the price. Pak Army will revenge each & every single drop of blood of little departed angels. It’s my promise.”

Ex President General Pervez Musharraf with an encouraging quote on Facebook:

I know the unthinkable loss of our children will not deter the resolve of Paksitan Army in crushing these vicious terrorists. In fact it will further strengthen it.”

India:

Pakistan and India are no less than rivals but it was a delight to see how much India supported Pakistan in such a fragile situation of Pakistan.
INDIA-PAKISTAN-UNREST-ATTACKS

Above is the image where students in India observe silence in the memory of children and pray for the innocent lives lost.
Also other famous Indian Celebrities tweeted their feelings toward this incident.

SRK

 

United States:

A lot of vigils were organized in several states. The most amazing thing about this was that there wasn’t just Pakistanis or Muslims involved but Americans as well. Below is the video of an American School students reciting an Urdu poem in the memory of students killed

 

 The Entire World says “We’re with you Peshawar!”

People showing support in Austrailia:

a

 

Vigil held at London, United Kingdom: 

as

 

 

China expressing solidarity with its neighbour.

ass
To summarize it all, NO.. humanity is not dead. Instead, it’s been awaken. Though, it is unfortunate that it took the lives of 141 children for us to realize. The world stands united. What more could one ask for being any country’s citizen. Also, let’s not forget about the people from Peshawar suffering. It’s about time we understood.. They are not the terrorists. They are the victims!

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Harry Potter Books

1969310_10152800200189313_7186646695452649740_n

… (Spoiler Alert: Not Magic)

 

World is full of muggles. To be an entrepreneur, you have got to have what it takes to run into platform 9¾ brick wall. You don’t need a Hogwarts invitation. You just need to believe in yourself.

Entrepreneurship is all about how persistent and passionate you are. You and you alone will be responsible for your success and failure. Which is not a bad thing because if you fail, you will only have to dust yourself off and get back up again without having to blame someone else. Whereas, If you succeed, you won’t have to share it with someone else. All credit is to you. Just like our dear friend, Harry Potter in the book “Harry Potter and the goblet of fire“, he gets criticized and blamed through out the competitions. However, as he starts to show his potential and his bravery, everybody starts to back him up. In the end, we all know who won the trophy. I am again going to emphasize on two words. ‘Persistence and Passion‘.

Alohomora.

There is no door in entrepreneurship which cannot be unlocked.

Whatever idea you have, you can implement on it. Just like Harry needs his potions and magic skills, in the world of entrepreneurship, you need to have your own secret idea. No matter how small it is. As your business will grow, your idea will too. As the great Dumbledore once said and I quote It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

Moving on, you may be wondering how much investment you will have to put in the business but here’s the thing; You need nothing but a small room and a laptop to start off. If required, you can hire yourself a few staff. It’s always good to have a few helping hands. Just like Ron and Hermoine, they came very handy in some extremely crucial stages. However, at the end of the day, it’s all you.

You are the one to get your hands on the philosopher’s alone-cool-girl-harry-potter-inspiration-Favim.com-217193stone.

Harry is always aware of his competitors and never for a second he lets his guard down. So shouldn’t you. An entrepreneur have got to keep an eye on his competition and always try to provide something better and unique in the market. That’s how you keep an upper hand on others and keep them quiet.

Shut up, Malfoy!

Unlike Professor Snape, you can’t hold grudges with others, even if you have been hurt by others. There may come a time when you suffer loss by probably trusting some other individual BUT you can’t use this as an excuse for giving up.
Persistence, once again. Be smart and always think of yourself first. You can’t always be soft.
This is the only place where I’d say you think like ‘The One Who Must Not Be Named‘.

 

Twitter… Open for Business

‘Words have power’… and so does Twitter. It has a power of trending topics all over the world like how a virus spreads into a system. But the question is, how can Twitter help you grow your business? Well, that’s what we intend to find out in this blog. Following are the ways how Twitter can come handy.

twitter-for-business1

1. Reaching out to people:

Initially, you have to be really patient with Twitter. Keep tweeting and engage as many followers as you can. There will come a time when your tweets will be seen in the countries you won’t have ever heard of. That’s how you can promote your business. The more the people hear about your business/product, the more success you’re going to achieve on it.

2. Keeping an eye on your competition:

As the famous saying goes ‘Keep your friends close and your enemies closer‘. You can track down all your competitors and always know what they are up to. Once they start promoting a certain offer, you could come up with something better and have an upper hand on them.

3. Interacting with followers:

Promoting your business is not anything like a commercial or a billboard advertisement. Here you get to interact with people. Everyone loves it when they can directly talk to a person and ask questions.

Using-Twitter-for-business-282x300

4. Improving through feedback:

It’s always good to know what people actually think of your product or offer. This provides a room for improvement. Also, you can know what others are liking most about your product/offer so you could focus more on that and promote it further.

5. Using Twitter Basics | Twitter for Business

Twitter itself acknowledges the importance of Twitter for a businessman. Therefore, they have an entire separate site for you to create a profile for your business by using your bio, photos and all the information that you want to share with the whole world about your business. You can then go on and build a content strategy which will obviously result in growing and engaging more followers.

6. Go Viral!

One thing that I mentioned at the start of this article was how trending can spread around like a virus. You just need to click with the audience. Then sit back, relax and watch the people promote for you. It’ll be like having a thousand of employee promoting your business for you.

TwitterBusiness

Twitter is probably the most powerful source of media these days without a shadow of a doubt. Tweets can INDEED make a difference. That’s one of the reason why it is encouraged in every business to make a use of Twitter and increase the market of it. However if you believe it can affect your business in any negative way or there is another medium alternative to Twitter, feel free to comment. We love to be challenged!

 

Social Networks That Can Get You Your Dream Job

Looking for a job? Well STOP RIGHT THERE!.. you don’t need to look any further than this article, where we are going to list some of the best social network sites that can get you a job you have been waiting for. Following is the list:

1. Linkedin:7923280978_43d5191253_o This site is like Facebook of professionals and companies. It has been used worldwide for various purposes like networking, job hunting, job posting and not to mention company research. Here you build your profile and keep it as presentable as possible because your profile information is what going to get you found by a hiring company. Also if somebody finds your profile interesting enough he/she can use the referral system to refer you to some other company looking for a person like you. It’s easy to use and popular too, what more could you ask for? Sign up now if you haven’t already.

2. CareerBuilder:

 BBCareerBuilderStatistically, CareerBuilder has employed more people than any other site. Last year, About.com presented Careerbuilder.com with a  Job Search Readers’ Choice Award Winner. It won’t be surprise if it wins it again this year. What makes them different from others is their partnership with ample of newspapers, providing all sorts of job listing. One of the most attracting thing about this site is its search options. With so much refining, there’s a good chance you’re going to end up your ideal job post.

3. Glassdoor:

original_33038_5fkpkxAxToiDBGsUUGJynTgBX1

Glassdoor, opens door for people to get connected to companies through Facebook networks. It works in a unique way but a very efficient one. Good thing about this site is that it frequently updates the job listing and notifies the members as well. There are some very interesting features available too, if you sign up you can see for yourself.

4. Freelancer:

516239-freelancer-1362507380-525-640x480

Now this won’t exactly get you your 9 to 5 desk job, but it sure can get you a better home paid job. Talent is all that matters here. Whatever field’s person you are, if you know how to get the job done, there’s no doubt that you’re going to get hired. You have to climb your way up to the ladder here. Because of the bidding system, it gets difficult sometimes to get hired but if you start cheaply, you can go to places(through your browser!).

 

5. oDesk / Elance: 

Elance-Vs-ODesk

Recently merged, these two are not very different from Freelancer, Though, not as popular amongst people. Let’s differentiate between oDesk & Elance and see which one comes out on top. Elance fully guarantees both hourly and fixed price work where as oDesk doesn’t. Also Elance provides a much user-friendly interface for the communication between the employee and the employer. All in all, Elance beats oDesk in every aspect, be it security or quality of jobs.

6. Facebook/Twitter: 

twitter_facebook1

Facebook or Twitter seems to be the most unlikely source to get a job from. However, if you look in the right place, there are more than few ways to approach companies. On Facebook, job openings can be found through the Facebook marketplace in your network or you could join in pages and keep an eye on your interested companies’ posts. Not only that but through messaging them directly, you could get one-to-one interaction with the admin. There’s no harm in giving it a shot, right?
Twitter, on the other hand, can be easily used to interact directly with the managers or more importantly you can make the use of hashtags for searching the job you’re looking for. It is advised to add your Linkedin or blog URL to increase your hiring chance.

 

At the end, whichever site you decide to go with, patience will be the key. Be patient and don’t give up.. YOU WILL GET HIRED!

If you find this blog useful then don’t forget to share. There may be others looking for such information. Also, if you disagree with anything feel free to comment. Cheers!

Social-Media Sources of Testimonials for Your Business

Every good organization has a page dedicated to testimonials by consumers so that every person who opens the website can read about the products benefits and their awesomeness. People usually read these testimonials to make up their minds about the products and services, whether they satisfy everyone’s needs and wants. These testimonials are reviews from those people who have used the products and services.

Testimonials

Let us have a look how social media can help you boost your business buy getting feedback from people in the form of positive testimonials.

Facebook Reviews

Now a days every company maintains a Facebook page because it is the best source of free marketing and advertising of products and services. Companies put up their products with images and gather information from customers and consumers, any positive reviews are then shifted to the company website on the testimonials page. When you set up your company page with Facebook, it automatically gives you the option of reviews. You can share your products and services on your timeline or share it publicly so that people can view it for a feedback.

YouTube Video Reviews

Everyone has heard that a Picture is worth a Thousand Words! What about a Video? Sounds interesting right. What if your customers use your products and services and the post a video review for those products and services? It will definitely give your business a great boost because people tend to watch videos more rather than reading a long paragraph. So you can always give a start-up line and then post the video link in your testimonials or even you can make a separate tab for video reviews which will make finding the required product video testimonial easy for new customers. Another option is you can make your own companies YouTube official page and ask people to give reviews about the products they have used. Then you can favorite the most positive ones and share on your company website.

LinkedIn Recommendations

when you run a company you have many employees who work with their clients on your behalf. This can benefit you because the individual employees if working excellently, can gather recommendations from their clients which in turn you can use on your testimonials page on company website. People can always visit the company profile and employee page on LinkedIn for the authenticity of the recommendation and testimonial. More employees leads to more recommendations.

Twitter Tweets

Using twitter to gather recommendations is very healthy for your business. You can hashtag your company name and its products and keep monitoring the re-tweets and which tweets are favorite. You can ask people to tweet anything that relevant to your company and products, this way your business will have more marketing and lead to new customers and target market.

Google Alerts

One of the best ways to keep track of what people are saying about your company and products. Not everyone who uses your products and services comes and writes about it on your official social media pages or company profile. Many people use private blogs to review products which sometimes go unnoticed by the company. You can set up Google alerts by mentioning your name, your company name, your products and services so that whenever someone is writing about your products you get an immediate alert about it.

The most important thing about reviews and testimonials is that with good you also get bad. You cannot always monitor your public pages and forums and maybe someone writes something negative about your company’s product behind your back. What to do in that case, you should respond to it positively and try to solve the problem because this will portray an image about you and your company that you care about your customers and you will never abandon them.

Double The Traffic on Your Blog by Focusing on SEO

SEO-map-650x650 

Bloggers are never satisfied with their traffic. Most of the times, their articles do not get as much attention as they think they deserve and the reason for that is not a poorly written blog but not focusing on SEO. Good strategic settings of Search Engine Optimization can easily double your blog traffic in no time.

Here is how you can achieve that:

Selecting the best Keyword

First step is to research and select the best Keyword i.e. the one word which will help redirect traffic to your page. When people search for that one important word mostly on Google, your posts and blog show up on the very first page of Google Search. Keywords are the major link between any blog and SEO.

Keyword Phrases

Keywords play a vital role in this. Best way to use your keyword phrases is to choose them wisely and be as limited as possible. One or two most relative keyword phrases are more than just enough to attract readers to click. Otherwise, it is only going to look like spam to the readers as well as the search engine. Use your keyword phrases in images, subtitles and headlines. Focus on the main body of the content and try to adjust them with your links.

Insert Links

While writing a blog, links help a lot to improve the SEO of the blog. Google has a way to rank linked content higher in the SEO category. Make sure to add links to the relevant social media pages also so that the traffic is redirected towards your official pages also. This will boost your following as people will be able to read your other blogs too.

Use Relevant Images

Blogs with pictures have a different result then those blogs which are all text related. Pictures related to the keyword can be inserted in the blog and then Alt-Tag with the keyword, text with description for that particular picture. This helps for search engine optimization efforts. Search engines like Google and others use that tag in providing results for keyword searches.

Using Tags

When you are done writing your blog always use the keywords as tags at the end of the blog. You can use software’s such as Word press to add tags to your blogs. Tags help you get the required traffic on your blogs because people usually search for the keywords on search engines.

Frequent Referencing of Your Posts

The World Wide Web is not for inactive. People continue to search for keywords and hot topics. People appreciate links, as do other content writers. Even search engines optimize themselves according to the ongoing search pattern and search traffic. When you reference your own material in-context with sharing on different social media platforms, you could potentially attract visitors to your other content and give search engines a nice signal about those previous posts.

Respect is not earned in a day’s time. One has to fight for it and make other believe. Similarly, doubling traffic on your blog posts by focusing on the SEO is not rocket science, but it does take time, determination and will power. Don’t give up! Remember that everyone has a few posts that usually gain no attention, and it’s only when you keep on writing and publish those not so good posts, you get to know where you lag. Focus when you write blogs, focus on SEO only then you will realize that it is not so difficult to create a blog which is nothing less then remarkable.

 

 

Best Social Networks for Music

Music is eternal. From cassatte tapes to itunes, medium has changed but the music has remained (That totally rhymed!). Unlike before, when people had to go through their whole collection of records for just one particular song, these days you are halfway typing the song’s name away before the search engine predicts you the song. There’s a high competition between social networks site for providing the best platform for music listeners and even musicians. Let’s break it down to which one is infact ‘The Best Social Network for Music‘.

online-music-panel-large

 

1. YouTube

The first site that comes to your mind when you are looking for a particular video song is definitely YouTube. Almost every single artist, famous or not, has got an account there where they get to showcase their talent. However, even after all the pros, there is this one con which overshadows all of it, which is YouTube is full of videos about almost everything in the world. You search for “How to plug in USB” and there’s a good chance you might find a tutorial for that too. Point is, with so much in one place, you cannot exactly call it the best social network for “Music”.

2. Reverbnation

This site is more like a community, where all the artists get together and share their talent. Even though the site provides us with download and buying link, it does not really get used that much. The reason behind it is that music listeners are not encouraged to search for popular songs here. Underground? Maybe. However, it is linked to Facebook in a very cool way, which by the way is next in this blog.

3. Facebook

With 2.2 billion active users, Facebook was undoubtedly going to become a very popular place for musicians as well. All the artists took no time getting their accounts verified since the day this feature was announced. Not only famous artists, but too many underground artists and composers have taken the advantage of Facebook’s popularity to get their music heard. However, from a listener’s point of view, it is not really a good place to be at. It might be easy to find your favourite artist but not the song. Above all, the famous artists usually leave their YouTube’s link on Facebook, using this place just for advertising. YouTube 1 Facebook 0

40-itunes

4. iTunes

SAY NO TO PIRACY!” This site screams these words. All the artists puts up, usually their entire albums, for sale. Listeners or more like fans, download and listen to them, keeping their favourite artist in profit. So obviously not really an ideal place for an underground artist. Also, iTunes focuses mainly on apple users which of course is not really a good thing for non-apple users.

5. Soundcloud

Saved the last for best. Soundcloud is the best social network for music. Whether you are a famous artist, underground artist or even a bathroom singer, you can upload your songs or music quite easily and connect your account to Facebook for the whole world to listen. Its search engine hardly ever lets you down because people uploads all sorts of music. Not only that but the optional ‘download’ feature lets a user keep the song forever into their collection i.e if the uploader allows you to. One could easily argue that there are no rules on copyrights but hey.. there’s nothing much we can do about it can we? So yeah, Soundcloud is definitely the best social network site for music, hands down!

SoundCloud (1)

6. ‘Others

Sites like Spotify, Rhapsody, Grooveshark, Pandora e.t.c  are not really different from each other. All has got their own pros and cons. One of biggest cons of which is when it displays “Not available in your country“. Like seriously? How racist of them.

If by any chance there is a better social network music site just floating out there on the internet, we would love to know about it. So comment below if you think otherwise. Also like and share the post if you agree with everything said above.