It is important for every blogger to have a consistent social media identity across the Web. People don’t want to get confused seeing different names when searching for your, or your blog’s name on social sites.
Securing your blog name on the most important social networks also protects your brand from being hijacked, gives you greater identity exposure, and more control over your online presence, as well as increases the number of websites that link to your content (inbound links), making you more visible in search. These are all awesome benefits that can make your blog truly successful.
Where to register?
Facebook was the first one to become a worldwide phenomenon, but today there are hundreds of social websites where people gather around so many different topics and interests. Since it is virtually impossible to register on each and every one of them, you must select few that are most appropriate to the type of content you post on your blog and where your readers are most active.
Google+ is Google’s baby, and since everyone wants to be visible for their searchers (check out the SEO tips), it becomes essential to get your blog on this social site a.s.a.p.. Facebook and Twitter should also be on your list, and again, depending on your niche, you may also want to be on Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, …
Keep in mind that you may not be in a position to maintain several social accounts with a desired level of quality at the current moment, but who knows, maybe in the future you will be able to afford some help on the matter, and if you don’t claim those accounts now, they might not be available when you’ll need them.
Here are three tools that can help you with this task:
Enter your blog’s (or your personal) name in the search box and NameChk will show you if it is still available checking over 150 social networking and bookmarking websites.
With KnowEm you can search over 550 popular social sites for your blog’s or personal name, your domain name, or product. For a fee they will also create you profiles on each of those social networks.
NameCheckList claims they offer the easiest way to see if your name is still free on the worldwide web. They give you your social media status, domain availability, and search engine and media results (Google, YouTube, Yahoo and Flickr).
You can also use all three websites as lists of social networks where you can create a profile, to research them thoroughly as some will allow you to also place a backlink to your blog. Whenever you have time make sure to update on the social trends, as that entire buzz that evolves online around your blog, name and content is what will boost your rankings higher.
Do you think these can be helpful tools for you? Tell us in the comments…