Top 10 Business and Professional social networks


Professional and business social networks allow to find new partners and customers, build business connections, communicate with business contacts, search for talents or job proposals.
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LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. 250 million+ members. Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.
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Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and receive automatic notifications when they update their profile. Using Facebook at Work employers can create separate log-ins for employees to use with their Work accounts, or users can link these up with their other profiles to access everything in one place.
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Online network for businesses with a Google presence to have a one-stop shop for updating their business information online, adding photos, reading reviews. It’s focused on helping businesses reach customers through Google’s most-used platforms.
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Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read short 140-character text messages, called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.
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Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world's moments. Transform your everyday photos and videos into works of art and share them with your family and friends. See the world through somebody else's eyes by following not only the people you know, but inspirational Instagrammers, photographers, athletes, celebrities and fashion icons.
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Foursquare is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users "check in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application, and the map is based on data from the OpenStreetMap project. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes "badges". The user who checks in the most often to a venue becomes the "mayor," and users regularly vie for "mayorships."
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Yelp provides a search tool by which visitors can access business reviews for companies that provide specific types of products and services in their area. Listings are accessible on many mobile devices and include stores, service companies, cultural venues and public places. Business owners may submit information to update their business profile.
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Viadeo is a Web 2.0 professional social network with 55 million members worldwide. Members include business owners, entrepreneurs and managers from a diverse range of enterprises
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New Work is a social software platform for enabling a small-world network for professionals. New Work lets you choose which details you want to share with other people.
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BranchOut is the world's largest professional network with over 800 million searchable profiles. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
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SkillPages is a social platform for finding skilled people. On SkillPages, you can find people with any type of skill and see your real life connections to them. Whether you need a plumber to fix your sink, a software developer to work for your company or a tennis partner to improve your game, you can find them all on SkillPages.
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Zerply is a network for the world’s top creative talent in TV, film, and games. Go beyond the resume - showcase your work and your talent.
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Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests. Promote your best Pins so they appear in relevant search results. Set up targeting so the right people see your Promoted Pin. You'll only pay when people click through to your website.
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Monster's Facebook app BeKnown provides an easy way for job seekers to search for and apply for jobs without leaving Facebook. BeKnown keeps your personal and professional lives separate. We will never post to your wall without your permission.
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About.me makes it easy for people to learn about you and find your content. Create a free page in minutes with no coding required.

Latest news about Business and Professional social networks


2019. Google ramped up competition with Facebook and LinkedIn with new tools for local businesses


Google is still competing with Facebook and LinkedIn with its Google My Business suite. It's update includes a handful of other tools for making those profiles more appealing. Businesses can now add a logo to their profile, upload photos that are then displayed in a new dynamic module on their profile (and soon with captions) and set a profile cover photo. Again, more features to rival Facebook Pages. Businesses can now also claim a short name and URL for their business so they can more easily direct people right to their profile page. In a few more months, customers will be able to search Google Maps by these short names, as well. Also new today are welcome offers. This allows a business to reward a new customer for following them by offering a discount or some kind of deal.


2019. German LinkedIn rival Xing is rebranding as New Work



Xing, the business networking platform that has been described as Germany’s answer to LinkedIn, has made an acquisition to beef up its recruitment business ahead of a rebrand of the business as “New Work.” The company has also acquired Honeypot, a German startup that has built a job-hunting platform for tech people, for up to €57 million ($64 million). Xing tells us that Honeypot is its biggest acquisition to date. Xing said that it plans to rebrand as New Work in the second half of 2019, bringing together a number of other assets it has acquired and built over the years.




2019. LinkedIn rolls out video livestreaming service for business



LinkedIn is rolling out a streaming service called LinkedIn Live to select U.S. users. The social networking website built for business professionals tells us that they’re putting a focus on interactive and timely live video streams on LinkedIn Live. The company provided examples such AMA (Ask Me Anything) events or mentors giving their students advice. LinkedIn is clearly looking to shape the content streamed on the service, at least at first, by using it to support users looking to broadcast conferences, company announcements, earnings calls, and other similar events.


2018. Google+ for G Suite lives on and gets new features



While Google’s social network Google+ is closing for consumers, the business version will live on for the foreseeable future — and it’s getting a bunch of new features. Google+ for G Suite isn’t all that different from the Google+ for consumers, but its focus is very much on allowing users inside a company to easily share information. The new features that Google is announcing today give admins more tools for managing and reviewing posts, allow employees to tag content and provide better engagement metrics to posters. Tags now make it easy for employees to route content to everybody in the company, no matter which group they work in. G Suite customers who keep their reporting structure in the service will be able to provide analytics to employees so they can see how their posts are being viewed across the company and which teams engage most with them.


2018. Google to close its social network Google+



So, now you can remove Google+ from your marketing channels and remove the Google+ button from your site (some people thought that this button improves SEO positions). Google confessed that the network has not gained widespread acceptance among users, and besides, they found a vulnerability that allows outside developers access the private Google+ profile data. Therefore, Google+ will be closed by August 2019, and users will be given the opportunity to download their information from the network. The business version of the service will continue to work as part of the G Suite.