Top 10 Business and Professional social networks
Last updated: April 13, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google+ (Google Plus) is a social networking and identity service. It's as a "social layer" that enhances many of Google online properties, and that it is not simply a social networking website, but also an authorship tool that associates web-content directly with its owner/author. Google+ users are interacting socially with Google+'s enhanced properties, like Gmail, +1 button, and YouTube comments.
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."
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.
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
XING is a social software platform for enabling a small-world network for professionals XING lets you choose which details you want to share with other people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
2018. LinkedIn acquires employee engagement platform Glint
LinkedIn has acquired Glint, a startup that provides employment engagement services for businesses and other organizations. One big focus for LinkedIn over the years has been how to expand the amount of engagement — and therefore revenue — it derives from paying customers, and in particular businesses that are on its platform. Today some of LinkedIn’s revenue generating products include premium memberships, recruitment (Talent Soutions) and education, by way of Lynda.com. Glint is another step ahead in that wider strategy to build out more services for those users, alongside existing services like education, CRM tools and, most recently, business intelligence.
2018. LinkedIn launches Talent Insights
LinkedIn launched a new feature called Talent Insights. It consists of two parts to it, one focused on people at a company, called “Talent Pool,” and another focused on data about a company, “Company Report.” The first of these will let businesses run searches across the LinkedIn database to discover talent with characteristics similar to those what a business might already be hiring, and figure out where they are at the moment (in terms of location and company affiliation), and where they are moving, what skills they might have in common, and how to better spot those who might be on the way up based on all of this. The second set of data tools (Company Report) provides a similar analytics profile but about your organisation and those that you would like to compare against it in areas like relative education levels and schools of the respective workforces; which skills employees have or don’t have; and so on.