You may well find that your most frequent use of search engines is in connection with social networking profiles or sites. What you may not know is that there are search engines designed specifically for searches of social network sites. Not only that, but these special search engines are free to use. So, for example, if you wanted to search particular data in connection with, a particular person or contact details, it would search and bring results for all relevant sites and data in connection with that particular person or contact details.
This use of social network search engines has been useful to those in the field of internet marketing. It enables research of, for example, what people are saying about certain brands, what trends are taking off, which product is gaining the edge over another and marketing research through use of SEO content.
I have listed below the social network search engines that have the greatest popularity amongst individuals and small businesses. As mentioned before, the advantage of these search engines is that they will search all sites for relevant data in one fell swoop.
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Garners information from both the internet (eg social networks) and off-line resources (such as mailing lists, national consensus, phone books). Can aggregate data on subject areas such as population and property values.
To use this feature you need to be signed up to your Google account, then choose ‘More Search Tools’ from the drop down menu. Choose the option marked ‘Social’. This tool can garner data from your various social networking sites.
This social media search enables you to see, at any particular time, information garnered from the world wide web (from over 100 sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), about your company, your latest product or any subject relevant to this kind of social media search.
If you want to join in an on-line conversation on a particular topic, a particular person in the public eye or your own company brand, then hook up with Who’s Talkin which will make the appropriate web search and put you in touch with all relevant conversations on your chosen subject/person.
Searches the various social networking sites and will garner any information available on those you are searching.
Enables you to search a name in a speedy and user-friendly way. Searches all the usual major social network players for you.
Make a search on anyone, using their name, any username or even their email address. It the sought person is on any of the main social networks then yoName will be able to locate them for you. As an interesting experiment, look up yourself and see what you find!
This search engine is focussed on searching for, and connecting with, particular people. Wink is the largest reaching search of this kind on the web and a search can encompass over 200 million social and online community profiles. Allows you to choose your preferred method of contact for your sought person to get back in touch with you.