Over recent years, the way we use the web has changed dramatically. Rather than been an electronic version of traditional print media - in other words - a static display of information, the internet has now become truly interactive. Well designed websites now let you comment on content, add your thoughts via forums, take part in debates, vote on issues and generally 'take part. This change to the internet allowing a true two way flow of information is commonly known as web 2.0 (with traditional static pages known as web 1.0). Taking this to its extreme, social networking sites actually have very little content added by the web designer - it is nearly all user generated. As an example, imagine Facebook WITHOUT all of the user input.....!
Incorporating Social Networking into your sites bring people with shared interests together - and give a reason for people to come back to your site. Utilising existing social networks can really help drive traffic to your site. We can help with both.
At their heart, social networks allow users to share thoughts and ideas, with like minded people coming together. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become huge successes. By incorporating social networking features in to your own sites, we can give people a reason to come back - a sense of belonging. We also work closely with existing social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube to help publicise your site.
Marketing your business using social networks
Marketing is fundamentally chagning. People now listen to other 'people' rather than so called experts to tell them where to go. If you can tap in to this market, you can remove much of the need for direct sales and really help drive traffic to your site (and business). We no longer live in a world where people can be 'told' what to do and where to go - they make their own decisions. We can advise you on how best to help them make teh right decision!
Developing Social Media features on your own site.
At their most basic though, utilising Web 2.0 might just involve putting a blog on your website, and letting people comment on your blogs. Why would you wish to do this? Google. By changing the content on your web site on a regular basis, you give Google a reason to come back and index more often. If it keeps seeing changes, it realises that your site is often updated and has therefore probably got some good content. Also, by supplying your customers with new content, you given them a reason to come back - and whilst they are back, they might just buy something.........
Let Clystnet Develop you a social network site
At ClystNet we have a developed a very strong understanding of how we can introduce social networking and/or web 2.0 features into your website. A well run social networking site will have many (thousands, millions?) individuals who return regularly to the site who all have a shared common interest. We can even integrate your site with Facebook, You Tube or Twitter. Your users can share a Facebook logon - post comments from their site straight to Facebook. All of our solutions come with full integration toi all of the popular social networking sites.
As with all solutions offered by Clystnet, all of our social media and social networking solutions are open source. This means that we can develop the solution much faster, for less money and easily customise it to your needs. It also means that we don't own the code - so you are free to take your site anywhere! No Ties! No Strings! Freedom to stay - or go! We know you only stay with us because you want to.
Our solutions are generally delivered using the award winning Joomla CMS system - although for some very specific solutions we do also offer Drupal (utilising th every powerful CCK - Content Construction Kit).
Our key Joomla solutions are:
Community Builder - using Community Builder, we can rapidly integrate a social network right in to the very heart of your website.
Using either solution, coupled with video, forum, audio, site polls, chat systems and the whole range of features that we have experience of at Clystnet, your social media site can have all of the exciting and cutting edge features you could think of - but at a price and rate of delivery you could only dream of.
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