Chapter 8: Media Communities

Chapter 8 of the book is about media communities. Media communities (like Flickr and YouTube) are social sites where you can save, share, and comment on multimedia items. It is yet another way Internet users have found to connect with one another—by finding similar interests around images and videos.

In addition to increasing your exposure in the Social Web, adding your images and video to media communities can have other advantages. There are many open source applications that tap into the power of these sites to offer you a host of features you can add to your blog or Website, features like image and video galleries, portfolios, or sidebar widgets. With proper planning, you can even see better search engine placement for your images and video files by adding them to media communities.

The following excerpts are from A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web by Deltina Hay

Copyright 2009 by Deltina Hay. All rights reserved.

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Image Sharing Strategy

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Beyond strategies for image and video sharing, this chapter  includes real world examples of media communities in action, as well as ways you can use these communities to increase your search engine ranking.  The resource CD offers linkable resources and a number of fillable PDF forms called “Image Sharing Strategy,” “Prep Form For Image Communities,” “Video Sharing Strategy,” and “Prep Form For Video Communities.”

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web by Deltina Hay

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