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Natalie Lesyk
Natalie Lesyk

Create Your Own Social Network Domain in 4 Steps

Social network sites rule the world. That statement is the truth nowadays and it will be in the future. The world belongs to the social media network. People evolved and changed by accepting technology as a tool that allows unconditional freedom of expression and connection with diverse communities. Ning allows you to create your personal domain, that will work out well in the long run.

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Ning
Ning

Community Story with Mohammad Tariq Malik, VUStudents.ning.com

Every day new network creators come to our platform and start their own social website. There are so many of us today that we decided to tell more about our members. And today we are starting our new topic – Community Story. Our first author is Mohammad Tariq Malik, the founder of VUStudents.ning.com

Tell us a little about yourself

My name is Mohammad Tariq Malik and I am based in Pakistan.

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Gregory Mount
Gregory Mount

How to Make a Website Like Facebook?

Have you ever thought of creating your own social network like Facebook, but with personalized features and its own identity? A network where you can define the design, overall organization, and even privacy policy.

Currently, Facebook rules the social media world. According to the 2017 survey, about 68% of U.S adults use Facebook, and more than 65 million businesses are owners of a Facebook fan page.

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admin
admin

The Story Behind the Ning Name

We get asked a lot why we called the company Ning. Ning means peace in Chinese. When we heard this, we were pretty darn excited. However, it was after we’d already decided it was the exact right perfect name for us.

Ning was short, sweet, and wouldn’t take away from the main focus of our service: your social networks. As I’ve mentioned before, our service is about you, not us.

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admin
admin

Verifying your network for Google Webmaster Tools

Update (7/12/09): We’ve now built a way to verify your Ning Network with Google Webmaster Tools right into your Ning Network. Check out this Help Center FAQ for instructions.

Want to take control of traffic coming from Google searches to your network on Ning? Read on to learn how to harness the power of Google Webmaster Tools to help boost your network’s rank in Google searches.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

The Best Digital Marketing Tools in 2018

Whether you want to start a business or increase your sales, attempting to achieve any tangible results without proper digital marketing tools at your disposal seems to be a monkey business in the modern era, when the Internet drives people’s opinions and decision-making. The bottom line is, if you want to claim your own place on the market and reach potential customers, you have to establish a very strong online presence and promote your business by utilizing the most effective digital marketing strategies. Otherwise, surviving the competition, not to mention getting an upper hand in it, becomes a mission impossible.

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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer

Assign a member to moderate a specific piece of content

As we wrote earlier this week, choosing and promoting the right Network Administrators can help you manage your social network’s members and content. Administrators have access to the Manage page, just like Network Creators, though they don’t have access to the Premium Services, Network Information or Analytics sections.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

Call to Action Examples for Your Social Media

Even though we live in an era where digital marketing techniques are overpowering standard, traditional practices most of the entrepreneurs and company owners still don’t understand the importance of the call to action button. Nowadays we can see many examples where business decided to use CTA button based on little or no research. These attempts lead to failure and most of the time the lead generation campaign ended poorly.

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Ning
Ning

Community Story with Anton Noë, Nederlanders.fr

Every day new network creators come to our platform and start their own social website. There are so many of us today that we decided to tell more about our members. Today we want to share with you another story with Anton Noë, Nederlanders.fr

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Ning
Ning

Why Should You Switch Your Site to HTTPS?

Cybersecurity and data protection are real headache of the technologically driven century we live in. Since everything we convey is online and exposed, many companies and ordinary users are afraid for the safety of their private data. Many examples exist where security issues lead to financial loss or exposure of important plans and projects. According to 2017 Identity Fraud Study, $16 billion was stolen from the US consumers in 2016, and the number of identity thieves is only increasing over the years.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

Answers to FAQs on SEO: Success Factors, SEO-Friendly Sites, Troubleshooting

SEO definition

Questions like “What is this?” or “What is that?” are similar to the eternal questions of how the universe started or what the meaning of life is. No one knows the answer, but everyone struggles to find it over their lifetime.

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admin
admin

Be Obvious & Make Your Social Network Discoverable

The vast majority of people discover a new social network on Ning via invitations from their friends. This is the “viral distribution” mumbo jumbo you’ve been hearing about. Only it’s not actually mumbo jumbo. Rather, it is an incredibly powerful way for people to spread the word about a new social network they’ve created. If your social network is valuable to your members, they will spread the word too. But I digress…

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