SlideShare beats YouTube for name searches

August 6, 2009

If you want to rank high for searches on your name which social media channel should you use? This blogpost by Duane "DJ" Sprague describes a test of different channels for search visibility for his name. The experiment was over a 72 hour period.

SlideShare appears to be more effective at creating instant and higher search visibility than YouTube. I have also taken note that with 13 advertising videos on YouTube vs. 15 advertising slide presentations on SlideShare, the videos received 114 downloads in a week compared to 1,556 slide downloads, and the videos had a 3 day head start.

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If you are looking to rank high for your name, our suggestion is to fill out your SlideShare profile completely. Make sure to use your full name (that you are trying to rank high in searches for).