Using Social Media To Find Missing Children, Persons and Elderly

It’s the most traumatic feeling to have someone missing.  A child, a parent, best friend or spouse, it’s mind numbing the pain one feels while searching for their loved ones.

But using social media for bringing awareness to missing persons is a very powerful tool to use in continuing your search for your loved one.  You should use various types of social media such as blogging, article marketing and podcasting but what I recommend is the use of video.

Produce a video using static shots/pictures in a slide show format.  Whether your on a PC or a MAC, there are native programs that can help you with this and you don’t have to buy outside software.  On a PC look for “Movie Maker” which is a Windows program.  If you’re on a MAC, look for iMovie.  Both of these programs have slide show “how to” – very easy.  Along with the pictures that you use in the slide show, add titles in the slide show with the persons name.  Once again, easily done in the video software.

When you are done producing your slideshow and you’re ready to upload it, I want you to open profiles on Metacafe, Viddler, YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion.  Once you have established your profiles, then start the upload process – but hang on…….

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE TASK

When you upload your video they will ask for a title, description and tags.  This is the most powerful part of using social media to gain heavy traction on search engines.  Please do the following exactly how I do –

  • TITLE – “Missing (Person or Child), (Name), (City/Town), (Zip Code), (Date they went missing).  If you think that your missing person has something to do with foul play like spousal kidnapping, put the city, town and zip code where you suspect the missing person might be.  This include out of country (outside of the USA, add the country name also).
  • DISCRIPTION – Here’s where you’ll put detailed info on what they were wearing, where they were seen last and circumstances of their disappearance.  Also include medical needs if it’s an elderly person or mentally challenged person.
  • TAGS – missing person, (name), (last scene location), (City), amber alert, missing child, elderly, people lost, Alzheimer’s, mentally challenged, mental patient

Once you have uploaded your videos, go to your YouTube posting and share that throughout your social media sites that you have profiles on like Facebook, Twitter etc…..

Also, don’t forget to blog about your situation and embed or attach the video and add pictures.  Use the same title, description and tag method as I used above.

If you’re reading this because you’re looking for someone, I pray that you find them.  I hope what I gave you as information in this blogs gives new new hope to strengthen your ssearch hopes.

George – SocialMedia4Life

How Social Media Can Help Humane Society, Animal Shelters Adoptions and Awareness

Many use social media for marketing our businesses or initiatives.  In most cases we are looking for upward movement in our mission to better brand and image.  But there are connectivity movements through social media that when used correctly, melts the heart.  For instance, when you need a soft-hearted moment or a break from stress, go to YouTube and search “puppies”.  So that being said, my thoughts on SocialMedia4Life and helping the Humane Society and animal shelters with adoptions and awareness issues.

The first thing you want to think about is a live streaming camera over your puppies and/or kitty pens.  What you do is go to a site like LiveStream and open up a FREE account.  Run a USB camera to your computer from the pen and hit broadcast.  In the title of the live stream put “New Puppies & Kittens for Adoption – (Shelter name and city)”.  Then hit broadcast and you’re up and running.  Then embed the live stream on the FRONT of your shelter website.

Just as important is the description area of the video.  When these sites ask for a description, this is very important.  Write something about the shelter and ALWAYS include the shelters website address – be sure to use the whole URL protocol; “”http://www.YourShelter.com””.  Then you will be asked to add tags.  Tags help with internal site searching so use tags like, “cute puppies, kittens, animal adoption…etc.

YouTube is also a very powerful tool.  Take a few minutes to shoot a video about the animal shelter facility.   A tour through the facility brings awareness to the shelters initatives…..you know, what it takes to keep it clean, care for the  animals and of course, the shelter workers and volunteers.  Like on LiveVideo, be sure that you put the name/location of the shelter in the title and write a short “about us” in the description box.

So those are my thoughts – Join me for more on Facbook from SocialMedia4Life.

How To Use Social Media for Fund Raising and Match Campaigns

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 There are many people and companies that give money to their favorite nonprofits every year.  Some of which want to stay out of the limelight but there are those that use their donations as a “feel good” campaign.  

Using social media to raise funds is nothing new but perhaps I can shed some light on fund matching and bringing new donation to the table from larger companies.  I can show you how to double your funds form an equity donor and even get new, more powerful donations with cross promotionalized social media.  

Needless to say I’m kind of an A.D.D. kind of man and to boot, I don’t write well so I lean into the video and podcasting realm of social media.  Check the video out on the page and I work it all out for you in hopes you can take advantage of it to the best of your ability. Join me at www.facebook.com/socialmedia4life