Tuesday, January 08, 2013

What is FUFISM and why should you use it?

FUFISM is a word conjured up by INFO4U to help explain the importance of Functional User Friendly Integrated Social Media. This has become necessary due to the  changes in SEOV (Search Engine Optimisation Value) given to social media posts by Search Engines within their algorithms which determine SERP's (Search Engine Results Pages)

Many people use the social media for a variety of purposes, with the main reason being  sharing of information. Marketing people have jumped on this band wagon with great glee and excitement as it has opened many marketing doors and made  online marketing a great success.

The problem is that this marketing is done in isolation and the use of the social media platform is not integrated into the company marketing strategies as a whole.  This makes measuring the success or failure of any individual social media campaign exceptionally difficult, and it often competes with other efforts instead of co-operating to ensure better SERP's (Search Engine Results Pages)

The first thing that needs to be understood is how do your customers / clients find your information online! There are only three ways for an end user of your information to find your online offerings
  1. they will use a search engine of some kind
  2. they will type your URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or web address directly in the address bar.
  3. they will click on a link in 
  • a page they find by accident,
  •  a page they were referred to or
  • email sent to them

Option 2 will come from your print media, radio, Television or other advertising which can  be quite costly.

Option 3 is rather costly and usually involves paid advertising, but can also involve your offline social media marketing and your email campaigns

Option 1 is  the most cost effective as all organic SERP's (Search Engine Results Pages) are free of search engine fees. Organic SERP's are all free Search Engine Results Pages which search engines display to attract the paid advertising customers, whose adverts will appear along side the ORGANIC SERP's

SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is a complex task involving all your online efforts including your Social Media Efforts which should be integrated into your common marketing strategies. The purpose of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is to ensure the best possible SERP's (Search Engine Results Pages) for your company information. You will get best SEO (Search Engine Optimization) results when you apply FUFISM (Functional User Friendly Integrated Social Media) in a holistic manner and work with
  • your web site team
  • your blogging team
  • Your public relations management team
  • your social media consultants
  • your marketing team
  • your administration staff
It thus follows that FUFISM should be used to ensure best marketing results of all your online efforts resulting in better SERP's (Search Engine Results  pages) and higher online visibility all round.


  1. @cmsbuffet Many thanx for your comments. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is an awful lot more than what you appear to think.

    SEO is the complete effort of all your staff working on your pages and includes but is not limited to the following: :--)
    1) your web site design team
    2) your web site content and lay out
    3) the technical in-page optimisations of
    a) Meta tags
    b) coding
    c) out bound links
    d) internal links
    e) sneaky stuff enclosed in the head section of your page
    f) title tags for links
    g) alt text tags for images
    4) off page link building in
    a) your social media efforts (be aware of excessive linking to your own site)
    b) blogs and forums (be careful here)
    c) other web sites you have control over that link to you because your info suits them ( very difficult )
    d) paid for links in classifieds (be careful here)
    e) free online classifieds (do not over do this)
    f) link exchange programs (Be careful here)
    g) Google addwords
    h) Google Addsense

    read Google web masters guide lines
    read Yahoo web masters guide lines
    read Bing's webmasters guide lines

    also see www.info4u.co.za/fufism for more information on the FUFISM philosophy which will help you understand these matters in more depth.

    ENJOY and be afraid of those who tell you SEO is dead... SEO has changed clothing, and now is more difficult to recognize as SEO is not just one thing, but consists of the collective effort of your entire marketing team.

    The main problem is to get everybody to understand that SEO is a collective effort, and that all involved should share information across the board, because this is a collective effort.

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