I have used all but one of these document marketing services yet all of them can improve your market potential by uploading documents that you have already created. All of these services will also allow you to create searchable Tags for your documents. The best part is that each of them give your documents an outlet to more exposure to an audience that would not have seen what you have to offer on your own.
SlideShareis the best way to share your presentations with the world. Let your ideas reach a broad audience. Share publicly or privately. Add audio to create a webinar.
Here is an example of a presentation I created and uploaded to slideshare.net
Docstocis the premier online community to find and share professional documents. Docstoc provides the platform for users and businesses to upload and share their documents with all the world, and serves as a vast repository of documents in variety of categories including legal, business, financial, technology, educational, and creative. All documents on Docstoc can be easily searched, previewed and downloaded for free.
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Here is an example of a pdf file on Docstoc.com
Scribdbegan with a simple observation – there are billions of documents sitting siloed on people’s hard drives. By making it easy for people to publish their documents to the Internet, Scribd has unlocked this treasure trove of information.
Here is an example of a document on scribd.com
Here is an example of a pdf file saved to issuu.com
Gazhoo(“Gazhoo”) is an innovative Content Marketplace that allows users to search, buy, and sell documents. The site will initially focus on Reports, Term Papers, Business Forms, Legal Forms, and Market Research Reports. All documents are User Generated Content and uploaded solely by users. Given it’s open marketplace nature, Gazhoo will intrinsically maintain quality content and low prices.
You can use Slideshare mainly for your PowerPoint presentations. Scribd and Docstoc a very good for uploading your pdf files. Both Scribd and Docstoc have a document viewer that will allow you to embed the pdf file right into your website or blog. Your readers could then read the document right on your website without having to install adobe reader. Issuu is more for those who want to highlight a pdf file as a online magazine. Gazhoo is best for those of you who want to market and then sell your documents.
So if you have an old PowerPoint presentation, an e-book or just a report that highlights your expertise in your business, I would not hesitate to upload them immediately to one or all of these services.
All the best