I’m willing to guess that if you’ve been around the internet longer than a few minutes you’ve heard of facebook, twitter, and LinkedIn and maybe even have accounts with them, right? The aforementioned social networking sites are the most popular gathering places for people to meet online. If you’re a business owner, you’re probably looking for effective ways to drive traffic to your website, increase sales, etc… Below are some social networking sites you may not have used much which can be pure gold to your business if you use them right. Get started now and sign up for a free account with each one of them. Within the next week you can easily set up a number of new relationships that will benefit you and your business.
Social Networking Sites for Business Owners:
- How to use twitter: With twitter you need to be very active on this site to make it work. You want to put a friendly face on your product, answer and post questions, and announce sales, deals, news and updates, and build buzz for big releases or events. Don’t sound like a press release, or spam with constant links to your company website, either in tweets or private messages. Use search.twitter.com to search REAL TIME what is happening. You want your tweets to pull up on the search stream. Third way to use twitter is for SOCIAL PROOF. The more people who validate what you do the better! It also provides an easy way for others to market for YOU. Twitter website
- Biznik: partnership deals get done on this site. inbound partnership proposals come to you for review. Biznik Website
- FastPitch Networking: get your releases noticed. having journalists contact you to promote your business. FastPitch Networking Website
- Plaxo: no competition there compared to LinkedIn to become an industry leader. Plaxo website
- MerchantCircle: this company has a partnership with Google, so when you put your listing on this site you’ll get ranked onthe first page with Google business listing.Merchant Circle Website
- QAlias: this company also has a partnership with Google, so when you put your listing on this site you’ll get ranked onthe first page with Google business listing.QAlias Website