Monday, May 12, 2008

Using Social Networks To Market

Using Social Networks To Market

Business was once a separate entity than play. Today, however, the two are combined when it comes to internet marketing. The use of social networks to market your online business is a situation of wonders. There are literally millions of people who live by their social network accounts and each of these people is a potential customer for your business. The art of social network marketing is in the social network page you create for your business or your business pleasure. The key things to remember when using a social network marketing approach include:

~ Making an appealing page. The page you create for your social network marketing needs to be one that everyone will want to read and visit on a regular basis. Unfortunately in today's society, outward appearance matters. So, be creative and make your social network page inviting and one that arouses curiosity. Placing a pretty or handsome face on your page may very well help increase the chances of acquiring a high number of friends.

~ Earning friends. In the social networking world, the key is social. Your page needs to come across as a socially aware page that is fun, exciting and liked by many. This means acquiring friends and a lot of them. Using the search function to pair up your interests (your business interests) with the interests of others is a great way to build a great friend and fan base.

~ Maximizing the template. There are a million and two templates available online for social networking pages. Internet marketing is all about the look and the feel of the site. Choose a template that is both creative and easy to read. There is nothing worse than a social networking page that is cluttered with a ton of images and music but with no real user friendly functionality.

~ Linking subtly. You have the option on many social networks to send messages to all of the friends on your list. This is a great place to add some links. But, commenting on other peoples pages and in your own social network blog will be the heart of the action for your Internet Marketing campaign. Just make sure not to link in every post and comment, this can be annoying and your friends may start to drop you like flies.

~ Offering more than a business. Social means social. This does not mean you can create a page that is all business and expect to get any returns from the marketing efforts. You need to make a point about something, a strong point at that and keep pushing the limits of those social boundaries. Being edgy can bring in viewers to your social networking page and thus reverting traffic to your main site.

When choosing a social network for your marketing choice, there are more people to reach than any other medium. Social networks often have integrated videos, voice messages, blogs, comments and blasts or instant messages that can help to get across the point of your site. To round out the marketing strategy, link the social network page to your blog, your main site and back to the social networking page thus creating a circle of marketing.

Andrea Chin surrounds herself with like minded people and learns from the best. Partner yourself with a Team that is willing to show you how YOU can profit online from ANY business.

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