Today in the world of Web 2.0, Social Media sites are one of the most important sources of traffic for your online business.
Social Media sites can bring in large amounts of traffic very quickly to your sites. NOT using them correctly can KILL your business.
First of all, let me explain to you what the 3 most important types of Social Media Sites for your online business are.
1. Communities – These are sites where people hang out and keep in touch. People set up profiles and make them personal by adding photos, writing blog entries on their own pages and making comments on their friends pages. Examples of communities are FaceBook and MySpace.
2. Libraries – Digg and Technorati. These sites contain information provided by their users.
3. Notice Boards – Twitter and Blogs. This is where people make recommendations about other sites or make posts on a regular basis.
But how can you effectively use these sites?
The best way to use these types of sites is by signing up and creating a profile, read the TOS (Terms of Service) to find out what can and can’t be done on the site, spend some time in the site watching what others are doing and then do the same.
You can’t just sign up and start posting content, even high value content, and linking to your site. You will probably be seen as a spammer and get banned from the site.
So sign up and take a look around and get a feel for the site. Set up your profiles like the other members and just fit in.
For example, lets say you sign up to Facebook. What are the others doing? Well they are adding photos, “updating their status”, posting comments on their friends “Walls”…
Slow down! Before you can post on your friends “Walls”, you have to first GET some friends.
FaceBook has a tool that helps you to import your email address list and check if any of your contacts are part of the FaceBook community. There is also a search function where you can search for your friends by name.
Next, you invite your friends and if they accept your invitation, then you will be able to communicate to them and post messages and pictures.
If you are trying to use FaceBook to make business contacts, then you quickly get a few hundred friends to join and you immediately start selling and making money!
NOT! How would you like it if you received a friend invite one day, accepted and then started getting sales pitches from this person right away?
You wouldn’t like it at ALL! You probably would block this person from being your friend ASAP! You might even complain to FaceBook. If FaceBook thinks you’re spamming, they will BAN you from the site.
You need to spend a good amount of time at ALL of these sites, learn from others, and then submit some great quality content to these sites slowly.
Say what? You don’t have any extra time? You already have a huge “to-do” list that will make it difficult to spend large amounts of time at these Social Media sites.
You don’t have to worry about that now because I have found this simple to follow step-by-step video guide called “Social Traffic Explosion” that will save you hours of your valuable time by explaining how to sign up and create the perfect FaceBook and MySpace profile pages.
You will also learn techniques that show you the proper way to use FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter and social bookmarking sites to get lots of traffic to your site without looking like a spammer.
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