59ba2ebf-ec8d-338a-a7ed-d93e92f1264fIn the last post we talked about what the more popular social networking sites have to offer. In this issue we are going to talk about how to make the most out of any social network you decide to join.

Are you a member of an online social networking site?

With their extreme popularity there is a good chance that you are like the billions of other people across the globe who are a member of at least one if not more than social networking sites. After all they’re extremely hard to resist.

However, it is one thing to be a member and another to actually participate in online discussions taking place every day. When it comes to making the most out of your social network experience, participation is key.

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When you hear the term social networking, there are some websites that may immediately come to mind. Although there are hundreds of social media, social bookmarking and social networking websites out there, the top social networking sites dominate a much larger part of the internet than all the others combined.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the top social networking sites and what they have to offer their users.

 – Facebook

Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, share photos, links, videos, and to learn more about the people they meet. It provides many different avenues of communication allowing members to connect in a way that is unique to their own personality.

Facebook provides its members with a sense of community by offering groups, pages, applications and games that make networking with friends, family and business associates easy and enjoyable, making Facebook one of the top social networking sites online to date.

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SMTactic #1: Be Consistent with Your
Social Media Identity:
Now that you’re ready to enter the world of social media, it’s important for you to spend some time carefully thinking about your social media identity before you create a Twitter account, launch a Facebook fan page, and begin to market your business through social media channels.The first thing you will want to do is decide whether you should market your business as your business, as yourself, or as both. Each of the three options has benefits, but it is ultimately up to you to decide which will work best for your particular situation.Once you have selected your route, you should create accounts on social media sites and setup a profile that reflects your choice. For instance, a Twitter account for your business should focus exclusively on business activities—and not your personal life.

Tactic #2: Create a Coherent Social
Media Message
This tip closely relates to tip 1: once you have your social media site profiles setup, you’ll want to start finding followers; and then using those followers to collect information and market products. As you go through this process, it is important to maintain a coherent message. For this reason, it might make sense to spend some time planning a general “theme” for your social media profiles. For instance, is their purpose to alert people to sales and to tell them about contests you are holding? Or is the purpose to discuss the general industry in which your business falls; and mention your new products casually? There’s not necessarily a best approach to take here, but it is important that you pick one and stick with it. Creating an incoherent message and confuse and drive away potential customers who are following you.

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MarketingCreativity.

This is one virtue a site must possess to lead the race in the ruthless competition in the Internet based business. With so many competition and rivalry going on, every method of marketing must be employed and utilized.

It doesn’t matter if you have a killer product or a fantastically designed website, if people don’t know that you exist, it doesn’t matter, and you are not going to make it big. Worse of all, you business could just get killed.

While there are so many methods and schemes used by so many e-commerce sites today, there are still some of those that can help you with an extra boost in the popularity ratings. One of these is the so called Viral Marketing.

While the term Viral easily depicts a virus, a word very much dreaded by all computer owners, it is not what it seems. You do not actually use a computer virus to spread your business; on the contrary it just might kill you. Everyone has had enough of all those pop up ads and spywares.

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th (1)Marketing tips and ideas for Facebook.

When the 90’s introduced Friendster, it turned out to be one of the most popular things. A lot of people had an account here and almost anyone could create one here. This was an innovative and unique way of staying connected with friends. And since it is in the World Wide Web, it is easily accessible by people around the world. However, as they say that all good things have to come to an end. But the loss of one such website led to the creation of Facebook.

People forgot other social networking websites with the advent of Facebook. This is actually a very sophisticated mechanism of networking and advertising. Over here you can get connected with many business minded people. They have seen the potential of this website as a marketing tool. Once you have friends and social contacts on your list, it becomes very easy to increase and expand your business.

There are a lot of marketing gimmicks and tips that you can apply here. For example, if you have the flexibility to add friends of your choice, you can avoid adding a business contact or friend to your list, by denying their request. Choosing your own friends here is a big advantage. The Facebook user gets a message from the individual who has sent the request to be added. If confirmed, they will get the confirmation from the website. The message either invites such users to buy a certain product. For example, if the person you just added is a real estate agent then you can get their latest promotion.

It is quite simple and ethical to market your products on Facebook. As long as you are following this etiquette and marketing tips, you are bound to get success here. The first factor to keep in mind is that you have to write a message to the individual added to your list for expanding or widening business contacts. So you should reply with a thank you and give them the time for introducing the particular range of products and services.

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thWhy join Facebook?

With so many social networking sites around, you may be wondering why Facebook? Well, Facebook is actually a fad for in the generation Z. Those who are hip and trendy do have a Facebook account.

The statistics and researches show that Facebook has become the largest social networking site in the world today. Millions have their account here on Facebook. The teenagers, adults and even the elderly love connecting with Facebook.

This turns out to be a fun method of reuniting with friends or family members with whom you may have lost touch or not spoken to for a long time already. This is also an ideal method of getting in touch with new friends. So, you can probably meet a new face or someone who can become your best friend or you eventually fell in love with.

Then there are a lot of cool Facebook applications that make networking so much fun. Out here you can get intellectual quizzes to tickle your funny bones or play games that you get addicted to. The games like Farmville here are some of the most popular ones.
Some of the other applications that you might enjoy here are opining. Those who are introverts can enjoy letting out their opinions and ideas. So Facebook is like an outlet through which you can express your self and give suggestions. This is one of the easiest social networking sites present today. Get an email to get started with your accounting procedure on Facebook.

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