Top 10 Social Media Sites To Help Market Your Business!


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Today we’re going to talk about the top 10 social media sites, how they play a role in web 2.0 marketing, and how you can easily build accounts with each of them, along with our personal ranking chart and how marketing by social media to these top 10 sites can help you begin expanding your business.

1. Digg.com – After in depth analysis, we decided Digg, in terms of article marketing, social media marketing, and expanding your presence on the internet, to be ranked higher than both Facebook and Twitter. Here’s why; Digg is a social bookmarking site that let’s you easily setup an account, connect it directly to both your Twitter and Facebook accounts, and bookmark links with embeded urls that direct back to web pages, articles, social sites, videos and blogs. Digg has been around since 1998, and has a page rank of 8. Digg receives millions of visitors every single month. When you are marketing by social media, using Digg as a social media site is crucial to your success.

General posting capabilities – 10
Account setup – 10
Google pagerank – 8
Activity – 9
Spam Friendly – 9
Overall User rating – 9.2

2. Facebook.com – Facebook by far has been the fastest growing full capacity social media site thus far. Currently they have over 400 millions users worldwide with over 50% of them active on a daily basis. Facebook has a fully capable user interface with applications, blogs, comment posting, friend adding, video uploading and more. Adding friends on Facebook is easy. Building lasting relationships is a bit more challenging, but critical. Adding comments each day to your own page can be seen by your friends, which virally transcends out into the community and can eventually be seen by thousands and thousands of potentially interested prospects. But be careful, once you get up towards 5,000 friends, Facebook will prevent you from gaiNing any more friends, and at that point you will need to create a fan page where you can post from and invite friends to give you positive feedback. Read more of this post

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Internet Business Tips – What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of an Internet Business?


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One Google search for ‘business opportunities’ or ‘internet business ideas’ or ‘home business’ will instantaneously bring forth millions of web pages and it may take several hours for you to even skim through each of them. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of an internet biz?

1. The advantages

The advantages of a successful internet business are: lesser expenditure on commuting between home and office, the luxury of taking time off at will, absence of choked traffic, and the ability to manage multiple income streams. Since the internet works on 24×7 basis all through the year, you can assign convenient slots across the week and the day to accomplish the task on hand. Read more of this post

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant to Manage Your Social Media Marketing?


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What makes social media networks such an unavoidable part of your online business? When YouTube first came out with the idea of sharing videos, experts wrote it off by saying, “who would spend his time to upload videos and share it with others”. This happened with most of the now popular social media sites.

Businesses like yours, who understand and appreciate the importance of social media networks and its benefits often fail to make the best use of it, thanks to the other complex and more important activities of your business. Most businesses start-off with planning promotional activities on social media networks but seldom stick to those plans and leave the job undone and finally either end-up underplaying the importance of it or ignore its huge marketing potential for the time being.

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Outsourcing For Maintaining a Quality Presence on Facebook, Twitter and Social Media


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There are many ways social networking can help your online marketing strategy for your business website. The only way that social networking works for marketing, however, is if it is kept up constantly, including up to date Tweets, fan pages and social and business page updates, within the social media you are using. This takes quite a bit of work and time, especially if you want your fingers in as many social network pies as possible. This is where the expertise of an independent contractor or virtual assistant can really help you.

A virtual assistant for your social networking has several advantages to consider when you are using social networking for your online marketing. First of all, your virtual assistant can keep up with all of the social networking. You can have your assistant post updates on Facebook, do tweets, tweak pages, and spread the word around about the social networking aspect of your business. Although individually these things don’t take a lot of time, when they have to be done several times over many sites, it can eat up quite a bit of your day you could have been spent on something else for your business. The correspondence with fans and interested people takes up a lot of time, especially once you get popular which is of course the goal of business pages within social networks. Read more of this post

Your Social Media Checklist for 2011


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If you haven’t already, now is a critical time to get your social media (SM) checklist going, reviewed and implemented to make your 2011 a successful networking year.

So many things change in such a short amount of time, so it’s hard to keep up with everything. However, if you want your business to be successful, there are certain areas within SM that you should take note of. Sometimes, not everyone will have time or understand all these areas, therefore, many people will need a social media virtual assistant to help.

Here is a detailed SM check-list of things you or your virtual assistant should cover:

Marketing Overview:

? Create and carry out a plan to syndicate your articles
? Create and implement a plan for all marketing strategies and campaigns
? Run split tests on all of your marketing campaigns and view results Read more of this post

How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Virtual Assistant for Social Media Marketing


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If you are like most people, you’ve encountered a nightmarish virtual assistance that was “dedicated” to helping you with your task. While you will find that you do end up with some quality individuals, others will offer you low quality work, abuse the accounts you give them access to and could ultimately have your own social media accounts banned.

Before you know it, all the hard work you put into your items is undone by this single individual that abuses your trust. So how do you avoid hiring this bad virtual assistant for your social media marketing?

The first and most important thing you can do is to know exactly what you are looking for. Many people don’t put too much thought into the process and assume that every virtual assistant is the same. While some might excel at handling simple tasks, they might not be able to handle tougher assignments. Be sure you review all that this individual can do for you, before you settle into a decision. Read more of this post

Why is Social Media Marketing the Hottest Niche For Online Service Providers in 2011?


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The New Business Platform of Our Times

The trend has been set, and the statistics are staggering. An estimated 150,000,000 active users are on Facebook. 13 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Web 2.0 continues to transform our world in the most fundamental ways with how we communicate, learn, shop and do business. User-generated content will continue to dominate as Social Media blazes entirely new terrain with our virtual connection to the world.

As a virtual stage for getting messages across to the masses quicker than mainstream news, Social Media has transformed longstanding business practices in just a few short years. Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are now regarded as an essential marketing tool for entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and larger corporations. As with the 2008 presidential campaign utilizing Twitter, we will certainly see more businesses engaging with their prospective customers via blogging, video, article distribution and RSS feeds. Read more of this post

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