Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Importance of Social Networking
Have you used all the tools available to you? Yes you have a blog, do you have a Facebook page to go with your blog? Not your home wall, but an actual page. A Place where you can interact with people you may not choose to friend. I know I don't have a lot of "friends" on facebook. I am just not into that but I love when people come like my Facebook Page. It makes me think that there are those that are interested in what I have to say.. Those that want to keep track of my thoughts.. yeah.. and maybe they just like to "like" things.
Either way, when I make a post on my blog, I immediately copy the URL to that post, get my tiny URL and post it to my facebook page. Now I have double the exposure.. My blog traffic is going to grow.
Of course every post I make on my Facebook Page is attached to my twitter account! So if I make an announcement on Facebook, telling everyone about my post it just flows seamlessly over to Twitter. When I am posting on Facebook and it's about someone, I make sure to add two things.
The person's Facebook Name..
The person's Twitter Name..
For instance, if it is about Sherrilyn Kenyon.. I write @Sherrilyn Kenyon until the facebook highlight grabs hold and I tag her name. Then right next to it I will put @kenyonsherrilyn.. because that is her twitter name and this post is going straight to Twitter. Completely maximizing my facebook post.
Now for my absolute favorite tool.. TRIBERR.. Triberr is a social network that requires you to have a Blog and a Twitter account. Once you join, you find tribes of like minded people to join. Let me explain as simply as possible.
Say you have 5 followers on twitter and you join a tribe with 4 other people who also have 5 followers. Then you write a blog and your blog appears in the Tribal Stream. Once everyone approves it suddenly instead of being tweeted to 5 people you are now tweeted to 25. You can join many different tribes and your stream grows accordingly. It's a great way to garner traffic.
Yes there are negatives to all of this but I seriously feel that the positives far outweigh the negatives and yes they most certainly do garner traffic. Join a few of these sites, then watch your stats.. You will be astounded at the increase in your visitors.
There are other network tools out there as well but I prefer Triberr because once you are set up, the actual work is minimal. A Couple of stops a day to approve all the posts in your stream and Triberr will stagger the tweets so you don't flood twitter.
These are my favorite networking tools, what are yours?