John McRae | biloxi0625

Focus On Your Social Networking

Jul 5th 2010 at 3:37 AM

Social networking is a trend that has seen phenomenal growth in recent years and shows no signs of abating.  It is not only a fun game for the casual user, but it is also a vital tool for creating an online presence for any Internet home business regardless of size. And the beauty of it is that you can social network without spending a single cent of your marketing budget.

While there are a number of tips that can be used to improve your social networking strategy, there is one tip that trumps them all: Focus!

The key to success with social marketing is to Focus, Focus, Focus!

Before you start setting up accounts, building a list of friends, and bookmarking, it is critical to choose your social networks with care.  If you have done even a preliminary search for related social networking website, you will quickly discover that there are hundreds that can you could use.  Take some time, make a list, and start comparing.  It is important to focus on only a limited number of social networking sites instead of taking the shotgun approach and doing only a little bit of work with every site.

In order to choose which social networking sites are best for you, there are some standard criteria that you should follow.  Here is a quick look at what your starting criteria should be: relevancy, time, and power.

Relevancy is simple enough.  Your social networking sites need to be directly relevant to your niche (exclusions to this rule can be made for major sites such as Facebook, Ning, MySpace, Twitter, etc)

Time refers to how much time you need to commit to getting your profile established.  Additionally, time refers to the average amount of time needs to be delegated to your profile in order to make it useful.  For example, if you are using twitter, tweeting only once or twice a week will not do much good.  However, on slower moving social networking sites, posting once or twice a week is more than enough.

Power relates to how much a quality profile is actually worth.  This includes things like how many people you can get to follow you, how useful any links that you use will be to boost your website, etc  If you set up an optimum profile, but no one sees it, it doesn’t matter how good it is.

There are a number of social networking tips that you can use to maximize your experience, however one social networking tip should be considered more of a rule: Focus, Focus, Focus.  If you do not make good decisions to begin with, you will end up wasting a lot of time and effort with nothing to show for it.  Choosing the right social networks to join is of premium importance.

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