Thursday, September 24, 2009

Social Networking How To Series #1- Why and What are Social Networks

The number one question I receive at the Chamber revolves around the use of social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, and twitter.  It seems that everyone is at least curious, can this help my business, am I missing opportunities because I am not on the sites, are my competitors doing it, how much time will it take, how do I get started.  These are questions I receive every week.

I have decide to post a little mini series of tutorials on how companies can get started.  We have plans to do some in person trainings at the Chamber in the upcoming months but the tutorials that I post here are a great way to get a base education on the tools so that the trainings at the Chamber can be more useful.

I am not recreating the wheel, there are lots of videos already online on how to use social networks and they are done in more creative ways than I can produce so I will be pulling ones that I think do the best job of explaining the tools.

I thought I would start at the beginning with what social networking sites are and why you might want to consider using them for your business or professional life.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Remember to touch on the importance of choosing the business's keywords to utilize in all of the social marketing and all internet marketing, specifically doing keyword research to determine the quality and competition: does the keyword get enough searches and is the keyword already too competitive. There are money keywords for every market. For those who don't know how to do the research, it is definitely worth outsourcing for a one-time fee.