Hello, welcome to Blog Central. Let’s talk Social Media. One of the best freeways to promote your brand.
Social Media. You might ask yourself, why is social media so important in the world today? What’s the point in Social Media? Social Media can go a long way when trying to start your own online business.
I always thought Facebook was the only means of Social Media I needed. Now I realize there are a lot more out there that will help your website get known. Especially if you are trying to get into the Affiliate Marketing world. Besides that, you can get a pretty big following and make a lot of friends. Plus you can find friends you have not seen for years. So start signing up with them. I’ll leave my Social Media URL below so we can be friends. Why not, you can never have enough friends.
There are 3 main Social Media outlets that I will be talking about:
There are a lot of others out there, but these, I think are the most important to get you started. In later posts, I’ll research and study others that might help you. Whatever I can do to help you get started, I will. So let’s get started and see what we together can accomplish. I’ll get to the point and try not to bore you.
Facebook, remember it uses to be Myspace that was popular, but now it’s Facebook. Facebook has become really big with celebrities and regular people like you and I. Just about every website you go to has a Facebook like button.
If you are like me you have a bunch of friends. I have well over 400 friends and growing. It’s a great way to promote your website. Whenever you write a new post, share it on Facebook.
I’ll give you a brief history of Facebook. Facebook was started by Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Havard University student Eduardo Saverin in February 2004. At first, Facebook was limited to the Harvard Students but was later expanded to other colleges in the Boston area. It gradually moved to Universities in Canada and the United States. Then in September 2006, Facebook became available to everyone 13 and older with a valid email address.
Now, look how big Facebook is.
How to promote your website
The best way to promote your website using Facebook is to have a fan page. Have it on your Facebook account but add it to a separate page. Send invites to all your friends. Watch your traffic increase. It might not happen overnight, but it will.
The best way to make this happen is to interact on Facebook. Share something or comment on what your friends posted. You have to let your friends know you are there. Show them you are interested in whatever they are talking about. Stay in touch, always.
Facebook has a lot to offer, take advantage of the tools they offer. If you don’t have an account I advise you to open one.
You can find me on Facebook. Here is my Facebook information.. I will be glad to be friends with you and help you utilize Facebook. Together we both can have success with Facebook.
Twitter, yes Twitter is getting bigger every day. It’s a lot different than Facebook, at least in my eyes. To me, Twitter is hard to get followers. I’m trying to do something different so I can get more followers. Don’t get me wrong, I do have followers. I have close to 100 followers. Don’t worry it will grow.
Twitter is growing big and you can get your website seen. Your followers will grow if you have great content.
Twitter founders are Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey and Noah Glass in October 2006.Jack Dorsey actually started it on March 21, 2006. The first twitter message was on that day at 9:50 am by Jack Dorsey. He wanted to come out with something where you could use an SMS service to communicate with a small group
Unlike Facebook your messages, I believed can’t be more than 140 characters. At least around that. Which is cool, because you just need to learn to get straight to the point.
How to promote your website
Twitter can be effective. it takes some time to get used to it because you only have 140 characters to get what you want to say across to your audience. I’m still trying to get used to that.
Try and get as many followers as you can. It takes time, but you will get followers. I’ve had some followers who started following me after I tweeted one of my post and websites.
Like Facebook, it’s good to Tweet as much as possible. Retweet others Tweets. Communication is the key to Twitter, just like other Social Media sites. People get to know you once you start Tweeting and people like what you have to say. Great place to promote your website. Remember to put in # tags. It helps. Just use keywords you want people to see.
So if you don’t have a Twitter account, I suggest you get one. Open it up and start following people or other things you are into. Try and find stuff that has to do with your niche. There is a lot on your niche out there.
Heck, I’ll be your first follower, here is my account information. Just follow me and I’ll follow you back. Have fun tweeting.
Google+, what can I say about Google+. Google+ is a great way to post your website content, at least, I think it is. Plus it is part of Google. Google+ is easy to gain followers and share everything. On my Google+ account, I have more than about 34,000 views and almost 500 followers.
I know what you are saying, with all those views you should have more followers. It’s just, I have been with Google for a very long time, I just never paid attention to it until I got my own website. Now I’m on all the time.
Google+ launched in June 2011 as a social network. Google+ became just like Facebook but better. Being a part of Google makes Google+ very big. I mean Google own just about everything on the net. Let’s see, they run Google Webmaster, Google Adsense, Google Tools, Google Analytics and if I missed something, I’m sorry.
In July 2011, Google Plus had 25 Million users. In October 2011, it grew to 40 million, After 3 months it was 50 million users. That is amazing and is still growing.
How to promote your website
Promoting your website on Google+ is easy. Get as many followers as you can. Start writing good solid content on your website and share it with the world. I don’t know about you but if you noticed, some of your posts will rank under your Google+ account. I check sometimes and some of my own posts have ranked under my google account instead of my website.
That’s not bad considering Google is one of the biggest search engines out there. So getting ranked with them is a big deal. I use them all the time. More than Bing or Yahoo. Do not be a spammer and put links all the time on your account. Google doesn’t like that.
I was warned one time about it.
So you want to get an account with Google+. This is very important. If for any reason you dislike Social Media, you want to get a Google+ account at least. This is myaccount information. Let me be the first to follow you and let me be the first for you to follow me.
I really advise you to sign up for any Social Media site that might do you some good. Social Media can really improve your site’s traffic. You have followers and friends, best likely they will look at what you have to offer.
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