What is social networking?
Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups. When it comes to online social networking, websites are commonly used. These websites are known as social sites. Social sites function like an online community of internet users. These sites include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn just to name a few.
Why are social sites important to business?
Using social sites is important for business owners for more than just advertisement. Ultimately, yes, you are trying to bring visitors to your website and turn those visitors into customers. But, social sites also allow you to collaborate and share with other businesses. For instance, a remodeling company might want to team up with a landscaper and refer business back and forth. Social sites also provide businesses with an edge on current market trending.
Connecting with people in your industry as well as secondary industries to your business will allow better forecasting of revenue and keep you up to date on current procedures and processes.
Let's not forget that advertising is a big piece of social networking and social sites. Twittering regularly about new products, features and services will drive traffic to your website. Not only will it drive traffic, but it will drive visitors that are already interested in what your company has to offer. Making the most of social sites is using them to provide quality information about your business, products and services. The more active you are, the better as people will begin to count on you as a resource and referral source.
Contact us today and we'll set you up with a Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and/or MySpace account. We'll even link them to your existing web site, or build you a brand-new, custom site and link everything together.