Posts Tagged ‘myspace’

Social Networking, Comments, Forums, and Discussion Boards (Part 5)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

You might also want to consider setting up a page on social networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace that target wide audiences. Lots of businesses set up pages and share information about their services and products, and it can be a great way to build both personal and professional relationships and keep customers informed about your products.

Comment sections and Forums are another way to drive traffic to your site. While some forums and blogging sites discourage links in comment sections, they’re usually permissible if you’re also providing useful content. Consider setting up usernames on consumer sites where you’re likely to find a motivated customer base and start participating in discussion boards and forums. If you sell wine glasses, consider joining informative consumer wine sites. If you give informative and interesting feedback in forums, comments, or discussion boards, other visitors are more likely to click on links you include in your text.

Tight budgets don’t have to mean less advertising. The internet if full of opportunities to target and teach motivated consumers. By creating blogs and articles and posting links on related sites, you not only create a free marketing program, you also lure educated consumers who are more likely to purchase your products or services regardless of the economic climate.

Saving Money with Link Building (Part 1)

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

In light of the current economy, most businesses are finding ways to cut back on everything from advertising to employment. Although tighter spending certainly helps save money, most budget cuts also cause businesses to lose exposure, potential customers, and even some existing clients. In order to maximize your limited finances, it’s important to find new ways of minimizing costs while still exposing your company to potential consumers. Link building is one of the easiest and most effective ways to expose your business to new customers and reinforce the importance of your services to existing clients.

Link building refers to the ability to post links on websites that direct traffic to other websites. These links can be basic links on websites that refer directly to your business or they can be hyperlinked words in articles, discussions or blogs. In general, the more sites that link to your company, the better. Keep in mind that in order to create the most effective free advertising campaign with links, you’ll need to carefully consider where and how you post your links.

Places to Post Links

l Articles in directories like ezinearticles.com

l Blogs about your company and services

l Informational blogs that educate but don’t advertise your website

l Affiliate businesses

l Online networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace

l Comment sections of blogs that target your market

l Forums, Comments, and Discussion Boards on consumer sites