Social Networking Tips for Online Success

When trying to successfully social network in today’s competitive online environment you have to remember using the proper social networking tips can lead you to success. Not having a strategy or guide can leave you stranded and standing alone wondering what happened.

Social Networking is more powerful than ever imagined. For years corporate businesses have underestimated the true power of social media marketing. In today’s article I would like to provide some tips on how to harness the raw power of social networking.

First we must understand; what is social networking. Social Networking allows individuals to connect easily and share idea’s, products, services and or opinions on any given topic or subject. This can be done by using large websites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Digg, BlogEngage or other social media platforms.

Social networks are large online communities with many members that share some sort of interest. This can be news, blogging, sports, shopping or other related activities and interests. This can also be a group of people that build online relationships and bookmark important websites.

Is Social Networking a Fad?

The answer to this is no. Social Networking and Social Media Marketing is the way of the future. More and more people are joining in and engaging social networking activities daily. As you can see from the chart below social networking is growing globally and faster then ever.

Successful Social Networking Tips

Your Profile – Building the most informational and positive profile is of most importance. You want your online friends to know about you as if they had meet you in real life. Use your first name at minimum and also use a real picture. Remember like in real life first impressions mean everything.

Your Presence – Make sure you’re getting noticed. Ad friends on all the popular networks such as digg, facebook, twitter, blogengage and more. Try and find the same friends within these communities and as always try to make new ones. Creating as many connections as you can is vital to your online success.

Building Relationships – Go beyond adding people as your friend. Look into their interests talk with them and get to know them by name. I know it sounds odd but social media marketing is the new wave of meeting people. Get used to the idea of being public with your self in online communities.

Join Discussions and Interact – This can be in forums or on blogs. The important thing to remember is when you join these discussions you must bring good and accurate information. Provide quality feedback and try to help others as often as possible. Being a positive addition to the discussion is necessary so try not to be negative.

Brand Image – Everything you do will affect your brand image. Depending on what your expectations are for this brand will determine what your attitude is online. If you interact consistently with great people and communities you gain authority. As your online presence grows you will eventually create a strong and well branded Blog. Remember don’t fight with your friends try and create a positive solution to all of your issues or concerns.

Creating your online presence will take a lot of time and dedication. Work hard at it as you are technically building your brand. Let me know if you have any other Social Networking Tips for Success. Share your opinions in the comment field below.

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Thanks,

Brian

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23 CommentsLeave a Comment

  1. Mandeep Singh says:

    Great research, there is no doubt that networking site plays major role in interaction with people. but doing these steps take lots of time and patience.

  2. Nishadha says:

    I do have reservations about using social media , I find it bit hard to get targeted traffic that way and in most cases they just skip through not bothering much about the content. When it comes to revenues they tend to be the most under performing visitors. But the relationships you build now could be vital in the future.
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  3. Jorgen says:

    Social media might be a fad but it won’t go away for a long time. It’s so much easier than blogging or having a site that the accessibility for everyone is great.
    .-= Jorgen @ Personal Branding´s last blog ..How to Land a New Gig with Twitter =-.

  4. Jerry says:

    Statistic said that social network websites are the most profitable web business. For this moment it’s very hard to promote your own site in this industry.

  5. Shirley Kelly says:

    For sure it is very important that one include social media in their online marketing efforts. Whether you like it or not social networking is here to stay. Have you noticed how most businesses will tell you to follow them on facebook or twitter?
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  6. ~Kat~ says:

    Thanks for the tips Brian. I know I should use social media more, I just find it hard to find the time!
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  7. ABVT says:

    For the most part, social traffic isn’t going to be as nearly as targeted as search engine traffic, but it’s still worth chasing nonetheless. It all comes down to participating and taking advantage of what’s out there for you.

  8. Sally says:

    Hello Brian,

    This was a really clever post, only yesterday I blogged about social media marketing being a FAD and here you are talking about it too.

    I am currently adding social media into my business marketing plan so I enjoyed reading your tips.

    Sally 🙂
    Sally recently posted…Is Social Media FAB or a FAD?My Profile

  9. Tracy says:

    I have noticed a big difference in my site after I began social networking but I wish it was not as time consuming as it is.

  10. rainer says:

    i dont use often social networking, gotta squezze more the potential from this.
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  11. Brian says:

    Hey Brian,

    I like this topic because just as quickly as social media came into our lives – it could be gone. I don’t think it will, but it could. I like the template – I use the same one on another one of my blogs.
    Brian recently posted…Practice What You BlogMy Profile

  12. James Pruitt says:

    I think it is funny how people say social traffic is untargeted. Are you targeting the right traffic? are you actually being social or just spamming them like 90% of the marketers trying to use them?

    about 75% of my income is from social traffic. SEO is ok, and everyone should use it, but social media converts better. however it only does so when you use it properly. you have to actually build a real relationship and get to know people, not just force your sales down their throat like most people try to do.
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  13. Jayce says:

    Facebook is the only one that I am using right now. Will expand more to get more traffic. 😉
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  14. Paul says:

    I use facebook only to connect with friends and relatives, in order to find traffic for my sites I use other methods, not social networks
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  15. Keith says:

    Hi!
    I agree. I also think it’s really not a fad. It’s more of an innovation to what we already have. In social networking you reach a lot of people and indulge in different activities without traveling to meet them. Thank you for the tips by the way. I learned something today.

  16. Meili says:

    I like the ideas that you put forth but it sounds so time consuming! I mean, I have to befriend people and talk about their interests one by one? That would take forever and eat up too much of my day.

  17. John says:

    I personally find social networking to be a very useful tool if you want to promote something. The biggest asset of these networks is it helps you tap into other networks rapidly. Build mutual relationships by sharing valuable information and giving free services until its time to sell. Simple as that 🙂

    Thanks for Brian!

  18. Jay says:

    One way to promote your products or services fast is by guest posting to to high PR websites. If you know someone who has a website which have a relatively high page rank. As him if you can post an article on his blog/site. This way you don’t only give his readers some very useful information but can also brand yourself to his readers.

  19. sonja says:

    I agree that social networking certainly isn’t a fad. Like the charts prove, it’s growing faster and faster than ever. And it is evident everywhere online that social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook are huge. Great tips on improving social networking skills. Thanks a lot!
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  20. Eric Shafer says:

    I think the most important part of social networking is just to be active and be friendly, and to share quality content. If you do that, you’ll develop some close friends and also some loyal followers.
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  21. Kyle says:

    Kudos to a great read. I think when building a relationship through Facebook or Twitter, it’s important to write like you’d talk to them if you they were right in front of you. Too many times I have seen Twitter posts that come off way too gimmicky and super promotional. I think many are growing tired of that method.

  22. Adam Young says:

    Hey Brian – Nice Article. I have been working with a similar topic…I totally agree the social networking is extremely powerful (if used correctly!). I am devoting a lot of my time right now researching the concept of social network identity alignment. Drop by MyHotelHome.com sometime and give me your thoughts! – AY

  23. Mary says:

    If you have own company social marketing is must. Company without Facebook or Twiter don’t exist 😉
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