Social Networks~Go Viral with Your Blog In All the "Unusual" Places

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For those bloggers who are working diligently on consistently creating good content you deserve a reward.  Reward yourself by stepping up and out of the usual places and seeking your consumers where they are active and willing participants.

Extend your reach beyond Twitter, Facebook and Linked In by engaging in networks where consumers, bloggers and local businesses build relationships.  I will give you fair warning, these places may be "unusal" as they are not networks and platforms of the unusual real estate suspects.

 

 

Social Networks~Go Viral with Your Blog In All of the Unusual Places

 

1.  (B2C)-Make Money with Kindle-

I admit I have had a love affair with the Kindle since the beginning of this year.  When I learned that blogs could also be displayed on the Kindle I quickly wrote to find out how I could get my blog on this digital train.  Well, I quickly forgot about my email until I was on Mike Mueller's Facebook Fan Page today and saw his Kindle Link.  It took me all of a minute to go and sign up and now my marketing blog will be available on the Kindle too. 

 

Blog Readers on the Kindle have to pay a subscription fee to Amazon.  Of course the blogger gets paid too.

Snapshot of my blog on Kindle

 

2.  (B2B)Socialize about Social Media-

This is an online social network for social media marketers, bloggers, marketers, PR and media professionals.  You can add a feed to your blog once you join as a member (Free) or you can write blog posts about social marketing and read others whose job it is to be "in the now" on the latest tools and best practices.

 

It may spark a few new ideas to take a breathe of fresh air and step outside the real estate industry.

 

 

  An Online business community for marketers, bloggers and business professionals

 

 

3.  (B2B) and (B2C) Get Your "Woman On" BlogHer-

An online social network of diverse women blogging and connecting on topics from soup to nuts and everything in between.  You can add an RSS feed of y our blog, a link to your website, write fresh blog posts on this platform AND write updates called "chatter" which will then feed to Twitter and Facebook.

 

Oh, and one othe thing...you can participate in groups OR create your own group (hmmm....create a group and network with local woman online...hhhmmmm....interesting)

 

An online social network for women who blog

 

 

 

4.  (B2B) and (B2C)- Get your Blog On AllTop

- AllTop was created by Guy Kawasaki and is described as an "online magazine rack" of popular topcs.  It's a no-brainer choice really.  Fill out a short form with information about your blog.  You will receive an email notifying you if your blog gets listed in this virtual online rack under Real Estate.

 

You will also receive a badge when approved that you can display on your blog like the one in my right margin

SCROLL UP AND TO THE RIGHT TO TAKE A LOOK AND SEE------------------------------------------>>>>>>>

 

Get your blog listed in AllTop's online rack

 

5.  (B2B) and (B2C)- Merchant Circle-

An online community for merchants to advertise their services to locals.  There is a fee and paid service.  The free service will allow you to create a profile page for your business with contact information, a google map, a link to your website and/or blog.  You can offer a coupon as an incentive to consumers AND you publish blog posts on your profile page.

 

Not only is this a great tool for online local advertising, but you can network with other local business through this platform. 

And it just might be a good way to research potential local guest bloggers as well as businesses who perhaps believe in online networking and advertising and some cross-promotion.

Local advertising on Merchant Circle

 

 

If you are still asking why you should extend yourself beyond your standard networks I'll give you three reasons:

  • You want to face your markets- both B2B and B2C
  • You want to listen to your markets and find your opportunities
  • You want to market yourself in the corners where people go and you realize they are wide and vast because it is the worldwideweb

And one more.....you realize that being online-available-visible-and connected makes opportunities knock upon your virtual door.

These are just five and if you look you will find more....go viral with your blog in all the "unusual places".

 

If you enjoyed this post on social networks, here are three more for your reading pleasure,

Need a Social Media Marketing Strategy that makes business cents?  Contact Rebecca Levinson dba Real Skillz, Real Estate Marketing Consultant #262-203-5231 or email rebecca@realestateskillz.com

 


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Monica Bourgeau
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Rebecca - very cool stuff, I didn't know you could put your blog on Kindle or the other sites you mentioned. I have to admit, I haven't even seen a Kindle yet but I keep hearing that people love them so I'll have to check one out.

Sep 16, 2009 03:24 AM #8
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
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Rebecca, Thanks for expanding my horizon on blogging. 

Sep 16, 2009 06:43 AM #9
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Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision - Lake Geneva, WI

Marchel-Hope you are learning a lot in your SEO class and thanks for the vote of confidence with the bookmark:)

Christine- Happy to share. 

Liz- To do list- one thing at a time- CHECk <<<SMILE>>>>

Susan- Well that is a nice thing to read this morning, thank you:)

 

Sep 17, 2009 01:11 AM #10
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Bob and Carolin- Thank you bookmark away:)

Michele- Love new resources for exposure and networking.

Laura- Password managers- Free- roboform.com and keywallet.com

Moncia- Kindles are $299 on Amazon now

Chain- If I have done that then the thanks is from me to you 'cause I am meeting a goal.

Sep 17, 2009 01:28 AM #11
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Sep 23, 2009 06:17 PM #12
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Bill Gassett
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Awesome job with this Rebecca. There are a couple of sites that I am not familiar with and will be checking them out!

Sep 29, 2009 12:06 AM #13
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Monica Hubert
Kiefer Realty - Ocala, FL

I am an Avid Internet blogger and this was very informative and I found a new site! Thanks!!

Oct 29, 2009 03:16 AM #14
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Bryan Spann
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Wow! Great stuff, I will check it out. Thanks.

Nov 17, 2009 03:16 AM #16
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Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision - Lake Geneva, WI

The Daily Reviewer-Thanks I appreciate the recognition.

Bill- Wow I can't believe I listed some sites you haven't heard of.  Now I do feel like this was an accomplishment:)

Monica- Excellent and you are welcome.

Bryan- Glad you enjoyed it.

Nov 17, 2009 04:10 AM #17
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Carolyn Gjerde-Tu-Davis
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Thanks for the list - I have done some of these already but a few of these do look like they would be worthwhile  - more to add to my todo list.

Nov 19, 2009 03:47 PM #18
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Tracy Santrock
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Great perspective on what is "in" and how to maximize one's marketing sphere!

Feb 04, 2010 09:36 AM #19
Rainer
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Great stuff.. very interesting about the kindle... this should keep me busy for a while

Jun 02, 2010 07:50 PM #20
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Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision - Lake Geneva, WI

Carolyn- Hope you enjoy the other places as well.

Tracy- A strategic plan is a winning one for sure.

Cyprus Resale- Definitely keep you busy.

Jun 07, 2010 02:06 AM #21
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Donna klimowicz
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors - Hockessin, DE

These are some exciting and great ideas! thanks so much for sharing! Most people pay for this advice! Can you use Ping to send them to all the sites at once? just curious?

Jul 09, 2010 11:46 AM #22
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Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision - Lake Geneva, WI

Hi Donna,

 

These particular ones I believe you will need to submit manually, however I know blogher has the ability to add feeds.  In fact I believe they have their own internal feed network.

Jul 10, 2010 07:16 AM #23
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Ilyce Glink
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Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.

Great advice. 

Also look for trade networking sites (like ActiveRain for real estate, or Lifetuner for life and retirement advice). That way you are already in your niche market and can develop relationships with people who will truly be able to help you.

Aug 04, 2010 05:43 AM #24
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Brian Black
Kucic Associates Realty - Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, IN - Fishers, IN
Indy, Fishers, Carmel IN REALTOR

Thanks for this post.  I'm always keeping an eye out for new sites to help with SEO for my site with back links and added exposure for content I take the time to create.  This is fantastic. 

Aug 09, 2010 04:09 AM #25
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I am definitely going to bookmark this one. I need more exposure for my blogs. Now if I can only get my blogging mojo back. Great post.

Oct 20, 2010 06:29 AM #26
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Dustin McClure
Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty - Mooresville, NC

Thanks for the post. Great info.

Nov 18, 2010 06:08 AM #27
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Using social media to connect with clients and prospects is a necessary part of every business’ marketing plan. As a busy real estate professional, you simply do not have enough time to join or actively participate in every new network. Choose 3-4 and commit to posting there regularly. 

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