Can Participating in Social Networking Help Boost Your Business?

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In 2008 around 27% of households were participating in the online community this figure went to a staggering 43% in 2009. These sites include Facebook, MySpace and Linkedin, according to a survey of 10,000 households that appeared in The Consumer Barometer.

The possibility of interacting with family, friends and celebrities is the reason most networkers log at least once a day on sites like Twitter. While most users log at home some do it at work and around 10% connect through their phone.

 The participation is increasing in all the different groups of society, those 33 and over went from 6% to 19% in only one year. Social media is not only here to stay, and it has become an integral part of our personal and professional lives. These are powerful tools that are becoming essential part of any successful marketing strategy.

The importance of establishing online communities in which colleagues can interact  freely, discuss and debate the different issues around their industry and services are undoubtedly one of the best ways to increase the possibilities of your brand on the market.    

According to The Consumer Barometer the most popular site is Facebook, used by 78% of online households, followed by MySpace (42%), LinkedIn (17%) and Twitter (10%).

So, how can we use this to or advantage? Undoubtedly in today's market it has become imperative to have a presence on the Internet. Your webpage has to be updated frequently or it will simply stay out of the radar of search engines. You will need to have as much information available as possible to attract your consumers to your site, and one way of attracting consumers is to have a blog in which you place information concerning your business at least once a week. Also you blog needs to have calls to action and the possibility of users to subscribe to it.

If you are a realtor your website Unified reference link (URL) should appear in your business card, and in all your advertisements including the yard sign. You should have a mobile website that allows your user to access all your listings from their cell phone, and at the same time captures their phone number becoming one of your prospects from the moment they start browsing.

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Kathy Denworth
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

I am learning more and more about social networking, starting with RainCamp. I can't wait until they make a RainCamp recording available to past participants. There was so much content there.

Sep 07, 2010 10:51 PM #1
Patrick White
Home Driven Realty, Inc - Baldwin, NY
Driven to bring New Yorkers home

Good Morning Gabriel,

Thanks for the post. Have a great day.

Sep 07, 2010 11:30 PM #2
Jay Neely
Cambridge, MA

Hey Gabriel, just want to chime in that URL actually stands for Uniform Resource Locator, but very few people refer to it this way. It's much more common to say your "domain", "domain name" or "web address".

Thanks for posting some interesting statistics!

Sep 08, 2010 05:51 PM #3
Gabriel Duque
Virtual Florida Tours - Miami, FL

Actually is uniform reference link not resource since this links are not always resources.


Sep 09, 2010 09:33 AM #4
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