One Little Step that Could Be Paying You Back Big Time

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 I recently wrote my summery of SEOMoz white board discussion on gaining back links via social media. While I tried to banking social media, facebook trickskeep the post short, it still seemed a little overwhelming. I offered 5 steps to gaining back links from social sites such as Twitter, Facebook etc...

Just like you, I learn all the time too on what works and what doesn't. Let me give you a little heads up here... I FOUND WHAT WORKS.

While every detail of SEO can take time,  if you implement one or two things fairly often you can be leaps ahead of your competition. I learned a few little tidbits myself and over the last week have implemented them several times.

What I have done is tracked down [don't let that term scare you] those places and businesses on Facebook that I have written about lately. Without trying to be "spammy", I "liked" their page and casually posted on their wall that I had written a post or article about them.

Here's what I mean - I wrote an article about Things to do in Wenatchee Washington. I then found one of those activities or places "Ohme Gardens", on Facebook and posted what I had done on their wall. They responded, "Amazing! Thank you Tammy!!" (if you click on Ohme Gardens you can view their wall)

Just by doing this I exposed this article to more people, SEARCH ENGINES and possible clients in the future (for Team Hess - Wenatchee Realtors). When posting an article make sure you TAG your business page or whatever you use (if you are not using your personal account for business) so they know where you have come from! You can also Toggle back and forth using your business page or your personal page at the top right corner. (Thanks Debbie G. for reminding me of that)

Why does this work? People LOVE to be talked about positively. WE Love it when someone writes an uplifting article singing our praises. Why wouldn't the business you're writing that review about be any different?

It literally only took me seconds to find a couple of the places and activities on Facebook - since everyone is on Facebook these days. So try it out. Be gracious, not overly spammy and I bet you will be surprised at the positive response you get.

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Bryan Robertson
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I had no idea it was just that simple.  Putting a comment out there with a link in it.  Well, I'll be doing more of that!  Thanks!

Sep 20, 2011 05:53 PM #43
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Michael Dagner
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Hi Tammy,

I think I follow you about backlinks to personal or business pages, but are you aware of a related strategy that will get those backlinks to a website?  Maybe I'm missing something here.

Sep 20, 2011 07:23 PM #44
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Cheryl Ritchie
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What near lightbulb social media buttons up there! I like the ideas, too.
Sep 20, 2011 10:27 PM #45
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Gabe Sanders
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Tammy, great information that I need to implement in my business plan.  Thanks very much.

Sep 21, 2011 12:32 AM #46
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Tammy Emineth
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Thanks Connie, I hope you'll have luck in doing this! I think it's a great idea!! Have a super week! :)

Sep 21, 2011 01:21 AM #47
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Thanks Phil!  I'm sure YOU can put this to use with amazing success!! :-) Have a great rest of your week!

Sep 21, 2011 01:21 AM #48
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Lola, Thanks! I hope it works out for you. We do have to be careful not to come across as spam. (those that post here with their silly spammy stuff have NO Tack, eh?) ha.. oh well, I can report them. I know you won't be one of those! :) Have a super week, Lola!

Sep 21, 2011 01:22 AM #49
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Yes Virginia, We can't just throw our info up on our pages and hope someone will see it. We have to gently show others the importance of what we have done. Hope it works out well for you! :)

Sep 21, 2011 01:24 AM #50
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Patricia, THANKS! - And some of those comments allowed me to add more to my post! I appreciate all the input as we are constantly learning from each other. THanks again for stopping by

Sep 21, 2011 01:24 AM #51
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Ruthmarie, Absolutely! We have to respectfully get our info out into the world otherwise it will slip away on the search engines. THe more traction it has the longer it will stay active.

Sep 21, 2011 01:25 AM #52
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Thanks Donald! I hope this becomes useful to some out there. I have gotten great responses from it. Although it is ME that's posting it FOR someone else, I still see a great response of which I am grateful for! :) Thanks and have a super week!

Sep 21, 2011 01:26 AM #53
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Luz, that's wonderful! So glad it has worked well for you! It really can be a great avenue to expand your online presence. Of course you wouldn't be doing it that often on one page but spreding it out so I think the ripple effect will work great here! Have a super week!

Sep 21, 2011 01:27 AM #54
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Anna, SURE! :) It's a great avenue. In my opinion it also helps you be more aware of THEIR business too. The more we know about our community the more we can share with our clients. Hope it works great for you! :)

Sep 21, 2011 01:28 AM #55
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Peter, ahhh thanks! :) Shucks....! Definitely try it out. If you do a local business post, find that business. I did a lawn care page for a client yesterday and ONLY found 2 of the 12 that I featured with ANY page whatsoever (website or fb page) But I emailed one anyone and asked for a link on their page to the site I was working on. It's an honest reciprocal link exchange between two local businesses. This is how it's suppose to be done. Have a super week guys! :)

Sep 21, 2011 01:30 AM #56
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Bryan, I have to admit this idea has morphed from a similar idea got a little while back. Then I realized.. DUH! TELL THEM ABOUT IT!! HA.. IT's worked great! I even did one for a college in the area and posted on that college wall. Seems to work great!! Thanks

Sep 21, 2011 01:31 AM #57
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Michael, Its both actually. If you're working in your business side of facebook you can simply make a comment on their page and will get the back link to your business page on fb. BUT in this case, like in the example I used, I posted the actual "link" to the article I wrote on the business on that business's facebook page. This gave me the back link TO the actual website PLUS they area aware of the page about them and may offer your services if someone asks. They don't konw you're out there until you present yourself. Check out the example I gave .. But I also did this one.. http://www.facebook.com/tammy.emineth/posts/10150306235033551?ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment#!/pages/Bella-Bistro/220043354673425

You can see the link on their wall I posted back the article I wrote. This creates a back link because business pages are public plus those that see it can go there as well. Let me know if this doesn't make sense and I will try and explain it better. :) Thanks Michael

Sep 21, 2011 01:36 AM #58
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Cheryl, THANKS You're the first to notice, or at least say something about them. I wanted to get creative. HA! Glad you like the ideas and hope they will be useful to you! HAve a super week, Cheryl! :)

Sep 21, 2011 01:37 AM #59
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Gabe, it's one little thing that really may be a big pay off. The best part is, it really doesn't take that much time. I mean we spend all our time creating a great post for a business, the least we should do it tell them about it! :) Thanks Gabe, have a super week.

Sep 21, 2011 01:38 AM #60
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Tammy,

There you go again: the ideas just flow from your pages like a wonderful spring after a refreshing rain.  I'm looking for a larger bucket--you keep the one I have overflowing!!!

I have consciously tried in my lifetime to stop and show recognition to people who serve others--whether it be a large corporation, an attorney's office, or someone such as yourself.  I've tried to pass on to others the names of those who go above and beyond in their service.  Criticism abounds, but compliments & praise too frequently are as rare as four-leaf clovers.

Your idea will allow me to do two things at once: (1) recognize other's contributions & service, and (2) back link people to my facebook page and website.

I know you would want to point out that there are a number of Ambassadors on ActiveRain® who give of themselves each day; so to that end, may I say thank you to all ActiveRain® Ambassadors.  Folks like me are beholden to your kind and generous sharing of your knowledge and skills.

Jan 22, 2012 03:58 PM #61
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Thank you Fred for your kind words and comments!! Have an awesome week!

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