What is Social Media and Do I Need To Use It For My Business?



You have a website! 

        Great!


You started a blog!

          Awesome!


Now what?

Are you playing the Web 2.0
sandbox of Social Media???


Launching and maintaining a blog takes a lot of work just to keep up on posting. But you really need to spend a few hours a month, minimally, playing in the Web 2.0 sandbox of Social Media Marketing.

 


Social media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio. This interaction, and the manner in which information is presented, depends on the varied perspectives and “building” of shared meaning, as people share their stories, and understandings.



Social media can take many different forms, including Internet forums, message boards, weblogs, wikis, podcasts, pictures and video. Technologies include: blogs, picture-sharing, vlogs, wall-postings, email, instant messaging, music-sharing, and crowdsourcing, to name a few. Examples of social media applications are Google Groups (reference, social networking), Wikipedia (reference), MySpace (social networking), Facebook (social networking), Last.fm (personal music), YouTube (social networking and video sharing), Second Life (virtual reality), Flickr (photo sharing), Twitter (social networking and microblogging) and other microblogs are Jaiku and Pownce. Many of these social media services can be integrated via social network aggregation platforms like Mybloglog and Plaxo.


DOSH DOSH said it best– “Social media marketing is the process of promoting your site or business through social media channels and it is a powerful strategy that will get you links, attention and massive amounts of traffic.


There is no other low-cost promotional method out there that will easily give you large numbers of visitors, some of whom may come back to your website again and again.”


Social media marketing is a way of promoting your site or business through social media channels and it is a powerful strategy that can bring new eyes to you, your business, and your product or services.  There is no other low-cost promotional method out there that will easily attract you new  visitors, some of whom may come back to your website again and again.


With Social Media, you can spread your word and gain supporters. – “The more supporters you have, the faster word spreads about your site. Social media marketing is an excellent way to get people to come into your site to take a look at at what you have to offer. You will grow when there are a group of loyal visitors ready to always act upon what you have to offer.”



Social Media is  a way to interact others,  a way to help promote your site, product, or services and drive new traffic to your offerings! Find the groups that make the most sense for you, your product or your services, start planting seeds and Participate!



Derrick Sorles and Michael Snell – We Help “Pull”  New Business To You!
           
Your Business MD’s– Business Blog Consultants -Web 2.0  Consultants and Strategists 

 


 

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