Monday, July 20, 2009

Is Having a Blog Important For Your Business? Well, What Are The Majors Doing?

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Social Media may be something you may or may not be thinking about for your company but, even if you sit back and read the reports coming in from how social networking has helped the Top 500 U.S. companies, the results may surprise you.

A report conducted By: Eric Mattson, Nora Ganim Barnes, Ph.D. at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research recently conducted one of the first statistically significant, longitudinal studies on the usage of social media in corporations.

The new study compares corporate adoption of social media between 2007 and 2008 by the Inc. 500, a list of the fastest-growing private U.S. companies compiled annually by Inc. Magazine. For details about the 2007 Inc. 500 and the complete directory of the included companies, please visit Inc. Magazine's website at www.Inc.com.

"This study revisits the Inc. 500 approximately one year later (using the 2007 list) in the first longitudinal study on corporate use of these new technologies. Given that previous research now shows that just 11.6% of the Fortune 500 currently having a public blog, it is astounding to see that 39% of the Inc. 500 are blogging. The addition of 3.6% more Fortune 500 companies to the blogosphere pales in comparison to the addition of 20% more of the Inc. 500 companies after the same time period".

This is a clear example that CONTENT IS KING and the more to offer relevant content that your target audience is wanting the more chance you have of keeping or getting their business.

Some blogging platforms out there are Blogger.com and Wordpress.com these sites are both good starter points for any small business to get set-up on and Wordpress will be a little more SEO friendly for your search rankings.

Twitter is a mirco-blog and is also a quick and easy way to get set-up on some internet traffic headed your way with new leads knocking on your virtual door. Your virtual key to connect the two paths with your prospect is networking. Here in San Diego we have dedicated our company to helping people network on the internet using social media for business check us out at: http://www.socialnetworkingsandiego.com

Happy blogging and the more you update your content the better! Blogs are the new company website showing up on business cards and social media website bio links instead of the old static website that never gets updated which costs 20k to build!

Save money and get a blog set-up as soon as possible, trust me you won't be sorry.

Need help writing content in a SEO friendly way? Our online experts can help by either posting the content you send us for your blog and we will post in a SEO friendly way with keywords attached OR you can 100% outsource the amount needed to update your blog with content to our team of content writers.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

How To Get More Business Through Social Networking



With the thousands of sites out there which ones will get me business the quickest?

Answer: ALL of them!!!

It's not the question of which sites do I choose to get set-up on, people are on thousands of social media platforms left and right but which ones you decide to network on and interact with are going to be the deciding factor if you are going to get new business or not from online marketing.

Building a online marketing strategy is the foundation for any success and turning the virtual relationships you've built and turning them into real world relationships is the key to success!

The top 3 things to get you more business online are the following:
TIME!, TIME!, and TIME!

It takes TIME to care about what these people are saying in their conversations and if it's worth your time to try and build a business relationship or not with them.

Every Sales and Business Development person has a target market for an ideal prospect so the question is how much time do you have to search on these many social media websites for a new lead that fits in those guidelines?

To tell you the truth if companies had time to build this interaction then my company Social Networking San Diego would be out of business!

Our prospects fall into 3 categories:

1) Some individuals within a business understand which sites are good to use they just need training on how to use them, this is where we come in.

2) Some businesses have a little time to dedicate for this but, want to work with us in a joint partnership with giving us their content and we post it in a SEO friendly manner in hopes of getting more leads.

3) These Enterprise firms are to busy and have no time for this aspect for their business but, know the value behind it so, they 100% outsource the time needed for interacting online to us. Our content writers will write blog posts and our business development team with forward all leads to the proper sales teams.

Regardless of what areas your business falls into if you don't start putting the necessary TIME needed for social networking online for your business your competitors will jump on this before you do leaving your company in the dust.

You can still do the things you've been doing and get the same results or you can decide to go down a new road that has a proven success rate attached to it.

At Social Networking San Diego we don't care what you decide but, we will be here if you decide to discuss clear next steps for moving forward for the future of your businesses growth even in a bad economy.

Visit our website today http://www.socialnetworkingsandiego.com and get started or continue to waste more money with old marketing tactics with diminishing returns.