Published October 30th, 2007 by

Websites are ten a penny, but a good website can be worth a lot more to any visitor. You definitely don’t have it easy when you make the decision to put together a website. There are numerous pitfalls that you have to make sure to watch out for. This article will provide some details on ideas that you should keep in mind when designing a website that is not just okay, but great!

Starting your own website requires some initial thought and research! Make sure that you do research in your niche and find out how to put together a website that is competitive and eye-catching. You want to make sure that you are aware of how to design a website, what types of images to use and how to upload your coding. If you are unsure how to do something, make sure you either research it properly or seek help from a professional.

Don’t just copy a successful person’s website. It is important that you are providing something one of a kind to the community. People want to see content and graphics that haven’t been seen before. Try something different and make sure your layout doesn’t just mimic other people’s. The best thing to do is to check out other people’s websites and get a good idea of what you shouldn’t do. If it has been done before, try something else!

Many website owners extend their fan base by also making a blog. Your blog needs to sound like …

Published September 23rd, 2007 by

One of the fastest growing areas of the Internet is the collection of websites known as social media venues. These websites represent an increasingly popular place for businesses to establish a presence for their branding, but also as a potential marketing venue. Millions of possible clients are waiting for you in social media channels and are yours for the taking if you jump in. Keep reading to learn about the advantages that social media sites can offer your business.

Social media sites are incredibly popular. Millions of users have flocked to sites like Google+, Twitter, Yelp and Tout. Yet, the undisputed king is Facebook. This website has more members than many countries have citizens. Hundreds of millions of people have joined Facebook, and you can reach them all with one simple account.

Establishing a presence on social media websites gives you a chance to get up close and personal with your clientele, both existing and prospective. Your online relationships with them are individual, as they must all choose one by one to Like your page and follow your content. In addition, anytime someone “Likes” your content or your page, an update about that will show up to their friends, giving you natural and organic word-of-mouth advertising to like minded folks.

If you want feedback, questions and comments from your customers, then social media is the way to do it. Even if you have a comments section on your website blog or an email form for customer service, many may not …

Published May 1st, 2007 by

Despite the dismal stock price of Facebook, social media still are a major force for marketing businesses. Each major social media site has millions of users, which means that you will have millions of potential clients as members. Use the five tips that you will find here to get started with social media as a success strategy for your Internet business.

If you set up a social media site for your business, then you immediately give yourself exposure — not just to your friends, but also the public that sees your page. You have an instant audience. It is true that most of your friends might not advocate your business, but if they agree to share your page for you, then you have additional exposure — without lifting a finger. Social media occupies more and more of people’s daily time — and you want to be out in front of as many people as possible.

Conversation maps give you the ability to look at all of the chat that is going on about your page. You can have these maps generated and then use them to figure out why people are interested in your page. This is important, because it can help tailor your future posts — on your website, as well as on your business’ page on Facebook or other social media websites. Why wouldn’t you want access to a pool of information about the way people are discussing you page? Information is power — and money.

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Published February 12th, 2007 by

Do you use social media to promote your business? You should go over this article and make sure you are not committing any of these common mistakes.

Are you using social networks your customers are likely to check? There are hundreds of social networks and some sites are popular among a certain age group or a subculture. Do not assume that everyone uses Facebook or Twitter, even though these sites are extremely popular. Do some research to find out which sites your customers use and keep in mind that some networks do not remain popular for very long. You can join social networks on a trial basis and decide to keep sharing content only if you get a response from your audience.

Is the content you share valuable? Your audience will quickly lose interest in your social media marketing campaign if you never share anything interesting or useful. Keep your customers interested by sharing coupon codes and exclusive information about your products and discounts as often as possible. When you fill in with another kind of content, look for quality articles your audience will find useful. Try using different formats such as pictures, videos, polls, games or audio files.

Are you giving your customers a chance to interact with you on these sites? If your customers are not commenting or sharing your content, you might need to rethink your approach to social media. Try sharing content that will make your audience react or ask people to share their opinion with …