Are you Answering the Right Questions? - Tools for Online Marketing

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I had originally titled this blog "talking with your audience instead of TO them" but this seems to encompass that thought as well. Are we engaging with our readers or simply throwing information into the WWWW (the 4th W is for WIND).Social media links

Do you want to be more well-known online? You have to start engaging the right people. No matter where you focus your energy; Twitter, Facebook, ActiveRain, LinkedIn, Digg, Etc.. you can connect with people by answering their questions. If we are so focused on what we are putting out into the Internet, we don't read what's coming in and then how are we to connect with any of those people?

Want more Facebook followers?

FIND more Facebookers and connect with them. Write an article about a place that has a Facebook Page. I wrote an article for a Santa Fe real estate brokerage that included a link to the local Children's Museum, then I posted that link on their Facebook page and "liked" the page as well. They responded with "Wow! Thanks so much Coldwell Banker!" This created a connection, a response and perhaps when they need real estate services, they will contact the local Coldwell Banker agency.

Want more Twitter Followers?

Read some tweets from similar industries or localities and reply, or retweet them. Your followers may like more information for their area and that Tweeter will have a better connection with you. Find 5 people a day to respond to and then if there is a response back, don't let it die. Use Hash Tags to notify them you're talking about their tweet or them personally ( #  and @)Cultivate that connection and stay in front of your readers without always selling them something.

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Want more connections on LinkedIn?

This is a great resource for groups, discussions and questions. Browse through a few groups, join groups that would be helpful and answer questions that are posed. Remember to include a link to other areas if appropriate such as your Twitter account, Facebook or Website.

Want more Blog Subscribers?

Be their first responder. Find someone that has no comments or maybe a newbie. This is a great way to help get them started, answer questions they may have and find new subscribers. Check back through a newbies first few posts and see if they have issues that were left unresolved. Relate to them on their level, whether it's a buyers agent, listing agent, inspector, home contractor or stager. Find something they know and run with it. This is also a great way for you to ask questions in return and see if you get a response. Make sure you tweet links back to your blog often for more interest all over the social board.

No matter what social platform you use, you can organize them all in hootsuite.  This free program combines all your social media accounts into one place and lets you comment once to all. It also allows you to set up custom feeds for specifics such as column just for  "How do I..." Questions on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin. These can be helpful to sift out non-essential posts and go for the questions directly. By answering these throughout the day you can build a relationship with those asking the question.

How do you get more connections? Meet a need, then cultivate that for long-lasting networking and leads.

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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Engagement, connection and not talking over the audience or reading a script is how you hit the target you need to reach. The audience niche, segment that you need to talk one on one friendly is out there. See the individuals in the audience and not the giant group as a whole.

Nov 03, 2011 10:27 AM #1
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Debb Janes
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Tammy,

 Great advice and what I really need is the "hootsuite."  I feel that my social media is taking up way too much time and it's been frustrating. I'm hoping this will help me manage things better and make my efforts more effective. You rock. Thanks. (And congrats on winning Richard's costume contest)

Nov 03, 2011 10:28 AM #2
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Tammy:  I love this post!  These are invaluable tips to grow our presence and readership.  Suggested.

Nov 03, 2011 10:29 AM #3
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Adrian Willanger
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Tammy-real jewels, thanks this is really good stuff.

 

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Nov 03, 2011 10:35 AM #4
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Tammy Emineth
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Andrew - Right, There are lot of groups that you can connect with an individual. I think the balance is realizing you can't answer every question out there but take 10 minutes to see what's new and connect with one or two people that day. Thanks for commenting as always! :)

Nov 03, 2011 10:41 AM #5
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Debb, THANKS! He is a hoot himself! ;-)  Yes, finding that time throughout the day can be hard to keep up with. I like hootsuite but they haven't added Google+ so I'm still heading over there as well.

Nov 03, 2011 10:42 AM #6
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Thanks Anita!! As always!! :) It can be hard to keep up with but finding that balance of squeezing in a few moments to connect can be very valuable.

 

Nov 03, 2011 10:43 AM #7
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Thanks Adrian! Glad you liked the post and hope you can find something in there useful in your online marketing. Sometimes it can all be very overwhelming. :)

Nov 03, 2011 10:43 AM #8
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Liz and Bill Spear
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RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Tammy, Great info!  Building that FB Fan Page presence is one of our challenges lately.  Just started it up within the last couple of months.  Posting the links elsewhere sounds like a win-win!

Nov 03, 2011 11:02 AM #9
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John McCormack
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Hi Tammy -

Suggested!  Great information and well said.  I will be back to re-read this one again when time permits me to slow down and absorb your details.

Best regards from the Q

Nov 03, 2011 11:24 AM #10
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Pam Miller
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Tammy - More great information......and I appreciate all of your helpful tips!

Nov 03, 2011 11:46 AM #11
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Tammy Emineth
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Liz and Bill, it can always be a challenge especially when you have actual work to do! Finding that time to market should be sqeezed into the schedule somewhere along the like. Thanks!

Nov 03, 2011 11:53 AM #12
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Tammy Emineth
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Thanks John, It can be a lot to do but if you pick one route, say, once a week, it can all be blended in to make a great marketing strategy!

Nov 03, 2011 11:53 AM #13
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Tammy Emineth
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Thanks Pam!! Appreciate you stopping by! Have a super weekend.

Nov 03, 2011 11:53 AM #14
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Hi Tammy.  Hopefully, you noticed, that within the post I wrote, that you were one of teh 2 people I recommended people subsribe to, and I linked to your page.  (I didn't have a good post bookmarked, otherwise, I would have included that, too).  Much of this was a collection of posts from last year...in fact, I think they are all from 2010 or before.

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Thanks Tammy!  Yet another bookmarked post.  You are so sweet to provide such useful information. 

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