Social networking sites are the newest way to connect to people with common interests. By using these sites you're driving additional traffic to your websites, finding leads, and positioning yourself as an expert in your field. Just by adding your profile information to these sites, you are gaining valuable exposure, and even more credibility and exposure can be gained simply by posting a blog, tip, event, etc... monthly. Below you'll find a list of these sites along with benefits.
•- Drives additional traffic to your website
•- Gives your search ranking a boost
•- Helps you establish yourself as an expert in your field by allowing you to give advice, post blogs, etc...
Social Networking Websites:
Website address: http://www.linkedin.com/
Summary: Linkedin is an online network with more than half a million registered users from around the world and focuses on Professional Networking.
Website Address: http://activerain.com/
Summary: Active rain is a free online community specifically for real estate professionals designed to help them promoter and grow their business.
Website address: http://www.facebook.com/
Summary: Facebook users can choose to join one or more networks, organized by city, workplace, school, and region. These networks can help users connect with members of the same network. Users can also connect with friends, giving them access to their friends profiles.
Website Address: http://twitter.com/
Summary: Twitter is a social networking and micro blogging service that allows users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise knows as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length
Website Address: http://www.meetup.com/
Summary: Meetup is an online social network of over 2 million people that focuses on LOCAL groups, people with the same interests in the same area, with the goal of eventually meeting people face to face.
The best thing about all of these sites is that they are FREE! With little maintenance, they can offer added traffic to your site, the opportunity to find new leads, and establish yourself as an expert in your field.
In order to fully see the benefits of these sites, you will need to login to each of them occasionally and add some personal information.