There are a couple of ways to take advantage of social networking sites to grow your business:

  1. Blog: Blog about the blogs and the websites that you want to get noticed by. Most bloggers are obsessed with checking their stats and keeping track of who’s linking to them. If you link to a website in a blog post, you can bet they will find your post and read it.
  2. Comment: Read blogs about your industry and comment on them regularly with honest, quality responses. Other bloggers that read your comments are likely to click back and check out your website.
  3. Sign Up: Create profiles on business social networking sites like LinkedIn where you can interact with other people in your business or industry.

The golden rule of social networking is to be honest and genuine. Remember that at the end of the day, people like to meet other great people. Making connnections with others is the purpose of social networking sites and it’s also the best way to build a business – online or offline.

To show you that we practice what we preach, here are a couple of links to two client’s that have also become great friends. Lets see if they mention these links I added from our blog to their site / blog: Golf Franchise / Kids Furniture. Just passing the “link love” around.