FAQ's: Social Media Marketing & Online Social Networking
What Is Online Social Networking or Social
Online Social Networking (for business) and Social Media Marketing are basically word of mouth
marketing or networking using the internet.
There are different types of social media which include:
blogs (Wordpress, Blogspot, etc...) & micro-blogs (like Twitter)
online communities & social networking sites (like Facebook, LinkedIn, Biznik, MeetUp, Twitter
social bookmarking sites (such as Del.icio.us, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, etc...)
video & photo sharing sites (YouTube, Flickr, Photobucket, etc...)
As of 2008, there were over 2,500 social networking sites and the number continues to
Social Media Marketing: What's The Point?
Read our blog post on this very
How Much Time Does Social Networking
Many people feel they don't have time to do social networking for their business. But what most
people don't know is that there are web-based tools that allow you to post content to multiple social
media sites at the same time as well as automatically import blog posts into social media sites. If you
utilize these types of tools you can greatly increase your internet exposure while saving
yourself a ton of time!
Our Blog is set-up so that it automatically
imports into LinkedIn, Twitter, Squidoo and one of our Facebook Fan Pages every time we make a new blog post.
This is one way you can assure new content to your social media sites. You should not rely on this method for
all of your new content. You still need to personally participate in all of your social
If you follow a Social Media Marketing Action Plan and use web-based automation &
streamlining tools, you can have success with social media marketing by investing 30-45 minutes several times
a week. Daily participation will produce greater results but several times a week or once a week is better than
How Soon Will I See Results From My Social Media Marketing?
The answer to this will depend on the type of business you are in, how active you are on social
media sites and how you are using the sites. You may see results within a few weeks, it may take several
months or it may never happen IF you are not participating on social media sites properly.
Social media marketing is a long-term strategy not an overnight, get-rich-quick scheme.
What Should I Do First? Which Social Media Sites Should I Join?
The first thing you should do is develop a Social Media Marketing Plan. This will help you
determine which sites to join, what to post, how often to participate and a whole lot more.
We can help you develop a plan that will meet your specific social media marketing goals and
be the best fit for your industry and market niche.
Feel free to contact
us with any social media marketing questions you may have.