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Presentation given by Nicole Nicolay & Rick Rochon at BiztechDay 08 (San Francisco). Topic: How to create a Web presence for your business.

Presentation given by Nicole Nicolay & Rick Rochon at BiztechDay 08 (San Francisco). Topic: How to create a Web presence for your business.



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  • Online Branding 101 Creating a Web Presence for Your Business Nicole Nicolay Effektive Solutions Rick Rochon Presented by
  • What We’re Talking About Today
    • The Social Marketing Puzzle
    • Web 2.0 Terms
    • Creating a Web presence
    • 1. Blogging for Business
    • 2. Social Networking
    • 3. Social Media
    • Taking online…offline
    • Monitoring what others say
    • Q & A
  • The Social Marketing Puzzle
  • How We Used to Market
  • How We Can Market Now Broadcast Print Social Media SEO Video Blog
  • Getting to know the terms: Web 2.0 Social Networking Social Media Blog RSS SEO
    • Web 2.0 – online interaction
    • Social Networks – online communities
    • Social Media / New Media – video, podcasts, blogs, comments, twitter, etc.
    • Blog vs. Website – one is static, and one is updated frequently with fresh content
    • RSS – Really Simple Syndication
    • SEO – Search Engine Optimization
  • Blogging for Business
  • Why blog?
    • Enhance your online presence
    • Build a community
    • Share your knowledge
    • Enhance your credibility
    • SEO, Search Engine Optimization
    • Turn blog traffic into business
  • Over 184 million blogs since 2002
    • 1.5 million blogs created in last 7 days
    • 900,000 blog posts made in last 24 hours
    • US Blogs received 77.7 million unique visitors in August 2008
    • March 08, 346 million WW read blogs, 60.3 in the US alone
    • 77% Internet users read blogs
    State of the Blogosphere:
  • Swank Mommy Blog navigation tabs call to action sidebar products blog content
  • 5 Steps to Create Your Blog
    • (1) Go to to sign up
    • (2) Create your WordPress account
    • (3) Choose your domain & blog name
    • (4) Activate your account
    • (5) Start Blogging
    • Blog Templates
  • Analyzing Your Readers Google Analytics Clicky Analytics
  • Target Your Audience
  • Keywords & Niche Content
  • Grow Your Readership
    • Write good content with your keywords (natural…no stuffing!)
    • Post frequently, 3-5x a week
    • Encourage readers to subscribe to your newsletters (freebie)
    • Submit your blog to directories: Google, Yahoo, DMOZ, Blogged, etc.
    • Foster community with commenting (yours and others)
    • Link to others within content or blogroll (related, higher rank)
    • Employ backlink strategies (beg, barrow, & make badges)
    • Spread the love & good content w/ guest posting
    • Tagging your posts: Jewelry, Mommy, Necklace
    • Aggregate your blog content on your social profiles
    • Cross promotions and special events
  • Social Networks
    • Over 110 million active users
    • 4 th most-trafficked social media site in the world
    • Over 24,000 applications
    • Over 55,000 regional, work-related, collegiate, and high school networks
    • More than 30 million photos uploaded daily
  • – Fan Page, Groups, & Ads. Become a fan Swank Info Testimonials Events Picture Gallery
  • Questions & Answers Create a Group Get Recommendations Make Professional Connections
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Flickr …for your photos/images
  • iTunes….for your podcasts
  • YouTube…for your video
  • Creating Your Own Ads
  • Taking Online…Offline
  • Web Monitoring
  • Plan, Place, Perfect 1. Craft your Web Presence Plan -Blogging -Commenting -Social Networking -Social Media: Pictures, Podcasts, Video 2. Once your plan is in place, stick to it! Be consistent with your Web Presence strategies. 3. Perfect your Web Presence Plan by measuring and tracking the effectiveness of your marketing. Do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.
  • Contact Information
    • Nicole Nicolay
    • Effektive Solutions
    • [email_address]
    • Twitter @nik_nik
    Rick Rochon [email_address] 510.205.9624 Twitter @adsymetrix