Without good content, you can have the best social network strategy and it will still go nowhereGive visitors what they want. Information? Entertainment? Opportunities?Having the most efficient mechanism of content distribution, but bad content, only means you’re turning off your target audience as efficiently as possible.
#1 Rule: Add value to the content eco-systemConversation and Dialog keyListen louder than you talkWould you do the same behavior in the physical world?
Think of your site as the Hub of your social network presenceWithout WordPress, just a handful of discrete outposts on the netWordPress changes the dynamic and creates a network of your networks
( content distribution )
( bring your social media presence to your site )
( give your content wings )
( make their experience interactive )
( push visitors to your social media presence )
( it’s easy to get a bad WordPress plugin… here’s how to know you’ve got the real deal )
Making your WordPress site more Shareable, Sociable, and Likeable
Making your WordPress site moreShareable, Sociable, and Likeable web email twitter
The Plan• Talk – Pushing Content to Social Networks – Pulling Content in from Social Networks – Encouraging Sharing – Engaging Visitors – Earning Fans – A few Words of Caution• Genius Bar / Hands On / Q&A
Pull Social Media to your Site• Pull in content streams – Facebook Activity Feed / Fan Box – Twitter (via JetPack)• Embedly – 350+ social media platforms – Automatically embeds by pasting the standard URL• Blackbird Pie• Storify
Engage Your Visitors• Welcome Messages for New Users (WWSGD)• Ratings and Ranking (GD Star)• Polls (PollDaddy)• Single Sign-on for Comments (Janrain, SFT, STC)• Twitter Mentions as Comments• Advanced Commenting (Disqus)
Build Your Network• Links to Social Media Profiles – Dedicated page (or contact us) – Sidebar widget• 100’s of free social media icons online• Author Bios – Include social media contact info – Include bio below every post
Good WordPress Plugins• Look at the right column of the plugin page• Recently and frequently updated• High number of downloads• High average rating• Recent support requests• Overall documentation• Full-time developers (sometimes)