Social Media Marketing (Ksc Fall Class)

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  • About me. You only know what I tell you. In social media, that’s where it becomes important to share about yourself, transparency, vulnerability, openness. You will probably find something in common with me today and hold onto that. Depending on what that common interest is we will reconnect or not. Could be we share a same interest, know the same people or places, can help each other or one another professionally, anything.
  • Forrester’s: 65%+ internet users participate in social media Having a web presence is all about letting other people find you. You can be found online by keyword searches, direct searches, links. People are information seekers. The more information you share, the more people you can capture You know something others need to know or want to know, popular topic, share it. Sharing it creates credibility and helps you be found. SEO- directs traffic to your site, blog. People seeking info are like rivers: River: takes the path of least resistance, flows, follows a path. The stronger the current, the more sure it’s path becomes. Search: most commonly used keywords (“computer” = Dell 1 st , Compaq 5 th or 6 th )
  • Not all tools are best for every business. List some factors to consider when deciding on which SM to use: Audience age and interest, tech savyness, how do they engage, what do they share, who do they influence and who influences them, Twitter ,Facebook,LinkedIn,MySpace,YouTube,Blogging,Press Releases,Linking,Content Creation,SEO
  • Gen Y is next largest demographic group by age after Baby Boomers
  • Digitally plugged in generation
  • Where do you get most of your business today? Word of mouth? Referrals? Return clients? Mailings? Email leads? Newspaper? Magazine ads? TV? Radio? Social Media success? On Facebook? Linkedin? Twitter? Blogging? Reading blogs? YouTube? Anyone frazzled by this new Web 2.0 world?
  • These are some things I’d noticed that helped me support my choice to use Social Media
  • Who are your key stakeholders? Write down a goal or two for reaching them through advertising. Important to consider a diverse audience when marketing so you know where to reach certain people, and match up the right approach with the right demographic. Research keywords online to see what’s most popular. Google Adsense, keyword and phrase campaigns Give freebies, incentives for helping support virality of your site/blog through emails/links to you.
  • On your worksheet
  • Ask people on Facebook how they first got on there. How many invites before they did it? How long before they opened it again and set up a profile. What led them to do it? Social Networking Site 10’s of millions of users, 1 in 4 American adults visit 1xmonth at least Younger generations check it several times/day Organizations have a profile as well, with thousands of friends.
  • Search Engine Optimization Everyone wants to be noticed by search engines. And it's been proven over and over that blogs get noticed by search engines. However, if you want the biggest bang for your buck, post frequently. As I mentioned earlier, it's better to space out your posts. So once again, slow down! * Note: This comment is mostly targeted to those that have copy-n-pasted a bunch of articles so that they can fill their blog with content. Tagging Effectively Tagging is a way of associating your posts with a specific topic, or tag. This allows your readers to browse through these tags and easily find relevant information. It's also great for search engines that read tags such as Technorati . So how do you tag effectively? If you're talking about real estate, then tag your post with "real estate." Use Adwords, read blogs, search craigslist for common terms used by common people
  • Social Media Marketing (Ksc Fall Class)

    1. 1. Social Media Marketing KSC Continuing Education 10/14/09 and 10/21/09 6-9pm Stephanie Jacques Kleine www.stephaniejacques.com
    2. 2. Stephanie Jacques Kleine www.stephaniejacques.com My mission: To build, energize and support community partnerships
    3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite hobby </li></ul><ul><li>Reason for being here tonight </li></ul><ul><li>What you do for work </li></ul>
    4. 4. ?
    5. 5. Where do the majority of your customers come from?
    6. 6. Overview <ul><li>Define Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s using it and is it “working”? </li></ul><ul><li>A look at most popular S.M. tools (sites) </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>12 month marketing plan </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>List </li></ul><ul><li>social media websites </li></ul><ul><li>and tools </li></ul>
    8. 8. Your List
    9. 9. What is Social Media <ul><li>User generated content (online) </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible by mobile device and desktop computers </li></ul><ul><li>Information sharing and discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable and Rankable in search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Linkable </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly free </li></ul>
    10. 10. Something for everyone <ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Journal writing </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Technical help </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul>
    11. 11. When did this all begin? <ul><li>LinkedIn and MySpace, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook (Harvard), Flickr 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube, Facebook (high school), 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook (corporate, then everyone), Twitter, 2006…. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything continued to evolve and experienced the most growth since 2008 </li></ul>
    12. 12. Fears and Myths <ul><li>Too new, just a fad </li></ul><ul><li>Misunderstood, leadership doesn’t get it </li></ul><ul><li>Overwhelming, too many options </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of transparency, loss of control </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction, interferes with work </li></ul><ul><li>No policy yet for it’s use in our workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Not a fit for our company </li></ul><ul><li>Not ready for new strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t see the ROI </li></ul>
    13. 13. A new perspective <ul><li>Communicating is not a fad, tools now make it easier and quicker </li></ul><ul><li>President gets it, to employ social media is to trust the people will speak their truths so you can listen </li></ul><ul><li>Include S.M. into your marketing strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t measure human interaction and conversation in numeric quantities </li></ul><ul><li>Time to speak and listen is not time wasted when strategically implemented </li></ul>
    14. 14. Who’s not afraid? <ul><li>35%+ fortune 100 companies on Social Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GE, Ford, Intel, Dell (Twitter users!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also Wells Fargo, Starbucks, H&R Block, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Why is this so “catchy?” <ul><li>Technology, communication driven </li></ul><ul><li>Economical changes </li></ul><ul><li>The need for collaborating and uniting </li></ul><ul><li>The new tools allow the people to have a voice </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses using new business models to adapt to using the web </li></ul><ul><li>Over 76% Americans have computers </li></ul><ul><li>Obama used it in his campaign to reach Gen Y </li></ul>
    16. 16. What practical uses have people found for social media? <ul><li>Legos (Mindstorm team) </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers, Radio stations (news spreading) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profits (United Way Greater Twin Cities) </li></ul><ul><li>Sprout and PBS (public kids TV station) </li></ul><ul><li>Ski resorts (Granite Gorge) </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency crews (PSNH, Red Cross) </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy groups (PETA) </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service departments (Dell) </li></ul>
    17. 17. Can you compare it to paper ads? <ul><li>Two sided, enables reader to have a voice and to portray multiple perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Allows reader to qualify the information source and choose without coercion </li></ul><ul><li>Web presence is an expectation now, like being in the yellowpages </li></ul>
    18. 18. How do you measure ROI? <ul><li>Increase in bottom line? </li></ul><ul><li>More traffic arriving through your website? </li></ul><ul><li>Dominating the online market for your niche? </li></ul><ul><li>More return clients? </li></ul><ul><li>More long term relations with clients? </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to differentiate yourself through your web presence? </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with next generation consumer? </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging status quo and keeping up with change? </li></ul>
    19. 19. How does it really work? <ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul><ul><li>A marketing tool for the marketing plan </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s responsible for this marketing implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Finding time </li></ul><ul><li>Using new resources </li></ul>
    20. 20. Social media culture <ul><li>Openness and responsiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, listening, info sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Adding personality </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Virality </li></ul><ul><li>Vulnerability </li></ul><ul><li>Energizing and empowering consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Engage key influencers </li></ul><ul><li>Create and drive “buzz” </li></ul>
    21. 21. Levels of Engagement
    22. 22. Different Categories Social Networks Blogs Micro blogs Vlog Reviews/Ratings Forums/Communities Others
    23. 23. Worksheet Overview <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Websites </li></ul><ul><li>12 Month Social Media Marketing Plan (establishing reasonable goals) </li></ul>
    24. 24. The Interactive Website <ul><li>Demos: </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: To keep readers coming back, to allow them to subscribe for more, to get their input, to provide freebies, to keep them on your site or within your web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Become the news source for your niche market </li></ul><ul><li>Give readers the tools and make it easy and rewarding for them to spread the word about you. </li></ul>
    25. 25. What is TWITTER? <ul><li>Microblog </li></ul><ul><li>140 characters or less </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible by mobile device or desktop </li></ul><ul><li>A social network </li></ul><ul><li>A means for communicating to many people at once </li></ul><ul><li>Free and available to anyone </li></ul>
    26. 26. Why use TWITTER? <ul><li>Broadcast quick news announcements to many people at once. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting the spread of printed news through feeds </li></ul><ul><li>To get help, opinion, advice, insight from many- quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>To meet new people and drive traffic to your profiles online, to your website, to your blog </li></ul><ul><li>To be involved in real time conversations and discussions </li></ul><ul><li>To become accessible to a wider pool of potential consumers </li></ul><ul><li>For planning </li></ul>
    27. 27. Video on Twitter <ul><li>http://vimeo.com/1466612 </li></ul>
    28. 28. How do people use TWITTER? <ul><li>Set up profile when first registering </li></ul><ul><li>Add photo, choose background </li></ul><ul><li>Select a handle with keywords to help lead people to you or to help identify what you’re about </li></ul><ul><li>Post regularly but don’t be obnoxious </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to people’s posts </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions and answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to make mistakes </li></ul>
    29. 29. Is TWITTER safe? <ul><li>If you have a website, a white pages or yellow pages listing, or operate your business in public this is very similar </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the varied audience you could be reaching and post accordingly. </li></ul><ul><li>Block followers who you don’t feel comfortable with. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t post that you are someplace alone or that you are leaving your home for vacation. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t include your home address. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t post names of people who don’t want to be or shouldn’t be bothered by the general public. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t post negative things about people or businesses, they will find out and you could get in trouble. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t complain. </li></ul>
    30. 30. TWITTER Topics <ul><li>Create your own micro-press releases, share history </li></ul><ul><li>Share your vision/mission </li></ul><ul><li>Reveal industry insights </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize employees, clients or vendors (etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Profile customer successes, use headline in Tweet and link to a blog story, video or website </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions of the future, survey, look for feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Make arrangements or plans with people in real time </li></ul>
    31. 31. TWITTER Tips <ul><li>Find people you know (use a tool to find friends on other networks like AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Find local people (do Twitter Search/Advanced Search Option or use TwellowHood or Localtweeps) </li></ul><ul><li>Get a desktop (or mobile for iphone) client, (use Tweetdeck or Seesmic </li></ul><ul><li>Get help and additional ideas from a Twitter application directory (Twitdom) </li></ul><ul><li>Check out websites or Google Twitter questions (Mashable is a good resource for anything Twitter) </li></ul>
    32. 32. Live Practice <ul><li>Twitter Video: http://vimeo.com/1466612 </li></ul><ul><li>Set up profile on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Find each other on Twitter and invite each other and send a tweet to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Send a direct message to someone </li></ul><ul><li>Retweet a tweet </li></ul><ul><li>Use a hash tag (#keene)in a tweet (or find one search.twitter.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Find a news item to share on Twitter and send it </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a URL link in a Tweet and sent it </li></ul>
    33. 33. To do this week <ul><li>Complete your Twitter profile, add photo and customize it </li></ul><ul><li>Practice finding people, following people, and tweeting </li></ul><ul><li>Include hash tag #Keene or create your own </li></ul><ul><li>Tell people on Facebook you’re using Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Find news on Mashable or other news sources to send to Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Facebook page if you haven’t already </li></ul><ul><li>Read Wordpress, Blogger, Typepad blogs to see which you like best, make a comment on one </li></ul>
    34. 34. Contacts <ul><li>Stephanie’s Cell: 209-4151 </li></ul><ul><li>www.stephaniejacques.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://stephaniejacques.activerain.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com/keenenhrealtor </li></ul>
    35. 35. Class 2 <ul><li>Check-in </li></ul><ul><li>Questions, experiences, observations </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Additional tips, advanced Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engine Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Domain names </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
    36. 36. “ The Trophy Kids Grow up: How the Millenial Generation is Shaking up the Workplace” By Ron Alsop, Harvard Business Review, Nov. 08 <ul><li>“ Trophy kids”: behavior shaped by rewards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievement oriented- standardized tests era </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grew up on the computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are open and more transparent online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand and generally accept feedback, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give their “followers” what they want (use feedback) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are more environmentally and socially aware </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. Just wait until I grow up… I’m already hardwired for Web 3.0!
    38. 38. TWITTER Tips <ul><li>Find people you know (use a tool to find friends on other networks like AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Find local people (do Twitter Search/Advanced Search Option or use TwellowHood or Localtweeps) </li></ul><ul><li>Get a desktop (or mobile for iphone) client, (use Tweetdeck or Seesmic </li></ul><ul><li>Get help and additional ideas from a Twitter application directory (Twitdom) </li></ul><ul><li>Check out websites or Google Twitter questions (Mashable is a good resource for anything Twitter) </li></ul>
    39. 39. How do people use TWITTER? <ul><li>Set up profile when first registering </li></ul><ul><li>Add photo, choose background </li></ul><ul><li>Select a handle with keywords to help lead people to you or to help identify what you’re about </li></ul><ul><li>Post regularly but don’t be obnoxious </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to people’s posts </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions and answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to make mistakes </li></ul>
    40. 40. Live Practice <ul><li>Twitter Video: http://vimeo.com/1466612 </li></ul><ul><li>Set up profile on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Find each other on Twitter and invite each other and send a tweet to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Send a direct message to someone </li></ul><ul><li>Retweet a tweet </li></ul><ul><li>Use a hash tag (#keene)in a tweet (or find one search.twitter.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Find a news item to share on Twitter and send it </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a URL link in a Tweet and sent it </li></ul>
    41. 41. What’s all this jargon? <ul><li>d keenenhrealtor – direct message to this user, public will not see it </li></ul><ul><li>#keene – hashtag forms groups </li></ul><ul><li>@keenenhrealtor – Replies to a Twitterer. They and their followers are able to see it </li></ul><ul><li>RT @keenenhrealtor : congrats to my 1 st x buyers on this am’s closing! Yay (congrats) </li></ul>
    42. 42. Additional tips <ul><li>Search for like-minded people to follow and comment on their tweet (either reply, “RT”, “@”, or direct “d”) </li></ul><ul><li>Make Twitter an added place you are available to be reached at, check it twice daily at least </li></ul><ul><li>Post 2-5 times daily and “try it out” for a few weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Follow people with lots of followers </li></ul><ul><li>Look within you followers’ followers to find more like minded people (this is like prospecting in public) </li></ul>
    43. 43. What is Social Media <ul><li>User generated content (online) </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible by mobile device and desktop computers </li></ul><ul><li>Information sharing and discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable and Rankable in search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Linkable </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly free </li></ul>
    44. 44. Social Media is just the online version of what we do everyday! <ul><li>Social Network Sites= cocktail parties </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings/Reviews= referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs/ Vlogs/ Microblogs= story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts= Record and replay trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis= encyclopedia, Googling for information </li></ul><ul><li>Communities/Forums= clubs, groups, associations </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Websites= video games or “surfing the net” </li></ul>
    45. 45. Connectivity is key! <ul><li>Buyer chose me because my profile indicated we were of the same age </li></ul><ul><li>Met a buyer at a 4 year old birthday party (building community through commonalities) </li></ul><ul><li>Buyer chose me because we both attended Antioch University (shared common culture ) </li></ul><ul><li>Received a referral from a Boston agent because of an online real estate community we both participate in </li></ul><ul><li>My niche market is Gen X & Y </li></ul>
    46. 46. Developing new relationships <ul><li>Identify stakeholders , establish goals for each of them (consider new hires, volunteers, funders, clients and their networks) </li></ul><ul><li>Become aware of keywords used in searches related to our industry (Google Adwords) </li></ul><ul><li>Find out who they influence and who/what influences them? </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with them in ways they are comfortable with, build relations </li></ul><ul><li>Reward them (info, feedback, referrals, acknowledgement) </li></ul>
    47. 47. Youtube, SEO Video <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq4rUcmALhY&feature=related </li></ul>
    48. 48. Social media <ul><li>Don’t sell, use meaningful stories </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of your assumptions, biases </li></ul><ul><li>Connect through content, personality, humor </li></ul><ul><li>Present yourself regularly and be open </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your diverse audience at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Offer 90% of the information to help you drive more traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to content you like, they will reciprocate </li></ul><ul><li>Let your personality speak! </li></ul><ul><li>Link, link, link! </li></ul>
    49. 49. What’s a Blog? <ul><li>Blog is short for Web Log </li></ul><ul><li>(Vlog is short for Video Log) </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse chronological journal-style article published online </li></ul><ul><li>Enriched with engaging content, strategically placed and selected keywords, photos and videos </li></ul><ul><li>Organized with tags and metatags </li></ul>
    50. 50. Why is it social media? <ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Rank-able (digg, technorati, del.ic.ious) </li></ul><ul><li>Share-able (RSS, post to Social Network sites) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for commentary and discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible to the internet engaged world </li></ul>
    51. 51. Statistics
    52. 52. Who engages in the blogosphere? <ul><li>Creators of content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering advice, knowledge sharing, informing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking advice or input of others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enlisting the help of others bloggers to present their idea through linking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking attention from like-minded people </li></ul></ul>
    53. 53. The 4 E’s <ul><li>Educate, </li></ul><ul><li>Entertain, </li></ul><ul><li>Engage and </li></ul><ul><li>Enrich the lives of your readers </li></ul>
    54. 54. Deciding what to write about <ul><li>Something you are passionate about </li></ul><ul><li>Something you get asked about often </li></ul><ul><li>Something new about your industry or product </li></ul><ul><li>Story about someone’s experience/success </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of information and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia expression of your keypoints </li></ul>
    55. 55. Who engages in the blogosphere? <ul><li>Readers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for information, help, enrichment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needing help making informed decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needing validation or to verify credibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voicing their opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking to engage the author and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking interaction from like minded people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for other people’s experiences/reviews </li></ul></ul>
    56. 56. Objective <ul><li>Attract potential buyers and convert them into paying customers ( focus today is on attracting them ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your consumer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the right language to reach them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer informative bits of your knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study your traffic results carefully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>**90% of knowledge can be shared, it’s the 10% that can’t be shared that you use to leverage (how to’s) </li></ul></ul>
    57. 57. Offer a multimedia experience <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using a YouTube video to convey a message </li></ul><ul><li>Start a blog and link to your site to create a face to your organization or brand </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a forum, create a profile that links to your site or blog </li></ul><ul><li>Create news regularly on your site </li></ul><ul><li>Add a widget to give functionality to your site </li></ul>
    58. 58. Parts of a Blog <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Profile </li></ul>
    59. 59. Creating a Title Phrase <ul><li>Incorporate top keywords </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% of traffic could arrive from you top keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your top 10, but have available your top 200 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t be misleading, make it relevant to content </li></ul>
    60. 60. Finding the keywords <ul><li>www.wordtracker.com – tool to help find similar keywords, find where the real money terms lie. Also helps quantify niche markets. *Use it to identify approximately 200 keywords and short phrases </li></ul><ul><li>http://50.lycos.com (tracks top 50 keywords) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mostpopularkeywords.com (top 10) </li></ul><ul><li>http://google.com/trends (daily tracking) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freekeywords.wordtracker.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://buzz.yahoo.com (hourly tracking) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sex, money, work at home, Google… </li></ul></ul>
    61. 61. Keyword Tips <ul><li>Longtail Keywords : Use to dominate a particular market using a more descriptive phrase: </li></ul><ul><li>i.e., Chocolate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Keep to 2-3 words ( chocolate gifts, corporate chocolate gifts ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Also consider related keywords ( gourmet chocolate, luxury foods, fudge, truffles ) </li></ul></ul>
    62. 62. www.wordpress.com <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Built in trackback system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better comment system than blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of themes/widgets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracks stats for you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t add 3 rd party tracking script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No ads allowed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$9.97 w/existing domain name, $14.97 to register domain name (per year) </li></ul></ul>
    63. 63. www.blogger.com <ul><li>Owned by Google, unproven rumors that this increases search engine ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design templates easy to use/modify </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ads/affiliate banners permitted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use own domain name for free </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited # of plug-ins/widgets allowed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must use email address for contact form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizing can be confusing for a beginner </li></ul></ul>
    64. 64. Facebook / LinkedIn / MySpace <ul><li>Social Network Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Share information about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Become connected or are invited to connect based on this information </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about industries, people, and events </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Help others </li></ul><ul><li>Find people </li></ul><ul><li>Trendy </li></ul><ul><li>Virality </li></ul><ul><li>Addictability </li></ul>
    65. 65. Using Facebook.com <ul><li>Maintain a profile, connect and interact with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Invite through “friending” </li></ul><ul><li>Use applications to manage event invitation, create fundraising campaigns, promote your events or band. </li></ul>
    66. 66. Other Resources: <ul><li>Snaptweet – snap mobile photo, upload to flickr.com, post it to twitter stream through snaptweet </li></ul><ul><li>Pingtwitter – ping twitter account from your blog so it auto updates when you post a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Tweetdeck – split main feed (all tweets) into groups or topics/columns allowing broader overview of tweets (a Tweetfeed too) </li></ul><ul><li>Mashable – everything twitter, very informative </li></ul><ul><li>www.Search.twitter.com – search for people or topics using key words </li></ul><ul><li>www.hashtag.org – find/form groups using “ #keyword ” </li></ul>
    67. 67. Strategy <ul><li>Build your web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Add links and keyword rich content </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain 3-5 profiles for different audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Be personable and not “in your face” </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor what is being written about you, your organization and your industry </li></ul><ul><li>Include a social network and visit it frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Provide reviews, especially to local sources if local is your target market </li></ul>

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