The Necessity of Building a Network
While it is essential for individuals to build a network of people to get traffic to their website, it is often something that is failed out. For example, let’s say you join Facebook.com, put up a few pictures, find your email contacts and then don’t do much else. No one is going to find you that can help you to build your business.
You need to network and build a sizable following or allow others to find you on any of these websites by providing concise yet useful information. For example, you create a login at Digg.com, a social networking website that works quite indirectly for getting visitors to websites. You start to submit articles to Digg.com allowing for others to find them through the company’s normal means. You wait. You don’t see too much traffic there. Oh, well…you move on.
This is where the mistake happens. The fact is, you have to get out there and really make your presence known. Here are some tips to make this possible.
·Use your profile!
This is one of the key tools you have to get people back to your website. Be sure to use keywords you would associate with your business in your profile, but make it informal. There is no room for sales here.
·Socialize with others
Find others at the website that share something in common with you and build a network with them. For example, you may be promoting a baby product and you are a mother. When you join the website, promote yourself as a mother first, connecting with other mothers at the website.
·Build a network from your friend’s networks
Let’s say you use your email contacts and locate them on your favourite social sites. That’s great. Don’t stop there. Befriend not just these individuals but also their friends, too. Keep going, building a network for yourself the whole time.
There are many ways to build a network using social medium. The key is to keep working at it and enjoying the process. Over time, people come to your website to find out what you have to offer. This gets them interested and they buy from you. The process works like this many times over and at the end of the day, you have drawn people to you without talking too much about your business.