Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Social Marketing ... what is your favorite site?

Are you involved in Social Networking? If so what is your favorite site and how is it working for you? Is it worth your time? Would you recommend others to use it?

I hear that the benefits are many but I would like to know your personal experience.

.Have you noticed an increase in traffic to your website or blog?
.Are you receiving backlinks?
.Have you sales increased (if you own a website)?

Please leave a comment and share with the rest of us. If you have any special tips on how to get started or which site would you recommend to be involved with? I know we can all learn more and learning from each other is the best! Thanks.


Lenox Knits said...

Blogging is my #1 best promotional tool. That said I've gotten lots of views but no direct sales from using Twitter and Facebook. Of the 2, I vastly prefer Facebook, but it really is more of a social outlet that I occasionally use for promotion.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Blogging's the best - but your already doing that :P I use twitter and I really like that. I have made new friends and new followers.

bikudesigns said...

I like Twitter. Of course my blog is important for more detailed info but Twitter is much more instant. I have set up Twitterfeed so that every time I blog it automatically gets sent to Twitter. Works for me:)

Anonymous said...

My favorite social marketing site is probably Twitter. Facebook comes in second. EntreCard and Adgitize are important to my advertising and MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog and BlogExplosion also play a role.

With that, I try to tie them together as much as possible. For example, I use TwitterFeed to update twitter anytime I have a new blog post. I have Twitter connected to Facebook, so posts on Twitter appear on Facebook.

Both Twitter and Facebook drive some traffic to my site.

I came here through EntreCard and EntreCard drives a lot of traffic to my site. Adgitize also drives some traffic to my site.

Leaving comments is very important in getting more traffic. I like to use OpenID so that my comment always points back to my website.

I write a lot about these things, so stop by some time. I'm always looking for more social networks to experiment with and other peoples experiences.

Carol said...

I use twitter, link referral, the wozone. I am just starting on my blog so don't know if it is working just yet, however, I love the blog a lot. P.S. I like all the pictures on yours.

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I like twitter, but I get a lot of site traffic from Stumble Upon, sometimes 90 in one day. My record is 200 hits in one day from Stumble Upon.

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Stephanie Laissle said...

I am on several, Twitter, Myspace, Blogger, etc. However my best one so far that drives traffic to my website is Facebook. You can also do paid Facebook ads that are "Pay per Click" ads and they are very inexpensive; you can actually set your own daily rate and whatever rate you chose that is how they will run your ad. I also have a page on Facebook for my website. Hope this helps and I am still lovin' my Retro Apron; I wear it every night when I am cooking! My next purchase will be the Bathing Apron. ;-) ~Stephanie Laissle, Me and Mommy Boutique.