100 / February 2010
Can social media help your business?
Yes! Hundreds of millions of consumers already tap the Big Three (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn). A couple tips if you're just starting:
Tip 1: Be
There may be some immediate benefits, but these networks, like many other marketing vehicles, help build sales over time. According to a 2009 Michael Stelzner report, among marketers that had invested several years in social networking, 62% reported closing business through these networks.
Tip 2: Be disciplined. Don't just set up your accounts and forget them. Keep them updated. Carve out a portion of your time weekly (or better, daily!) to keep your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn content fresh and to grow your lists of followers,
friends and connections. Click here to learn more about how to use social media to grow sales and to learn more on each of the top social media networks.
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Drive Traffic With YouTube!
YouTube is the third most visited site on the
Internet behind Google and Facebook. Drive some of its 200 million clicks per day to your website by posting videos tagged with your keywords on YouTube.
To learn more, see our Web Resources article YouTube Can Drive Traffic to Your Website
What was the very first YouTube
video uploaded April 23, 2005?
c. Me at the zoo
d. Grocery Store Wars (2005)
The first YouTube video was entitled Me at the zoo and shows founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.
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