HuskyPup - 11:31 am on Sep 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
Broaden your views on social media and you can see how it can help your business.
Congratulations alika on your success however my sites nor even my widget trade worldwide is about social networking. Both trade and retail people come to my sites for facts, not, I hesitate to write this, waste away their day with idle gossip and speculation.
My industry was networking BEFORE networking was ever considered the "must have", and when I write "before" I mean hundreds of years, not just the past 10-20 years.
I belong to a worldwide community of very experienced trades people who meet several times a year in various countries for dedicated trade fairs and if we ever need to get in contact with each other we all know where each other is based.
Believe this or not, of all the millions of people employed in my industry there is realistically only one successful retail/trade forum board that discusses trade issues plus a couple of other boards that just simply has buy/sell offers, and they are the biggest waste of space going!
I have tried, I really have tried, however I have come to the conclusion that everyone is simply too busy at work unlike, seemingly, a massive amount of other people who can spend all day long at work on their social networking sites.