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How many social networking sites should I join?

 6:36 am on Mar 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

I know there are many websites I can join, but I doubt who have so much time update content everyday.

I have seen some courses teach web 2.0 marketing, but how can I have so much time to join and update many sites and do it in correct way?

These courses all offer tons of tips, strategies, but who can really apply those strategies?


courage to know

 6:35 am on Mar 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

I would suggest you to join the following:

1. orkut.com
2. linkedin.com
3. facebook

try out the communities part - promote your product & interact with lot of people all over the world sharing common interests


 10:42 am on Mar 30, 2008 (gmt 0)



 9:43 am on Apr 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'd suggest stumbleupon and whatever your closest friends are on.

A general rule of thumb - 1 hour per day per social network.

If you have an hour a day to spend networking, go with one network. Two hours ? two networks etc. It's worked well for me though I don't have more than 2 hours a day to spare (they are usually hours I steal from sleeping).


 1:07 pm on Apr 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Guys am i missing something? Are you marketing on social networks? You mean like paid ads on facebook or something else?


 7:06 am on Apr 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think you should join the following websites.

1. Blinklist
2. Digg.com
3. Del.icio.us
4. Furl.net
5. Stumbleupon.com
6. Kaboodle.com
7. Ma.gnolia.com

If you wish to keep a head of competition then there is no other way except to read alot from the web and apply them.


 11:32 am on Apr 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

A now well known trick in the seo community is to use furl and ma.gnolia for linking to your competitors sites - not your own;-) as both these sites feed your content to various aggregator/scraper sites that then sell on the content/links to the blog sellers. Its one of many ways to get rid of unwanted competition, as they get hit with duplicate content penalities as well as ending up having 000's of paid links pointing to their site:-)


 12:08 am on Apr 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

man that's evil! :)


 11:35 am on Apr 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well i would suggest
Go on and join digg
and those having pr above 6

[edited by: engine at 11:44 am (utc) on April 7, 2008]
[edit reason] No sigs, thanks [/edit]


 12:35 pm on Apr 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

How many social networking sites should I join?

Why do you need to join Social Networking sites? What's the purpose?


 8:23 am on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Generate inbound links...meet people who want to make money....


 8:34 pm on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

How does joining Digg help (unless you got something extra cool to show to the world)?
You cannot post html comments..

How about those other ones?


 9:03 pm on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Generate inbound links...meet people who want to make money.

How about we go off the beaten path a bit...

Believe it or not, I've met more people at the local level who want to make money in a year than I have in five years of being online. Well, I may be exaggerating a bit but you get the picture. Opportunity abounds at the local level and that is where "Social Networking" is happening. Here are a few places that stick out like a sore thumb as they say and, in no particular order...

Local Networking Groups, Gym, Grocery Store, School Events (if you're a parent), Chamber of Commerce membership and participation, Charitable Groups (typically a few CEOs on the Board), and the list goes on and on.

Start small, then spread your wings a little. That's the way I'd approach it. This whole SMO thing is only for a select group of people and industries. You don't join a social networking site in hopes of "generating inbound links" and meeting people who want to make money, not as the primary focus anyway. Well, there might be a few that are specific to your requests but I don't think you're going to get rich overnight. Or, in the next ten years for that matter. ;)

Are you prepared to invest about 12-18 months of your time, day in and day out, to become established in whatever "Social Campaign" you are about to embark on? Unless of course you've got something that is going to totally rock our world then of course you can trim the time frames a bit.

So, what do you really want to do? Or be?


 1:19 pm on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have two plan..

First, I want to create and manage two or more content sites. Generate lists, and make money from affiliate programs.

Second, I want to make money from online MLM program.


 1:29 pm on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

And what is your time frame for these plans to go into operation? How about budget? What type of foundation/infrastructure do you have in place to support your plans moving forward?

First, I want to create and manage two or more content sites. Generate lists, and make money from affiliate programs.

Time and money which we'll assume you've got some. :)

Second, I want to make money from online MLM program.

Ah, the ole' MLM thingamajig. You would be best served to find those affiliate forums that are directly associated with the products/services you may be selling. Is MLM still a viable income stream these days? I mean, I would think you need to be a "major player" to do well in that area, yes? No? Either way, I see a lot of planning, establishing affiliations, etc. Pretty much 18 hour days for the next year or so, are you ready? ;)


 8:24 pm on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Still scratching my head over the whole: "Digg = Good inbound links formula"

is it from the link that's in my profile?
Do they not have a lil' "rel=nofollow" in html?

Good luck with your project "jimmychuang" seems like you know what you want and what you're talking about.


 7:58 pm on Apr 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Does your site lend itself to social networking sites? Look at your demographic: who will actually care about your site. It is useless to try to get inbound links just by joining at social networking site; it only matters if other people will point traffic to your site from Digg, etc (or give you al link on their site...)


 3:48 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

so you would submit an article which is pointing to your site?
what about "rel=nofollow" is it there? or do you just post articles to get traffic and don't worry about the PR?

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