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Social Networking - Another Great Marketing Method?
06-16-2016, 04:52 PM
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With therefore much interest in how social networks work, one begins to wonder when there is marketing potential within these social networks?

I've been seeing social networking for some time now. In reality I'm a member of numerous social-networking sites including and just...

There's been a virtual explosion of social networking internet sites previously year or two. Even the major people like Google, Yahoo and MSN are becoming into it.

With so much curiosity about how social networks work, one begins to wonder if there is advertising potential within these social networks?

I have been watching social media for some time now. Visit to compare when to engage in it. Actually I am a part of various social networking internet sites including and simply to name two.

I joined partly because I wished to see what these were, but more to the point to see on SEM what effect social networking would have in-the coming years.

I've been an associate of numerous services for quite a while and the reach these sites have is incredible.

For example, from my LinkedIn network of eight people I have an extended network of over 12,600 people.

Imagine that - I'm just a click or two away from close to 13,000 other folks who share my similar interests ranging from what I like to watch on TV to work I can offer to them.

Through my connections and their connections, I'm related to people including the American Cancer Society, to Sun Microsystems to the University of Texas to Google.

But what advertising opportunities exist for Social Media?

Well, let us take a look at MySpace.

MySpace is among the prime sites online today. It racked up 9.4 billion page-views in August 2005 (more than Google) and new people are signing up at a mind-boggling rate of 3.5 million per month.

MySpace is typical of where todays 18-30 year-old goes to manage their electronic life. I-t allows users to publish photos of themselves and their friends, develop a website, list their favorite groups, watch and share videos, suggest things to do and lists some people they consider friends. It's with this 'Friends List' where most of the opportunities lay.

All thirty million-plus consumers of MySpace have a friends page that lists people that person thinks their friend. This is a listing of people who they're interested in speaking with and about, in addition to reading from on an everyday basis. Once you add somebody as your friend they can send you messages, comment on your images, read your blogs, in addition to abandon messages that you can then give others. This really is the opportunity for instant feedback about you.

The ability to add friends to your site is important for marketing to MySpace users. Based on Courtney Holt, head of new media and strategic marketing at Interscope Records, 'This technology is growing up without having ever seen programmed media. 'They don't think in terms of the record, and they do not think in terms of a TV schedule. Dig up further about by visiting our stately wiki. They think with regards to TiVo, P2P, AOL, and obviously MySpace.

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Let's say you create a MySpace account to share your products or services. You blog about any of it and seek out your interests that may be shared by others.

After this you ask them to be your friend. If they become a friend you begin your 'comfortable sell' begging your product in their mind.

As they grow to appreciate it, they begin blogging and discussing it. Soon hundreds or even thousand of individuals are referring to you and your product or service.

Do not think this will work?

I would like to give you some examples. There are lots of groups who have gotten their start MySpace. Identify more on an affiliated web page - Browse this link: By simply hosting some of their music on line and blogging about themselves they created a following. Soon they'd document deals and contracts lined-up.

Needless to say to-use ser-vices like MySpace you'll need to have anything this target market needs. If you don't then you probably shouldn't put an excessive amount of energy in to MySpace.

But that does not mean other social media opportunities must be ignored. LinkedIn is more of a professional introduction service, as i stated earlier. If your service or product meets here then by all means examine it more.

And you'll find the others too. Ser-vices including Yahoo!s MyWeb, Flickr, and more.

When you have ever wondered what other online opportunities might be around, consider social media. Maybe it's the next great online-marketing channel..
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