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How to Promote Yourself with Social Networking Sites

Promoting yourself, business or product online is easier now than ever! There are a plethora of different ways of going about this, but in this article I’m going to be talking about Social Networking sites. Social networking sites don’t really give you the opportunity to optimize unlike a regular website, but you make up for that with the fact that (if your profile is public) lots of free traffic. My recommendation is to be very active on any social networking sites you belong to, this could prove to be a lengthy process but it will pay in the end. After all visitors equal potential customers. Don’t join more than a handful of social networking sites, all this will end up doing is over whelming you to the point of exhaustion! Join up with some of the most popular ones that are specifically made with you the service provider in mind. Try sites like Facebook, Myspace, Moli, and MeBudie.

Moli allows you to have multiple profiles with in your account. This allows you to have one personal profile and one professional profile. Or if you have several things to promote, one personal and 5 service profiles. I really like this site in particular because the site was built more towards business professionals and less towards teenagers with hoards of friends that go on JUST to get thousands and thousands of people on their list. Moli is also cool because they have a lot of options, and customizations available.

Myspace is one of the top sites to be a member of, I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t have at least one account with them. Myspace has been around for over 5 years and has over 200 million members world wide. This is the perfect place to get yourself or your service out there. For one you can post ads to their classifieds section, two you can place banners, ads or sales pitches on your main profile (which allows almost every sort of coding but Java), number three you can send out bulletins, private messages, and post in your blog. If that wasn’t enough you can also post widgets on your main page with an RSS feed to the site or service youre trying to promote, that is of course if you have an RSS feed! You should also look for some reliable information online providing you tips and strategies on how you can easily promote your brand, products or services. To help you out, you can check it out.

MeBudie is a very new site, some options are still in Beta. But this site is another one that was made especially for professionals looking to promote something, preferably online. Its very easy to set up, customer service will answer any questions you might have about the site, its easy to communicate with other members, and VERY easy to add widgets, blidgets, videos, and pre-recorded messages to your profile. Again this site is very new, so if your looking for something with a little more activity and members, then Myspace is probably the best way to go.

Most people think of Facebook as more of a personal type of website. But I know many people that use this site to their advantage rather than disadvantage. Facebook has over 39 million active members. Sure its not as many as Myspace, but come on 39 MILLION active users, waiting to see what your all about! Why wouldn’t you take advantage of sites like this one? Facebook is also a really cool site because you can make your own applications. I know some people that have made their own apps and are actually make a good amount of money from the application itself or from promoting their sites with in the application.

Of course theres millions of other Social Networking sites out there and new ones popping up everyday. Use the ones your comfortable using and use your own personal judgment when choosing a site, whether your choosing it for its options, because of its popularity and “brand name” or something else altogether. Good luck!

Eric Desiree is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He started his career as a Public Relations Officer in a law firm in Los Angeles California. Currently, he is the managing editor of ANCPR.