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Social Networking for the Active Internet Marketer

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Here is an excellent social networking community that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. It is called IM faceplate, it is free to join, and it offers a variety of ways for marketers to share and highlight their favourite money-making programs.

This social site has been around for a few years but for some reason it has not caught on the way some of the most well known social media sites have, and I don’t know why! Internet Marketers should be flocking to this site in droves. It is free to join.

The big advantage is that IM faceplate is designed specifically for Internet Marketers. It is not like other social sites that stifle your marketing enthusiasm or prohibit you from promoting your products, programs or services. … Read the rest of this entry

Marketing with Pinterest

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I just have to say, if you are not marketing with Pinterest, you are missing the boat! With well over 10 million registered users and around 12 million unique visitors monthly, this social networking dynamo is a must for Internet Marketers.

Pinterest is billed as a “virtual pinboard.” Users collect photos and link to websites and products they love and recommend. The purpose is to share whatever they find on the web that to them is interesting, informative, inspiring, helpful, beautiful, funny or serious.

Check out the infographic I have posted below for more amazing details and statistics about Pinterest. You will also find this infographic in the group Infographics board in my Pinterest profile. … Read the rest of this entry

Try Social Networking in Small Business Forums

GT Bulmer | Small Business Forums GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central | GT @ Google+

Marketing on the Internet means taking advantage of every opportunity available to build your brand and create awareness for your business, your website or your products or services. Networking in small business forums can be beneficial.

The emphasis on social networking has increased tremendously the past few years and most small and medium businesses need to add an element of social marketing to their efforts.

Discussion forums allow you to interact with other marketers and potential customers or clients in a more personal and friendly way. … Read the rest of this entry

Facebook Social Network Still a Mystery

GT Bulmer | Facebook Social Network GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central | GT @ Google+

Well, I bit the bullet and joined the Facebook social network one day last week. I have received some excellent coaching from my Internet Marketing mentors in the Affiliate Power Group, but Facebook is still a mystery to me.

I am finding my way around the social site just fine, but you know how it is with things: every day I discover something new, or learn a better way to use a certain feature.

I am still not exactly clear on which part of Facebook to use at certain times, or where some things that I post are going to turn up or who is going to see them. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Social Marketing GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

This is the third installment in a series of three posts covering some of the obstacles to home Internet business success. The first was about Competition; the second, Search Engine Optimization; and this one, Social Marketing.

The obstacle of Social Marketing – that is, using Social Media, like Facebook, Twitter and IM faceplate, to connect with potential prospects and build your brand – can be a big challenge for Internet Marketers.

When Social Media first started to catch the attention of online marketers, many had a rough time adapting because you can’t approach Social Marketing the same way as traditional marketing. … Read the rest of this entry

Social Metrics to Watch

GT Bulmer | Social Metrics to Watch GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Internet Marketing is getting more refined the more we learn how to effectively use the medium, and nowhere is the pace of development more challenging than on Social Media sites. Here are some Social Metrics to watch.

I just finished reading about the metrics of “exposure” and “frequency” in a recent Website Magazine blog post that highlighted a year-long study on the effectiveness of Facebook ads. The study analyzed a large amount of Facebook advertising data that covered an extensive range of brands and categories.

A very interesting correlation between exposure rate and click-through rate (CTR) was revealed through the study. It also provided a surprising revelation about ad frequency, and it is not what you may be thinking. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Business Social Networking Sites GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Social Media sites are great for exposure and expanding your reach, but business social networking sites are unique in that they allow you to truly highlight your marketing focus and your niche or specialty.

IM faceplate is one such site that caters to the community of Internet Marketers, entrepreneurs and small businesses of all sorts. The site does lend itself very well to a general sort of socializing and networking, but it is set up specifically so members can promote their businesses and highlight their expertise.

I have been a member of IM faceplate for a few years now and I have not only made some good friends there, but I also receive regular traffic from the site, especially during times when I am actively interacting with other members. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Internet Marketing Forums GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

I really mean that: Internet Marketing Forums are a wealth of wisdom, insight and knowledge. There are general interest forums, forums that cater to particular niches and exclusive forums for members only.

Today, let me tell you about the Warrior Forum. It is one of the most widely known and most active forums catering specifically to the interests of Internet Marketers. Basic membership is free and there are upgrade options for members who want to take advantage of a few select advanced features.

I have been a member of the Warrior Forum since 2007. My activity there varies depending on my marketing focus and interests of the moment. My purpose is two-fold: first, to learn from others and to keep up or catch up with current market trends; and second, to share some of my own marketing experiences and insight with other home based business marketing enthusiasts. … Read the rest of this entry

Build Your Own Social Networking Community?

GT Bulmer | Social Networking Community GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

I suppose the technology and support is now available to help you build your own social networking community. I haven’t looked into this, but I know forum scripts have been available, so why not social networking scripts, too?

It could be quite an undertaking, if you are serious about it and hope to compete with the numerous social sites that have already popped up over the past few years. But with the right script, an appealing social niche and some unique marketing, you just might be able to do it.

One thing is for certain: Social networking is popular! Everybody is into it and if people see a social networking community that looks new and exciting, they will want to check it out. If they like what they see, they might get actively involved and tell others about it. … Read the rest of this entry

Brand Yourself With This Online Marketing Forum

GT Bulmer | Online Marketing Forum GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

If you want to draw attention and succeed with your online business you need to show leadership and one good way to do this is to brand yourself with this online marketing forum: the Entrepreneur Forums on the EvanCarmichael.com site.

Anybody can be a member of the forum and benefit from the experience, but I am talking about taking it to the next level, as a Forum Moderator. As a moderator, you would have a few extra responsibilities and you will receive greater exposure.

You can use this exposure to brand yourself as an expert, and your business as a preferred source for the products and services you sell. … Read the rest of this entry

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