Social Media: A Quick Overview & Tutorials
See list of more social media sites below. . .
Social Media in Plain English (Youtube video)
RSS News Feeds
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Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking service, owned by Yahoo!, which allows people to store bookmarks to financial websites of their choice. Del.icio.us uses “tagging” by which users can tag their favorite bookmarks with keywords they choose. Bloggers can encourage readers to add their financial planner website blogs to del.icio.us, for more exposure.
Flickr.com provides free online photo sharing. Load your relevant financial professional webpage photos to share with clients and prospects.
It is a free social news website allowing people to share content. You can submit blog posts, links, and articles, and vote on their popularity. This process is called digging and burying. Popular financial webpage articles appear on the front page, and if you can get an article or post there, it can generate lots of traffic to your financial advisor website.
LinkedIn Business Networking
LinkedIn is a social networking site for professionals and business owners. You can make your personal profile reference your financial planner website. LinkedIn profiles receive a fairly high PageRank in Google, so they are a good way to influence what people see when they search for a financial website.
Facebook is the popular social networking website with an interactive, user-submitted network of people. You can use pay per click advertising for your financial webpage that you can target to your local demographics.
Technorati is a search engine for blogs. You can use Technorati to find online advertising sources for your financial planner webpage blogs. Advertisers can find quality financial website blogs on which to advertise. Your financial professional webpage blog will be indexed for free.
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question.
MySpace is a social networking website with an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. Use it to connect with potential clients for your financial organization.
List & Links of Social Media Websites