Social Media News 5/13/12

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According to an article entitled, “Why Forums May Be the Most Powerful Social Media Channel for Brands,” forums are still very popular for asking and answering questions about products.

Forums are internet message boards or websites that provide an exchange of information about a particular subject between people online.

Here are some suggestions for how a business can participate on these message boards:

1. Be sure to follow guidelines on how to identify and market your business.

2. To prevent yourself from being banned, mirror the way that other members communicate.

3. If the administrator says something your said was too much like spam, apologize and don’t repeat the behavior.

4. Your main goal is to participate in existing discussions and add value.

5. Use your signature line to include your company name and a link to your website at the end of your post.

Forums are tools for building relationships and trust. You won’t be able to drive immediate traffic to your site from forums. Over time, this will result in people connecting with you.

See the link below in the social media news section of this post for more details about forums.

You can keep abreast of the latest social media news by reading the rest of this post.

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The dynamic world of social media marketing is constantly changing. Here are Social Media News updates for last week. Give me your comments. I’d love to read them, and I answer them all personally.

Forums:

  • Why Forums May Be the Most Powerful Social Media Channel for Brands
    Forums and message boards can help you connect with customers — but keep the marketing messages to a minimum.
  • Social Media ROI and Analytics:

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  • Facebook Marketing:

  • Brands Focusing Solely On Facebook Are Destined To Lose
    Facebook’s lack of focus on advertisers needs will hurt the advertisers, and the network in the long run.
  • Twitter Tips:

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  • General Social Networking:

  • What Are the Most Important Social Networks for Business?
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  • 5 Ways Social Media Can Increase Your Revenue From Existing Customers
    Are you using social media to keep your existing customers happy? Do you want to figure out how to drive revenue from existing customers through the social channel? This post will give you 5 tips to gain more revenue from your existing customers using social media. Why Focus on Existing Customers? For many companies, connecting [more social media news...]
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    4 Responses to “Social Media News 5/13/12”

    1. Derrick says:

      I haven’t used forums yet, but I will give it a try because of the tips in this post.

    2. Leslie says:

      I like the fact that there are apps that combine a forum app right to your Facebook page. It’s like two of the greatest social media channels combined. Great post!

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