Use Your Summer Vacation To Social Network

social network while vacationingA common complaint amongst many online business owners is that they don’t do enough social networking. It’s important to social network at all times, as talking to more people about your business is one of the best ways to expose them to it; especially if they never would have been exposed to it otherwise. Plus, with social network efforts, you will come across as friendlier and more trustworthy, which is always great for business. If you’re about to go on summer vacation, there’s no reason why you can’t improve your social network efforts while you’re away. Here are five tips to help you social network while vacationing. They’re easy enough so that anyone can do them and they’ll help you market your online business online and off.

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Use Pinterest As A Go-To Tool

don't be afraid to pin itPinterest is the latest social network to make waves with online marketers everywhere. Using the Pinterest tool, you can position yourself in front of hopeful prospects and urge them to share your content with other Pinterest users. As long as you know what you’re doing, and if you hop on Pinterest now before your competitors do, you’ll be well-ahead of the curve and in a prime position to take over far more than your share of the market using nothing more than the Pinterest tool.

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Everybody Loves Twitter

A new study came out recently showing that Twitter has reached 500 million users. It’s clear: everyone loves Twitter. This is great news for you, the Twitter marketer. Once you know where your audience is, you can target that audience with targeted marketing materials. That sounds good on paper, but you must tread carefully. The reason Twitter is so popular is because it is a community where people go to share thoughts and ideas. They don’t go to Twitter to be sold to and they certainly didn’t go to receive any spam. So how do you handle twitter marketing so that you can crack into this veritable cornucopia of prospects and customers? You do it by being social on the Twitter social network.

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The Pros And Cons Of Using Pinterest

You may have social networking profiles on Facebook and Twitter and possibly even Google+, but have you considered creating a profile on Pinterest? Pinterest is the baby social network that is taking the online world by storm. With Pinterest you have your very own board that you can customize however you want and then you can Pin various media to it. The network is a favorite amongst women who love to share recipes and dress designs and feel good photos and images, but the network is steadily growing to encompass all demographics and interests. Before you get started, you may want to consider the Pinterest pros and the Pinterest cons so that you’re never taken off guard once you dive in.

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Why People Still Prefer Pinterest Over Other Social Networks

The social network Pinterest, though still in its infancy, is already showing much more promise than any other social network that has come before it. Facebook, Twitter and even Google+ didn’t experience near the same growth in their first years as Pinterest has. The site has an excess of 10 million users and that number continues to climb every day. So why do people still prefer Pinterest over Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and all other social networks? The moment you visit the site, register and log on, you’ll soon learn why the site is generating so much interest from marketers and consumers alike.

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What Is Facebook Exchange And Why Should Advertisers And Shareholders Be Excited?

Facebook, the most popular social networking platform the world has ever seen, has long been searching for more efficient ways to monetize its 800+ million regular users. Facebook is not only a great way to keep in contact with friends and family but has also been a great way to share interests and ads. With the recent launch of its near $100 billion IPO and shareholders eager to make an even larger profit from the offering, Facebook needs to find a more productive way to associate dollar signs with some or all of the individuals that use the site on a daily basis. This year seems to be a great year for Facebook, as the platform is about to launch Facebook Exchange, a new Advertising platform that could rival Google’s Adwords platform.

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Facebook Local

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New Facebook changes are coming. And with it, you’ll see a much more localized, geo-targeted social network. Have you ever heard me say that the internet is going local? Only a thousand times. Well, here’s one more clue in case you had doubts…

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Features of Google Buzz

Ah one more Google property. One more social network to figure out how to use. Lucky for you, I’ve been playing with it to figure it out, and I have a clip showing how some of the features actually work so you can see it.

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The Google Buzz Buzz

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Yesterday was a BIG day for Google. And for social networking. I went over it in my live show at BusinessInnerCircle.com, as well. But I wanted to make sure and post it here so everyone knows.

Google released their newest product called “Buzz” yesterday. Essentially, it’s a social network which links your twitter feed, your youtube videos, your flickr pics, and all other social networks that Google can figure out that are connected with you…all to your gmail.

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