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Social networking! This stuff has been more and more popular and useful as I once discussed with you in one of my blogs. And to even discuss further, today I will talk about the two most  famous social networking websites ever, Facebook and Twitter.

Growing even bigger and bigger, many users have registered to these two social networking accounts for their own purposes: either personal or professional purposes. Both Facebook and Twitter currently have millions number of members.

It has been known that Twitter has around 10 millions global members while Facebook has even much more, around less or more than 150 millions global members. From this estimation, you must now realize how much they have gained popularity among online users.

However, although both of them are popular social networking sites, there are still some clear differences between them that make them different. One that is very crystal clear is that, Facebook looks more casual and adaptable while Twitter looks more professional and formal. Let’s see them more!

TWITTER

Twitter, the new shining star of social networking site. Simple and communicative are two best characteristics of Twitter! With its updates features, you can always communicate with your followers about what’s new about you. You can talk to your audience quickly and whenever you need to say something new and interesting you can use Twitter as your tiny blogging platform.

As I mentioned earlier, you get followers. Yes, followers! Different to Facebook, you not only get friends here, additionally, you get your followers. To your followers, you can send information of your latest blog post, latest news, or even ordinary stuffs in your daily life, and etc. Even better, you can share any URL that people can click.

Additionally, you can also get updates from your following, this means the people or organization or company that you follow. You can subscribe any updates from them. Please don’t worry that you get no one to follow as there are hundreds of interesting people to follow in Twitter. Now, I am sure you can see how Twitter can be very much interesting. And what about the other one, Facebook?

FACEBOOK

Facebook, facebook, and facebook! It has been a kind of “spreading” phenomenon  and addiction among internet users. Different from Twitter, Facebook is more casual and quite flexible for all kind of use. What’s so popular about it?

Well, using Facebook, it can be very addicting to people when you like to stay connected with friends and make new ones. Nowadays, the fact shows that some people rarely use their current emails or messengers tools anymore in online social communications and switch them most entirely to Facebook email and chat.

But not only these, you can also create your own page and group in facebook in which you can invite people to join so they can also know what is going on with you, your organization, or your company. Here, you can always update with new information, updates, or anything new about you and people will get to know you better and deeper each time from these news.

After reading this, you have known the effective functions of these two awesome social networking sites in communicating with others. So, it is inappropriate if you keep getting yourselves isolated from the outside world who might want to get to know more about you. It’s time to stay in touch and get connected now!

~G4br13lle~

It’s been around a week or two since I wrote my last blog/article here. Sorry that I missed out to provide you with some information. Well anyway, here I am for you again. Today, I will talk about something that is impossible to be unfamiliar for you, social networking sites.

I bet nobody never heard about that before. Many people register an account for many reasons, some of which can be for friendship, networking, and many even get a relationship or marriage from those. However, don’t just think they are only for those. There are even more benefits (or let’s say profits) you can gain from Social Networking sites, in terms of SEO and SEM purposes.

Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Purposes (Benefits and Profits)

SEO has always been a vital and significant issue when you have your own website, especially when your site is critical and important for your business. That means you will try every way to get yourself gaining more traffic (the most important benefits you get for your site, which will lead to profits later).

How? You can use different techniques combination to increase traffic to your website. You can do it by first researching which social networking sites are widely used and then developing a professional looking profile (Remember! Your profile is the one that grabs the visitors’ attention to your business).

Next, don’t leave it just the way it is! Keep in mind that you MUST always update all the information and the contents on your page. This is how you can communicate new stuffs about your products or services to your target markets and visitors.

You can add links to your particular website page on the social networking site, to generate more traffic and eventually, more profits for your business. You can leave a link to your site everytime you send message to people so they can click on it. And don’t stand alone! Your friends can also help to put a link to your page or your site. All these techniques will get you more traffic and the profits themselves.

Furthermore, if you wish to succeed in social networking, learn to leave your comments on the blogs of other members, with a back link to your website. But remember that your comments must be positive and good ones, not negative comments that will make others have negative impression about you.

In return, all these will surely generate you more number of your website visitors and more business profits. Believe me that social networking has been an effective tool of marketing strategies of many companies. When you decide to trust and do this, you will not regret it.

Which Social Networking Sites You Must Use

There is no exact one of which you really have to use as there have been too many social networking sites nowadays. You just need to choose the one that is suitable to your business needs and comforts, but especially, one that is popular and high-traffic with millions of members.

Some that I know very popular these days are Facebook and Myspace, which keep growing their members, popularity, and traffic in number. And there are also Twitter and Linked In for professional use. You can always choose one that you’d like to use, or better, you can use more than one.

When you feel they are not enough, you can always try to check more list here to get those you prefer to use. If you haven’t used any, better start now for your own good. Anyway, being late is still better than never… So, let’s get it started now!

~Gabrielle~

14th of February. It is one of the days of the year when everyone celebrate and remember to shower their beloved ones with care and meaningful gifts. In the streets, you see guys stopping by the corner florist to purchase a bouquet of roses. Downtown, shops at every corner are offering valentine discounts for every item possible. Even online stores are jumping on the bandwagon.

As a matter of fact, it is the ecommerce cousins that fare better, especially in tough economic times like now. This is because customers tend to get bigger discounts online. Just in 2008 alone, online Valentine’s Day sales revenue reaches the $1 billion mark.

So, if you were planning to start an online ecommerce store, this could be the perfect time for you to market your products!

Anything that Sell Well…

You can sell apparels, photo frames, poetic gift cards, photo-printed mugs, lovely gift boxes, and many more!… But don’t just stop with the traditional ones.  Electronic gadgets such as PDA, pink iPods (and its accessories), digital cameras, MP3 players, laptops, and the ever increasingly popular netbooks are top choices too.

Promoting Your Online Presence

You need to get the word out! And there are various methods to do just that.

Search Engine Optimization

Optimize your online ecommerce store by researching the appropriate keywords to use. When your website is search engine ready, update your e-commerce site by placing your best offers at the home page. Also provide clear important information on every page such as the last shipping dateline. You also need to update about available and unavailable items. It will be even better to customize a search tool for visitors to browse and narrow their search results by gift recipient, personality, price, or category so they will find exactly what they really want.

Email Marketing

If you already have your customer based, this can be the easiest way to spread the word. You should improve your email marketing words to create urgency of the benefits of getting things done far before the last minutes. Send reminder emails until the Valentine’s Day itself to recipients who might haven’t read the previous messages. To help your marketing, cooperate with affiliates and inform them for products or banners in their websites. Two people working are always better than one. The heaviest Valentine’s sales days will be around one week before February 14. Include the latest dates possible for shipping to ensure that they won’t receive their gift items late.

Social Media

Another option to campaign your Valentine’s offers can be done through the most famous social networking site nowadays, Facebook. Facebook enables you to have simple advertisements for online marketing. You can customize your targets’ gender, location, age, relationship status, or interests. You can feel relieved as the advertisement delivery is accurate. And just for additional information, Facebook users navigate from newsfeed to profile to applications.

Advertising on applications is also effective in Facebook. Some of the most popular applications  for  males include SuperPoke, iLike, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, PetrolHead, Vampires, Slayers and Werewolves, are you interested, meet new people, hot cute or okay, or hot bids.

Of course with so many items to sell, you may want to start early so that your customers have enough time to choose the appropriate gift. So start it now don’t wait to the last minutes!