Pinterest is the newest social media phenomenon and it just hit over 10 million members. In six months, the virtually unknown site saw a 4,000% increase in visits, leading it to become one of the fastest growing websites of all time. In one week alone, there were 11 million hits on Pinterest.
You need to have social media buttons at the bottom of every post so that people who like your content have a way of sharing it. You need the usual ones like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ but also Pinterest and Stumbleupon.
Sharing your blog posts and having your friends share them to their network makes your posts go viral, which means you’re the network of that friend will see it too and will be able to share it. This will boost your search engine results tremendously.
For those of you that haven’t set up a twitter account, now is the perfect time. Hop on over to TWITTER and get started. There’s opportunity to follow other authors and writers. You can learn so much by simply by following someone who writes.
First, you will want to choose the sites where you will market. Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, and Linkedin are crucial. Although My collection is as much about pinning cool photos as anything else, it’s still a social presence where you may use a wide variety of content to promote your business. Make it part of your marketing arsenal if you want to succeed in your online marketing efforts.
Fan Pages – A fan page is where you create a page for your site. You post status updates to this page, as well as information about your business. Once you build your page, make sure you share it everywhere you can. Your page should be complete, keyword rich, and point back to your busiiness website. You may build as many pages as you like, so if you’re a book author, build a page for each of your books.
The most important thing is to act. Make a decision about what you want to do and go with it. Grab some friends and have a “work” day where everyone leaves their regular responsibilities and focusers on their gift making. Procrastination only leads to disappointment and a stomach ulcer. Enjoy the season and enjoy giving (and receiving) creative gifts.