Do you know what the main purpose of a social networking website is?
If you are a keen internet user, it’s more likely that you do. For those of you who don’t know, social networking websites are a place to meet and talk with other internet users. If you are an internet user who enjoys using the world wide web to meet new people, there is a good chance that you already belong to a social networking website. Another advantage is that scores of people employ these networking sites to market their own online blog, as a source of free advertising!
Why would you want to advertise your own blog? Well, the whole purpose of a blog is to document your thoughts, views, and opinions on a particular topic, issue, or subject. But why bother if no one actually reads your blog? Well, there is a point. Because it has other purposes in addition to giving information to the cyber world about your opinions. You can use it to generate cash! By signing up to programs such as Google AdSense for example or many other affiliate programs you can get your blog to work for you. If you are blogging to make money then you will definitely need to market it.
A simple method that many people use to showcase their blogs is to let the search engine to provide traffic to their blog. Search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN use special techniques that look at the content on your website. That content is then used to rank your website with specific keywords. So, if your blog is on the subject of Organic ice cream in Florida, then you stand a decent possibility of ranking highly when searches are made for Florida made Organic ice cream. The trouble is you can not rely on ranking highly in search engines alone. This is why you are advised against relying solely on the search engines, to promote your blog. So once more if you are using social networking sites and you enjoy chatting online then the online community are a ready audience. The individuals that you talk to in your community are most likely the individuals that you should initially target. Social networking websites tend to link like minded people with shared interests and pastimes, these are individuals who will almost certainly want to take a look at your blog and hence are called, a targeted group! However, they will not be able to read it if you do not tell them about it.
So how do you do this? Well there are a few different ways to promote your blog. You can always put a link on the profile page or community profile of your blog. This gives other members of the community the choice to visit your blog or not. Another method is to inform your online friends of your blog through private messages also called ‘pm’s’. Once you join a social networking website and create or join a network of friends, you should easily be able to communicate with those friends. It must be said that sending each of your friends a private message with information and a link to your blog, generally tends to be more effective than just placing a link on your profile page.
If you are already a member of a social networking site then great, if not then you need to consider joining one. If you are not already a member, but would like to become one, you will need to find a social networking website to join.
Start by searching on the internet for popular sites. In your search, you will likely find a number of popular network sites, such as, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and MySpace, plus many more. Before becoming a member of one of these networking sites, you may want to first examine the website to ensure that it is everything that you want it to be. As you can easily see, there are a number of different ways that you can go about promoting your blog on social networking websites. You never know, but, in addition to promoting your blog, you may also make new friends along the way.