Social media platforms are websites that function as online communities. Members of social media sites can interact with each other based on common interests, and network for business purposes.
Don’t use social media platforms to promote your website or blog only. It’s important to interact genuinely with other members. Promote what others are offering, too, if it complements what you’re offering on your site and/or what you personally believe in. Most social media sites are based on the philosophy that cooperation is ideal.
To attract more visitors to your site(s), and network with people in your niche, open free accounts with the following popular social media sites and use them several times a week:
Facebook – connect with personal and professional contacts via posts, instant messages, photo and video sharing and online games
Twitter – “microblog” (only 140 characters per post) to communicate with personal and professional contacts via text messages and photo and video sharing
Google + – communicate with other Google service users (Gmail, for example) via posts, photo and video sharing, and instant messaging
LinkedIn – connect with potential employers and employees on this business networking site via posts, photo and video sharing and e-mail
Pinterest: share pictures of things that you like that you find online or upload from your computer with other members
Youtube: share videos and like and follow other member’s videos
Want to simplify using social media platforms with free and low cost tools? Use the tips and resources in Traffic Ten.