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« on: November 20, 2009, 16:06 »
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Who know more about NetwrokedBlogs on facebook?

http://www.networkedblogs.com/

It is Blog Directory, but it uses a connection to your facebook account. Does it drive traffic to your blog?
« Last Edit: November 20, 2009, 16:18 by oboy »


« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 18:05 »
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0Thanks for the link, it looks like a new service, I have give it a go, nothing to lose, it links both ways if you add the widget to your blog it links back to facebook, and the other way from facebook to your blog.

What use could it be is the question:
If you are using facebook for Social to Social (S2S) keeping in touch with just family and friends etc:,  then it is not much use as a business tool as you would not want shouts about the latest bit of kit mixed with a post about a family or friends social event.

However if your facebook is used as a tool for sharing information on your stock 'Business' it could be a good tool, S2B or B2B networking is growing so it would depend on where you are currently getting the most connections, if your Blog has a good following then you need to consider if you want to connect your blog readers to your facebook, and likewise if you have many more 'stock business' connections on facebook then it could be a good tool to get you blog traffic and then readers, remembering that any facebook reader that links to your blog, the link will then be visible to their followers allowing greater networking.

It really is a matter of looking at your existing networking and making a call.

David  ;)

« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 19:02 »
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Looks like I will give it a try too. I try to keep my facebook account as much as possible for business. I do have some friends and family connected but I keep these updates to a minimum.

« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 19:41 »
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I clicked on your blog to follow, and it show on my facebook blog register as followed, but not on your blog. Maybe it will take some time.

Here are my blogs:
http://photoinfos.blogspot.com/
http://thelooneybinimages.blogspot.com/

WarrenPrice

« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 20:00 »
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0Thanks for the link, it looks like a new service, I have give it a go, nothing to lose, it links both ways if you add the widget to your blog it links back to facebook, and the other way from facebook to your blog.

What use could it be is the question:
If you are using facebook for Social to Social (S2S) keeping in touch with just family and friends etc:,  then it is not much use as a business tool as you would not want shouts about the latest bit of kit mixed with a post about a family or friends social event.

However if your facebook is used as a tool for sharing information on your stock 'Business' it could be a good tool, S2B or B2B networking is growing so it would depend on where you are currently getting the most connections, if your Blog has a good following then you need to consider if you want to connect your blog readers to your facebook, and likewise if you have many more 'stock business' connections on facebook then it could be a good tool to get you blog traffic and then readers, remembering that any facebook reader that links to your blog, the link will then be visible to their followers allowing greater networking.

It really is a matter of looking at your existing networking and making a call.

David  ;)

David,
This thing about business vs social has been bugging me since letting DT hook my sales/uploads to Facebook.  I could not see how that would benefit me.  However, I had tinkered with creating a "Facebook Page" in the name of my website "WarrenPricePhotography" where I have a very popular Vintage Motocross Series of blogs and photos.  My lack of technical skills discouraged me and I left it dangling.
My question is ... are you referring to that Facebook Page capability as Business vs Social?  Is "Pages" what we are talking about linking to/between sites?????


« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2009, 03:40 »
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David,
This thing about business vs social has been bugging me since letting DT hook my sales/uploads to Facebook.  I could not see how that would benefit me.  However, I had tinkered with creating a "Facebook Page" in the name of my website "WarrenPricePhotography" where I have a very popular Vintage Motocross Series of blogs and photos.  My lack of technical skills discouraged me and I left it dangling.
My question is ... are you referring to that Facebook Page capability as Business vs Social?  Is "Pages" what we are talking about linking to/between sites?????


Warren,
It is about Networks, I.M.H.O. you have a good scenario to start with as you have a niche market, the non-photographer traffic coming to your website will be from searches and word of mouth, this is organic growth, so how to find and market to the people with a common interest that may want to purchase your assets.

Advertising in specialist magazines and on specialist websites has a financial cost, where viral marketing through social and business networking has a cost of only time, so networking is a cheap form of marketing.

This is an overview of the process to get started.
Facebook:
  • Set-up your facebook page
  • Add some interesting information about you and your services
  • Add links to your Website, Twitter and Blog
  • Go to the menu Friends > Find Friends
  • Towards the bottom of the page there is a box 'Search for People', enter MotoCross and there are over 500 matches
  • Select someone to add as a friend (See Note*)
  • Now you can add more from the list Add as Friend > Send Request
  • Now select Groups (Refine Search here to Location)
  • Select and join these Groups

Note* The first friend you add a friend this will bring up the Captcha text, next to that is a link to verify, add your mobile number and you will get a text with a code add the code and you will not need to use the Captcha anymore.

Many will accept as you have a common interest, they will have other 'facebook friends' that might be involved in motocross, event organisers, bloggers, riders, family, friends, pit crew, trainers, kit suppliers etc:

They will find you on the friends of friends and will add you, I have little on my facebook apart from linking back to my websites, I have over 170 'Facebook Friends', these range from photographers, models, agencies, trainers, etc:, for me it is about my blog not my images, reaching as many people as possible when I have something to say, for an event or niche photographer it would be about reaching as many people to promote a specialist product or service.

Twitter and Facebook have moved on from 'social to social' networking, businesses are finding these useful marketing tools for viral marketing, seed your network and watch it grow, many large companies leak 'thier next best thing' through social networking tools before going to market, NetworkedBlogs is an extention of facebook, bringing traffic to your blog and your blog readers to facebook!

Many cannot see the worth of social networking and other can, on twitter Jack Hollingsworth has grown a following of 10000+ with the aim of providing photography related services, some of these tutorials and online seminars will be free, then others like e-books and photography tours will be monitised, giving a good balance with the free bits used as marketing for the monitised services, in the off-line world how much would it have cost 'PhotoJack' to reach over 10000 potential customers.
  
David  ;)
« Last Edit: November 21, 2009, 05:14 by Adeptris »

WarrenPrice

« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009, 10:50 »
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Thanks for taking the time to share that knowledge, David.  This may be a bit beyond my simplified access in the social networking community but I will continue to study and try to catch up with the times.  Maybe my network designing friend can walk me thru.  I'll print this off and talk with him about OUR next step.   :P


« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 12:13 »
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I tried it out a while ago - I can't really see that much traffic coming from it. The problem with many of these sites is that much of what you find on there is just spammy content with very little real value.

If you're serious about your blog you should be focusing on it longer term - getting quality traffic there rather than just casual browsers. The best way to do that by providing interesting and original material in a way that isn't just about you trying to make money from it.

If you want people to come to your blog from facebook, post links to your blog posts in your updates if what you write is of interest to your facebook friends. If you want to keep your facebok friends separate from contacts for your blog, create a separate facebook page for your blog.



 

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