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Old 11-10-2012, 10:47 AM
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Social Media - Working for you?

Wondering how many of you are actively using Social Media to promote and communicate with your clients? I have found it to be a good source of new leads and an excellent way to keep your base up to date.

www.facebook.com/INTEGRAWorks (feel free to "Like" my page)

I don't have a lot of time or patience for twitter, so I have linked my twitter feed to my FB page. Same with LinkedIn, which appears to be growing quickly and becoming more relevant with the expansion of their discussion forums etc.

If you have a business facebook page, be sure to post the link on this thread. The more the merrier!
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:46 AM
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Here is mine. I need to be more diligent about posting new comments and projects.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lite-4...40554036032257

What are you doing with it to attract more leads? In other words, how are you attracting new visitors and friends to your page?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:55 AM
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I try to work the page at least a few times a week by posting links, info, notes, and images. Most of the fan growth has come from me promoting the page to my clients and personal FB friends. Once you have developed a decent fan base, then your posts and updates are being seen across a fairly vast social network. You will be amazed at how you slowly grow the base with people who just see your content through friends of friends. About 8% of our new leads this past year came from Facebook; not bad for free marketing.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:11 PM
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8% !!!! Wow, now that made me sit up and take notice. Guess I'll be doing some promoting beginning with my client list for sure. I just have never really believed it was something that would actually pan out into anything solid. I figuired it as just more of a fad for ranting and raving about personal life and such.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:29 PM
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There is good and bad in everything I suppose. I was a FB non-believer for some time, but once I started using it more, and for the right reasons (IMO), it became pretty clear how powerful it can be. It really does allow you to reach out far and wide and influence a much bigger demographic than you might have previously considered. Just be sure to post positive, relative, interesting and entertaining content rather than straight self promo stuff. By sharing and cross posting information you will attract a diverse fan base.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:12 PM
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Linked In is working for me, but the interface is clunky and they are slow to update changes.

Also, every time you turn around they want you to connect with someone you don't know... worse than FB in that regard.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:16 PM
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And another thing about Linked In: lately I notice that Linked In users profile data now shows up in my Gmail Contacts files. I probably opted in to connect the two, but don't recall doing it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:55 AM
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Social Media - Working for you?

Www.facebook.com/tomscreek

I've been active posting mostly pictures and the like on Facebook. It's hard to know if its working but I have no doubt some of my clients are engaged and at the minimum like looking at the pictures.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:18 PM
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I am still in the early stages of Facebook, further along with Twitter. Just discovered that LinkedIn company pages are extremely SEO friendly. They let you add services with a photo, link, video and keywords for each one. Very nice.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ross-N...40376552660336
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:11 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Class...2716232?ref=hl

I have not received any referrals from it but people do mention that they see my page. Ever since FB made changes to status notifications, views have dramatically decreased.
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