We all witnessed the fiasco that was United Airlines vs. Dave Carroll – and we all saw just how social media can impact business. It really put the whole array of social networking tools squarely in the mainstream discussions of business owners and entrepreneurs.

The last step is to consistently update your pages with content that is relevant to your industry. Think about, for example, the type of information that your target audience is seeking. If you run a diet blog for example you could maintain a Business profiles steady flow of recipes baking tips and local restaurant recommendations. It is likely that someone looking for diet tips may be interested in learning more about your blog.

Warrior Forum often has posters who list blogs with dofollow links enabled. You may have to search around a bit, but they’re there. The problem here is the same problems as numbers 1 and 2 above – namely these blogs get ambushed with spam and the dofollow is changed to nofollow quickly.

The first rule about blogging is to make friends. Despite the fact that some blogs are actually corporate, serious and professional in their approach, most blogs these days are friendly and personal. So, what do you have to do to bring people into your blog? Blog hopping. Yes, visit other people’s Latest post and give them comments (genuine ones, please) and provide a link back to your blogs. The key is to MAKE FRIENDS.

Use aggregators, dashboards, and directory sites. Prep multiple descriptions of varying length for each project and have them at hand to online blogs cut and paste.

Keeps you “on top” of your game. By writing about your work and the benefits of your products and services often, you will stay current and fresh. This will help in all phases of your business, but it will also help you in networking situations by giving you something fresh and new to talk about when having conversations with possible Clients and new referrals. It also gives you new ideas to share with potential Clients as you build your relationship with them.

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