Today’s most popular social networking platforms, mainly Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, provide individuals and companies alike a place to advertise and promote to millions of people for little to no cost. These social networks are equivalent to the “main street” storefront of years ago. Where it was once it was the philosophy that being on the street where everyone was, was the ticket to foot traffic- now being on the network that everyone is on, is the ticket to traffic on your website. Companies all over the world are realizing what a great resource these sites are, but it’s still a virtually untapped resource in many aspects.
Why is Facebook.com so great?
Facebook has more than 500 million registered users and gets 39,000,000,000 page views per day, thats nearly 5x google.
Using Facebook to increase your business can help you to target specific groups categorized by location, age and interests. Building a community around your business helps to keep you and your customers connected, keeping your name in front of them and making it more likely that they will use your services in the future.
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Although Facebook is most likely the best avenue to start your social networking presence on, the other popular ones are twitter and YouTube. Both of these can be used in addition to Facebook and we recommend branching out to them if it will benefit your business.
The low cost of utilizing these social networks makes using them a no brainer for virtually any industry or company. For free you can set up a profile, fan page and place page to promote your business and for what ever budget you feel comfortable with, you can start to advertise to targeted groups of users and increase your business.