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Friday, November 26, 2010

Social Networking Websites - Where is the Focus?

What do I mean when I say where is the focus? Most of these social networking websites are Web 2.0 marketing. 

All that means is when you see a share button on the site, every time someone likes, comments or shares your content from their site. It's a social signal and this is a good thing to do for getting your content more exposure, in the search engines and it means more traffic to their site and your content too.

Don't get me wrong, the site owners want you to interact and meet people, but on the other hand they want you to tell others so they can join the site and then guess what happens next. They're on the site owners list now and they get to send emails to everyone who joins.

These are people you have invited/referred to their site, and then they get to promote to them about some offer they are currently marketing.

Hmmm! Isn't that what you want to happen? Did a light bulb just go off? Don't get mad, it's just how it works, but the thing that sticks in my craw.

It's the social networking groups, a few of these sites want to tell you what you can talk about in your group. Some even have the audacity to remove your post if they feel like you are promoting your business. Well what the heck are they doing when they're mailing out to people that you have referred to them.

So how does internet social networking works, YOU pay a monthly fee to come to a location everyday and the whole purpose is to be able to come their and introduce yourself, start up a conversation and if you meet a lot of people, that's interested in discussing it further then you present them with your business card (a link to your website).

Example: Let's say you got about 4 or 5 people that you're talking with, and say the owner happens to pass and sees that you are passing out your business card, and he says that's not allowed and breaks up your discussion. Is that fair? What did he just do here? He stopped you from doing what you are paying him a monthly fee to do. Social networking is like a great big meeting hall, and if the owners are going to be so controlling as to tell you what you can talk about, then why bother paying them.

That's what you're paying them to do. That's why I avoid sites that you have to pay to do social networking because you're not building your list, only the site owners. I will be writing about this some more. This has really gotten my juices flowing and it's something that should be addressed. Just something that you need to think about.

You really should give this some serious thought, and if you would like to learn how to think, not what to think. I have a video to share with you, this will help you to get rid of all the negativity that gets in your mind. If I have piqued your curiosity then I advise you to look at the video and learn how to get focused so YOU will propel your business so that you will have success in network marketing.

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Ciara said...

This article will really make you think; I never thought of it that way. I have seen instances where people's link have been removed and it was completely relevant to the subject at hand. They said it was spam and removed his whole profile and banned him from coming back. The owners of these sites is greedy and want all of the members for themselves to promote and sell all kinds of junk.

Mary said...

Truly a informative article. I have never really thought of it this way. Thank you Terri for helping us to understand the logic on working the social networking websites.

almennigen said...

good article

Vita Woman said...

The title of this post is very key to every person who is in Network Marketing. The question comes up of is it about you or is it about making money, better yet selling a product? When you understand that you can not have an agenda in Network Marketing, only then is when you will have success.This is my aha moment I had with this post. Excellent!! Keep up the good work!!