What do you want to talk about? Consider what you talk about at work, at home, and with clients, and make a list of topics and keywords that are at the core of your day-to-day conversations. Include the keywords you use to talk about your business on your website as well as a few of… Read More


To connect effectively with the people in your network, you need to create relationships. You need to understand the needs, the pains and the joys of the community. You need to nurture these relationships with attention, caring and entertainment. Yes it is work, but the rewards can be almost immediate. Tweet… Read More


Like all social media networks you want to start with your home page. Add an image, fill out your bio and add some of the RSS feeds to your other networks if you have them by clicking the add services link. Don’t feel like you have to put them all up right away, you can… Read More


Getting started is simple. The hard part is figuring out who you want in your network, and where they “live” online. It’s a waste of time and energy to join a network if your target market isn’t there. Tweet… Read More


Chuck Hester is the author of “LinkedIn Pay it Forward.” He has over 9,000 people in just ONE of his networks, yet he actively engages a large number of his connections regularly. He created a local network called “LinkedIn Live” in Raleigh, North Carolina that attracts hundreds of people who connect face to face and… Read More


How many connections you can effectively communicate with? The “Dunbar’s Number” theory (named for a British anthropologist who theorized that the average human brain could only effectively maintain a social relationship with approximately 150 people at one time) is frequently quoted as a measure of how many connections one person can manage effectively, usually by… Read More


We have seen how individuals and groups can leverage their extended networks to reach many people quickly. How does this happen? If you have 50 people who follow your blog, a forum with 100 members and a Twitter following of 500, you have 650 people in your personal social media circle. On average, each of… Read More


SpliceToday.com is a web magazine that produces unique, off-beat articles on topics ranging from politics, music, sex, sports, and top news stories. The content is organized into a collection of linked articles, original writing and multimedia. This is a tough space in which to differentiate, and SpliceToday needed to build their brand and traffic so… Read More


There are a lot of ways to automatically post your links to social bookmarking sites with automated posting systems. The problem with using them is the lack of connection with other users. They simply get posted to the site and wait for someone to stumble across them and (hopefully) re-share. Bookmarks don’t really do you… Read More


Choose 2-3 networks to post on first, and get to know and find the users you want to connect with. Maybe they are in the same field or maybe they have a complementary interest. Read some of their posts and vote them up, re-share them with your network or otherwise support them, even if you… Read More


Social bookmarking sites are abundant and a very popular way to save your favorites, share them with friends and drive traffic to your content. A very short list of the most popular are: Digg, Yahoo! Buzz, StumbleUpon, reddit, delicious, kaboodle, Propeller, twine, diigo Blinklist, newsvine. Social Bookmarking is a deep subject, but this will get… Read More