3 Tips For Online Business Networking

Are these people in your social network or just from another bad Web site template?

Are these people in your social network or just from another bad Web site template?

Social networks are growing. Especially those that have anything to do with networking for business. It’s clear that in this down economy, workers who have lost their jobs or are looking to bolster their connections before they do are updating their profiles and making connections on social networks.

But how many social networks should you be a part of? Experts agree on a few rules of thumb when it comes to online social networking.


Social Media Proving Difficult For Marketers

Will you find customers on Facebook or other social media?

In case you hadn’t noticed, it appears the world of social networking is giving marketers and the businesses they market for a run for their money. I’ve been paying attention because I, too, am a marketer trying to make sense of this very fickle medium.

The bottom line is that, even as anti-social as social media seems on the surface, people are there to interact with people, not advertisements.

Snap Shots Added to MarketGreener

Snap Shots

Been doing a little blog maintenance lately and, among other things, I just added Snap Shots to my blog. Now you can get a preview of a linked-to page and see if you really want to go there without leaving the blog. In addition, it also offers interactive excerpts of Wikipedia articles, MySpace profiles, IMDb profiles and Amazon products, and it can display inline videos, RSS, MP3s, photos, stock charts and more.

Give it a try and see how you like it. If you decide you don’t like it (and I’m not even sure yet myself), just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out.

Have fun with it!