Internet Marketing and Social Networking – A Match Made in Cyber Space Heaven

March 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Social Networking Tips

On January 22, 2010 Nielsen Wire published a report stating that time spent on social networking sites had increased from 3 hours per month to 5.5 hours per month in the last year, representing an 82% increase in the use of social media.

These people are not only using the social networking sites for personal enjoyment but also for seeking out products and services they want to purchase.  Social networking has taken the whole concept of internet marketing to a whole new level.

It was not long ago that social networking, especially associated with promoting your business online, barely existed. But these days, if you are an Entrepreneur and you do not have a modest understanding of social networking and how you can use it to drive traffic to your business, then you are already behind most of your competition.

Just like the Media and Public Relations Directors of yesterday drove company messages to the masses through basic advertising, Internet and Social Media Sites are driving those same messages to a brand new type of consumer that is now technologically advanced.

Sites like Facebook, Myspace and Twitter are bringing businesses and the public together by the thousands.  So how can this help you more than what you are already doing?  Well take a look at this example for instance: let’s say your little boutique shop on main street in small town America can fit one hundred customers at any giving time.  Multiply that by the average number of minutes they browse, then by the number of hours you are open, add in the environmental variables (rain, snow, etc.) and then take out the ones who do not buy anything.

Somewhere in there you will get your active daily cliental.  These numbers are very hard to count on, and there are only so many hours in your business day.  It is also difficult to pin point what the consumer will want to buy and then hope you have it stocked in your limited retail space.  All of these variables and dynamics change with Internet marketing and social networking sites.  They are open 24 hours a day and can bring you customers from all over the world, instead of you just counting on the traffic from your hometown area.

A great social network marketing campaign can make or break a company.  Remember in high school how good and or bad news could spread through the school in one day?   Social networking online makes it possible to spread the same information around the world in just minutes.  Internet marketing and social networking is a match made in cyber space heaven and your ability to conquer this new frontier could literally be the difference between success and failure.

Social networking sites also provide little to no guesswork to what consumers are looking for. They give up a vast array of personal information in the name of “social networking” or “social connecting”.  No longer do you have to look at a customer and wonder what kind of t-shirt will they like. Most of them are telling you what they like and dislike through their own personal profiles.  What they are not telling you with their personal profiles, they are telling you with the groups that they are joining, the pages they are becoming friends of and or the post they are leaving.

Social networking and online shopping is no longer limited to the confines of the home and the desktop computer either.  We have now become a mobile society.  Laptops and wireless Internet paved the way for us to be connected to our friends on the move, and now new smart cell phones are taking that mobility further into a new frontier.

A recent study from Ruder Finn revealed that Americans are spending nearly three hours per day on their mobile phones.  We are now a 24/7 mobile locked social networking society with worldwide connections.  If you think this all seems far-fetched and the thought of all this technology challenges you, then you may want to seek help quickly and get in the game.

The world is forever changing and that includes the business world.  Network marketing and social media are not going away.  They are evolving with the times, and they will not die out anytime soon.  If you haven’t already, you may as well plan on getting with this program to survive in today’s marketing world.

Please feel free to share this with your friends out in cyber space, and leave any comments you may want to share.

Yours In Success,

Comments

10 Responses to “Internet Marketing and Social Networking – A Match Made in Cyber Space Heaven”
  1. Bill Hartman says:

    Things are heating up faster on the web. The power of the web!
    .-= BillHartman´s last blog ..WmJHartman: The secret successful networking marketing http://tinyurl.com/y945p2l @meetjodilee #tribetuesday =-.

  2. Val Wilcox says:

    The Social media networks are growing so fast and if you present yourself with integrity and honesty, the connections you make are priceless.

    What a wild ride!
    Val 🙂

  3. Nick Logan says:

    I was watching the news briefly this morning and all buzz was about how Farrah Fawcett was left off the GRAMMY MEMORIAL portion. It has been blasted all over Facebook, Twitter, etc.

    People truly do have a voice and it’s changing the world of business… for those smart enough to listen to their customers
    .-= Nick Logan´s last blog ..By: How to Get Back Links? =-.

  4. Now we hear newspaper and magazines talking about niche and
    content marketing strategies on the internet. Consumers are
    still browsing but online social platforms and trends are
    definitely changing the way!

    It is a very good idea to get with the program.
    You give solid information here 🙂
    .-= Robin Lynn Brooks´s last blog ..Confident and Sexy – Free Aphrodisiac =-.

  5. There is no excuse for the clique now “Life is passing you by” Life is now everywhere on the web and you have no excuse for not being informed. Thanks for this post Glyna.
    .-= Nelson Schroeder´s last blog ..“My Hero had Feet of Clay” =-.

  6. jean says:

    There is so much power on the Web,
    and the social media sites are growing so fast.
    and we do need to listen.
    thanks for sharing this

  7. BethAllen says:

    You are so right, Glyna. The world is forever changing and the new economy requires way more responsibility for ourselves ~ and definitely personal branding and a creating a presence online are a critical part of that. Gone are the days of traditional resumes….social media is a powerful platform that is truly transforming the landscape of business….and so if you’re not already making your mark, you may as well start now because it really is here to stay (and it’s a whole lot of fun!) 🙂
    .-= BethAllen´s last blog ..BethNelsonAllen: Internet Marketing and Social Networking – A Match Made in Cyber Space Heaven http://bit.ly/aeY6Te (via @glynahumm) =-.

  8. As our economy goes nutty, and things changing so quickly, never before in history has this happened. I think that we are on the leading edge as a network marketing business. Just think…who looks at the “yellow pages books” anymore? No one not even my 75 year old mother. As we “brand” ourselves, we are the forerunners of the field. Thanks for this great post.

  9. Renee says:

    Great post Glyna. The world is changing right before our very eyes and those of us who grasp it, hold on tight and go for the ride are in for some exciting times. The merchants who ignore it are in for a big disappointment I’m afraid. Every day is a new adventure in the world of social networking, huh?

    Thanks again,
    Renee
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Notes From Renee =-.

  10. Great read, I’ve been reading about this around the web and I somewhat agree but, there are always two ways to look at it you know? Anyhow, great blog.
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