Thursday, October 15, 2009

Why Social Networking Sites are a Great Source of Traffic that can Boost Your Business

Webmasters the world over are obsessed with one thing and that is to generate traffic to their websites and rightly so. Today Social Networking Sites have started to play a major role in generating traffic to websites and if anyone is not taking advantage of these web 2.0 Social Networking phenomenon then they are going to regret for a long time. As most of us know there are several excellent methods of generating traffic to websites but in social networking the contacts can be more personal which has several advantages. Furthermore there are several ways by which traffic can flow from these sites to your website.
Though getting traffic from the search engines has always been the best method of obtaining traffic to websites, today traffic from social networking sites appear to be equally popular.
The first step in getting started as a social net worker is to set up a profile on these social sites, add quality, unique relevant content and add links back to your website. This will start generating targeted traffic straightaway to your website. Twitter, Myspace, Facebook and Squidoo among others are enormously popular with net workers.
Social networking allows people to interact with each other in several ways which have boosted the popularity of these sites immensely. Today net workers can send instant messages pictures and videos and also share these with their friends and net workers. 
The greatest advantage these sites offer is that you can promote your own brick and mortar business or online business. In addition you can make money by promoting affiliate programs and directing traffic to your website.
Internet Marketers and Business owners know the value of networking. Social networking offers tremendous opportunities locally, nationally and globally for meeting new people who share similar business interests. This window of opportunity can boost your image, your business and build all kinds of lasting relationships.
These social networking sites offer opportunities for you to build your image as a trusted marketer increase your market awareness and also as an authority in your field of activity. This will help you build a long list of subscribers, customers, increase your sales and generate affiliates for your products and services.
Unlike websites social networking is very powerful when it comes to word of mouth referrals. Hence this offers a great opportunity to smart net workers to build their business. In fact many big businesses too have realized this aspect of networking and have jumped into this bandwagon.
To be successful in social networking, you have to do things the right way and appear professional in whatever you do. Net workers are there for all sorts of reasons, so it is incumbent on your part to first identify the people you like to network with and network with them. There could be others who would like to network with you for reasons other than business. Whatever the reason you should refrain from spamming.
Being helpful to others, showing interest in them and answering questions can all help you to build a successful network and generate a large amount of traffic to your site.

Social networking sites provide you a great opportunity for networking, so you should not misuse them. As you network with more and more people your website will begin to receive a boost of traffic with people anxious to know more about you and your business.

Copyright © Kanaga Siva.
About the Author:
Kanaga Siva is a Graduate Technologist with several years experience in the fields of manufacturing, marketing and business management. He now operates his own home based business through his Website and Blog.,
Kamaga Siva is a successful Internet Marketer who uses  Social Networking  and other strategies to succeed in Internet Marketing. Visit his  Business from Home  website for Tips and Strategies for generating traffic and for recommended Business.

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