Linkwheels

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Social Networking

Social Networking

Do We Make The Most Of Social Networking Sites?

What is the power of Social Networking for those of us who do business in the online world and do we begin to take full advantage of it’s power?

If we look at it in narrow terms Social Networking contains some of the most visited sites on earth,it has come from near zero in terms of traffic in 2005 but today it’s a real force in the market,perhaps given it’s growth patterns we shouldn’t be surprised that English is the second most popular language

Looking at Facebooks numbers they are mind blowing,700 billion minutes per month are spent on facebook with 50% of it’s users logging on every day,clearly Social Networking has come of age

That other giant of Social Networking Twitter grew by 1382% during 2009 and that allows for a drop off in the latter months,take a moment to take those sorts of numbers on board because their pretty mind blowing and that’s before the new twitter arrives with a whole host of new features

Twitter as those of us who use it know takes on a life of it’s own,we get followers from all over the world and get followed by the authority figures in our industry,clearly they can see the power of Social Networking and so should we

What is amazing is how much you can pack into 140 characters,one wonders if the limit will need to rise to stop people trying to use twitter as a staging post to take people elsewhere in the Social Networking heirachy but I guess with video due on stream that will be a way around that

What Do People Use Social Networking Sites For?

What are the main uses of Social Networking sites? well it seems that on twitter it’s 25% about how people feel or are doing,20% is event driven by announcements and 13% is retweets

I guess in a way that it’s strange given we are by nature social animals that we reconnect with old friends on Social Networking sites,but then where else can you type in a name and bring up a picture and contact somebody you haven’t seen for years

I was trying to get the breakdown of what people do on Facebook but was rather less successful,the raw numbers are easy but exactly what the users of this giant Social Networking site are doing is a little harder to find out

But what of all the other Social Networking sites,the number of which is mind boggling,it runs into dozens and new ones appear every day and who is to know which will be the next Twitter or Facebook for those of us in the online world the ability to network between Social Networking sites is invaluable,I talked about the power of
Linkwheels on the 8th October and their power in traffic generation and their power in generating
Backlinks on 9th August

So What’s In Social Networking For Us?

Good question,for those of us in the online business world what’s in Social Networking for us?well it’s growing at a massive rate,Facebooks growth is simply massive and there in lies the real answer,the power of numbers and in facebooks case the access that their Facebook Like Button gives us to other peoples Facebook friends

So the opportunity with Social Networking is twofold,generating traffic back to your site with Facebook and Twitter and those that use either or both you know the power of them,the power of the retweet on Twitter and the massive power of the like button on Facebook

Then there are the actual Social Networking based products of which there are many,we have seen many traffic generation products particularly for Facebook and many automation tools for Twitter to help you find new followers to unfollow those who are not following you

What would I personally recommend? well there are a number of great things, the first one being a piece of Twitter software that does all of the important stuff in terms of automating the key issuesTwitter Automation Toolgoing on from that there is Twitter Online System that also makes Twitter to whole lot easier

How about Social Networking products for Facebook? well there are a couple that I particularly like, one using the power of Facebook traffic and how to automate the process Facebook Trafficand to generate the power of 500 million fanbook pages Facebook Fanpages

Lastly but by no means least make sure your using Social Networking

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Linkwheels

Linkwheels

Do Linkwheels Help To Get Free Traffic?

Let’s face it,Free traffic is the holy grail and Linkwheels can help to get free traffic, so should they be part of your strategy?

Now let’s get one thing straight it’s not a push button solution Linkwheels help to get free traffic but you will need to wait for the search engines to find them

So is it worth spending time on it do Linkwheels help with getting free traffic? well it certainly helps to build backlinks and backlinks from authority sites certainly bring quality targeted traffic and the sites we are going to use are all high pageranked sites

There are a number of ways you can do this using Linkwheels and a little bit of experimentation with social media will be needed as of course will your keyword research

So what is it? and how do Linkwheels help to get free traffic well it’s a strategy to raising the visibility of your site in the search engines, in effect links are drawn in from blogs and web 2.0 sites, all high authority sites, some are simple affairs and others have complex inter linking wheels

Which sites can you use and how can Linkwheels help with free traffic? well there are many, let’s look at a few in no particular orderWeebly.com,Squidoo.com,Wetpaint.com,Wordpress.com,Hubpages.com
Blogger.com,Quizilla.com,Livejournal.com ,Blogsome.com ,Vox.com,Tumblr.com and many more

If you want the maximum effect you need to use links that look like these yourmainkeyword

In Your Linkwheels Use Fresh Articles With Your Primary Keywords

If you want people to click through to your main site use fresh articles,LInkwheels will Help but if you just use scraped or recycled content then they are going to have no particular interest in what else you have to say,reward your readers and they will return your efforts with click throughs to your site

So now you have created it now is the time to get promoting to help gain greater visibility of your main site, time to send the RSS feeds of each site in your Linkwheels and pinging it to pingler and pingoat

Next promote your sites in social media sites like Facebook again using feeds, promote your Linkwheels sites on forums but avoid spamming,send promotions to social bookmarking sites use onlywire.com or socialbookmarker.com,search out multi user wordpress sites to promote the sites in your Linkwheels use articles with links to your main site

Now We Are Ready To Build Our Linkwheels

So make sure you have done your keyword research for your Linkwheels, next up you need to choose between 5 and 10 web 2.0 sites bepending on the size of the Linkwheels that you want to produce

Now is the time to use the keywords we researched and build them into our Linkwheels,build your main keyword into the title of your post,into your first sentence and into your last sentence and clearly the bigger your blog posting the more keywords you can use here

Next up is to use social bookmarking services, clearly from a speed point of view then automation will help here, bookmark each of the sites after you have added the content to your Linkwheels then ping it with either pingler or pingoat

Once you have built your Linkwheels don’t forget about them, keep adding new content to them as you add it to your main site, that way you will see continual backlinks building up, in the end this is all about visibility and traffic to your main site

Keep these fundamentals in mind and you wont go far wrong and good luck with your Linkwheels

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