With the prevalence of social networking media, one must still take necessary precautions and keep in mind that not all websites are good for your business. You really need to take a look at the sites and determine who and where your audience is before creating your own business page. Here are the various types of websites out there to help you figure out which ones you really need:
· Niche Forums – these have pretty much any kind of company that you are involved with as members discussing about any topic you care about. Here, you can find people passionately talking about your particular market. However, it is important to know that they will likely be very vocal about negative feedback which of course can help you improve your products or services.
· Broad Based Discussion Sites – Examples of these are discussion forums that have been around for quite some time now. Do a Google search and see if you can find forums on your topic or go to Yahoo Groups and Google Groups to see who are talking about you.
· Traditional Social Networking – These include MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and more, which are all good for traditional marketing.
· Social Media Submission – The most popular among all is Digg but there are social media sites for almost anything out there. At the very least, you can start by listening to what people are saying then you can respond and try to become a valuable resource on a topic.