Top 4 Social Networking sites for agents.

top-social-networking-sitesToday I want to share my 4 Top Social Networking sites with you.

With so many choices in social networking sites it’s hard to figure out which are the best and why you should use them.  Social networking is the future of marketing, but if you’re not careful you’ll spend more time spinning your wheels than getting results.

The following is a list of my top social networking sites and why I use them.

Facebook:  There are so many reasons that I use facebook, so where do I begin?  The most obvious reason to use it is because it’s the largest social network on the planet with over 500 million users.

Facebook is a place to have conversations and you are rewarded when other people join the conversation because it populates their feeds.  The more relevant your conversation, the more people will join in.  Conversation is the basis for viral marketing.

Linked In:  For me, this is the best professional social networking site around.  Linked In allows me to stay connected with vendors, colleagues, and business associates.  I use linked in as my professional rolodex.  No matter where I am in the world, all I have to do is log in to Linked In to be connected.

Twitter:  This social networking site is all the buzz right now.  I find twitter useful for tuning in to real time conversation as it happens.  One of the most powerful tools on twitter is the advanced search feature.  Using the advanced search you can really tune in to conversation by keyword, location, and time.  Check out this video to get some more ideas on how this can work for you.

You Tube:  People love to watch videos, that’s why You Tube is one of the top social networking sites on the web.  As a matter of fact, You Tube is the 2nd most searched engine on the web (second only to Google.)  You Tube is great for sharing videos of your listing, sending invites to your open houses, and general face recognition.  Another great benefit to You Tube is that it ranks well in SEO.

By turning your website into a social network you can grow a community around your content.  I like this approach much better than Facebook’s “walled garden.”  Using GFC is a great way to niche yourself and have a community of people who are very interested in the information your provide.

What are your Top Social Networking Sites?

I’m sure I’ve missed a few of the top social networking sites.  The reason I chose these sites is becuase they are mainstream.  I like to go fishing in the pond with the most fish.  I’m kinda crazy that way.  Did I miss one of your favorites?  If I did, leave a comment here and tell me what I missed and why I should be using it.

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  • bravo facebook !

  • bravo facebook !

  • Bev Read

    Thank you Tech Guy for helping me to understand how to use the social networking sites and connect.

  • It’s my pleasure Bev- Thanks you for taking the time out to read the post. The more we share, the more we learn, the more we grow together.

  • Agent Know How

    I’m not a big fan of Google Friend Connect, probably because my audience hangs out on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (in this order). But you hit the nail on the head with “Social networking is the future of marketing, but if you’re not careful you’ll spend more time spinning your wheels than getting results.”

    Focus on mastering one, maybe two or three at a time, then explore other plaforms while measuring your ROT.

  • No kidding Angie – this post is 15 months old. Isn’t it amazing how much has changed since then?

    I’m still on the fence about Twitter. Chris @ TSA got me checking it out, so we’ll see what the results say after 30-60 days. I’d drop GFC now and replace that with Mobile.

    The real area we should be focusing on is creating and syndicating content – trying to get our “message” on the “third screen.” [Mobile]

    Let’s see how much this changes in the next 15 months 😉

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