How do I use Social Networks for Marketing?
Think of yourself in a small room talking with five other people. How easy is it to spread an idea to one thousand people overnight by way of these five people? Now picture yourself in a larger room talking with two hundred people, who then talk to two hundred other people in different rooms at the same time and so on.
Social networks are the best way to get your ideas out to online communities. In order to gain any kind of "viral" activity on the web you need to start with your own set of networks. A strong set of social media profiles will be the engine that drives all of your online viral marketing efforts. Having other people with similar strong social media profiles linked to your network is key to spreading your idea. Without a strong social network, you are speaking to a small audience with little clout to spread your idea, even if you have a great idea or product.
Start building profiles on networks you feel fit your service or product niche. Then connect to others with similar social profiles that fit your industry. After you have built up a handful of solid networks, begin feeding these networks with your ideas. Soon you will see what sticks and what doesn't. Be careful not to abuse your network by pushing your agenda too aggressively. Online communities have a very low tolerance for abuse. You will notice that the more authority you build in the social space, the faster your ideas will travel.