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Old 2nd December 2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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Question Does Social Media Scare You?

What is it about social media marketing that seems to detour small business owners?

I have come across this issue many times and was hoping you all could help me find the answer. I feel that social media marketing is the BEST way for any business to increase their visibility, foster relationships and generate leads. What do you think?

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Old 4th December 2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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I don't think so, anybody needs to sacred Social Media Networks. I call it human/mankind network. Here, you can discuss your problems and get solutions, better way to be connected with your loveones, family members etc.
As well as, everyday a major retailer, banks, travel and hotel companies etc. helping and giving advice us on related matters. It's a best way to promote your brand/products. Developing and leveraging a corporate presence in the human network.

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Old 6th December 2009, 12:11 PM   #3
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it is because social media sites can destroy business, there are a few people who use social media sites to make negative images of the business of their rivals.

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ahhh that is very interesting, janicejan. That is one point of view I haven't thought of. Thanks so much!

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I think what makes social media 'scary' is how it can be used for a number of things, including research about other people's lives. When used responsibly for business though, there are more benefits than you can imagine.

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The scary part when it comes to social media is that anyone can pretend as a representative of particular company. This can really destroy your business. If you're planning to use social media make sure that you have enough people to monitor each post and comments made on your brand's profile page.

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Hi Alyssa, even i think that social media is what which we can grow our business these days, its really helpful to get ones business ahead as when compared to competitors.....

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Old 9th December 2009, 12:49 PM   #8
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Social media marketing only works well when there are potential customers who are using social media apps or websites.

For example, it might be great to get your holiday package company on some popular web 2.0 sites for discussion, but on the other hand imagine you are selling non-slip mats for bathrooms to over 60s - I don't see many of them using digg or twitter, do you?!

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Social Media Marketing is the most effective online marketing now a days. Almost every person is connected to social media whether the person is businessman or any entrepreneur.

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Social Media is extremely powerful tool for generating leads. Especially when you link back to your site. I think fear of the unknown or not seeing in their mind how it could benefit their business must be a couple of the reason small business owners don't get involved with social media.

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