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Your Social Profile Do's and Dont's!

Joining Social Networks

If you would like to meet and communicate with other internet users, especially ones that share the same views and beliefs as you do, then you may want to think about joining a social networking website, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin, and setting up your social profile if you haven’t already done so. When it comes to easily finding and communicating online with other internet users, social networking is the best way to go.

If you are interested in joining a social network the first thing that you will need to do is find a network to join. You can easily find a number of networks by searching the internet. For the best search results, you may want to search with the words "social networking" or "social networking websites". In your search, you will most likely come up with a large number of different networking sites. Popular sites that may be included in your search results may include, but will not be limited to, MySpace, Orkut, Yahoo! 360, FriendFinder, FriendWise, Facebook, and Classmates, just to name a few.

Once you have made the decision to join a particular social networking website, whether or not it is one of the ones mentioned above, you will need to need to register with the site. Even free networking communities require that you go through the registration process. Once you are registered, you should be able to start communicating with other community members. Before you start communicating, you may need to develop your online social profile or profile page, depending on the networking site in question. Although it may seem easy enough to create a profile, there are many internet users who are unsure exactly what they should and should not include.

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For Immediate Release:The Online Video Is Opening Up More Opportunities For Creative EntrepreneursMaplewood, NJ April 23, 2009-It’s not a secret that the Internet has changed the way small business owners are doing business. With so many great ideas at your fingertips entrepreneurs can start a business in no time at all. Social Networking has changed the way these business owners are reaching their target markets. Over the past 5 years online video has been creating a new more creative breed of entrepreneurs with stories to tell. These entrepreneurs are starting companies by telling their stories or by perfecting their craft of being actors. But now there are those who want to bring more than one story. They want to bring a whole network of stories targeted to s specific niche. This is where we would like to introduce Audrey Bell-Kearney president of Black Diamond Media Group, LLC.Audrey is the owner of Black Diamond TV which is subsidy of Black Diamond Media Group. Black Diamond TV is a network of online TV shows hosted by black women on a variety of topics including money, business, relationships and education just to name a few. BDTV has a slate of 8 shows that will be produced and streamed starting May 1, 2009. Mrs. Bell-Kearney is very excited about being a pioneer in the African American community that is grabbing hold of the video technology and using it to open up a dialog for Black women from their perspective. The platforms for online video are there you just have to take the time to talk to the right people and decide how you want to use them states Audrey. She has decided to use these platforms to do what no one else is doing and that is put all of these amazing shows created by black women in one location Black Diamond TV.Audrey states that the way video technology is growing you will soon be able to watch the shows that Black Diamond TV produces for the Internet right on your own TV in your home. The cable industry and the Internet will merge. You can already get video produced my independent producers through TIVO which allows to watch your favorite shows without the commercials and to record them to watch later, so that tells you where the industry is going. She is looking to be a player. Family and friends have already dubbed the Oprah of Internet TV. She takes this as a compliment since Oprah is one of the women she admires the most.For more information about Audrey and Black Diamond TV email or call her at 973-313-3121
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If you are spending more time on social networking sites and not seeing enough results, this series of blogs and my upcoming ebook is for you!(c) 2008 Hits A Million, LLC all rights reserved. Please do hit the "share button" to send or email this to your friends but only I can copy and paste this.First impressions matter!! It's hard to overcome a first impression! People will quickly sum up their impression of you in less than 7 seconds. First impressions also stick. You will be quickly labeled, good or bad: Oh yeah, that's the girl or guy who had _______ on his profile. Or a visitor to your page might even forget your profile! You want exposure! You want people to talk about you! You want people to tell others about you!How do you do that? Give people an experience when they come to your page! They will stay longer. They will tell their friends to check out your profile. They will tell others to listen to your music if your music is available and something that they like. They will offer to collaborate with you if they are in the music business. They will ask you questions and the like. In other words, your visitors will become fans of you and your music. To do that you have to make the most of your profile.But many people believe that merely joining a social networking site is the magic key to winning and getting noticed on social networking sites. It isn't. Putting up several profiles on various networks will make you more googleable. You do want/have to be googleable!However, you will only be googleable if someone simply searches for your name in Google. You want people to be able to find you by searching other generic terms like "music artist" "recording artist" and the like. Additionally, people will find YOU only if your name is distinguishable enough. I'll talk about that more in a later blog. But you want to set up GREAT profiles on the social networking sites that you’re on.And when visitors get to your profile, what do they see?No profile pic.No activity.Hardly any comments.For musicians, a music player up with no music (which makes NO sense).For musicians, music that is not goodNo professional looking pictureLittle or no friendsFor musicians, nothing showing people like your musicNo insight into who you are through blogs, pictures, or videosNothing showing you value personal/professional development such as professional affiliations with PROs, groups, and the likeNothing showing you like peopleNothing demonstrating that you want people to talk to youNo graphics whatsoeverAn ugly backgroundOr here's the overboard king/queen:Too many gadgets on your pageToo many pictures of yourself that all look alike, e.g. all head shotsMaking all 5 of your music players and your videos auto play.An about me page with toooooo many paragraphs about yourself on it.Profile colors which make the words on your profile unreadable.These are mistakes because again first impressions matter, because you want to engage people, you want people to want to engage you, you want repeat visitors, you want referrals, you want respect in the industry, and you want to appear professional yet approachable. Having nothing up on your profile won’t cause repeat visitors. Having too much on your profile won’t make visitors stay because it takes forever to load your profile page. Make your profile interesting. With all of the great things out now that you can simply copy and paste, there’s no excuse for a boring profile. Just don’t overdo the bling!Continue reading my other blog posts on this topic and get ready for my upcoming ebook on attracting people to your profile page.
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