Join the Viral Marketing Alliance - Three Ways To Join (Plus 10 Associated Articles) http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/13491 Compared to the game of Chess, viral marketing is an easy game to play! There are only 3 key player types in the Viral Marketing Alliance (VMA) - the reader, the writer, and the website owner. Although readers and writers can participate at no cost, the real advantage is to the VMA website owners. Sat, 26 Mar 2011 12:39:55 PST en-us Join the Viral Marketing Alliance - Three Ways To Join http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/13491 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/13491 Sat, 26 Mar 2011 12:39:55 PST Writing Articles to Establish Yourself as an Expert in Your Industry Establishing yourself as an expert in your industry is the tried and true way to build your business. Net-Teams offers every community member the ability, instruction and encouragement to become an author. http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/24 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/24 Sat, 12 Dec 2009 07:06:35 PST Social Media Marketing and Social Media Optimization (SMM and SMO) Social Media Optimization (SMO) represents the use of social media in a way that incorporates an all-encompassing marketing campaign that builds on the use of social networking, podcasts, video and blogging. SMO is about quality, quantity and creating distribution channels for your content. It is the new word-of-mouth and the most effective referral marketing program available today that can bring you new and sustained business. http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/180 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/180 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 04:36:48 PST How to Add Social Media to Your Marketing Mix The world of social networking can appear very daunting, especially to managers and business owners who have perhaps heard of Facebook and blogs but have never actually participated in them and don't really know how they work - or more importantly, their value within the marketing mix. http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/248 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/248 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 02:14:57 PST LINKEDIN PART 2: ENHANCING YOUR NETWORKING The core of LinkedIn revolves around connecting to other business professionals, which is networking. Networking exclusively on LinkedIn, though, ignores the human element of face to face interaction. Understanding, once again that LinkedIn is a tool, how do you use it to enhance your other networking? http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/253 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/253 Sat, 07 Mar 2009 09:42:09 PST LINKEDIN PART 3: ESTABLISHING CREDIBILITY In the third installment we discuss building credibility. LinkedIn is a great opportunity to present yourself. You can list a summary, details of past work history, your current employment, and other pieces of information. All of this can present a picture of you but by itself doesn’t convey credibility. LinkedIn has built in features that help you establish credibility. All you need to do is a little extra work and credibility is yours to be gained. http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/254 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/254 Sat, 07 Mar 2009 09:29:55 PST What if LinkedIn Disappeared? Lately there have been some rumors about discontent at LinkedIn. Problems with meeting financial goals set by their investors, rumors of managers throwing each other under the bus, lack of how to make LinkedIn profitable, and a host of other concerns. Could a site with 30+ million users just disappear in the blink of an eye? http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/255 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/255 Sat, 07 Mar 2009 09:32:54 PST LINKEDIN PART 4: CONNECTING YOUR OFFLINE AND ONLINE BRAND In the 4th installment we'll look at how your online and offline brands interact. LinkedIn, if you think about it, is simply an offline idea implemented in an online manner. It takes advantage of the ease of communicating and interacting that the internet provides. LinkedIn hasn’t changed or replaced the old way of networking. It’s just added a new dynamic to the mix. It’s made it easier to network with more people in less time. http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/256 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/256 Sat, 07 Mar 2009 09:36:36 PST LINKEDIN PART 5: I HIGHLY RECOMMEND RECOMMENDATIONS If you’re a small business or a sales person you’re not selling a product or service, you’re selling yourself. For many, the thought of self-promotion just isn’t one that they are comfortable with. LinkedIn can help you with your discomfort. Recommendations can serve as an effective alternative to selling yourself. 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The time to practice and prepare is before you encounter your audience. http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/258 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/258 Sat, 07 Mar 2009 09:47:26 PST Creating Amazingly Effective and Efficient Relationships Effective relationships can be worth their weight in gold, read this article to see why. http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/634 http://articleadvocates.com/ArticleAdvocates/Display.cfm/634 Sun, 24 May 2009 08:08:12 PST