Marketing on the Internet: Moms in Business

Today was my first conference call with the National Association of Moms in Business. It is the leading national association for entrepreneurial, executive, and CEO Moms. Started in 2003 they provide a voice, Social Media for Momsempowerment, education, and relationship building for moms in business.

The topic of todays conference call was “Marketing on the Internet: Getting the Results You Want.” Gina Robison-Billups, the founder of the association was the guest speaker. Her insights into social media marketing were both informative and enlightening. Her comparison of social media being a networking cocktail party was right on target.  Following are some of the topics covered today:

Social Media to Help your Business

  • Articles: three to five articles a month posted on your website
  • Press Releases
  • Profiles should include a 30 second elevator speech
  • Have a website: it’s surprising how many businesses still do not have a business to link to and refer clients
  • Something to give: advice, support, connections, Membership to Moms in Business, etc.
  • Facebook page
  • Twitter account
  • Linked In
  • Public profiles
  • Forums and discussions

This tool kit covers the basics of social media. I was so excited about the topic of the conference call I could hardly stand it. I muted myself for the meat of the presentation but could not help myself afterward and simply had to participate and expound a little on what you can do with social media.

Articles

We love articles! What a great tool to show authority and expertise. The more articles the better. Posting to article submission sites in many cases is free and an easy way to get your word out and create inlinks to your website. Articles are a key ingredient in content based SEO. Google loves them too and looks at them like votes of confidence.

Websites and Blogs

For those in business that do not have a website at least start a blog. They are free, easy, and if updated as they should provide new and exciting content for followers.  Bookmarking, linking, and pinging can bring more followers and more eyes to your business. Search engines, like Google, see all this behind the scenes work and use it to raise organic ranking.

Facebook

Facebook has grown exponentially in the last year. According to Mashable, the Social Media Guide, they grew from 100 million to 200 million users in less than eight months. If it were a country, it would be bigger than Brazil. How’s that for growth? A Facebook page for a business can gain a high search engine ranking in very little time. Oh, and need I mention?…Google loves them.

Thanks to Gina Robison-Billups

I would like to give a special thanks to Gina for having this conference call and letting the members of the National Association of Moms in Business know the importance of social media. As a new member I intend to become more involved and participate in more of their networking and events.

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Reciprocal Directories vs. Content

Boost Organic Ranking

In the race to boost organic ranking reciprocal links have gained popularity over the years. More and more reciprocal directories are turning up in hopes of gaining ground in Google and other search engine results.

What’s a reciprocal directory? Simply put you place a link to another Internet Marketingwebsite (the reciprocal directory) on your website and they will post your link on their site. Since inbound links play a major role in organic rankings this can be a useful tool.

Search Engines Look for Quality Content

It is important to remember that search engines, like Google, look for reputable sites when considering where your website will be ranked. To improve online visibility you may want to consider posting articles on reputable sites that get a large amount of traffic.

Make sure your article is well written, with no grammar or spelling errors. Some sites provide the opportunity to rate your article, so be sure to proofread and proofread again.

When choosing your internet marketing campaign inbound links from reciprocal directories can help in your ranking but don’t forget that content is king…and great content rules!

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SEO: Articles build ranking

Content based search engine optimization is a much used tool for internet marketing campaigns.