Another Networking Tool

You might be able to find some great ways to grow your business by searching for groups on Meetup.com.

 

I’ve found some of my own local business-related Meetup groups to be incredibly effective in supplementing my own marketing activites. Maybe you can too.

Keep in mind, there are a lot of “social” style groups that might not be an effective use of your time. But then again, you have to remember that your target prospect has other interests besides work.

Find a business group you can be passionate about. Then go meet some new people.

After that, maybe even try a social group. Who knows? It’s more likely to pay off than sitting in front of the computer and exchanging jabs with other idle peers on internet forums, right?

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If you want to get high Google rankings for a local business, then getting a Google Maps listing can be a big plus. The trick is learning your way around Keyhole Markup Language, or KML. For those unaware, KML is the language used to show points on Google Maps. In “The Definitive Guide on Using KML for SEO,” one blogger takes you through the ins and outs of KML, from the other underlying theory to screen shots, showing you exactly how to use it.

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Link Builder scours the links you post in your blog, and then notifies the webmaster that you have linked to them. It’s not completely automated, which is probably a good thing, but it’s easy to use. Link Builder gives you an easy way to get more links from quality sites — and that’s always good.

Comment Relish is a WordPress plug-in that sends a personalized welcome letter to all first-time posters to your site.

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Wassup is another WordPress plug-in that lets you keep track of statistics, visitor information, and much more. For example, you can see which blog posts are the most popular and see what links are referring visitors to your site.

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There are several lists of “best blogs”, but one of our favorites right now is “The Top 142 Social Marketing Blogs,” created by our friends at Friday Traffic Report, “The Top 142″ shows you which blogs you should be reading and why.

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