STEP 1: WRITE NEWSWORTHY POSTS
These posts should have written in such a way as to allow you to bookmark them. Most of the social booking sites are interested in something that is newsworthy, interesting and unique. You may have to think a bit harder on this to make it happen, but it is worthwhile. Going back to the bed products, you may wish to write a blog post about a new product or a discount that’s offered. Be sure to keep it from being too promotional, though.
STEP 2: SIGN UP FOR A VARIETY OF THE SOCIAL BOOKMARKING WEBSITES
There are many of these, but the following are some of the most important to join:
Here, you can just “Digg” posts that you find are interesting. Other members of the website can also “Digg” them and this ends up helping more people to read the post. Over time, you can develop a good base of friends on these websites to help push your posts farther.
Do you have a MySpace.com page? If not, you may wish to do so. Get friends there and anytime you publish a new blog post, send out a message to everyone to let them know about it. These hits from MySpace.com to your blog post will help with search engine ranking, too.
Here is a great website. All you need to do is to “stumble” any article that you find is interesting and unique. Those who use StumbleUpon are then able to read your post, too, as they stumble their way through sites.
Facebook can serve as a fantastic tool for building your clientele. If you are selling those dog accessories, you can use Facebook to help you to network and find other people who may be interested in buying them. Create a relationship with them and be sure to send them links to your new blog posts.
You can do this with many of their social bookmarking and networking websites as well. Twitter.com, YouTube, and plenty of others are very easy to use websites. The goal there is the same. Meet other people that you may know and new people you do not. Develop a relationship with them by just chatting. Then, when you do post a new blog post, you can promote the link to it using these websites. People get back to your blog, read your post and then head over to purchase items from your website.
STEP 3: USE THESE WEBSITES
In order for any type of social networking to work, you do have to use them and use them frequently. No one likes a person that shows up to do nothing more than to push their product or sell their link. Rather, they work best if you develop a relationship with people and then network with them regularly.
Once you get the hang of using these websites, it becomes far easier to do. It only takes a few minutes to drum up quality traffic to your website just through these resources.