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Web 2.0 Basics Page 5

One of the reasons web logs are popular for marketing is they allow users to provide content that is updated frequently. You can post daily, weekly or monthly. The more frequently you post information to blogs, the more likely you are to maintain your page ranking.

Like social bookmarking sites, blogs are not anything new, but are now gaining more attention and popularity among individuals, communities and online entrepreneurs and marketers. People are using them in many ways, even politically, to announce their passions, beliefs, purpose or to pitch their products and services while providing visitors with valuable content and information.

Like social networking sites, blogs are targets for spammers, who frequently post spam and links to junk sites in the comments section of blogs, so most webmasters will have to monitor this to avoid clogging their blog with unnecessary spam.

Everyone these days, from celebrities again to political commentators use blogs to deliver information and news to people throughout the globe. There are private and public blogs, blogs focusing on entertainment, those focusing on politics, the media and people. Even corporations are starting their own blog campaigns to encourage people to investigate their company.

Of course, as with anything there are problems with blogs and potential concerns. For example, many people do not realize the consequences of posting potentially negative or defamatory information on their blogs. Yes, free speech is important. But bloggers beware, there are many instances where bloggers have been cited for liability or defamation. Make sure if you communicate you do so wisely and with good intent.

Folksonomies

An interesting name for an interesting concept. These are sites that allow users to categorize and classify information on the Web, including websites or pages, photographs and other information like links. Users can classify information using tags, or special labels containing brief information about each categorized piece of information.

An example of a popular “foksonomy” site is Flickr, where users can classify and organize and share photographs. Yet another is del.icio.us that allows users to tag and classify information ranging from web pages to links to blogs and more. As with anything, once information is tagged and categorized, it becomes more easily and readily available to the public. Think of tagging as a unique way of creating navigation bars, bars that reside throughout the Web or that are easily accessed through multiple portals on the Web, rather than through a single web page.

Tagged sites are more likely to be picked up by search engines, though some people will refer to popular folksonomy sites to find information they are looking for rather than rely on popular search engines including Google.

There are some disadvantages of using categorical sites as these. For one, the tagging “system” isn’t really well defined. Because there are no exact rules or regulations defining how tags should be implemented or inserted, many are inserted inconsistently. This can make navigating these sites a bit tricky.

However, if used wisely, folksonomy sites and tagged pages are an excellent way to provide information to the public in an easily navigable format. As with anything, entrepreneurs and other small business owners can use these sites to help promote their products, services or link to their web pages or affiliate marketing sites on the Web.

Wikis

Another example of Web 2.0 in full force is the wiki. These are websites that allow individuals to add, edit and even remove content. Many act like an encyclopedia, like Wikipedia.org, where users can add content creating a global online dictionary or encyclopedia of sorts.

The problem with such sites is the information provided in the sites may not always be accurate. Remember, anyone can log into the site and edit, remove or add information, so most “wikis” need some form of monitoring.

This usually comes in the form of community collaboration, where a group or wiki community work together to make sure any and all users are engaging in reasonable and acceptable practices when adding information.

Boost Your Profits With Forum Marketing

Forum marketing is a way of using forums to gain traffic to your website. Also when you use a forum to market your site, it will result in more sales of either your product or service. This however will depend on the type of website that you are trying to promote.

When you use forums to market your product, it should be done quietly without raising eyes. More and more forum owners in today’s internet world are keeping an eye out for spammers and if you are caught spamming you will be banned. You need to use just your signature line to promote your product and use the content to answer questions or offer ideas. If you follow this idea, you will have a less chance of your post being deleted or worse like getting banned from that particular forum.

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You need to be aware though some forums will require that you make a certain amount of posts before you create a signature line. This will allow you the chance to build your reputation before you start to promote your product. If you are just beginning though you need to avoid these forums because you need to get your name out quickly. But be aware though even if you do have a forum that allows you to create a signature line right away you will still need to build up your reputation before pushing your product. If you carefully execute your forum marketing, it can be an effective marketing tool for you.

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is effective because for one reason they usually contain a high volume of users that are interested in the same topic. If your site is related to the topic of the forum, it opens up the doors for you to a network of potential customers. Another reason why they are so effective is that you are able to get information on problems that the community might be having. When you have collected this information, you can use it to create new products to introduce to the forum community.

You need to execute your forum marketing campaign with extreme care. You should post at a minimum of 50 times before you even attempt to promote your product. This is even true if you belong to a forum that allows you to create a signature line with less than 50 posts. You need to establish your reputation as an expert on the subject first otherwise you will have a great chance of failing. Also, you need to make sure all of your posts are of the highest quality. Do not make your posts either too short or too long. Your aim in your posts should also be toward helping other fellow forum users with a certain problem or issue. You should begin your posts with just simple answers to people’s ideas or problems. After you feel comfortable, you can issue your own set of ideas and issues.

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You have the chance to have great website traffic when you advertise through forums if they are done correctly. It can add to more sales, newsletters, and sign ups among others which is something that you cannot get from any other site without spending a lot in advertising dollars.