I just found this great tutorial for setting up your own vanity url for Linkedin.
Check it our over at LisaMarie Dias Designs blog:
John Jantsch (Duct Tape Marketing)
Photo by lirontockerBuilding branded profiles, engaging prospects and connecting with potential employees and strategic partners are all powerful ways to tap into Facebook and LinkedIn.
But, for the typical small business, there may actually be some equally important social networks you may not be so familiar with. The big networks get all the press, but small networks, say for instance, like the connectodex found here at OpenForum may prove tremendously valuable for small business folks due to the small size and targeted focus of the membership.
The list below represents some of the more active networks I’ve encountered when it come to small business social networking.
Visit a handful of these sites and choose several that feel right for your business. Once you build a profile, taking full advantage of the opportunity to link to your primary business offer full descriptions of your products and services, spend enough time to go a bit deeper.
Write or republish some articles or blog content, search and identify a dozen or so people to connect with, and give some advice, point to someone’s great content or answer questions from other members.
Don’t try to jump into every new network you can find, but do jump into a few outside of Facebook and LinkedIn and make yourself a bit of a larger fish in these smaller ponds.
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John Jantsch is a marketing and digital technology coach, award winning social media publisher and author of Duct Tape Marketing.