Build relationships

As much as social media is about starting conversations, its equally as much about building relationships. Once you start getting involved with social media, it becomes very apparent that it takes time and resources to build those relationships within your community that creates the brand loyalists and promoters, not to mention converting the skeptics.

It certainly doesn’t happen over night, or with one Social News site submission. Rather, it takes dedicated resources, as in real human beings, that represent your company or your brand to communicate one on one with individuals who are active in the social circles within your industry space. Shortcuts are few and far between, and in the end, only manage to “cheapen” or even destroy the trust you’ve built up in a relationship.

14 Responses to “Relationship Building – 6 Tips For Working in Social Media”

  1. Garrett Pierson Says:
    July 11th, 2008 at 11:13 am Wonderful tips here thanks for the great and valuable content. My favorite tip is “Remember to Listen” very very important!
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  3. Internet Marketing Joy Says:
    July 11th, 2008 at 2:47 pm Building a good relationship online is very important. It can help you a lot especially in your online business.
  4. John Says:
    July 11th, 2008 at 3:05 pm Be Real – this is so so true! I believe that 100% transparency is always the best method, all of the time. Letting your fans know where and how to reach you; being yourself at all times; and always creating real and original content is most important of all… within the first line, I can tell if something is real or fake. Great post!
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  6. Search Engine Marketing Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 1:48 pm Excellent post! Building Relationships is VERY important and HELPFUL!

    Thanks

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    August 16th, 2008 at 10:40 pm The more you get involved in conversations, the better your social media network!
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  12. stevejohnson Says:
    October 24th, 2008 at 1:43 pm Nice informative site is there to know the things well. I believe that 100% transparency is always the best method, all of the time. Letting your fans know where and how to reach you; being yourself at all times.
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