Welcome to the Small Business Ideas Forum! We are a community of over 100,000 small business folks with over 163,000 posts for you to browse. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest forum you will find and we'd love to have you as a member of our community. Please take a moment and register for a free account. If you need any help, please contact Chris Logan.

Small Business Ideas Forum

Small Business Ideas Forum

A friendly place to share small business ideas and knowledge, ask questions, find help and encourage others that are involved in the small business industry. Topics include small business marketing, generating revenue and small business computing.

Go Back   Small Business Ideas Forum > Small Business Marketing - Online > Social Media
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools
Old 30th June 2010, 03:55 PM   #1
glaciergirl's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8
Red face LinkedIn And I LinkedOut

I want to create a social media presence on the web for the real estate company I work for and LinkedIn is NOT what i need. Facebook is a stretch and twitter would probably work. Any ideas for other social networking sites that would possibly coincide with a company's goals rather than an individual's?

glaciergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Register or log in to remove this ad.
Old 1st July 2010, 08:25 AM   #2

Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 22
Default What goals are you looking to accomplish?


There are often a lot of niche sites or local sites that you might want to try. Biznik for example is a professional networking site designed to connect local people so you can meet in person. Many are regional only so you'd have to find them in your area.

Do you have specific goals in mind? The reason I ask is because it seems like social networks would be a prime place for a real estate agent. I purchased a house in the last couple years and we found our agent by asking our friends if they knew anyone, if I talked to an agent regularly on Twitter or Facebook and trusted them there's a good chance I would go directly to them when I needed to buy a house, or recommend them when a friend asked me if I knew anyone.

Some sites are good at driving traffic, some are good for networking, some are good for brand awareness etc. specific goals might help narrow it down a bit.



JoshAk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2010, 01:14 PM   #3

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 8,047

Facebook is a stretch
I wouldn't be so quick to say that. Go ahead and create a fan page for your local business.


I know some businesses that have had success with this. You can upload photos (i.e. properties), videos, etc.

FaceBook may not be what you are trying "to do" but if everyone is there already using it as their primary social connection online I'd consider that first. Use facebook, and try others imo.

Search Engine Guide - Small Business Guide to Search Marketing
Small Business Brief - Small Business Ideas Forum, Articles & News
Logan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2010, 07:32 PM   #4

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 48

I work with real estate agents all the time with my social media coaching business and many of them are very successful with facebook. I encourage you to reconsider it. You also should be blogging with wordpress.

annalaurabrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th July 2010, 02:50 PM   #5

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 9

I think the online community at BrazenCareerist.com would work well for you.

They have different networks there (they have a network for real estate agents). I would definitely suggest checking it out.

trm21 is offline   Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Social Media for Entrepreneurs: Lunging into LinkedIn Small Business Brief Small Business Brief Archives 0 23rd March 2010 01:30 PM
Create an Effective LinkedIn Group For Your Business Small Business Brief Small Business Brief Archives 0 17th February 2010 12:10 PM
Have you found LinkedIn helpful Logan Free Links 32 5th November 2009 08:46 AM
What Is The Best Way To Market An Online Forum And LinkedIn Group. jschneier Social Media 0 21st October 2008 10:13 PM
LinkedIn Friends ... Splain This Lucy.... mktgbiz Social Media 2 13th September 2007 06:31 AM

Thread Tools

Get Updates
RSS Feeds:
RSS Feed for Social Media RSS for this Category Only: Social Media

RSS Feed for Small Business Ideas Forum RSS for Entire Forum
Forum Rules

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Small Business Ideas Forum

At Your Business - Small Business Directory
Free Business Forms - Prewritten Documents
Search Engine Guide
Small business guide to search marketing

Small Business Brief
Fetching the Best Small Business Info

Used Values - Free Links
Blue Book

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018 - Privacy