Saturday, April 23, 2011

Driving Traffic - sessions notes from Community Camp

 Driving traffic to a website

questions
how to use social bookmarking sites
website referenced with LinkedIn

local search and the professional directors are the places to be
engage with the positive reviews, do damage control for the negative reviews

http://www.thumbtack.com/

http://www.hotfrog.com/

http://www.yelp.com/

http://www.merchantcircle.com/corporate/

http://www.brownbook.net/

Youtube links are highly rated, consider using video, create a channel
http://www.youtube.com/

if you don’t have time to do this full time, how much of this is a one time setup and then let it go with minimum maintenance

a lot goes into setting it up, local search can take care of itself once set up

https://foursquare.com/

http://hootsuite.com/ up to five accounts for free, can assign team members to accounts

posterous
https://posterous.com/

http://nutshellmail.com/

Google Alerts
http://www.google.com/alerts/

Radian6 is not for the local personal blog, company

BatchBlue
http://batchblue.com/

Go to where your audience is, comment on their blog, they'll find you and come to your page