This Old Dog Thinks That ReferralKey May Be An Answer

Last Update: January 17, 2016

For weeks now, I have been trying to analyze and put in place my Social Media strategy. There is a lot of help here at WA and I have moved quickly. As I have gone through this process, for my website http://youraccesstointernationalbusiness.com I have determined that one of my KEY social media efforts will be with LinkedIn.

At the same time, I have been relatively unimpressed with how my Pinterest social media efforts have been working. Almost, not at all. Further, I have been introduced to Tumblr and I think that this social media site has a lot to offer. Of course, I am also using FaceBook, Google+, and Twitter. But I have FOUND SOMETHING NEW!

I was recently introduced to a business referral social media outfit called ReferralKey. At this site, you load all of your business information (URL, email address, What the Business Is About, and who you want to see your business information or a referral for your business). Then you download all of your LinkedIn colleagues, FaceBook friends, and Twitter contacts.

Once it was all loaded (maybe 20 minutes of effort) in about ten minutes I got a response. My brother's son, Spencer, saw that I had joined ReferralKey, so he sent me his referrals or contacts and offered to let me contact them (approximately 20). An hour later I had at least 30 more individuals offering to do the same thing.

I was pretty amazed. So I tried to find out why! I found out that part of the sign-up is that you agree to share your contacts or leads with everyone else. Then when anyone needs anything they search on ReferralKey with keywords and if your business information matches...bingo your business pops up as a referral source for them.

I have no idea as to whether or not this new Social Media is going to drive people to my website but I do know that within a week from now, I will have over 1000 people who are aware of my existence with all the information regarding my business. Maybe I am just amazed by technology but I think that for my business website ReferralKey may be a new beginning for getting MY word out. DAN

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Sheila50 Premium
Hey Dan,
I also am affiliated with Referral Key, but have not had much luck with it, but then again I have not work on it as much as I probably should.
Keep us informed on how you do!
Thanks
Sheila
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
I will Sheila. Like other social media locations a lot of people see your presence. At ReferralKey (in my situation) the people are businessmen which I hope tell their brother or sister about a site they found out about due to the fact that the brother or sister are interested in that particular topic. I guess that is sort of like all Social Media (just like LinkedIn). So I hope and dream that somewhere through the passage of time someone notices. I will keep you and the community informed. DAN
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Jagulba Premium
This sounds interesting. I will give it a try.
Thanks for sharing it with us Dan.
Cheers
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Jagulba: It is similar but somewhat different than Linkedin but the numbers seems to geometrically grow. There has to be some good in that. Time will tell. DAN
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gpeeples Premium
Hey Dan thanks for that info. I never heard of it until now but check it out.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
gpeeples: Give it a try. I didn't have anyone looking out for me. It was by accident that I got my first referral. If you need to, feel free to ask me at dan@youraccesstointernationalbusiness.com to make referrals to you and you will be off and running. After that you will have thousands of people sharing with you. DAN
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gpeeples Premium
Hey Dan I will be getting in contact with you shortly. Let's keep reaching upward and we'll meet at the top.

Your friend
Greg P.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Thanks Greg. I would love to work with you on anything. Top or not, I am with you buddy. DAN
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gpeeples Premium
Hey Dan I just got thru looking into ReferralKey. Beware. All the reviews off Google I have read many reviews that at the forefront they seem legit, underneath they get your referrals and then spam your referrals. Keep your eyes open and check out some of the reviews please. Let's keep reaching upward and we will meet at the top my friend.

Your friend
Greg P.
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SusanAL Premium
Thanks for sharing! Never heard of this network before but it looks so promising (bookmarked it). Let us know in an update how it's working out for you. =)
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
I will Susan. It is probably not for everyone but for a business website like mine it appears to have promise. Maybe more promise than even LinkedIn. DAN
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SusanAL Premium
Yes, it looks like a professional network. Really hope it works out for you. Keeping fingers crossed. -Susan
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Thanks Susan. I always have my fingers cross when spending so much time on Social Media. lol DAN
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
Interesting. This is new to me. we are doing so many things right now I may try this a little later once some of the smoke clears. we're bringing for web sites online at the same time. We've never had 4 development teams before and it is stretching me to the max. I am marking this for future reference thanks a lot for the information.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Izpowashere: I know how you feel. Sometimes my list gets so long that I have mini anxiety attacks. lol I love working on my site and talking to WAers so sometime I have to book mark things that I want to look at later. Take Care. DAN
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