Creating a successful social platform

Last Update: November 19, 2013

I was surfing around today promoting my book and generally have a good old look at 'what's out there' and I came across this visual which I thought could be handy for all of us when building our social platforms.

Surfing the mouse

Now, I know that we are told not to spend 'too' much time with the social platforming but with my book it has become vital that I extend my web and my hooks across the seven seas.

I am also using this blog to play with a few image techniques so bear with me. I am not as good as BIS, lovely Beverley, with this stuff (more a content writer myself) However let's move on.

FACEBOOK - Can't stand it myself but for those that like facebook, here's a graphic


TWITTER - Fast becoming my platform of choice, I love the scope and the immediacy of this platform. I have had interest from around the world on my book within minutes and I enjoy searching the 'hashtags' on various issues and following 'key' people that enhance my platform strength.

For any newbies I recommend watching this video tutorial

http://youtu.be/ygoqGfLBqFs


PINTEREST - I must admit I was slow on the uptake with this one as it seemed full of woman and art and design and collectables but I have realised that a) there's a lot more to the boards than that and b) women, great, they are the consumers among us.

Again I feel a tutorial is beneficial as Pinterest is far more powerful than you may know.

http://youtu.be/vQP2dBMoCQ0



GOOGLE+ - Another platform that I found tricky and to be honest still do, I need to spend more time here. We build our circles and we share our 'G+ addresses' but to be honest I have found that I am inundated with blogs, posts and pictures from tens of people. I think this is because we are told to share everything in WA but I do find that my G+ notification board can get loaded with minutiae. I have had to delete some people as I am getting 20 to 30+ posts a day coming in. Still learning this one.


I found this graphic quite interesting as I didn't really feel there were time limits or windows to these various platforms but I guess the graphic below shows that there is.



So there you have it, pick a platform or hopefully learn them all and try to spend a short amount of your time each WA session building these out.

I have found it quite amazing in the people I have met and the comment I have recieved....

Get your share buttons on your posts and get sharing....

God Bless

MikeyB


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Dan5732 Premium
Thanks Mike this awesome! Cheers for sharing it
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MikeyB Premium
you welcome, thank you.
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Ithamar Premium
Now this should be mandatory reading! Great job.
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MikeyB Premium
aaar thank you for that...Tell Kyle LOL
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rolland Premium
great points Mike. Thanks for sharing
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MikeyB Premium
Cheers rolland......my attempt at graphics LOL
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AlexSol Premium
Nice graphics, I like that :)
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MikeyB Premium
My feeble attempt at getting my point across LOL, I do love my surfer though....
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lanesamarie Premium
Great job Mike and thanks for sharing:)
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MikeyB Premium
Hey it's not a BIS-O-Graphic but it makes the point.....
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lanesamarie Premium
Well, you are better than me on creating graphics, lol
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MikeyB Premium
hey you are an ambassador, you should be awesome and guru at everything LOL
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lanesamarie Premium
there is always exception to the rule:)
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