Social is massive and probably the quickest growing and evolving medium in the Internet business world. With the quick changes, come new opportunities and new ways to extend your reach through the social world. This classroom is dedicated to everything social, be it engagement on your website and the social behaviour of your visitors, or social networks and how to benefit from them to attain the ultimate goal of going viral. Social is not just about marketing, it is about engagement and many of the training modules within this classroom are going to discuss engagement in great detail.
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OldCodger Premium
Happy to engage here on WA - there's a great deal to be learned from many positive and experienced members. Building up a small circle on g+, can see value in doing that, but will not be opening a FB or Twittaccount or Pinning anything to anything. More "displacement activities" that can draw one away from doing something constructive and productive, methinks. Being a bit of a social hermit with only a small group of friends can have disadvantages, but the engagement with them is a lifeline!
:) george
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Kyle Premium Plus
Being a social hermit can be a good thing at times, lots of people waste way too much time on social networks thinking they are productive. If you invest most of your time into building your website and working with your audience, you will make much more money online.
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stanmasta Premium
Thank you Kyle for this as I have been having a self debate on this aspect and now I know what to do
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tommo1968 Premium Plus
I have the big 4 social account plus a few others I use for book marking. I use tweetadder to automate my twitter account to slowly drip feed tweets and gain followers. I have noticed now that I am getting re-tweeted every day by followers which is getting my message out there even further.

FB I have stepped back from although I do have a page and a personal profile. I moved to G+ a few months ago and targeted my niche by searching communities pages and profiles and now have almost 1200 who have me in their circles.

I try to do a little every day rather than take a whole lot of time at the weekend. That way the accounts are always moving and the interest stays.

I use Pinterest also and have now been re-pinned quite a bit also with about 500 followers. So all in all I think the time has been worth it but it does come at a cost as I am way behind in my writing. I think the idea of allotting a certain time slot would help me I must work on that.
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tommo1968 Premium Plus
Just as an update I now have 18.5K followers on G+ the daily activity has been very fruitful. I just need to work out how to engage them better to visit my site and interact.
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besties Premium
this exciting info.
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Shawn Martin Premium
I have been experimenting in this area quite a bit lately and documenting the results. With this new format it will be so easy to keep track of what people are up to and learning. What a great way to share results without having to look up individual members blogs, etc.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Yeah, we would love to hear your results Shawn when you have them ready!
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techhound Premium
I set aside a certain amount of time to engage in Social Media sites to both build up my followings and to get to know others. It has become an integral part of networking including for business.
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Kyle Premium Plus
That is a good plan. Set time aside and don't cheat on that time allotted. It is too easy to waste hours on social networks with no rewards!
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leoemery Premium
I have really not given much attention to Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter - I think it's because I personally find they can be great time consumers - looking forward to this classroom to give me the insights I need to use Social Media as another tool for marketing.
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Kyle Premium Plus
The absolutely can and I explain this in detail within the Level 4, Social Engagement course. It comes down to engagement, if you are on social networks because people tell you that you need to be on them (and without a designed purpose), then chances are you are wasting your time.

Social can be powerful, but only if you are committed to it...and you don't have to be in the social realm to be successful online. You should understand social engagement though as it will lead to much better website performance, engagement and rankings.
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leoemery Premium
I am a video guy - I do video marketing that's what I know - I don't know Facebook or Twitter but I do have accounts for each site that I have, simple because I was told I needed them - all I do is when I have new content to share I just make a simple post to each and then I am done -

I do have Google+ because of the authorship power it provides - I also it find it easier to engage on Google+ and to have people join circles, I find it more engaging.

Right now I am tempted to delete my Facebook and Twitter accounts and just focus using Google+
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Kyle Premium Plus
Yeah, that is something that you can decide upon. Video can get reach and get shared through social networks, so as long as you have share buttons on your pages, that may be adequate for you.

In terms of G+, that might be a good choice to invest in that account in terms of the SEO benefits and the benefits to your authorship status (which I think is going to be big this year).
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