co Social Media: Thank Your Bookmarkers for Better Ratings |

Social media, despite the protest of many users, is rapidly becoming an excellent promotion technique that businesses are using to their advantage. However, there is a fine line between using social media sites in a manner that is conscientious and that of being rude and spamming. It´s the spammers that have really got the regular social media users up in arms, so you want to avoid anything related to that, if you really want to move your business forward.

One very good way to use social media is simply to thank those who digg or stumble your website. Now, most people won´t be terribly thrilled if you start sending them a bunch of emails saying, “Thanks for bookmarking me! Come back and do it again!” However, if you do things right, you can boost your ratings quite a bit.

The trick here is to say thanks with actions. You can usually just click on a button that says something like “who discovered this?” and find out who it was. Some social media sites allow you to see everyone who has bookmarked you. Rather than writing them, add them as a friend and start bookmarking THEIR websites and blogs. This can be a great way to show your appreciation and you can bet these friends will be coming back to check you out!

Helping other people out is a good way to network, as well. You will not only be exchanging bookmarks and helping boost ratings, you will be making potential business contacts, something that should never be underestimated! Social media can do your business a world of good if you use it correctly.