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29 Do Social Network Profiles Help Your Business?

Sometimes people question the benefits of belonging to multiple social networks and building out all those detailed profiles on each.

I don’t know that I want to use this post to try to convince you on all the long-term merits of doing so as to simply point this out and let you draw some of your own conclusions.

John Jantsch on business exchangeGoogle my name – John Jantsch and you will find some of my various websites (good), some interviews I’ve done on other sites, and, as of this writing – my profile on LinkedIn, Business Week Exchange, and Facebook – all on page one of the Google results.

So, what does that mean? Well, this value could be debated by some, but from a pure reputation management standpoint, I own the content on those profiles, so that could be good thing.

So, what do you find when you search your name?

5 Talking About Money, Marketing and Other Stuff

I wrote a guest post for Anita Campbell’s Small Business Trends site titled – What’s Money Got To Do With It. The post explores the idea that too many small business owners don’t place enough value on what they do to charge what it’s worth. The post drew some pretty strong reactions – go check it out and add your two cents.

Speaking of guest writing – I am contributing content and community involvement for the newly launched Business Exchange Community hosted by Business Week. It’s a community all about content and building out niche topic areas. Anyone can join, build a profile, and suggest topics. I’ve been busy working on the Small Business Marketing topic area.

I think it’s a great place to read and catch up on some content you may have otherwise missed but I think there are also some opportunities for exposure and traffic for those who get in there and start and curate a topic area.

And don’t forget to check out the great post over on the Digital Nomads site. I am finding some great tips for doing things on the road both from the contributors and the comments made from readers. I mean who knew that Microsoft Live Search Mobile had speech recognition, category lookup and GPS tracking. My post this week focused on Navigating Your World When On the Go

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