Well before I reveal the answer to that question, what is the real benefit of social networking anyway?
Why should any online marketer spend time on social networks? Wouldn't time be better spent just blogging and communicating with prospects and customers using email and other more productive methods, instead of wasting time on social media?
I can understand that social media can sometimes seem like unproductive time, especially repeated posts on Facebook that few people will ever see.
The answer, I think, boils down to one word, REACH!. If only one hundred people read a post of mine on Pulse, the blogging platform on LinkedIn, (for example), then that is one hundred more people that have read something I have written, and might decide to reach out back to me. If they had never read my blog post they probably never would have had that chance to read something that I wrote, and possibly connect with me.
Admittedly, that is only 100 viewers out of a total of 8,000 of my first level connections, so the percentage is not particularly high. Supposing instead of a hundred or so views, I could get a thousand views for the same post that I submitted to LinkedIn? That would 10X better than posting on Pulse, right? And if I could get 10,000 views of the same post, now that would be something substantial, at that point, right?
Social Media has the possibility of magnifying the reach of my outreach efforts. Posting is one, and sharing content on social media is another. Where on social media can you get the greatest bang for your buck, or the greatest reach for time spent? The answer is Markethive. It is a new social network for entrepreneurs that is available by invitation. Just click on this link —-> Markethive, to find out more.
I have a number of posts on Markethive with thousands of views already, despite the fact that it is a relatively new social network. I have no doubt that with the new tools Markethive has recently implemented, I will soon get over 10k views on a single post.
So why do posts get so many views on Markethive?
1) You can share your blog posts on Markethive with your other social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn, Stumblupon, and others.
2) With your permission, other bloggers on Markethive can share your content on their blogs, as well as on their own social networks. You can also reciprocate to do the same with their content on your own blogs, and social networks.
3) As an owner of a group, you can share your content as often as you want with your group members. LinkedIn limits your ability to post to your group to one message per week. There is no limit to group messaging on Markethive. If you have valuable and interesting content to share with your group members, you can message your group members every day.
I give LinkedIn Workshops two times each week using one of the Markethive webinar rooms. I have great respect for LinkedIn, and use it extensively to prospect and find marketing automation customers for my local marketing business. There are so many great things that I like about LinkedIn, not the least of which is it's enormous size. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest, and other social networks all have their strengths and weaknesses.
When it comes to blogging and my attempts to reach as many people as possible, however, I have to say, I prefer Markethive, and not only for it's blogging and sharing capabilities. So, when I ask the mirror on the wall what is the most powerful social marketing network for entrepreneurs of all, it tells me that Markethive is best one of all.
I suggest you give it a try, and you may find the same answer to your question that i did. See you on Markethive!
John Lombaerde – Goldfinch Digital Publishing LLC
Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member