It is amazing to me how people in the Raleigh-Durham-Cary area have adopted the social networks lately. Facebook, Twitter and the Google Accounts have exploded and it seems like everybody wants a part of the web.
Merkados has been providing integration to Facebook and Twitter profiles for a while now. So if you design a website (or a web page) with us, you can ask to link pages of your site with your favorite profiles. Every time you update your profiles from your cellphone, iPhone or the web, your website reflects those changes on the fly.
Now, the million dollar question is: Does it increase my business? In my opinion, just the fact that the business owner is more involved interactively has positive results. The frequent updating reflects a desire to connect and to socialize. I believe that monetization of web content is really all about connection between people that need products and people that provide them.
If you are still wondering if you should use Facebook and/or Twitter you are not alone. Many people actually hate Twitter and everybody that uses it. I don't know what all the hating is about.
I personally think is a great tool to communicate and, used carefully, can bring more positive attention to your business.
Small businesses can benefit, in most cases, from the extra attention.
Before I go, I want to leave you with a couple of lines on another topic that is hot lately: Youtube. All of a sudden, small business website owners are turning to video generation and then distributing through YouTube. Granted, for the most part they only see an increase of traffic that is minimal at best. However, any increase in traffic these days is good.
So contact Merkados today and start implementing your own videos, your own media and socialize it with Facebook and Twitter. Right here, right now.