Drop Ship Newshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/RSS feeds for 60http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98264/5-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business#Comments05 Social Media Marketing Tips for a Home Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98264/5-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business<br><p>Unless you’ve been stranded on a desert island with no access to news from the rest of the world for the past decade or so, you have surely heard of social media and social media marketing, but are confused about how you could use it to the advantage of your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business. <br><br>Many home business owners are bypassing social media marketing because they mistakenly think they are too small fry for it and that it will help big box brands, but not theirs.<br><br>Wrong.<br><br>If you have a business---any kind of business---large or small, online or off, social media marketing can help you!<br><br>Here are 5 tips that will be useful to you in social media marketing for your home dropshipping business:<br><br>1. Quality over quantity---There are a slew of social media sites. Pick the ones that will deliver the most bang for your buck, so to speak, and go with two or three. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are huge, for instance. Choose one or all three of those sites and you can’t go wrong. But don’t get so much on your plate that you can’t do a good job because you have spread yourself too thin.<br><br>2. Be consistent---You can’t just create a face book fan page and then disappear into the ether. In order to be successful with social media marketing, you should plan on maintaining a consistent, steady presence on the site. Ideally, post a few times a day but if you can’t manage that---at least once every day.<br><br>3. Listen---Don’t just get on Facebook or Twitter and talk AT people. Talk TO them. A lot of social media marketer wanna bes make the fatal mistake of posting but never actually engaging or listening to what others have to say. If you don’t listen to them, they won’t listen to you. It’s just that simple.<br><br>4. Give something of value---Don’t jump into social media trumpeting the glories of your dropshipping business. Nobody wants all that sales hype and in fact, will avoid it like the plague. It’s okay to promote your business, of course, but provide something of value for the most part. This can be a funny image or saying, an interesting tidbit of news pertaining to your niche, a contest, a giveaway or other promotion, a how-to or funny video---you get the idea. <br><br>5. Timing---As with so many other things in life timing…while not everything…is important in social media marketing. Social Caffeine created an info graphic based on research and surveys that shows the best times for engaging on various social media sites. You can use free services such as HootSuite to help you schedule your face book posts and tweets to appear at the optimal times.</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media-times-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropshipping social media marketing" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"></p> <p><br>Social media marketing is a great way to grow and build your online home dropshipping business, so don’t delay any longer---jump on the social bandwagon and watch your sales grow!<br><br><br></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98264/5-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-for-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottTue, 18 Jun 2013 21:27:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98264http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92767/10-FREE-Social-Media-Marketing-Tools-for-a-Dropship-Business#Comments010 FREE Social Media Marketing Tools for a Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92767/10-FREE-Social-Media-Marketing-Tools-for-a-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Social-Media-Collage.jpg" alt="social media dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you aren’t harnessing the awesome power of social media marketing to grow your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business, you’re missing the boat!<br><br>Social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and now Pinterest are HOT. Internet stats have shown over and over again that social media marketing can definitely help an ecommerce or other business, so you definitely need to get on board with your dropship business right away.<br><br>There are a wealth of tools available online to help with your dropship business social media marketing and many of them are free, which makes them even better.<br><br>Here are 10 FREE social media marketing tools for your dropship business:<br><br>1. <a href="http://socialmention.com/" title="Social Mention" target="_blank">Social Mention</a>: You need to know what is being said about your dropship business and products online! With this handy free listening tool, you can keep an ear to the ground and find out exactly who is saying what, where. You can get real time alerts about not only your own business, but your competitors as well----very useful info! <br><br>2. <a href="http://wordpress.com/" title="WordPress" target="_blank">WordPress</a>: Since a blog for your dropship business is social media, treat yourself to a tour of WordPress and check out all the fabulous free apps they have to make blogging easy as pie!<br><br>3. <a href="http://tweetdeck.com/" title="Tweet Deck" target="_blank">Tweet Deck</a>: Tweet Deck by Twitter is a wonderful dashboard social media marketing tool. You can arrange your feeds into customizable columns, schedule tweets, monitor and manage unlimited Twitter accounts, stay up to date with notification alerts for new trends.<br><br>4. <a href="http://disqus.com/" title="Disqus" target="_blank">Disqus</a>: This great tool helps you manage your blog comments. It’s all in real time, which can be a tremendous help in responding to comments quickly and interacting with your readers. One of the main benefits of a blog for your dropship business is interacting with readers, so being able to do it in real time is a boon, indeed. <br><br>5. <a href="http://tweetreach.com/" title="Tweet Reach" target="_blank">Tweet Reach</a>: Tweet Reach can help measure the impact of your social media marketing and campaigns on Twitter. You can generate reports based on almost anything, including keywords, user names, tweet texts, URLs and more. Quite useful in getting an idea of how far your tweet traveled.<br><br>6. <a href="http://hootsuite.com/plans" title="Hoot Suite" target="_blank">Hoot Suite</a>: This social media marketing tool has been around for a while and is a tried and true way of helping you with your dropship business efforts on the social scene. There are paid plans and a free plan. Basically, it seems that the free plan has everything a small ecommerce home business would need. You get free reports, message scheduling, 5 social profiles, 2 RSS/atom feeds, unlimited apps and more. <br><br>7. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/insights/" title="Facebook Insights" target="_blank">Facebook Insights</a>: This free tool can be a huge help in seeing and understanding who is a fan, tracking your growth and impact, as well as helping you to reach the right audience for your niche.<br><br>8. <a href="http://twitalyzer.com/5/index.asp" title="Twitalyzer" target="_blank">Twitalyzer</a>: As with HootSuite, there are pad plans and a free version of this great tool and the free version should suit your dropship business purposes nicely. There are a variety of analytics that will come in handy, plus demographic data and more.<br><br>9. <a href="http://topsy.com/" title="Topsy" target="_blank">Topsy</a>: Love this free social media marketing tool! Simply type what you want to know about into the search box and find out what’s trending. A good way to keep your finger on the pulse of social media.<br><br>10. <a href="http://www.google.com/analytics/features/social.html" title="Google Analytics Social Reports: " target="_blank">Google Analytics Social Reports: </a>If you are already using Google Analytics, consider this a bonus---a nice and very helpful bonus. According to Google, here’s the scoop on this handy tool: “Social reports help you measure the impact social media has on your business goals and conversions. Integrated web and social data provides a holistic view of your content and community.” <br><br>Use these 10 free social media marketing tools to help build and grow your dropship business!<br>&nbsp;<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92767/10-FREE-Social-Media-Marketing-Tools-for-a-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 29 Dec 2012 20:31:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:92767http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77875/3-Facebook-Marketing-Tips-to-Build-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments23 Facebook Marketing Tips to Build Your Dropship Business http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77875/3-Facebook-Marketing-Tips-to-Build-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/loudspeaker.jpg" border="0" alt="Facebook marketing dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Anyone with a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> ecommerce business should consider using Facebook marketing to grow and build that business, boosting sales and profits along the way.<br /><br /><strong><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank">Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</a></strong><br /><br />Facebook is a phenomenal platform for social media marketing! With over 750 million users worldwide, there is a huge target market on this social site for a savvy ecommerce entrepreneur who wants to see their dropship sales skyrocket without breaking the bank or their marketing budget. Most home business owners are able to handle social media marketing on Facebook themselves, without hiring any extra help, which makes it free. Free is good, right?<br /><br />By actively looking for Facebook members whose interests correlate in some way with your dropship products and engaging with those members if possible, you are being proactive about expanding your presence on this popular social site while targeting those who might actually be interested in buying something from you at some point. <br /><br />Here are three never-fail, tried and true tips for successful social media marketing with Facebook:<br /><br />1. Send people to your Facebook Fan Page. Be sure that you have Facebook widgets imbedded on your dropship website as well as your business blog so that visitors to your site or blog can simply click to be on your Facebook page. One you get someone to your Facebook Fan Page, make it worth their while to &ldquo;Like&rdquo; you by offering a freebie of some sort. You don&rsquo;t have to give away the store, but do offer something like an informative e-book or a freebie along that line. You might even offer free shipping if feasible.<br /><br />2. Take advantage of some of the free automated tools and services that simplify and streamline your content updates by allowing you to schedule ahead of time, along with other convenient time savers. <br /><br />3. Engage! This is the Number One area where many would-be social media marketers bite the dust. You can&rsquo;t just jump on Facebook, or any social site, and post content then disappear into thin air until you post more content. When you start getting people to visit you on Facebook, interact and engage with them!<br /><br />Facebook marketing is a fantastic way to grow and build your ecommerce dropship home business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/62039/Dropship-Tips-5-Free-Twitter-Tools-for-Social-Media-Marketing" title="Dropship Tips: 5 Free Twitter Tools for Social Media Marketing " target="_blank"><strong>Dropship Tips: 5 Free Twitter Tools for Social Media Marketing</strong> </a><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77875/3-Facebook-Marketing-Tips-to-Build-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 17 Nov 2011 21:16:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:77875http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77788/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-3-FREE-Social-Media-Optimization-Tools#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: 3 FREE Social Media Optimization Toolshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77788/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-3-FREE-Social-Media-Optimization-Tools<br><img id="img-1354036499618" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/socialmedia%20again-resized-600.gif" alt="free social media tools dropship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Anyone with a successful <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business is probably well aware of the value of social media marketing and might appreciate these FREE social media optimization tools to help streamline and enhance marketing efforts.<br><br><strong><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank">Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</a></strong><br><br>There are plenty of paid social media optimization tools and in some cases, using one or more of them may be warranted if your dropship business budget can stand it. Sometimes it comes down to a case of having to spend money to make money. On the other hand, there are some fantastic free tools available on the World Wide Web that will be of immense help and benefit to you in your social media marketing campaigns designed to boost your dropship sales, so look some of them over and give them a try. Since they’re free, what have you got to lose?<br><br>Here are 3 free social media optimization tools:<br><br>I. <a href="http://knowem.com/%20%20" title="KnowEm" target="_blank"><strong>KnowEm</strong></a>---This is a free or paid service. What is it? From the website: “KnowEm allows you to check for the use of your brand, product, personal name or username instantly on over 550 popular and emerging social media websites. Grab your name and secure your brand before someone else does”<br><br>II. <a href="http://ericmiraglia.com/inlink/" title="InLink Analyzer from Eric Miraglia" target="_blank"><strong>InLink Analyzer from Eric Miraglia</strong></a>---What is it? A back link analysis tool based on the Yahoo Site Explorer that counts and shows source links to a specific URL, and whether or not the source links were bookmarked on Delicious and if so---what keyword tags were used. This info can help you understand the relationship between social keywords and link popularity, which is a hardly bit of insight.<br><br>III. <a href="http://www.majesticseo.com/%20" title="MajesticSEO" target="_blank"><strong>MajesticSEO</strong></a> ---What is it? A link analysis tool that provides link acquisition counts. If you have your own website, you get full reporting after your site is validated. <br><br>Social media optimization is getting to be almost as important as Search Engine Optimization, so try out these 3 free tools to help you work smarter instead of harder in your marketing efforts to grow and build your online dropship home business.<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73704/Making-Money-in-a-Recession-Proof-Home-Business-with-Dropshipping" title="Making Money in a Recession Proof Home Business with Dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>Making Money in a Recession Proof Home Business with Dropshipping</strong></a><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77788/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-3-FREE-Social-Media-Optimization-Tools&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 16 Nov 2011 17:10:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:77788http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77611/Dropship-Tips-5-Rules-for-Social-Media-Marketing-Success#Comments0Dropship Tips: 5 Rules for Social Media Marketing Successhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77611/Dropship-Tips-5-Rules-for-Social-Media-Marketing-Success<br><img id="img-1354035586511" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social-media2-resized-600.png" alt="dropship social media marketing" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce home business will benefit from learning a few rules for social media marketing success that will help to grow and build your sales while enhancing public and customer relations.<br><br>Social media marketing is ideal for a home dropship business because you can actually handle it yourself without hiring a marketing firm or guru to take care of it for you. This means that it won’t cost you one red cent to expand your business and build your brand using social communities!<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a Free Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a Free Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong><br></a><br>Here are five basic golden rules for successful social media marketing:<br><br>I. Never spam, as in never, ever. This is one of the major ways that newbies at social media marketing shoot themselves in the foot and sabotage their own efforts at being successful in their efforts. Spamming or blatant sales hype and self promotion will get you unfollowed, ignored or blocked. Ouch! While it’s fine and even desirable to tout the benefits of your dropship products and/or business, too much of this will drive people away. Bear in mind that once they leave, it’s highly unlikely you will get them back.<br><br><br>II. Focus on relationships and interaction with others within the social community. Don’t talk at people---talk to them. Big, huge difference and failure to realize this will have the same effect as spamming: you will drive people away in droves. <br><br>III. Try to accrue friends, fans and followers whose interests are relevant in some way to your dropship business. For example, if you sell pet supplies, join groups that are about pet ownership, etc. If you have 50,000 Facebook fans but only about 1% of that number is likely to ever be a customer….you’re spinning your wheels and getting nowhere. <br><br>IV. Provide something of value to the community. It might be a valuable coupon or freebie, an interesting, newsworthy or entertaining tidbit, a funny story, a great video, etc. The exact nature of the content you share with the social site isn’t as important as simply sharing something that others might find valuable in some way.<br><br>V. Be consistent in providing fresh, relevant content. Not only will this help to win friends and influence people on the social sites you frequent, but it will also help you rank higher in Google and other search engine results. <br><br>Observe these 5 simple rules for social media marketing success and watch your dropship business grow!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76826/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-3-Top-eBay-Alternatives" title="Ecommerce Dropship Tips: 3 Top eBay Alternatives" target="_blank"><strong>Ecommerce Dropship Tips: 3 Top eBay Alternatives</strong></a></p> <br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77611/Dropship-Tips-5-Rules-for-Social-Media-Marketing-Success&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 12 Nov 2011 19:30:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:77611http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76892/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-With-Twitter#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Social Media Marketing With Twitterhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76892/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-With-Twitter<br><img id="img-1354032825049" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSAtwitter-bird-2.png" alt="Twitter marketing fro dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Anyone one with a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business or other ecommerce endeavor needs to be using social media marketing and Twitter is one of the hottest social sites around!<br><br>Twitter is huge and its numbers continue to grow on a daily basis as people from all around the world tweet and retweet on a regular basis. In fact, based on findings of internet research specialists, Twitter is beginning to surpass Facebook. This might be due to Facebook losing some members due to privacy concerns. At any rate, the point is that Twitter is an excellent platform for your social media marketing efforts and can be a big help in growing and building your dropship business.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>Here are some tips to help you use Twitter effectively:<br><br> <ul> <li>Focus on your target market---If your reasoning is that you will catch more fish by casting a wide net and following everybody and his brother on Twitter while attempting to market your dropship business to all and sundry---you’re wrong. This will not work and you will soon exhaust yourself trying to reach too large an audience. Focus on your own dropship niche products and direct your tweets toward people who are most likely to be interested in that niche.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Don’t be afraid to share---If you see tweets that you think will be of interest to those in your list of followers on Twitter….share that content. But be sure to give credit where credit is due by acknowledging the original Twitter poster.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use the free services available---Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. There are numerous free Twitter tools and services that will let you schedule tweets, keep track of your followers as well as who has stopped following you and much more. Take advantage of these freebies to make your dropship business social media marketing job easier!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Don’t be afraid to be controversial---This doesn’t mean that you should get on Twitter and share your views and philosophies about politics and religion, because this is a big no-no for ecommerce marketing. But don’t shy away from some controversial subjects that pertain to your dropship niche. Controversy is a very effective way to get people engaged!</li> </ul> <br>Use these Twitter tips to help in social media marketing and you will reap benefits for your online dropship business!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also enjoy this one: <p class="title"><strong><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/34391/Email-Marketing-for-your-Home-Dropship-Business-What-NOT-to-Do" title="Email Marketing for your Home Dropship Business: What NOT to Do" target="_blank">Email Marketing for your Home Dropship Business: What NOT to Do</a></strong></p> <br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76892/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-With-Twitter&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 31 Oct 2011 16:18:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:76892http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76588/Dropship-Tips-The-Fast-Track-to-Successful-Social-Media-Marketing#Comments0Dropship Tips: The Fast Track to Successful Social Media Marketinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76588/Dropship-Tips-The-Fast-Track-to-Successful-Social-Media-Marketing<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/homebusiness31-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship social media marketing" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you have an online home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business, you should be leveraging social media to grow and build your sales!<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />Social media marketing isn&rsquo;t rocket science, but it does require some basic knowledge of how it works and how to get the best results for your efforts. Here are some tips to help put you on the fast track to successful social media marketing for your dropship or other ecommerce business:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Write great headlines! When writing for your business blog, which may be considered social media marketing, learn to create good titles and headlines that will grab someone&rsquo;s interest and make them want to read your content. Getting a viewer&rsquo;s attention is half the battle!</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Always include a subscription RSS feed button so that it is easy for viewers to get your blog, face book and Twitter messages regularly.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Be sure to include subscription buttons so that viewers can follow you on all of your venues---blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or wherever.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Interact with your readers! If someone posts a comment to your blog or responds to one of your messages on Twitter or posts on Facebook, always reply! You aren&rsquo;t supposed to use social media to talk at people, you&rsquo;re supposed to engage and talk with people. Big difference and not engaging with those who attempt to start a conversation with you is a grave error that will undermine your social media marketing success.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Don&rsquo;t overlook YouTube in your social media marketing campaign. A simple video can help you acquire many friends and followers, especially if you make an instructional type of video. Make sure that the title of your video is rich with your niche keywords.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Provide links to all of your social media pages in your marketing and promotional emails. This can be very helpful and is also easy for others to share news of a promotion with those in their circle.</li> </ul> <br />Use social media marketing wisely for best results and it will help you build your dropship business.<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/61104/A-Trick-to-Making-More-Ecommerce-Dropship-Sales" title="A Trick to Making More Ecommerce Dropship Sales" target="_blank"><strong>A Trick to Making More Ecommerce Dropship Sales</strong></a></p> <br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76588/Dropship-Tips-The-Fast-Track-to-Successful-Social-Media-Marketing&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyThu, 27 Oct 2011 16:36:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:76588http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76117/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-Boot-Camp-Basics#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Basicshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76117/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-Boot-Camp-Basics<br>If <img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/markwting.jpg" alt="dropship social media marketing" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">you are just starting out in a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business, you may not be at all familiar with social media marketing and might appreciate a few basics to help you leverage this effective and economic method of growing your online business.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>Here are some basics about social media marketing geared toward beginners:<br><br> <ul> <li><strong>Facebook</strong>---Facebook is one of the largest social media sites on the planet wit a current membership of over 850 million and still growing strong. Originally, Facebook was started to allow personal interaction, and it is still very strong in that area. However, in recent years it has expanded into an ecommerce platform as well and can be enormously helpful in building your dropship business. You can have contests, promotions, freebie give-aways, polls, surveys and so on to encourage Facebook members to visit and “Like” your business Fan Page. By adding links to your dropship website or items listed on eBay, Amazon, Bonanza or whatever venue you are using, you can greatly increase traffic and sales. Facebook is free to join and use.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li><strong>Twitter</strong>---Twitter is another social media site that is booming. Twitter messages are short, only 140 characters, and are called tweets. Celebrities tweet on Twitter. Many of the Big Box corporations maintain an active Twitter presence. Even the president tweets. You should, too. It is free to join and use and there are numerous free apps and services to help you make the most of your marketing efforts on Twitter. Your dropship business will benefit from being part of Twitter!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li><strong>Blogging</strong>---Although not a social media site, per se, blogging for your dropship business can be considered part and parcel of social media marketing. You can use a blog hosting service such as WordPress that won’t cost you a dime and blog away about your dropship products as well as relevant topics that ecommerce entrepreneurs might enjoy reading.</li> </ul> <br>The main thing to remember about using any of these three methods of social media marketing is to be consistent. To be effective and yield the best results, you should post to your Facebook Fan Page at least once a day and ditto for Twitter. Ideally, your business blog should be updated with fresh, relevant content on a daily basis. You don’t have to write an epic masterpiece. In fact, long blog articles tend to lose a reader’s attention. Stick with posts about 350-500 words long and you’ll be fine.<br><br>Besides helping win friends (and customers) and influence people on social media sites and with your blog, you will also enhance and elevate your rankings in Google and other search engine results pages. This is a big benefit!<br><br>Get started with the basics of social media marketing and grown your dropship business!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32379/Turn-Your-Business-Blog-Into-a-Marketing-Machine" title="Turn Your Business Blog Into a Marketing Machine!" target="_blank"><strong>Turn Your Business Blog Into a Marketing Machine!</strong></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/76117/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-Boot-Camp-Basics&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 22 Oct 2011 17:25:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:76117http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/75750/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-With-Facebook#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Social Media Marketing With Facebookhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/75750/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-With-Facebook<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/dsafacebooklogo2.jpg" border="0" alt="social media marketing facebook dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you have a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business and are not using Facebook for social media marketing, you are missing a fantastic opportunity to boost sales and traffic!<br /><br />According to statistics, more than half of all people in the United States are using Facebook. There were over 800 million users on Facebook as of July 2011, worldwide. Just think of what a humongous group of potential buyers that is! You can leverage the power of social media and Facebook with only a few simple steps and a commitment to make the necessary effort to have your social media marketing pay off for your home dropship business.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />Here are some handy tips to help you use Facebook to grow and build your home ecommerce dropship business:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Integrate ecommerce into your Facebook store by having contests that request Likes in order to be entered, or freebies that work the same way. Many big corporations are doing this with resounding success. You can, too.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Post ads and details of promotions on your Facebook wall with a link that sends viewers to your Facebook store pages. Use the Facebook Fans API, you can combine promotions with links to the product within your Facebook store and make it easy for visitors to make a purchase right then and there.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Using the Share, Like and Reviews features facilitates viewers passing the world along about your products, promotions, contests, freebies or whatever to others within their circle. Ditto for reviews. Reviews are also great because they get viewers involved and interacting with you!</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>The biggest majority of online users are still wary of divulging their personal and financial info on the internet. This is especially true if it is a procedure that they are not accustomed to. So, to increase buyer confidence and overcome fears about giving information necessary for a purchase, don&rsquo;t direct would-be customers to your dropship website from Facebook if they want to make a purchase. This isn&rsquo;t necessary and will cost you a lot of sales. Display the same trust &amp; security symbols on your Facebook store pages as you do on your dropship website, and integrate your website&rsquo;s preferred payment method---Paypal is one most users are comfortable and familiar with---so that a purchase can be completed on the spot.</li> </ul> <br />Using these tips for social media marketing and ecommerce on Facebook will help build dropship sales!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may find this one useful: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/29570/Social-Media-Marketing-FREE-Twitter-Apps-for-eCommerce" title="Social Media Marketing: FREE Twitter Apps for eCommerce" target="_blank"><strong>Social Media Marketing: FREE Twitter Apps for eCommerce</strong></a></p> <br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/75750/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-With-Facebook&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyTue, 18 Oct 2011 16:07:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:75750http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/75463/Use-Social-Media-to-Help-Ramp-Up-Ecommerce-Dropship-Holiday-Sales#Comments2Use Social Media to Help Ramp Up Ecommerce Dropship Holiday Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/75463/Use-Social-Media-to-Help-Ramp-Up-Ecommerce-Dropship-Holiday-Sales<br><img id="img-1354037063415" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSA%20santa-claus-fancy-dress-resized-600.jpg" alt="social media dropship holiday sales" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you don’t take advantage of social media to help boost 4th quarter holiday ecommerce <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> sales, you’re missing a very profitable boat!<br><br>The 4th quarter holiday sales are always eagerly anticipated by all businesses---both traditional brick and mortar stores and online stores alike. If you have been having a record year with high sales, the last quarter sales from winter holiday shoppers will just be frosting on the cake. If your sales have been lagging a little, you can count on these holiday sales to greatly increase your bottom line for the entire year.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/2-ecommerce-marketing-strategies-to-grow-your-business/" title="Click Here For a FREE E-Commerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE E-Commerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>Social media can and should play a vital role in your winter holiday sales and promotions! This is not the time to sit on the sidelines with your social media marketing efforts. Get in the game and harness the tremendous power of social media to help boost your 4th quarter sales. Here are a couple of tips to help you use social media to build these last quarter profits:<br><br> <ul> <li>This is a great time to interact with your fans and followers. Try posting polls with holiday themes and having holiday themed contests as well as promotions. Get people involved! Show your holiday spirit by giving away freebies such as free downloads of printable gift tags, labels, etc. Have a holiday party on the social site. Invite all of your fans and followers and ask them to spread the word and invite their friends. Have drawings for door prizes every hour or every day, whichever works best for you. It isn’t necessary to give expensive prizes. Consider the cost of the prizes as an advertising expense.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Plan your holiday campaign and be sure to include it in your social media marketing. For example, if you are giving free or discounted shipping or a coupon code for $10 off $50 or something along that line, don’t forget to include these promotions on your social media pages. Be sure to make it easy for people to share your promotions with others!</li> </ul> <br>Social media marketing can be a huge help in boosting those 4th quarter holiday sales for your dropship home business. <br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/30886/Your-Top-Questions-Answered-About-Social-Media-Marketing" title="Your Top Questions Answered About Social Media Marketing" target="_blank"><strong>Your Top Questions Answered About Social Media</strong> <strong>Marketing</strong></a></p> <br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/75463/Use-Social-Media-to-Help-Ramp-Up-Ecommerce-Dropship-Holiday-Sales&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleySat, 15 Oct 2011 16:40:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:75463http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/74754/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-FREE-Social-Media-Timesaving-Tools#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: FREE Social Media Timesaving Tools http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/74754/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-FREE-Social-Media-Timesaving-Tools<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/dontworrybehappy2.jpg" border="0" alt="social media dropship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Would you be interested in a few free tools that would help you save time in your social media marketing efforts for a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business?<br /><br />If you are like most home business entrepreneurs, you are the go-to person for every aspect of your online endeavor and wear many hats. So, your time is usually spread pretty thin over a wide variety of tasks that must be seen to every day in order to keep your dropship sales booming. If you can shave off a few minutes here and a few more minutes there---it will simplify and streamline things considerably!<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/2-ecommerce-marketing-strategies-to-grow-your-business/" title="Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />Here are 3 free tools to help you save time with social media marketing:<br /><br /> <ul> <li><a href="http://nutshellmail.com/" title="Nutshell Mail" target="_blank"><strong>Nutshell Mail</strong></a>: This one is provided free of charge from Constant Contact and is a tremendously effective tool that will prove beneficial to saving lots of time in social media marketing. It works with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, FourSquare and CitySearch. The service takes copies of all your latest updates in your social networking accounts and places them in a snapshot email. It&rsquo;s free and easy, plus secure.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com/ " title="TweetDeck" target="_blank"><strong>TweetDeck</strong></a>: TweetDeck is now part of Twitter. What does this mean for you and your dropship business? For one thing, it means that you can now integrate TweetDeck not only with your desktop PC, but also mobile devices--Android, iPhone. TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what&rsquo;s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more. Customize your Twitter experience with columns, groups, saved searches and automatic updates helping you to effortlessly stay updated with the people and topics you care about. See what people are saying about you and join the conversation by tweeting, sharing photos, videos or links directly from TweetDeck.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li><a href="http://hootsuite.com/" title="HootSuite" target="_blank"><strong>HootSuite</strong></a>: This one is highly acclaimed and used by all sorts of big businesses and celebrities. It has a slew of functions! You can monitor and post to multiple social networks, including Facebook and Twitter using the HootSuite dashboard. Create custom reports from over 30 individual report modules to share with clients and colleagues. Track brand sentiment, follower growth, plus incorporate Facebook Insights and Google analytics all without leaving the dashboard. Allows for team collaboration by allowing you to have multiple contributors to your social profiles without sharing passwords. Assign messages for follow-up and track responses. From help desk to marketing, engage audiences at every level of your organization. Plus you can schedule messages and there are mobile apps for the road warriors of ecommerce.</li> </ul> <br />All three of these great services will help to save time in your dropship home business social media marketing efforts!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also enjoy this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26763/5-Low-Cost-Ways-to-Market-Your-eCommerce-Dropshipping-Website" title="5 Low Cost Ways to Market Your eCommerce Dropshipping Website" target="_blank"><strong>5 Low Cost Ways to Market Your eCommerce Dropshipping Website</strong></a></p> <br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/74754/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-FREE-Social-Media-Timesaving-Tools&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 07 Oct 2011 16:27:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:74754http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/74482/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-to-Use-Social-Media-to-Increase-Sales#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: How to Use Social Media to Increase Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/74482/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-to-Use-Social-Media-to-Increase-Sales<br><img id="img-1354034195483" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/markwting.jpg" alt="socialmedia dropship sales" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Would you be interested in finding out how you can harness the power of social media to help increase your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce sales?<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>If so, these tips might come in handy:<br><br> <ul> <li>First of all, although this might sound like a no-brainer to you, you absolutely must establish a connection between your social media presence and your dropship or other ecommerce business. Believe it or not, this very basic step is where many entrepreneurs stumble and drop the ball with social media marketing. Regardless of which social site you are using for marketing, it should always have a link to your sales pages. This might be your website, or your listings on Amazon, eBay or wherever. You might even let your Facebook page incorporate its own sales pages. One of the primary rules of sales is that you should always make it easy for a potential customer to buy. What good will it do you if you get people interested in your dropship products, but then don’t provide a way for them to find and buy them?</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>If you aren’t already using User Reviews---start. It is a proven fact that people buy under the influence of others and internet research has shown that consumers are far more influenced by User Reviews than by your blurbs about how fantastic your products are. You can post these reviews on your own website or auction pages, your social media page, along with Google Places and others of that ilk. You might be surprised how large a part fear of purchasing online still affects many internet shoppers. Offering User Reviews helps to overcome this stumbling block to making a sale.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>According to recent studies, it has become increasingly more difficult to get people to the point of even considering buying from you. Back in the 1980’s, it required approximately five contacts with a prospective customer to reach the point of buying from you. Today, that number has moved up to twelve! So, this tells us that shoppers today are tougher nuts to crack than they were 20-30 years ago and that to engage them and make the necessary number of contacts; we need to be consistent with social media posts. Don’t post something every once in a while and expect it to help boost your dropship sales.&nbsp; Instead, consistently post every day! Social media marketing gurus say that the rule of thumb for salesy posts versus purely social posts should be about 80-90% social content and only 10-20% sales hype.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips to help leverage social media in boosting your dropship home business sales!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73539/Make-Money-Online-Dropshipping-Made-Easy-With-Website-Integration" title="Make Money Online: Dropshipping Made Easy With Website Integration" target="_blank"><strong>Make Money Online: Dropshipping Made Easy With Website Integration</strong></a></p> <br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/74482/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-to-Use-Social-Media-to-Increase-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 04 Oct 2011 16:16:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:74482http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/74225/Facebook-Best-Social-Media-Site-for-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments0Facebook Best Social Media Site for Home Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/74225/Facebook-Best-Social-Media-Site-for-Home-Dropship-Business<br><img id="img-1354033070710" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/cell%20phone.jpg" alt="dropship home business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Have you wondered which of the social communities was best to market your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business?<br><br>If so, the results are in. According to <a href="http://www.emarketer.tv/Article.aspx?R=1008597" title="eMarketer" target="_blank">eMarketer</a>,&nbsp; Facebook dominates the social media platforms for small to medium sized businesses, which would include a small home dropship business.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>Many smaller size ecommerce entrepreneurs are cost conscious and must try to get the most bang for their buck when it comes to marketing. A recent Zoomerang study shows clearly that Facebook leads the pack for social media marketing among these smaller businesses.<br><br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/zoomerangg%201-resized-600.gif" alt="social media chart dropship busienss" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><br><br>Social media is increasing in popularity for marketing. Research shows that about 44% of small business marketers in the United States have used or are now using social media in 2011, an increase of 10% from Zoomerang and GrowBiz Media’s http://www.growbizmedia.com/ October 2010 research, showing that for many small businesses social media is rapidly morphing into the best and most cost effective way to make a connection with potential buyers and existing customers. Of the 44% of small businesses using social sites, about&nbsp; 59%&nbsp; spend less than $100 on social media marketing.<br><br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/zoomerang%202-resized-600.gif" alt="social media dropship " class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><br><br>Small businesses seem to be focusing their social media marketing efforts on the three big sites: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.<br><br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/zoonerang%203.gif" alt="dropship social media chart" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><br>Facebook is continually beefing up its products and applications, but most small businesses are playing it safe with the basics. Approximately&nbsp; 51% of US small businesses are finding that Facebook wall posts work the best for marketing, although only about 16% of United States consumers said that they had experienced any interaction with a particular brand on Facebook. Not much of a percentage, but this percentage will probably increase as time goes on and in fact, around 68% of people report that they have “liked” a brand on Facebook.<br><br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/zoomerang%204.gif" alt="dropship social media " class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><br><br>If you have a small home dropship business, you might benefit from looking over some of these charts and tailor your social media marketing efforts accordingly.<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/42082/Drop-Ship-News-Use-Google-Suggest-to-Boost-E-Commerce-Traffic" title="Drop Ship News: Use Google Suggest to Boost E-Commerce Traffic" target="_blank"><strong>Drop Ship News: Use Google Suggest to Boost E-Commerce Traffic</strong></a></p> <br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/74225/Facebook-Best-Social-Media-Site-for-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 01 Oct 2011 16:08:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:74225http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72840/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-Made-Easy#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Social Media Marketing Made Easyhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72840/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-Made-Easy<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/dontworrybehappy2.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship ecommerce social media" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Do you sometimes wish you could engage in social media marketing for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business but are holding back because you&rsquo;re afraid it&rsquo;s too complicated and time consuming?<br /><br />If this sounds familiar, you aren&rsquo;t alone. The fact is that many ecommerce entrepreneurs would love to harness the awesome power of social media to build their dropship businesses, but don&rsquo;t do it due to lack of confidence in their abilities along those lines and doubts about the time consuming aspect of this type of marketing.<br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/2-blog-your-way-to-greater-profits/" title="Click Here For a FREE Business Blogging E-Book!" target="_blank"><br /><strong>Click Here For a FREE Business Blogging E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />While it&rsquo;s true that you do need to have a basic understanding and knowledge of what social media marketing is all about and a few simple steps to follow in order to be successful at it---it isn&rsquo;t rocket science. Have no fear; if you are able to start up and run a dropship or other ecommerce enterprise, you are certainly well able to handle the social media marketing side of things.<br /><br />It&rsquo;s also true that you will need to invest some time into making social media marketing work effectively for your business. But, if you streamline and coordinate your marketing efforts, it really doesn&rsquo;t require a huge chunk of time.<br /><br />Here are some tips to help you get your feet wet in social media marketing for your dropship business with a minimum of fuss and bother and without devoting an inordinate amount of time to it:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Don&rsquo;t spread yourself too thin. This is a common mistake made by rookies and it is a very bad idea. For example, don&rsquo;t get the notion that if social media marketing on one or two platforms would be good, then marketing across a dozen social platforms would be even better. This is a recipe for disaster because it will be entirely too difficult to maintain an effective presence on a bunch of different social sites. Focus your efforts on two or three at the most. Facebook and Twitter are must-haves for most marketers, so start with those.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Plan your work and work your plan. Sit down and determine your goals for social media marketing. Once you have this all worked out, move on to a do-able schedule that will help you attain those goals. You will have to experiment and use a bit of trial and error initially, but it won&rsquo;t take long to tweak your schedule and make it work with your plan.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Budget your time to include X amount of hours a week to social media marketing. Break it down by the day and plan when you will tweet, post to Facebook, etc. There are free tools online that will be of tremendous help to you because they will allow you to schedule tweets and also coordinate your social marketing activities across all platforms. For example, Twitter will repost your tweets to Facebook and if you use WordPress to blog, Wordbooker http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordbooker/ will automatically post your blogs to your Facebook Fan page. This is a classic example of working smarter instead of harder!</li> </ul> <br />If you go about it the right way, you can easily use social media marketing to build your brand, drive traffic to your dropship website or products on eBay or Amazon and improve customer relations, too. Social media marketing doesn&rsquo;t have to be hard or take too much time and it will reap big benefits for you!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/29254/Social-Media-Marketing-Top-10-Terrific-Twitter-Tips" title="Social Media Marketing: Top 10 Terrific Twitter Tips" target="_blank"><strong>Social Media Marketing: Top 10 Terrific Twitter Tips</strong><br /><br /></a><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72840/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-Made-Easy&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 17 Sep 2011 16:21:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:72840http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72756/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Use-Social-Media-to-Help-Build-Trust#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Use Social Media to Help Build Trusthttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72756/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Use-Social-Media-to-Help-Build-Trust<br><img id="img-1316191894109" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/salesman.jpg" alt="use social media to build drophip business trust" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Did you know that you can effectively use social media to help build consumer trust in your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business?<br><br>As any experienced online entrepreneur can tell you, trust is a huge factor in making online sales. Although more and more people are turning to the internet for shopping and discovering the comfort, cost effectiveness and convenience of buying online---the fact is that lack of trust is still one of the biggest stumbling blocks to consumers making online purchases.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media E-Book That Will Have You Marketing Like a Pro!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media E-Book That Will Have You Marketing Like a Pro!</strong></a><br><br>Any method or strategy that you can employ to overcome this bump in the road to success and profits in your dropship business will greatly boost your bottom line!<br><br>Social media is a force to be reckoned with these days and shows no signs of declining in strength as social sites steadily continue to become bigger and bigger, gaining members by leaps and bounds. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Bebo, MySpace and other online social communities are gaining ground every day.<br><br>If you do a little research into ecommerce marketing, you will discover that social media marketing is strongly advocated by marketing gurus. The reason for this is because it works. Besides being effective, social media marketing is extremely economical. In fact, is you are able to handle your social media marketing campaigns all by your lonesome and don’t have to pay someone else to do it for you it will cost you the sum total of exactly nothing.<br><br>So, how can you employ social media to help build trust for your dropship home business? Here are some tips that will help you accomplish this:<br><br> <ul> <li>Be sure to have a Facebook “Like” button to your product pages. Make it easy for visitors to “like” your products and share with others in their Facebook social circle. Never forget that people buy under the influence of others! This is an oldie but goldie, a tried and true principle of sales that never goes out of date. You might be amazed to discover how many people will buy your products based on the recommendations of friends or family on Facebook. The reasoning is that if someone’s friend or relative trusts you, you must be okay.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use polls and surveys on Facebook as well as Twitter about your products. Allowing the social community to provide some input about the dropship products you sell is a fantastic way to generate some buzz and stir up internet in your items, leading to more sales. Plus, you gain trust as others see that you genuinely care about what they think!</li> </ul> <br>Use these social media tips to help build trust for your ecommerce dropship home business.<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51475/Dropship-Tips-Ground-Floor-SEO-for-Google" title="Dropship Tips: Ground Floor SEO for Google" target="_blank"><strong>Dropship Tips: Ground Floor SEO for Google</strong></a></p> <br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72756/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Use-Social-Media-to-Help-Build-Trust&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 16 Sep 2011 16:22:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:72756http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72190/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-From-Scratch#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Social Media Marketing From Scratchhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72190/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-From-Scratch<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/socialmedia5.jpg" border="0" alt="social media marketing ecommerce drophip" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Would you love to be engaging in social media marketing for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business but don&rsquo;t feel confident about doing it yourself and can&rsquo;t afford to hire a marketing firm or expert to do it for you?<br /><br />If this sounds familiar and is your primary reason for missing the social media boat that could be helping you sail to greater profits&hellip;..don&rsquo;t give up! Although it&rsquo;s nice to be able to pay someone else to do your social media marketing for your dropship business, it isn&rsquo;t strictly necessary.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />The fact is that with a bit of time and effort you can do a decent job of from-scratch social media marketing yourself!<br /><br />Here are some tips that will help you leverage the awesome power of social media to build your brand and grow your home business, starting from scratch:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Your first step should be to establish your goals. What do you hope to accomplish with social media marketing? Brand recognition? More dropship sales? Better customer relations and reputation? Decide what your goals are and then you can map out a plan to meet those goals more effectively.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Decide which social platforms are best suited to help you achieve your goals. For example, if your dropship sales are geared toward older people and you are selling products such as wheelchairs or walkers, you would be wasting your time trying to engage in social media marketing on a site such as Bebo, which is primarily a young demographic of users. Facebook, on the other hand, is showing a rapid increase of members 50 and older. Don&rsquo;t try to spread yourself too thin---choose two or three social communities and focus your efforts there.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Determine how much time you need to set aside each day for social media marketing in order to meet your goals, and then faithfully adhere to that time allotment. In order to be successful in social media marketing, it is vital that you engage regularly and offer fresh, relevant content on a frequent basis. Don&rsquo;t be too salesy and post a lot of hype about your dropship products. This is the kiss of death in social communities. Having contests is a great way to generate buzz and acquire fans and followers. Ditto for polls and surveys. Many people enjoy giving their opinions on various subjects and you can imbed a widget for polls and surveys quickly and easily.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Engage with the social community! Don&rsquo;t just post content and then disappear until your next post. Try to provide content that is genuinely interesting, entertaining or thought provoking and as people respond to it, have a two way conversation with them.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Embed your social community widgets on your dropship website and your business blog if you have one, which hopefully you do. This makes it easy for people to become a fan or follower.</li> </ul> <br />There is more to social media marketing, of course, but these simple steps will help you to get started and build a presence on the social sites of your choice to help grow your ecommerce dropship business.<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/34104/Dropship-101-Social-Media-Marketing-SEO-Tips-for-Facebook" title="Dropship 101: Social Media Marketing &amp; SEO Tips for Facebook" target="_blank"><strong>Dropship 101: Social Media Marketing &amp; SEO Tips for Facebook</strong></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72190/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-From-Scratch&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleySat, 10 Sep 2011 16:17:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:72190http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71775/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Mobile-Social-Media-Usage-on-the-Rise#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Mobile Social Media Usage on the Risehttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71775/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Mobile-Social-Media-Usage-on-the-Rise<br><img id="img-1354033668784" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/dsanew-years-2011-beach2.jpg" alt="social media ecommerce dropship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you leveraging the power of mobile social media usage to grow and build your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce enterprise?<br><br>If you answered no to that question---you’re leaving money on the table in the form of lost customers who will end up buying from someone else who answered in the affirmative, instead of you.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>Let’s take a look at the growth of mobile social media during 2011.<br><br>According to a recent webinar conducted by ComScore called “The State of the U.S. Mobile Advertising Industry &amp; What Lies Ahead,” mobile advertising spend is expected to reach a whopping $2.5 billion by 2014 in the United States alone. This provides advertisers and marketers with an amazing opportunity to attract consumers via this dynamic means of consumer engagement. <br><br>The chart shown below is from the webinar and shows a comparison between March 2010 and March 2011. As you can see, every area of mobile social media has grown. <br><br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/mobilechart-resized-600.png" alt="mobile social usage dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0"><br><br><br>Some show rather spectacular growth, as with the 50% increase in social networking and mobile map usage from one year to the next. There were between 30-40% more people using mobile apps to check on the weather or get the news.<br><br>Social networking via a mobile device is increasing by giant leaps and bounds. In order to keep pace with your competitors, it is vitally important that you make sure your ecommerce dropship website is mobile friendly!<br><br>Internet research predicts that by the year 2013, there will be 1.7 billion mobile internet users and many experts believe that is a modest projection. <br><br>So, how can you make your website and your Facebook fan page, Twitter profile and other social platforms mobile friendly? There are a few steps you can take that will help tremendously in making your social content more mobile friendly. Here are a few tips:<br><br> <ul> <li>Don’t use too many images. These are generally slow to load.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Bear in mind that your content is being viewed on a much smaller screen and that therefore, it is critical that you make every word count. Write concise but compelling headlines!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Don’t use Flash or Javascript. They’re too slow for mobile use and besides that, many mobile devices won’t even be able to see them.</li> </ul> <br>These tips will help you make your social content more mobile friendly and benefit your ecommerce dropship home business!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/30506/Make-More-Money-on-eBay-with-These-Dropship-Secrets" title="Make More Money on eBay with These Dropship Secrets!" target="_blank"><strong>Make More Money on eBay with These Dropship Secrets!</strong><br></a><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71775/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Mobile-Social-Media-Usage-on-the-Rise&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 06 Sep 2011 17:00:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:71775http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71560/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-The-Marriage-of-SEO-and-Social-Media#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: The Marriage of SEO and Social Mediahttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71560/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-The-Marriage-of-SEO-and-Social-Media<br><img id="img-1354034733818" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/socialmedia5.jpg" alt="dropship social media" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you have a<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title=" dropship" target="_blank"><strong> dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business, you need to understand that in order to be most effective, you cannot separate social media marketing from good, basic SEO.<br><br>These two are a very harmonious pair, in fact, and combining both will allow you to have the best of both worlds and do wonders to build your brand and grow your ecommerce dropship sales.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here For a FREE E-Book about SEO!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE E-Book about SEO!</strong></a><br><br>You might see articles on the internet proclaiming that social media rules and SEO is dead, but don’t believe it! SEO is alive and kicking and using best Search Engine Optimization practices will help you leverage social media to the max.<br><br>So, how do you go about using SEO effectively on your social media marketing platforms?<br><br>Here are a few tips that will help you make the most of SEO and social media marketing. Think of these things as part and parcel of SMO---Social Media Optimization.<br><br> <ul> <li>Make your content count! Use SEO effectively in your social media content and use your best keywords so that the search engines will be able to easily find your fan page posts, tweets or whatever.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Your titles, subtitles and headers on social platforms are just as important as they are on your dropship website, so make them work hard for you by incorporating great SEO and utilizing your prime keywords.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure to use SEO in any images you post on social sites. Your image alt tags should have your best keywords.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Get as much mileage as you possibly can from your links’ anchor text by using your keywords as close to the front as you can.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Before you start using SEO as part of your social media marketing, you need to define your goals. If you are mainly interested in increasing search engine ranking, you will need to use SEO with that in mind. If you want to reach as many people as possible in the social community, then focus on SEO toward that end.</li> </ul> <br>Bear in mind that people don’t generally use social communities to search for something although the practice does seem to be growing. However, search engines have admitted to using social content as part of their algorithm in ranking.<br><br>Use SEO with social media marketing and grow your dropship home business.<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked thus article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/30244/Your-Home-Dropshipping-Business-Staying-Motivated" title="Your Home Dropshipping Business: Staying Motivated" target="_blank"><strong>Your Home Dropshipping Business: Staying Motivated</strong></a></p> <br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71560/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-The-Marriage-of-SEO-and-Social-Media&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 03 Sep 2011 16:15:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:71560http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71518/Social-Media-Marketing-for-Holiday-Ecommerce-Dropship-Sales#Comments0Social Media Marketing for Holiday Ecommerce Dropship Sales http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71518/Social-Media-Marketing-for-Holiday-Ecommerce-Dropship-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSA santa-claus-fancy-dress-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship sales holidays" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Believe it or not, the winter holidays will be upon us before you know it and you should start getting all of your ducks in a row for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business sales now.<br /><br />Social media is a perfect platform to broadcast news about your upcoming winter holiday sales. Tell about any new products you might be introducing as well as future holiday promotions, contests and sales.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/2-ecommerce-marketing-strategies-to-grow-your-business/" title="Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />According to <a href="http://www.retailwire.com/discussion/15475/study-holiday-selling-themes-falling-short" title="RetailWire" target="_blank">RetailWire</a>, a new Motista study indicates that retailers should look beyond the usual themes of family and giving and focus on developing relationships with consumers.<br /><br />Motista didn't mention any other new holiday approaches, but hinted that the tried and true methods of holiday advertising merely boost consumers' familiarity with retailers. The goal, based on study results,&nbsp; should be to engage emotionally. This is an area where the Motista study showed e-tailers falling short.<br /><br />Based on results of its ongoing study, the average overall "awareness" and "familiarity" of the 10 retailers tracked (Aeropostale, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Crate &amp; Barrel, Gap, Macy's, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn and Walmart) were high, at 90 and 71 percent, respectively. But only 18 percent of consumers indicated they had an "emotional connection" to their retailers and only 24 percent of consumers indicated they would make their next relevant purchase with the retailers they frequent today.<br /><br />Summing up the advantages of being connected with consumers, Motista noted that the study found:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Consumers who feel emotional connections to their retailers are four-times more likely to shop those retailers first when relevant needs arise, as compared to consumers who are simply familiar and satisfied with their retailers.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Connected consumers shop their retailers' websites via mobile devices ten-times more often than consumers who are simply satisfied. They also follow their retailers on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, four-times more often.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Connected consumers are 50 percent more likely to advocate for the brand and recommend the retailer to others.</li> </ul> <br />"The long-term takeaway for retailers is the importance of establishing more relevant connections with their customers," said Alan Zorfas, co-founder and CMO of Motista, in a statement. "What's really motivating them beyond expected themes? We see connection driving higher levels of purchasing and advocacy across a multitude of industries, and the brands that act on this data are able to execute successful marketing campaigns that motivate their target audiences more effectively."<br /><br />So, get busy with your social platforms to connect with consumers for holiday sales this year!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32032/Social-Media-Marketing-in-One-Hour-a-Day" title="Social Media Marketing in One Hour a Day" target="_blank"><strong>Social Media Marketing in One Hour a Day</strong><br /><br /></a><br /><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71518/Social-Media-Marketing-for-Holiday-Ecommerce-Dropship-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 02 Sep 2011 21:06:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:71518http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71026/Ecommerce-Dropship-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-Twitter-Basics#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Social Media Marketing Tips: Twitter Basicshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71026/Ecommerce-Dropship-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-Twitter-Basics<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSAtwitter-bird-2.png" border="0" alt="ecommerce dropship Twitter tips" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Do you have a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business and would love to engage in social media marketing with Twitter?<br /><br />If so, these helpful tips might have you tweeting away in nothing flat!<br /><br />Twitter is an enormously popular social community and is used by ecommerce entrepreneurs, big business corporations, celebrities and everybody in between. The Twitter platform can help you build your brand and promote your dropship business once you get the hang of it, so read on.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/put-the-power-of-social-media-to-work-for-you-2/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />Here are some handy Twitter tips to help you in your social media marketing efforts:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Make a plan. While you may be itching to get right in there on Twitter and start accumulating followers, if your purpose is to grow your business, you need to sit down and set goals. What do you hope to accomplish by a presence on Twitter? Think about it and define your goals and objectives. You will fare much better with a track to run on.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Don&rsquo;t aim to scoop up as many followers as possible just for the sake of numbers. Quality is far more important than quantity when it comes to Twitter followers. Ditto for whom you follow. Choose to engage with other users who are relevant somehow to your niche.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Keep your eye on the ball. It&rsquo;s all too easy to get carried away and invest entirely too much time tweeting about things that have nothing to do with why you&rsquo;re on there. This is counterproductive and if you succumb to the temptation to waste your valuable time in conversations about Lady Gaga&rsquo;s latest outfit instead of working toward your social media marketing objectives, you will soon get discouraged and quit when you see no benefits to your dropship business. It&rsquo;s fine to tweet about inconsequential things occasionally, but don&rsquo;t stray too far off the path you mapped out when beginning on Twitter.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Don&rsquo;t be afraid to share yourself. Post photos, tweet about new products and personal experiences from time to time. You need to be real to be likable and remember---one key rule of sales is that people buy from those they like. This is just as true online as off!</li> </ul> <br />Use these Twitter tips to leverage social media and watch your dropship home business grow!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also enjoy this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32560/Social-Media-Marketing-Twitter-Tips-for-Dropship-Business-Bloggers" title="Social Media Marketing: Twitter Tips for Dropship Business Bloggers" target="_blank"><strong>Social Media Marketing: Twitter Tips for Dropship Business Bloggers</strong></a></p> <br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71026/Ecommerce-Dropship-Social-Media-Marketing-Tips-Twitter-Basics&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyMon, 29 Aug 2011 16:04:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:71026http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70829/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Google-Plus-One-Explained#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Google Plus One Explainedhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70829/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Google-Plus-One-Explained<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/school.jpg" border="0" alt="Google Plus One dropgsip ecommerce business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />What is Google Plus One and how can it benefit your ecommerce <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business?<br /><br />In many ways, the Google +1 button works in a similar fashion as the Facebook Like button. When an online user does a Google search, they are able to click the +1 button next to any of the search results. In much the same way as the Facebook Like button, any Google search results that you click the +1 button for will be shared with your immediate network of contacts within Google.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/jump-on-the-social-media-bandwagon/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />This helps your dropship business if someone clicks this +1 button next to your Google search result because it is shared with that person&rsquo;s network of Google users. If that was the extent of it, it would be helpful to some extent. But, there&rsquo;s more. <br /><br />Here is what Google has to say about their Google Plus One:<br /><br />&ldquo;They can appear in Google search results, on ads, and sites across the web. You&rsquo;ll always be able to see your own +1's in a new tab on your Google Profile, and if you want, you can share this tab with the world.&rdquo;<br /><br />According to the Wall Street Journal, social Plus One buttons, similar to those of Digg, StumbleUpon, and Facebook Share buttons, will be coming to websites near you soon. Here is a quote from the article in the Wall Street Journal and their reference to Google&rsquo;s Matt Cutts:<br /><br />&ldquo;Over the coming months, the project also will allow website publishers including news sites and blogs to install buttons with a &ldquo;+1? logo on their Web pages so that Google users could click on them to signal that they liked a particular page and share that information with their social network inside of Google, Mr. Cutts said.&rdquo;<br /><br />Here is a very helpful video from Google that explains how to use the Plus One feature:<center><iframe frameborder="0" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4RyY2-ofP4g" width="560"></iframe></center><center><br />The idea behind Google Plus One is that it will provide more socially targeted ads. <br /><br />Google Plus One will help your dropship home business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32380/Social-Media-Marketing-Success-Tricks-of-the-Trade" title="Social Media Marketing Success: Tricks of the Trade" target="_blank"><strong>Social Media Marketing Success: Tricks of the Trade</strong></a></p> <br /><br /><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70829/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Google-Plus-One-Explained&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyTue, 23 Aug 2011 16:08:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:70829http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/69987/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-New-Facebook-Changes-for-Marketing#Comments1Ecommerce Dropship Tips: New Facebook Changes for Marketinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/69987/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-New-Facebook-Changes-for-Marketing<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/dontworrybehappy2.jpg" border="0" alt="social media marketing dropship ecommerce facebook" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Facebook has made quite a few recent changes to the site that impact the developer platform, individual profiles and pages that you need to know about if you are using the social site as part of your social media marketing campaign for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>or other ecommerce home business. <br /><br />Besides making changes to various applications, including developer testing and insights, changes to the way Facebook Pages are displayed in news feeds may also be something you should be aware of in order to stay up to date.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book! " target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong> </a><br /><br />Facebook is now showing a new sort of news feed story that will link to a Page when multiple friends post updates that mention the name of the Page, even if they don&rsquo;t&nbsp;tag it. The story will read like this: (Friend's name) and (xxx) other friends posted about (name of Page) and the Page&rsquo;s name will be linked.<br /><br />The &ldquo;Posted About&rdquo; news feed story tells us all&nbsp; that Facebook is using a natural language processing system on status updates to perform named entity recognition. It will help users to determine topics that are trending within their group of friends and help the Pages representing these topics gain more fans, as well.<br /><br />Another change: Facebook has recently made improvements to insights for apps through a news feed. When you click on the app insights tab, you now see a news feed that contains a summary of both your positive and negative posts. This is helpful for developing applications because it lets you get feedback on the app in real time. Plus, you can see at a glance how many times the app has been reported as spam. When marketers are experimenting with new ways to win fans and create an app that will be shared, it&rsquo;s vital to get real time feedback so you know how users are responding to it. You can access the feedback through the news feed for the application.<br /><br />Keeping abreast of changes to Facebook that will affect your marketing efforts is essential to building your ecommerce dropship business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33990/E-Commerce-Dropship-Sales-Marketing-for-Online-Road-Warriors" title="E-Commerce Dropship Sales Marketing for Online Road Warriors" target="_blank"><strong>E-Commerce Dropship Sales Marketing for Online Road Warriors</strong></a></p> <br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/69987/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-New-Facebook-Changes-for-Marketing&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyMon, 15 Aug 2011 16:57:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:69987http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/69108/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Pointers-for-Video-Marketing#Comments1Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Pointers for Video Marketing http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/69108/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Pointers-for-Video-Marketing<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/movies.jpg" border="0" alt="video marketing dropship ecommerce business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Video marketing can be a big part of your social media marketing efforts and help to increase both traffic and sales to your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce enterprise. <br /><br />YouTube is, of course, the name that immediately springs to mind for most of us when we think of video marketing. And there is no doubt that video marketing on YouTube is an extremely effective weapon in your arsenal of targeted marketing techniques.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/2-ecommerce-marketing-strategies-to-grow-your-business/" title="Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />However, you can also use video marketing in other places besides YouTube to help boost your business and build your brand.<br /><br />Here are some pointers to help you use video social media marketing effectively in your dropship home business:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Be choosy about who stars in your marketing videos. If you are a one person business, you can surely scare up somebody with a big smile to be your video cheerleader and star in your productions. If you would prefer to have the starring role yourself because you think you can make a better video with more enthusiasm and knowledge than anybody else, you don&rsquo;t even need a second person to aim the camera if you have one with a timer.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Now, bearing in mind that you can be the lone star of your marketing video, or only have one person appearing, you may also include others in your productions if possible, at least occasionally. A video would be a great place to show an interview with another person about your dropship business. It might be someone who is thinking of starting a dropship home business themselves and you could go for a question and answer session about how to get started.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Have various types of marketing videos. For instance, you could do how-tos that might show the process of adding your dropship products onto eBay or Amazon. Tutorials are also nice, and people appreciate instructional material that spells something out in one neat package.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Have a whole series of interconnected videos, sort of like sequels to the main video. This will keep viewers coming back for more.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Use videos as part of your social media marketing efforts. Include videos on your Facebook page, for example.</li> </ul> <br />Video marketing can help tremendously in the growth and success of your ecommerce dropship business. <br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33339/Customer-Service-is-the-Key-to-Success-in-Dropship-Sales" title="Customer Service is the Key to Success in Dropship Sales" target="_blank"><strong>Customer Service is the Key to Success in Dropship Sales</strong><br /></a><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/69108/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Pointers-for-Video-Marketing&bvt=rss">Greg ScottSat, 06 Aug 2011 16:20:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:69108http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/68129/SEO-Twitter-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-for-Ecommerce-Dropshipping#Comments2SEO Twitter Tips: Social Media Marketing for Ecommerce Dropshippinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/68129/SEO-Twitter-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-for-Ecommerce-Dropshipping<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSAtwitter-bird-2.png" border="0" alt="SEO Twitter dropshipping ecommerce" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Facebook and Twitter are two of the biggest and most influential social sites on the World Wide Web, so using SEO for social media marketing in your ecommerce <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business is a smart thing to do. <br /><br />Twitter is a little more challenging than Facebook because you are limited to 140 characters per tweet. Still, there are things you can do to use SEO best practices on Twitter that will help to build your brand and promote your dropshipping business. <br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/jump-on-the-social-media-bandwagon/" title="Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />Here are some SEO tips for Twitter that you might find useful in your social media marketing efforts:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Choose your Twitter handle, or user ID, wisely. Make it relevant to your business and easy for other users to remember. Your Twitter handle will be included in the SEO title for your tweets as they appear in Google search results.</li> </ul> <br /><br /> <ul> <li>Be selective about who you follow. A good rule of thumb is to confine those you follow to users who are relevant to your business or only share tweets about similar interests. The search engines will rank your Twitter profile link higher when you have good quality followers.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Since you only have 140 little characters for your message, always use a URL shortening service such as bit.ly or something similar and use 301 permanent redirect. These shortening services redirect users to your real URL and provide a backlink to your content. Shortening your URL gives you more room for content in your tweets.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Try to incorporate at least one of your prime keywords into your tweets. This isn&rsquo;t always possible, but do your best. When you are going to include keywords in your tweets, try to do so in the first 27 characters of the content. This is the part that will become the title on your static Twitter pages.</li> </ul> <br />Using SEO best practices on Twitter and your other social community platforms for marketing is a wise move! It serves a dual purpose of boosting your rankings in the search engines while doing all the other good stuff social media marketing accomplishes for your dropshipping business.<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may enjoy this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/27701/5-Good-Reasons-to-Have-a-Blog-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business" title="5 Good Reasons to Have a Blog for Your Ecommerce Dropship Business" target="_blank"><strong>5 Good Reasons to Have a Blog for Your Ecommerce Dropship Business</strong></a><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/68129/SEO-Twitter-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-for-Ecommerce-Dropshipping&bvt=rss">Greg ScottThu, 28 Jul 2011 16:26:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:68129http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/67762/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-for-Facebook#Comments1Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Social Media Marketing for Facebookhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/67762/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-for-Facebook<br><img id="img-1353992998049" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social.jpg" alt="Facebook social media marketing fro dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Facebook is 600 million strong and still growing, so there is no doubt that it should be one of your main platforms for social media marketing for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business.<br><br>Despite what some Debbie Downers and Gloomy Guses had to say a while back, social media is not just some passing fad that will be here today and gone tomorrow. It’s big, it’s real and it’s a great way to leverage the awesome power of social communities to build your brand and your dropship business. <br><br>If you aren’t already a presence on Facebook---do it now!<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales/" title="Click here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click here For a FREE Social Media Marketing E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>Here are some handy tips to help you with social media marketing on Facebook:<br><br> <ul> <li>Make sure that your content is all mobile friendly. People are on the move and more and more folks all over the world are using mobile devices to access the web, including the social sites they frequent such as Facebook. So, if your Facebook page isn’t already mobile accessible, jump into the 21st century and make it that way.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Stay up to date and relevant with your Facebook content. If you’re clueless about what is going on in the big wide world, sign up for one of the free services that keeps you in touch with what is popular, hot and trending. If you can’t work it into your dropship stuff, so what? You don’t want to be too salesy, anyway.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Reward your fans! If they are out there helping to promote your brand and generating some buzz for you, then show them how much you appreciate them by offering some sort of freebie. It doesn’t have to be anything big. You don’t have to give away the store. Just offer them a coupon to use on their next purchase from your dropship products, free shipping or something along those lines.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>If you are serious about acquiring fans on Facebook, have a contest! People simply love getting a chance to win something. Again, you don’t have to give away a new car or a dream homelike HGTV, just a nice prize that will motivate people to become a fan and sign up to win.</li> </ul> <br>Facebook is a fantastic way to use social media marketing to build your dropship business!<br><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/40425/E-Commerce-Dropship-Sales-How-to-Be-a-Better-Social-Media-Marketer" title="E-Commerce Dropship Sales: How to Be a Better Social Media Marketer " target="_blank"><strong>E-Commerce Dropship Sales: How to Be a Better Social Media Marketer</strong> </a><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/67762/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Social-Media-Marketing-for-Facebook&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 25 Jul 2011 16:32:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:67762