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    Default Clueless on Social Media.

    I have never been involved in social media mainly because I was concerned working from the USA within the online gambling industry being on Media sites might not be a good idea. My question is do most of you in the US work your business with the "help" of Social Media and where is a good place to start for someone who is not knowledgable in that area?

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    I wish I could add Value here but i am just as clueless so no need to feel left out but as a newbie i would guess your first point should be to get involved on facebook

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    Pinterest and twitter are not too bad.
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    i prefer with twitter , direct to the target

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    Twitter or Facebook in my opinion. Both are popular with young and older people and both are generally easy to use. With Pinterest, you'll find it's a bit more complicated than the other two.

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    Facebook unpublished a lot of gambling pages recently.
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    Hi Buddy,

    Glad to hear you are looking into venturing into the world of social media!

    These would be my 5 tips:

    1. Engage frequently and join conversations.

    The more involved you are on social media, the more people will remember you. Engaging with others is also a great way to build your audience. Just like on GPWA, many regulars are now recognizable due to their activity!

    You can use tools to help find the right conversations. Tweetdeck is a free tool where you can search for keywords based on location (if you want to look outside of the US, for example).

    2. Focus on relevant, quality information.

    When posting directly to your own social media pages, make sure to keep information interesting by following a balanced ratio of "advertising" content (i.e. promoting your site outright) and other content (news, fun facts, articles, etc.).

    This way your page won't seem too commercial and your fans/followers will be more likely to stay connected with you.

    3. Join groups/forums.

    You've obviously already done this with GPWA but looking into other groups can be a good way to learn about market trends, and even see what your competitors are up to! You can look on Google+, Facebook or LinkedIn for these types of groups.

    4. Encourage your current website visitors to join you on social media.

    The people you already have on your site likely enjoy your site, so why not see if they enjoy your social media? Make sure to have links to all your social media pages and apply a call to action, when suitable.

    5. Keep at it.

    A strong social media campaign doesn't happen over night. Just like for affiliate sites, it takes a lot of work to get your fans/followers up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbet View Post
    Facebook unpublished a lot of gambling pages recently.
    Yeah, that's one problem. They're reasonably strict when it comes to gambling pages so just be careful. Worth trying though. Worst thing which can happen is that it does get unpublished.

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    Thank you for all of your advise. To bad there is not some type of class one might be able to take to get a better understanding of this Social Stuff, however I will take the advise givin to me and get involved.

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    Getting involved is the first step and the best step. It's really not much more than a glorified forum.

    Find out how you like to interact with other people - and what sort of posting interests you / and what annoys you too.

    That will give you insight as to how a social media presence might work for you and your business.

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    If anyone is interested, I have found a list of 10 social media and inbound marketing courses that are FREE!

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    I would suggest that you avoid Facebook,
    Twitter may be helpful, If you publish interesting content though Twitter mixed in with links to your latest articles, that may help. However, there are both free and paid tools that you likely will end up using. With Twitter, you will likely need a daily routine of following new people and dropping old (that do not follow you back). Twitter is indexed by Google, thus you get some link juice...

    Pinterest would be a good shot as well.

    Overall, I guess you would simply try to make the info you put out as interesting and topical as possible. And as un-spammy as possible.

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    Hey, thanks to all of you for the advise you have given me. Very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_IncomeAccess View Post
    If anyone is interested, I have found a list of 10 social media and inbound marketing courses that are FREE!
    Thanks Samantha, I just glanced at it and for a novice like myself it might shed some insight. I plan to check it out further this week.
    Thanks again.

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