MSN & Yahoo Communities (The Basics)
by Martin Lemieux
I'm sure at one time or another, we've all explored either
an msn or yahoo community or both. Communities are a FREE
service that allows us to build and manage, discussion
groups,family sites, business communities etc.
These communities can be a powerful tool to promote your
business only if you know how to use them effectively.
There are 100's of very popular communities that allow
anyone to post as many "Classified Ads" as possible.
Unless you to spend hours doing this, I suggest you leave
if be for the time being.
What I'd like to focus more on is "WHY" you should create
your own msn & yahoo community for yourself!
See, many of the best search engines will pick up your
community because of the sheer size and popularity of
msn & yahoo.
Also, I see many marketers waisting a lot of time because
they are trying to promote too many services or
opportunities at one time. A community will allow you to
add ALL that you promote into one site and then all you
have to worry about is promoting that one site!
This won't happen over night and learning how to easy it
is to build & manage your own community will be posted in
the next issue #2.
Before we get into that, you'll want to join the "Top
Rated" communities in the business sections. Doing this
will allow you to familiarize yourself with what's "the
norm" with these communities. Also, after you've made
the necessary adjustments and you've prepared your own
community, you'll be using all the top communities to
promote your own.
I must appoligize to those who have never joined and msn
or yahoo community. You'll need to sign up for a user
passport which is simply an msn or yahoo e-mail and
For an msn passport click below: http://register.passport.net/default.srf?sl=1
For a yahoo passport click below: http://edit.yahoo.com/config/eval_register?.intl=us&new=1&.done=http%3a//www.yahoo.com&.src=www&.v=0&.u=0f49rckvhg06m&partner=&.p=&promo=&.last=
When signing up for an msn community, you'll want to click
the option "READ ALL MESSAGES ONLINE". This way you won't
fill your e-mail account with countless messages that are
posted everyday... Also, click on "KEEP MY E-MAIL PRIVATE"
so that you don't get any junk this way either.
And now you have the basics of communities, please look
for the sequel to this article titled:
"Building & Managing your own community"
About The Author:
Martin R. Lemieux
Smartads - President
Affordable Web Design & Web Site Marketing Tips http://www.smartads.info
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