The most common social networking pitfall is the “more is better” kind of attitude, because it’s not. Posting hundreds of messages per day may have the same results as a maximum of 4-5 posts per day at the right time. The level of success in driving traffic via social networking will be achieved with moderation, timing and precision. You never flood every social platform on the planet with a Tsunami of Affiliate Links, because you will have zero to no results that way. You will only be annoying your audience at best.
Commenting and posting in Groups and/or Forums will require you to read the rules of the particular Group or Forum first. Some sites will not allow you to share links, and if you do that will get you blocked and even deleted by the site admin. Again even when you are allowed to share links, you must never share raw affiliate links. The only links you should share within your social networking must be links to your own landing pages, websites or blogs and groups.
Another pitfall is “duplication” as many newbies tend to fall victim to this trend, in a desperate attempt to make a sale. Social networking is not about generating a sale but rather to gain a subscriber, follower or friend within your niche. When you send too many duplicate posts or content, you will be flagged as a spammer and you do not want that. In many cases your social profile may get suspended and even deleted.
Sharing “affiliate links” is another pitfall and with some social platforms like Facebook your link may even be tagged as unsafe. Once this happens, all your efforts at using social networking for exposure will be in vain. No one will click a link that warns them of certain risk to their PC, especially professionals. As mentioned earlier there are only a certain kind of link that must be shared via social networking. You only share links to your personal website, blog, landing page or even blog or group.
Avoid these pitfalls, and if you do not have your own links to share then you should start with that. Even if it’s just a blog, where you include a web form to gain subscribers to your list. To Blog is to inspire and share useful content with the primary objective of gaining a subscriber and even a follower to your blog.
Wishing You Prosperity,