Old man on the street
Old man on the street
Writing a letter
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Girls on their mobiles
Girls on their mobiles
Photographing an event
Photographing an event
Girl with laptop
Girl with laptop
Man on phone
Man on phone
Clothing on a rail
Clothing on a rail
Shopping at a market
Shopping at a market
Girl on phone
Girl on phone
Market Seller
Market Seller
People at a station
People at a station
Busy street
Busy street
Earth from space
Earth from space
Man on Laptop
Man on laptop
Man on mobile
Man on mobile
Man on laptop
Man on laptop
Construction workers
Construction workers
Girls on mobiles
Girls on mobiles
Kids on mobiles
Kids on mobiles
Girls on mobiles
Girls on mobiles
Man in a hat
Man in a hat
British postbox
British postbox
Cartwheel on a beach
Cartwheel on a beach
Woman on a phone
Woman on a phone
Monopoly board
Monopoly board
Woman
Woman
People in office
People in office
Video recording
Video recording
Men talking
Men talking
Woman
Woman
On a tablet
On a tablet
People
People
Woman on bench
Woman on bench
Man waiting for train
Man waiting for train
Something
Something
Woman
Woman
Busy street
Busy street
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MySpace for Business

Social Media Networking in Business

MySpace is primarily a social networking website, but there is latitude for small businesses to market and promote in different ways.

Each social network has its own kind of community, with local style, expectations and rules. MySpace is one of the free-wheeling, messier ones. You should look around and get comfortable before you start promoting on it.

However, the MySpace “terms of service” prohibits commercial activities. Nevertheless, there are ways to promote and marketing your business.

MySpace best practices for businesses

Design

  1. Centre your "Friends" and "Comments" section
  2. Link to your business website
  3. Use your business logo for your default MySpace profile image
  4. Don't use an acronym or abbreviation for your MySpace profile name
  5. Don't "Add" a song to your organisation's MySpace profile, unless your business is to do with music
  6. Don't hide your comments or friends section
  7. Make sure your contact table is working correctly
  8. Reserve a MySpace Vanity URL that matches your website's URL
  9. Don't embed videos that plays upon load – this eats bandwidth and is intrusive
  10. Don't disable HTML comments
  11. Use MySpace to drive your friends to other social networking sites
  12. Limit images to 180 pixels on the left of your MySpace, 445 pixels on the right of your MySpace
  13. Tap into the hundreds of free MySpace Profile Editors
  14. Create a unique email address for your MySpace profile and all other social networking sites
  15. Don't set your age to be 13-17 years old
  16. Add the "Twitter Badge" widget to your profile, if applicable
  17. Upgrade to the latest version of 'Profile' if you don't know HTML

Comments

  1. Post comment images that are no larger than 600 pixels in width
  2. Use the "New Birthdays!" function to wish your friends a happy birthday
  3. Regularly post comments
  4. Link to your business website in comments
  5. Use the "New Friends" function

Bulletins

  1. Link to your business website in bulletins
  2. Post 1-2 bulletins per day
  3. Use a bulletin signature
  4. Every couple of days delete previously posted bulletins

Blogs

  1. Use your blog to inspire support and action
  2. Post a blog announcing your MySpace Group
  3. Post a blog asking your friends to create a fundraising page for your business
  4. When posting blogs, use the "Tell us what..." and "Current Mood" functions
  5. Post a blog entitled "If we are in your top friends, please let us know!"
  6. Use the HTML function when posting blogs
  7. Promote your MySpace Blog using RSS
  8. Promote your MySpace Blog on your Facebook Page
  9. Feature a "Blog of the Month" in your bulletin signature

Friends

  1. Invest the time and energy in acquiring "Friends"
  2. Feature 40 top friends
  3. Update your "Friend Status" two or three times a week
  4. Browse for "Friends" by location
  5. Engage your friends with polls

Groups

  1. Create a MySpace Group for your business or brand

Apps

  1. Add the i-Think App
  2. Add the "Happy Flickr" App
  3. Add the iTwitter App
  4. Add the YouTube Favourites App

Other

  1. Link to your MySpace profile on your business website
  2. Embrace the chaos that is MySpace
  3. Back up your MySpace HTML code
  4. Let go of your fear of MySpace
  5. Do not classify your profile on "Private"
  6. Don't waste your time with introduction emails
  7. Pressure "Top Artists" on MySpace to be your friends
  8. Use MySpace to drive individuals to your e-advocacy campaigns
  9. Put your MySpace URL in your email signature
  10. Use MySpace to build your e-newsletter mailing list
  11. Disable the "Require CAPTCHA" for Friend Requests, Email and Comments to encourage easier communications (you will get more spam this way though)
  12. Use the MySpace Calendar
  13. Share banners on your MySpace so your friends can promote your business
  14. Send friend requests to the "MySpace Impact Awards" and "A Place for Impact"
  15. Promote your MySpace profile on your Facebook page
  16. Participate in MySpace Forums
  17. Post Classified Ads on MySpace
  18. Download the MySpace Tool Bar

MySpace for business is difficult, so let Jack Marketing Solutions help you define your social media marketing strategy for MySpace.

 


Glossary: HTML, MySpace, Social Media, Twitter, URL, Vimeo, Vine, YouTube

Internet of Manufacturing
  Tue 6th Mar/2018
    3:00 pm - 11:30 pm