MySpacing your business

Posted by: Amy Choi on April 2, 2009

So the beta version of MySpace Local, a directory of local businesses, may be helpful for entrepreneurs who want to tap into the wealth of social networking opportunities online. It utilizes the CitySearch database of businesses, with three categories right now: restaurants, bars, and nightlife.

It looks to be a pretty straightforward, and dare I say, fun way to engage more of your customers. And really, once you’ve gotten started on one social networking site, it’s not too difficult to make the leap to others. A MySpace Local business page looks a lot like a MySpace personal page, which is starting to look a bit more like FaceBook, which is starting to look a bit more like Twitter … etc. etc. etc. So get out and play.

Reader Comments

Joe S.

April 2, 2009 3:44 PM

These social networking sites are great for expressing your idea and meeting new business owners.

Joe S.

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Kim Terca

April 3, 2009 5:56 PM

Time will tell how the new MySpace Local will catch on with companies. It may be an effective way to reach customers that are already on MySpace, although Facebook and Twitter are definitely the "hotter" social media tickets right now.

There are a few questions you should ask before signing up your company for any social media service. I addressed this topic in a recent blog:

"Is Twitter Right for Your Company? 3 Things to Ask"
http://www.pageonepr.com/blogs/thepagewonders/2009/03/is-twitter-right-for-your-company-3.html

Kenny King

April 6, 2009 1:47 PM

I think it is a good idea to have profile pages that are specifically for businesses. It will be easier for us to be sincere in our attempts to create a network of people who are interested in the resources that we offer.

Kenny King

www.marketsplash.com

Sav

April 10, 2009 6:31 AM

I use myspace for networking...it's great and brings in people who need help starting a business at home.

makingsense@usa.com

Paris Bride2B

April 11, 2009 8:04 PM

My fiance and I found our wedding photographer on myspace---throwing in a punch for her www.lovesimplyhappens.com

We are very very happy with her services and artistic talents.

However we have not been using it as much as before because too much spamming has gotten through. Really I don't want my finace dealing with that kind of spam!!!!

newbiz

May 25, 2009 4:53 PM

Hi there

My Space and Facebook are both fantastic (and free!) places to promote your company. Creating a company profile and inviting existing clients as well as prospects and other contacts to become 'friends' will help you grow your business virally. Be sure to link up your blog feed to your business profile and post events, etc. to your business profile page to keep up the interest level. Facebook is probably a better choice for B2B business based on current demographics. Also: if you're interested in advertising on either Facebook or MySpace, you can likely google up some free advertising coupon codes to get you started - a nice way to test out before spending any money.

On a related note another resource for those interested in local promotion is getlisted.org - you can enter your web address and instantly see your listings on Google, Yahoo, MSN and more.

And my final tip for the day :) for local advertising is consider email marketing to contacts in the specific geographies you are targeting. Most list brokers offer geographically targeted lists. A couple to look into (again with $'s in mind...) greatmailinglists.com and infousa.com

Good luck! :)

myBiz.lk

February 28, 2010 1:51 PM

I think MySpace should look more into customizing their site to look more professional. I see a good approach that they have taken in MySpace local.

Praveen
www.mybiz.lk

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