WayneLiew commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Customers are not always right and I think the case that was pointed out in this blog post proved the point. However, what I think should be important when faced with such a situation is the way the business communicate the matter with stakeholders or the public. You may be on the right side but there is no guarantee when it comes to publicity, especially nowadays when everyone has a megaphone."
I would say it is a wise decision to cut the number of Facebook friends that you have. I cut my Twitter following count from 2000+ to a mere 80+ to help me focus better on individuals that matter. I will move my efforts over to Facebook soon and the fact that both these platforms offer List or categorization functionality, which is very handy for contacts management."
I find Twitter and Facebook are more powerful when it comes to building traffic, trust and influence rather than increasing Google Rankings. I would recommend anyone reading this not to participate in social networking sites just for SEO purposes. Yes, they do reap SEO benefits but those benefits are too minimal to be relevant. Use Facebook and Twitter for things that both of them do best - build relationships. Reach out to people in your industry, bloggers, media personnel, influencers, prospects and customers. In the long run, you might get a link from their blogs or media outlets, which you don't need to worry about dofollow, nofollow, etc."
Hmm... Looks like this article missed out on Internet marketing, which should be a marketing strategy that every small business owner should at least consider. Nevertheless, this is a good blog post to give business owners some ideas on what they can do on their own to promote their business."
Also, with online content, you are able to track how many times that particular content has appeared in front of a visitor and how the content is performing in terms of driving traffic/leads/sales to your site or business. With print ads, measurement is vague and almost based on guesswork."
Yes, personally, I do notice that by tweeting more frequently, the number of followers tend to increase, "organically". In 2010, I plan to spend more them on actually building relationships with people that I am following on Twitter instead moving beyond my attention span by going out and follow more people."