Upload A High Quality Profile Photograph To Gravatar.com
A great looking, well composed and cropped profile photograph is a single element that helps build trust (and by projection your online brand) quickly. Get a professional to do your profile picture. Upload this profile picture to www.gravatar.com it’s free.
Gravatar = Globally recognized avatars.
Almost every Blog site today can automatically connect to gravatar.com locate your uploaded picture and display a thumbnail adjacent to your comment. Instant visibility and quick building of trust and just perfect as a great brand strategy.
Attach this photograph to almost anything you do online. This give site visitors a visual association with you that stays with them for a long time, especially if they keep encountering the same picture multiple times mapped to excellent Blog comment content. This picture should not be of you when you were 20 years younger, but a recent photograph of you and you alone. Remember it’s Your Brand that you are building.
Create A Video And Upload This To YouTube
Making a short, interesting helpful video and uploading it to YouTube is are great way to increase your online visibility. If the video you’ve created and uploaded entertains and educates, it will strike a chord among the people watching it. People really love to watch videos. Having a series of videos out on YouTube is a superb way to build reputation and trust.
Always Give More Than Promised
Under promising and over delivering is a sure fire way of building a strong online presence. Always strive to give more than you get. The more you give to people the more they will trust you. The more they will get curious about you and want to discover ways to interact with you.
The more you dish out in terms of excellent content, the more people will want to get from you. They have figured out that your content adds genuine ( measurable) value to them.
A great way to build relationships via the Internet is to share links to valuable content that other Bloggers have created. Other Bloggers will love you for this and would most definitely reciprocate by adding links to the great content you’ve created within their Blog posts. This is just amazing for building your online brand.
Ensure Your Presence On Multiple Social Media Channels
Create your presence on Linked In, Facebook, Twitter quickly. Ensure that your profiles on these channels are as complete and contain all relevant details about you. The first thing that most site visitors do is a search on these channels looking for your profile by name. Your details on these SM sites add a huge amount of social proof to you.
Once you are on these SM sites, then do some research on what other SM site you should have a presence on for example, Google+, Pinterest and so on and develop your presence there as well. Once you’ve got a presence on these SM channels start interacting on them regularly. Always keep in mind that you should want to help the other person as much as you possibly can.
What’s great about you visibility on the Internet is that you do have some control over it. It’s you who decides whether you will have a strong, vibrant Internet presence or whether you want to largely stay anonymous.
Having said that, if you want your Blog site to earn you an income, either via affiliate links or through the sale of your products and/or services them honestly staying anonymous is not an option. You do have a real vested interest in creating a strong, sustained, vibrant online Brand that is identified with you and has instant recall.
Use Article Directories Judiciously
There are some really good article directories on the Internet. Hubpages, Buzzle are some of the names that come to mind when looking for good article directories. Research the article directories via the Internet carefully first. Read what other Bloggers / article writers are saying about an article directory you are interested in.
Once you’ve zeroed in on one / two (tops) article directories then create your account on them and read through their Terms Of Service (TOS). All good article directories have their own specific TOS which details what content you can and cannot post on the directory. Pay careful attention to this as you do not want your account banned and your content deleted.
Once you’ve (your articles) have been accepted, then at regular intervals, perhaps twice a month, write an informative article and post this on the article directory you’ve chosen.
NOTE: Good article directories always check what you post, to ensure that the content conforms to their TOS.
Article directories allow upto two links within any article. This is a great way to build sound back links to your money site. It’s organic, i.e. slow and steady. If you post great article content you can easily get a fan following on the article directory. This is a tried and tested way to build a great online brand for yourself as well as get some ethical and valuable back links to your money site.
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