Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google + we know all the big names don't we?
But what if I was to tell you the potential of getting new readers to your blog could be higher in some smaller named communities? All of a sudden size doesn't matter does it? Blog Engage, Blokube, BizSugar, are some of my favorite social communities on the internet.
You're probably asking yourself, why would anyone like these small little communities over the big guys like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google +? I find it's easier to build strong relationships on the smaller communities then it is to on the larger ones. I also find these smaller communities have more article based content as opposed to personal opinion or status update like mentions.
When I join a smaller community I feel as if I belong more then just another number on the big sites. Let's face it, we are never going to be the Brad Pitt of Twitter, but we can be of the smaller communities. Let's take a look at some of the benefits we can find by joining the smaller sized blog communities.
Benefits of Small Communities
- Targeted Audience
- Known by first name
- More one on one Exposure
- Higher Quality Links
- Easier Relationship Building Process
In fact when you sit and think about what I'm saying the benefits continue to grow stronger. Some small communities, like Blog Engage and Social Buzz Club, have private Facebook Groups where you can engage on another level with like minded bloggers.
All I'm saying is perhaps it's time to rethink your marketing strategy. If you are frustrated with the long hours and days on the big sites maybes it's time to start using a smaller community to feel more accomplished. I still use all the big sites as much as I can but I far prefer some of these smaller sites.
Feedback and Discussions
I hope to see you all on the smaller sites! If you see me, make sure to add me as a friend I'm very social and love sharing on all the social media platforms! Let me know your thoughts on small and large communities. Do you share the same feeling as me and if not let us know why!