Redmond Chamber of Commerce Breakfast: Using Social Media for your Business

September 30, 2008

Thinkspace co-hosted its first event with the Redmond Chamber of Commerce on September 26, 2008. The event was a breakfast meeting in which Steve Broback and Jason Preston of the Parnassus Group discussed what is Social Media and how it can be used to help a business improve their online presence.
There was a heavy emphasis on blogging and how that specifically can help other businesses can find them doing a Google search.  Having a website is not enough.  Most websites are a company’s brochure.  They are not dynamic, the content does not change much.  Blogs, are very dynamic.  As the content changes, search engines like Google notice this and make note that this site changes a lot and therefore treats this more favorably.
Blogging encourages interaction between individuals and sites.  Blogs also do a lot of the things that generate good SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  Blogs also helps establish “thought leadership”.  Twitter and Facebook were also discussed.  These are important tools that can help your business reach a lot of people and allow customers to have direct access to your business.  To follow us on Twitter, here are our usernames: sbroback, jasonp107, pete_thinkspace.
The was a good turnout for this event as Steve and Jason spoke to a full room of people.  If you missed this event or wish to continue learning about blogging, we will be hosting the Blog Bling Mixer on October 23, 2008 at 6pm.  For more information follow this link “Blog Bling Mixer“.
View the PowerPoint deck from the Breakfast event: Blogging for your Business.


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