Some of the best advice I ever received starting out in the business world concerned the value of networking. Online communication tools like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter as well as mainstays like IM and email make it easier than ever (sometimes too easy) to network with other like-minded individuals.
Search marketers tend to be a tech savvy lot so I suspect many Online Marketing Blog readers are likely users of these online communications and networking tools. But which ones? Which are most productive? That leads us to this weeks Reader Poll question:
What is your top online communication and networking tool?
- Email (31%, 17 Votes)
- Social Networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace) (27%, 15 Votes)
- Blogs (15%, 8 Votes)
- Instant Messaging (9%, 5 Votes)
- Social Apps (Digg, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube) (7%, 4 Votes)
- Forums (5%, 3 Votes)
- None of the above. I network offline. (5%, 3 Votes)
- Discussion Threads (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 55
We’re gearing up for a very large (in scope and promotion) TopRank Search Marketing Resources Survey, so please leave suggested online networking tools we’ve not included in the survey above in the comments. We’ll consider them when creating the industry resources survey.