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    LinkedIn Vs Facebook

    Both are the most popular networking sites that can drive huge traffic to your site.
    The catch however lies that LinkedIn talks only "professionalism".. So, at times it gets difficult to converse with people...
    Facebook allows younger generations so.. allows easy communication.. hence traffic

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    i think you completely and totally misunderstand what those two sites are supposed to be used for
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    both LinkedIn and Facebook had helped me in creating traffic for my site
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    I prefer Facebook more. It is easy to handle.

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    Facebook is more social... Linkdin is more about business connections (from what I've experienced).

    I have contacts on both, but facebook is much more popular with my crowd.

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    I have them both and I agree that linkedin is more on formality. The topic is more on business and work. IMO, they have their own differences. Since facebook is a good social networks that satisfy the user. And facebook is more easy to use like accessing your account in other networks. Like propeller,Mtv and many more.

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    It's worth stating that all social networking sites are valuable to the extent that you have an actual network.

    ie, the more friends you have on one, the better and more effective it will be.

    ie, if you're promoting a business style product... linkiden may be the best social network to build. but if you're promoting a dating style product (or many other niches) than facebook/myspace etc will most likely yield the biggest response.

    It's all contextual my friends.

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    Facebook 60&#37; - Linkedin 40%

    Both (or any social bookmarking/community site) needs more friends/followers to drive traffic to your site

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    i think you completely and totally misunderstand what those two sites are supposed to be used for
    you are right.......but now days things are changing....

    we all know that, how these sites used to be.........but somehow we cant use theme in right way....even i and you also....

    so keep going with that changes and update yourself also....

    Keep enjoying on FB & LinkedIn

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameskertley View Post
    but somehow we cant use theme in right way....even i and you also....
    maybe ~you~ can't use them the right way, but i sure can

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    i think you completely and totally misunderstand what those two sites are supposed to be used for
    I have been into SMO for the past 2years.. So, may be in your terms I might have"misunderstood" the two.. but according to my experience.. I feel that it is easy to drive traffic with Facebook . In LinkedIn your connections will reply lately or you have to be friends with them to join their connections...

    Moreover Facebook has many more special features that help it gain added advantage over LinkedIn

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    I think facebook is easy to drive traffic

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    the purpose of linkedin and facebook is ~not~ to drive traffic
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    It depends upon what your goals are. Are you ultimately trying to sell more? Improve your PR? Find a job? And as Scrampy so wisely pointed out, you have to create your network and interact. It isn't a matter of building a profile, and they will come. It's what you make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    the purpose of linkedin and facebook is ~not~ to drive traffic
    This.

    Whilst they might provide some means to drive traffic to your site, this is not their primary function. As such, anyone devoting much time to this method of promotion is wasting their time IMHO.
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    I prefer facebook because it's fun.
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    Some students are addicted to facebook because of other stuff that was given and you can't find it in linked in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siteguru View Post
    This.

    Whilst they might provide some means to drive traffic to your site, this is not their primary function. As such, anyone devoting much time to this method of promotion is wasting their time IMHO.
    Just like the visitors who come to my website, I am not on Facebook to make Facebook happy. Social networking is certainly more time consuming than other methods of improving your traffic, however it is undeniably effective. It's also undeniably white hat. For those who are less developers than they are professional site promoters (note this does not describe me), there's only so much you can do during the morning to help promote your site, and social networking fills up the rest of your day, doing the hard work demonstrating your chops, connecting with people, and generally doing the marketing thing in the new interactive Web 2.0 technologies. It may be hard, it may be very different than what people are used to, but Web 2.0 is an entirely new way of doing business that's here to stay. And the marketers who know how to get the most out of, and to make Facebook work for them will have very successful careers far into the future.
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    I take linkedin more seriously for my "clients only" and for "clients-cum-friends" I use facebook.. both are equally good and is fulfilling the required needs

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    If I had to choose one network for traffic, id pick facebook. Linkedin is for professionals, not so much for traffic to your site. Facebook is bigger anyway and the chance of getting more traffic is greater. Also the possibility of a fan page on facebook is very beneficial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evolvemma View Post
    I think facebook is easy to drive traffic
    I again told you that these sites are not for traffic .....but most poeple are using for that.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    maybe ~you~ can't use them the right way, but i sure can

    might be .......you are right at your end.........

    but im also right at my end...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestmarie1 View Post
    I prefer facebook because it's fun.
    this guy is using facebook for fun......not for traffic........

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    I prefer facebook in terms of having a lot of fun time while staying in the site unlike any other social networks well except for gaia online of course. But in driving traffic and all I think I'll go for Linkedln

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameskertley View Post
    this guy is using facebook for fun......not for traffic........
    Nope. Most people use Facebook for fun. Regular people treat it as a place to catch up with friends. They don't go there to look for your product.

    Your efforts should reflect the casual nature of this site.
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