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Online Reputation Management For Dummies by Lori Randall Stradtman

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Checking out Community Groups

Community groups are a gold mine for tapping in to focused interest groups online. When you consider that true online communities are groups of people who just love getting together on forums or chat rooms to discuss your area of expertise, it’s crazy not to shop around for a group that’s a good fit and then get involved.

These days, you can find an online community for just about anything you can imagine. Search by using your keywords and other relevant terms, and see what surprises turn up! It’s also helpful to search for thought leaders on these topics to see what turns up. Get creative because search engine results can be deceptive. You may need to dig in order to find the right fit.

Discovering groups on larger social networks

Many people don’t realize that there are smaller, more focused communities that you can join or request to join on both Facebook and LinkedIn. Depending on your subject, either of these social networks may provide you with established and lively communities where you can contribute.

These are some of the most trusted social networks for meeting like-minded people and chatting with them about what matters to you most. As you socialize, you’ll discover people who are most influential. Check out their sites and cultivate relationships with them if it feels like a good fit.

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