Internet Marketing Agency, fishbat, Discusses Ways to Grow Your Professional Online Network

TRIBECA, N.Y., July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ fishbat, a leading Internet marketing agency, combines proven digital marketing strategies injcluding search engine optimization (SEO), digital ads, and social media optimization (SMO) to help businesses increase profits and expand brand awareness, discusses ways to grow your professional online network.

Digital Networking helps your professional voice expand its reach, build steps for professional growth, establishes social proof, and provides opportunities for professionals and their businesses.

  • Social media networking features Social media platforms that excel at professional networkinghave features to help professionals connect with others. Features such as third party introductions, allow professionals to connect with others through a mutual third party connection online. This starts the dialogue with some familiarity and helps to cement the relationship. It also helps to get in contact with those who are difficult to get in the door with directly. Other features, such as group chats, enable social dialogues in a digital environment, making it easy to participate in networking regularly. Ad targeting features help professionals reach people within a particular industry, job title, or another qualifying category. Some sites also contains "Groups" which can be used for professional network building as well.
  • Be an active participant in industry chat groups online Get involved in conversations online; it builds your network. Participating in industry related chat groups on social media platforms is like advertising; repetition counts. Get to know other players in the industry and let them get to know you by being a regular contributor.
  • Consistent publication of shareable content centered around industry hot topics and helpful tips The use of infographics, videos, and other attention-grabbing outreach methods can help professionals establish a name for themselves within their industry and make professional connections with peers and decision makers. Whichever platform being used, publishing value-added content about industry news, hot topics, and helpful tips, will establish social proof and build your professional network. Be sure that all content contains social media sharing buttons for easy online sharing.
  • Take time with professional social media platform profiles Once you've made your presence known, people will likely want to know more about you, especially if you are establishing yourself as an authoritative voice in the industry. Your social media profiles should be completed, include recommendations, highlight your wins and strengths, provide a clear statement about who you are and what you are passionate about as a professional, and should also include some personal, while professionally appropriate, information to humanize you. Include hobbies and interests to show off who you are as a person.
  • Be personal When requesting to connect with another professional for networking purposes, skip the automated messaging and put your request in your own words. A warm greeting and brief reason as to why you thought that you would be a good networking connection will go a long way in building up your online network. You may want to mention an article they shared that caught your eye, a mutual interest, or a professional commonality between you.

Online marketing firm, fishbat is a full-service digital marketing firm that takes a holistic business approach to their clients' digital marketing programs. The fishbat team understands the importance of business principles just as well as the nuances of the latest digital technologies. fishbat offers every digital marketing service available from digital marketing research and planning to brand development to website and asset creation through social media management and search engine optimization programs - all custom calibrated for both B2B and B2C businesses.

Media Contact: Scott Darrohn, fishbat, 855-347-4228,

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