Online Community for Your Business – Round-up and CurationSoft Test

Building an Online Community for Your BusinessHaving just released a new PLR report on Building Online Communities for your Business, I thought I’d do a little more research and round up some recent articles on the topics.

(I’m also giving my new CurationSoft software a whirl to see just how easy it makes it for me to curate content.)

First off, let’s take a look at the definition of “online community” on Wikipedia:

 

Online community

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online community

An online community is a virtual community that exists online and whose members enable its existence through taking part in membership …

 

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Next, for some serious planning and implementation, SEOmoz just published a pretty in-depth article on identifying your community. There are some great tips in here for what’s important to think about when you’re starting off:

 

How to Identify an Online Community for Your Business | SEOmoz

www.seomoz.org

When you’re getting started with building a community around your business, you aren’t really starting from nothing. You can leverage the people, blogs, knowledge sources, and communities that already exist and are

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Here’s some food for thought questions to ponder when considering what an online community really is. Cute.

 

What is a(n online) community? | Amy’s E-learning and Digital

edc13.education.ed.ac.uk

Can a person be a community… And when do fans become community, become religion… Can a website be a community… Or is it a collective activity that makes it so… Does community require engagement to be

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Online communities for your business don’t run themselves. This article goes through 12 different roles your going to have to make sure are filled in one way or another. Just don’t let it put you off creating one.

 

12 Roles that Employees Must Play in Your Online Customer

info.socious.com

Online customer communities don’t manage themselves. Find out all of the fills you need to fill for a successful online community.

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And here are some terrific examples of active online communities. I’ve heard of Kiva, but none of the others are really targeted at me. Take a quick look.

 

10 Examples Of Great Online Communities – The Online Community

www.feverbee.com

We need great examples to follow, here are ten of my favourite online communities along with a brief explanation of why I love them. 1. Community of Sweden. One of the most beautifully designed websites with a very strong

 

If you want to share information with your customers and readers about how to build their online communties, take a look at my newest PLR Report:

Building Online Communities for Your Business

And check out how I put this whole post together in about 15 minutes using CurationSoft. It’s on a 7-day special offer this week and I think there are only a couple days left.

CurationSoft – Special Offer ends soon

 

Do you have an online community for your business, or do you participate in any great ones?

What makes it so great?

 

 

Comments

  1. Sharyn
    good post, I have been researching online communities and how they are similar and different than “offline” communities.
    One of the things I find most interesting is the fact that in online communities people seem to share more frequently and sometimes more personal stuff. I guess the keyboard has its advantages

    I will be going to Sweden soon and have been on the community of Sweden site many times, it is so easy to navigate and had tons of useful info. Once again I am reminded that basically people yearn to bond, connect and share, no matter how or where
    Jan

    • Hi Jan,
      For some reason, my spam filter hid your comment from me :(.
      I’ve definitely found it’s easier to share online, especially for introverts like me.
      But then you also have to be even more careful about what you share, since it’s easy to forget that there are real people reading your comments!
      Enjoy your trip to Sweden. I’ve only been there once and it was for business. Would love to go again.
      – Sharyn

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