Hartland, MI (PressExposure) August 18, 2009 -- Michigan web site development firm Five Sparrows, LLC today announced that new social networking features have been integrated into the Online Expo Program and are now available in the individual online expo âboothsâ of each business currently participating in the Online Expo Program.
âThe Online Expo Program was initially developed for Michigan Chambers of Commerce, but has recently found popularity with other non-profit and for-profit organizations as well. The Online Expo Program provides Chamber (or group) members with a virtual âexpo boothâ that is a fully optimized, three-page micro site that promotes a small business online and improves search engine visibility,â said Lauren Hobson, President of Five Sparrows. âSocial networking is a natural fit with Online Expo booths, because it provides additional opportunities to connect with customers and extend a small businessâ web presence, which is what the Online Expo Program is all about.â
Small businesses that have an Online Expo booth can now integrate their booths with a variety of social networking profiles, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and their corporate Blogs.
âIn addition, when businesses cross-link their social networking profiles with their Online Expo booths, it also results in building new, additional inbound links, which is key to improving search engine visibility and rankings,â said Hobson.
The social networking upgrade is included at no cost, and is part of Five Sparrowsâ ongoing commitment to improving and developing the program to be the most useful, relevant, and easy-to-use marketing tool available today for the Chamber and Organization member that participate in the program.
âIt can be a challenge for small businesses to find affordable, tech-savvy channels to promote and market on the web,â said Hobson. âThe Online Expo Program gives these businesses an excellent (and affordable) opportunity to build an online presence on the web, improve their rankings in the search engines, and now to integrate their social networking efforts into their online booths as well.â
Michigan Chambers of Commerce currently participating in the Online Expo Program include the Howell Area Chamber (with its Livingston County Online Home Show at http://www.lchs.michiganbizsearch.com), Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce (http://www.hvcc.michiganbizsearch.com), Livonia Chamber of Commerce (http://www.livonia.michiganbizsearch.com), Wayne Area Chamber (http://www.wayne.michiganbizsearch.com), and Westland Chamber of Commerce (http://www.westland.michiganbizsearch.com). Additional Online Expo programs are currently in development for two additional Michigan Chambers, three non-profit organizations in Michigan, and a magazine publication company in Cleveland, Ohio.