Dayton, Ohio – (The Hosting News) – April 30, 2008 – Web hosting industry resource, Web Hosting Talk, has debuted the launch of its new Enhanced Member Profiles, which adds a new layer of social networking for its community membership.
Enhanced Member Profiles enable any Web Hosting Talk registered member to build more credibility and connect more deeply with other web hosting community members by integrating their social networks, building a powerful personal identity and sharing their broader expertise, interests and hobbies with the Web Hosting Talk community.
Web Hosting Talk members may integrate ”outside the community” reputations into their Web Hosting Talk persona, by leveraging existing online social media including YouTube, Blog feeds, Diggs, social bookmarks like Del.icio.us, Flickr photos, LinkedIn, forum activity, friend’s list and much more.
Web Hosting Talk is bringing together over 5 million forum posts with an advanced social sharing and communication tool to strengthen its value to the web hosting industry. The new Enhanced Member Profiles offer a unique new way for Web Hosting Talk members to get more engaged with the online community through not only forum participation but to also discover, share and discuss opinions, experiences and insights occurring outside the four walls of Web Hosting Talk. The Enhanced Member Profiles creates greater membership engagement which fosters stronger loyalty within the overall community.
Troy Augustine, CEO of iNET Interactive, the parent company of Web Hosting Talk noted, ”Web Hosting Talk is very excited about the launch and the quick adoption rate of the new Enhanced Member Profiles. The Enhanced Member Profiles provide added value for Web Hosting Talk’s members and creates a new social layer on top of forum participation.”
Since its launch in late March 2008, over 4,000 Member Profiles have been created by registered Web Hosting Talk members. Each week, hundreds of additional members are creating Enhanced Member Profiles. Some of the benefits for the profiles include:
- Building deeper and stronger community relationships.
- Adding character to a member’s Web Hosting Talk identity.
- Combining a member’s outside the community reputation into their Web Hosting Talk identity to build credibility.
- Gaining more search engine exposure for a member and their company.
- Broadening a member’s online reputation and prominence by leveraging Web Hosting Talk’s authority in the web hosting industry.
Mr. Augustine continued, ”It’s just the start though. Over the coming year, Web Hosting Talk will be rolling out additional modules for the Enhanced Member Profiles beyond an already impressive list of social media.”
Any individual or company interested in setting up an Enhanced Member Profile should visit www.webhostingtalk.com/memberprofiles to learn more. Free registration is required.
Web Hosting Talk is a comprehensive and active web hosting community, with over 180,000 registered members who have generated over five million posts. Built initially as a message board, Web Hosting Talk has grown to include a web hosting wiki, web host directory and web hosting news. Web Hosting Talk is considered one of the largest, most influential web hosting communities on the Internet.
Founded in 2002, iNET Interactive embraced social media before the term was coined. iNET Interactive operates some of the most prominent online communities, including Web Hosting Talk and HotScripts.com, designed for technology professionals and technology enthusiasts. Its vertically-focused communities incorporate user-contributed ratings, reviews, and discussion augmented with professionally-produced content.
To learn more about iNET Interactive, please visit: www.inetinteractive.com.
For more information about Web Hosting Talk, please visit: www.webhostingtalk.com.