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Social Media Marketing: What You Need To Know Today

Jul 7

Social Media Marketing: What You Need To Know Today

Social media sites allow for global communication that is innovative, fun, and instant. If you want to take advantage of this global marketplace, and use it to increase business, then you need an effective marketing campaign. In this article we will discuss some of the do's and don'ts of social media marketing.

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Take the initiative to follow your customers and reach out to them away from social media. If your customers have a blog and are posting about your company, engage with them and interact on their blog. Link to their content on your social media pages and this will encourage more people to follow you from the bloggers fan base.

 

Try to map out your objectives and goals for participation when starting a social media marketing campaign. Make them available throughout the company so that everyone within the organization is on the same page. Results from social media marketing will be more productive and better focused when all activities are aligned and working towards the same goals.

 

If you are going to use a microblogging service, try getting as many followers as possible. Interacting with people and responding to comments on a microblogging service is much harder when compared to using social networking websites, mostly due to the number of updates that microblogging users get in their feeds. Post updates regularly and always look for new followers.

 

Develop a fan base. If your products can confer a sense of individuality to your customers, you can use social media to strengthen this idea. Post pictures of the typical product user and write updates about common issues among your target audience. Your followers will recognize themselves in the image you are creating.

 

Use a variety of social marketing venues for the greatest success. Although Facebook is used by many people, you should also "diversify" your social media marketing to include other social media networks such as MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. You have a better chance at success the more visible you make yourself.

 

Your website should always be linked together with any social media profile. This can be done by incorporating share buttons into your website for instant access to your other pages. You should include these buttons on your main web pages, blog posts, and RSS feeds to make it easy for your visitors to share your content.

 

Always keep your Facebook and Twitter profiles updated. When consumers look for you on social media sites, they will also often look for contact information for your business. If they can't find it or the information is not accurate, then you have defeated the purpose of your social media marketing campaign.

 

Make your company's blog posts visually pleasing. People don't want to read lines and lines of text without anything to break it all up. Add some non-text elements to break up the text, like logos, images or videos that your readers will want to look at. Don't go to extremes; have a nice balance of text and visuals.

 

The world of social media has increased global marketing opportunities for many businesses. In this article, we have discussed some effective business marketing strategies, and some things to avoid too, when considering a social media campaign. Use these tips wisely and your business will soon see the benefits.