Social media has become an essential asset for marketing. So how can you utilize this resource? Read on for tips on how to use social media to your advantage and how to access business services on the web.
Tip 1: Build an Identity
Social media is a great way to brand oneself. Is your company less serious and more fun-loving? This could come across in colloquial speech and joke-y tweets. Your personality on the web is a reflection of your business’ personality. Let it shine through!
Tip 2: Don’t Just Talk, Listen
Resources like Google alerts allow you to listen to what people are saying about you in cyberspace and communicate back to those people. Take their feedback and implement it into your marketing strategy. Also, make sure to respond to people who post on your social media sites. Make them feel like an integral part of your business community (because they are)!
Tip 3: Keep the Conversation Going
Never abandon your social media sites. You should always keep them up, monitor them, and give your customers more material to interact with, read, and respond to.
Tip 4: Identify your Target
Identifying your target audience allows you to better understand how to go about reeling them in. Is more of your target audience on Facebook or LinkedIn? What sort of things are they interested in? Answering these questions could help you to pinpoint an efficient, social media marketing strategy.
Tip 5: Go Big or Go Home
You can’t just assume that creating a Facebook fan page will bring the customers flowing in. Join Facebook and LinkedIn groups, retweet, get involved with the social media community!
Tip 6: Write Good Stuff: Content Matters
Publish things on the web that will attract your target audience — give them information that they can use and ponder. It doesn’t have to be Shakespeare but try and share fun and read-worthy content.
Social media is a cost efficient and easy way to communicate with your customers. If you follow these tips, you will surely have a large fan following and get the most for your social advertising buck.
Guest Author: James Kim is a writer for Choosewhat.com. ChooseWhat is a company that provides product reviews and test data for business services and products. Their goal is to help small companies make informed buying decisions on business solutions that help their business.
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