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5 Tricks to Find Yourself on Social Media

By: Dave Berkus


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There is so much information being shot at us daily via social media streams to monitor and control which pertains to our business. Not only do we have to process it all, but we have to do so with some level of expertise.

Start with a simple tool

There are tools to inform you when your company name or personal name is mentioned.  Google Alerts can be set for any parameter and then be set to deliver your results daily or more often using Google.com/alerts.

Then add more complex listening posts

You can do the same for the various social media and streaming sites at Mention.com or by subscribing to a tool like Tweetdeck.com.    You will be able to control (to a degree) the placement of your name in the rankings with a little work one step beyond search engine optimization.  Try a subscription with Brandyourself.com, where the monthly subscription is quite inexpensive and worth the price.

Proactively link outward from your site

[Email readers, continue here…]    You might consider a special page on your website just for links to positive press and mentions.  Those links will improve your search results as well.   Measure your relative success with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram and LinkedIn by searching with SocialMention.com, a site that ranks your mentions by source and as positive, neutral or negative.   Try registering in Hootsuite Insights and work to protect your brand with intelligent social listening, and monitoring trends.  Then try BuzzSumo.com a free tool to measure your engagement score with the major platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit and more.

Listening posts are all about your brand – personal or corporate

You need to know what people are saying and how often you are mentioned.  Your aim is to control the bad information, reinforce the good postings, and react to suggestions while you engage with your fans.

And it’s all newer than classic marketing texts.

None of this information about listening posts is available in classic marketing texts; it was not dreamed of even a few years ago.  You and your staff need to learn about these tools and engage aggressively with your fans in as many ways as possible.  More and more, this form of engagement will define your marketing success.

There is still a great place for traditional advertising.  But you will find that this new generation of digital natives communicates and reacts to buying opportunities using social media, recommendations, reviews and comments from influential sources.

So, be where they are.

Published: August 23, 2022

Source: Berkonomics

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Dave Berkus is a noted speaker, author and early stage private equity investor. He is acknowledged as one of the most active angel investors in the country, having made and actively participated in over 87 technology investments during the past decade. He currently manages two angel VC funds (Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC and Kodiak Ventures, L.P.) Dave is past Chairman of the Tech Coast Angels, one of the largest angel networks in the United States. Dave is author of “Basic Berkonomics,” “Berkonomics,” “Advanced Berkonomics,” “Extending the Runway,” and the Small Business Success Collection. Find out more at Berkus.com or contact Dave at dberkus@berkus.com

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