Too many businesses believe that social media networks are simply places they need to put a placeholder in. Like a flag that says, “Look, we exist here too,” and then go to some autopilot shout into the abyss mentality. The core idea behind Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ or any of the other networks out there is connection.
Today, many of us spend more time on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram than any other sites—and do so several times a day, even while we’re working. And that’s OK! Given social media’s incredibly wide appeal and pervasiveness, most businesses are several years into their “social media” strategies.
Using effective tactics that boost your blog traffic is the first step in achieving a variety of goals. Those objectives could include selling products and services, building brand awareness, positioning yourself as a thought leader, or connecting and networking.
Social media is extremely relevant in building your business and should play a big role in your company’s marketing strategy. So the big question is, how much time should be spent branding your business on social media websites?
Most businesses have at least a Facebook and Twitter page to make sure potential customers can find them online. But many of them don’t bother to do enough with their social media presence to influence their customers—or potential customers—to buy their products or services. Here’s how to do a better job with managing these critical marketing tools.
Although there is still a place for display advertising in this new world, increasingly small businesses are discovering that creating buzz and engaging their audiences through social media are more powerful and cost effective.
I find that the question asked with the greatest frequency is whether one should upgrade to a paid LinkedIn account. People want to know what the advantages are and when the time is right. My answer: Yes, and you will know when the time is right.
Don’t just throw your content out and walk away. Make sure you are accessible and responsive to any feedback coming from your fans. If you do this well, you will see a return on your time spent answering these questions and comments.
Every company wants customers that return time after time for their products and services. The fact that they do means they are very satisfied with what you have to offer, and it is repeat business you can count on over time. There is no way to force customers to return to you, but there are a few things businesses can do to make customers want to return.
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