Link your social media blog to email. In some circles, this may be considered old hat, but there is still plenty of market to be tapped via email. You can simply add a ‘subscribe via email’ link to your page that will allow fans to get on your mailing list.
Do not neglect a website because you have never heard of it or because you do not think you can use it. New social networks might not attract your target audience yet, but they could very well become popular quickly. Follow trends closely and establish yourself on as many websites as possible.
Putting videos and photos on your social media pages is essential. People are very visually oriented, and even if it is just your company logo, we want to see something that we can grab a hold of and associate your company with. Its also great to include videos that showcase your product, commercials if you have them, or how-to videos.
Link your social media blog to Facebook for marketing success. Make it simple for fans of your blog to share posts with their friends. Include a share button at the top of your posts, and a like button at the top of your page. This will bring interest and traffic to your blog without additional work.
Never allow your media to link directly to your websites navigation site. Bombarding a new customer with too many twists and turns can frighten or confuse them into just turning around. Make your desired action clear, the problem they are facing personal, and the only route to take is the one you point out clearly.
Try to obtain a Twitter handle that is very close to your business name or brand name. Avoid handles like Jane7592 because nobody will remember you.. You want your name, and your brand, to be remembered so that consumers will look for it when they are shopping online or at the store.
Experiment with letting your customers help out each other. Many social media sites will allow you to put an user discussion forum on your social media page. Not only does this help build a community among your customers, it can help enhance your customer service. Customers may discuss different products with others and come to your sales representatives already knowing what they want.
Create a RSS feed for your updates and give your readers the opportunity to subscribe to it. This will allow them to see your posts when they log into their Google account or right on their computer desktop if they use an RSS widget. Depending on your target audience, you will get more or less success with an RSS feed.
When you begin a social media marketing campaign leave room for trial and error. Depending on you target audience, some things that are effective for other businesses may not work for you. Watch for what is and is not working and make changes as necessary. This will show your customers that you are connected with their needs as well.
Now that you have some basic information about making social media marketing work for you, put that information to work for you. Keep each tip in mind as you begin to develop your marketing plan to be sure that you are going to see the best results possible from your efforts.
By John Hester