Getting Ahead In Your Social Media Marketing Campaigns

Search engine optimization used to be the big thing in online business. Link building, pay-per-click advertising, and content marketing once dominated Web campaigns. However, everything has changed since Social Media emerged. Right now, even though the older online marketing strategies are still widely used, social media is rapidly becoming the king of online marketing tactics  – mostly thanks to the increasing number of social media sites, which are changing the way people search for and share

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So what makes social media click?

What keeps social media alive is the innate inclination of people to connect with one another, despite distance and time. Before the Internet was invented, business phone systems were crucial because they were almost always the only way by which people can gain access to a company for information.

social_mediaWhen the Internet was introduced, online search beca me the common practice. When someone needed information from an institution, for instance, he would open a search engine, type the name of the organization, and press enter to find its website and contact details. Today, to get that same information, someone can simply open his Facebook account and type something like “Anybody know about this institution?” In seconds, he can get an answer from one of his Facebook friends. So what’s the difference between looking for information through a search engine and finding info via a social media site (such as Facebook or Twitter)?

The difference is this: people are more comfortable getting the information that they need from people they know, those who can share personal opinions about a product, service, or idea. You must keep this in mind when developing a social media campaign.

Marketing your business through social media

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites are best used for promoting brand awareness and fostering brand loyalty among your customers. You can also use them to promote a specific sale-oriented campaign. There are three basic steps to ensuring good social media marketing:

  1.  Get out there and let people know that you exist. If you’re promoting your brand, you can create a Facebook or Twitter page, follow similar pages (even the pages of your competitors, because you need to know what they’re up to), and share useful posts. Be sure that you share materials with real value and that you keep your content fresh and relevant. Try to post regularly. You can start with three posts per week, and then try posting at least once every day.
  2.  Listen and observe. You can get a lot of insight from your target market. If you’re in the technology business, always pay attention to the new tech that create buzz in the industry. Then, you can produce content about that to lead your followers to your site. You should also listen to the common problems and concerns of your prospective clients, and aim to address those problems. This will help you establish your business as a go-to organization and help you as you climb to the industry leader position.
  3.  Interact with people. Listening and observing are important; but you also need to do some talking, so to speak. Encourage others to interact with you. When you post something and someone comments, take that as an opportunity to initiate a conversation and create further interest. Provide with them giveaways and offers to feel pleased. You can also contribute some coupon codes from Couponraja.com and share them. Don’t let a comment go unanswered. Take every chance you get to engage with others.

These three basic steps will help you make sure that your social media campaigns are effective. Once you start, remember that this is an ongoing process that will require constant monitoring and adjustment. Dedicate a portion of your resources to proper handling and overseeing of this initiative, as well as ensuring that it is leading you to the direction that you want your business to take.

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On August 11, 2013 by in Social Media | Short Link: http://hbb.me/1d2HqOc  

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Michael H. Morgan is a copywriter and editor who enjoys the challenges of creativity and attention to detail. He writes about a wide variety of topics of interest in the field of social media, business, technology and current trends in the industry and creates only original content. He also writes about telecommunications and lately concentrates on phone service providers for RingCentral.

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8 Opinions on “Getting Ahead In Your Social Media Marketing Campaigns

  1. Knowing social media tactics for product marketing is very essential today because the more number of consumers can be gained from social media sites. You just need to know the right ways to attract them. Very helpful article in this regard.

  2. Social media is the best way to generate referral traffic for you blog. There are some basic rules and tactics and this post is telling all of them
    Thanks for the share :)

  3. Now a days most of blogs getting more and more traffic from social media.
    so,the social marketing is important to be consider for a traffic source.

  4. Social Media has been a booming spot for bloggers. Even if my site gets hit with panda/penguin, social media will keep on rocking and giving me traffic.

  5. Nice post Michael
    Social Media is the best for blog i like facebook google+ very much

  6. I agree with all the points .
    To get marketing exposure then one must make sure that they establish their presence on the social media sites .Thanks for sharing the information

    -Pramod

  7. I agree Michael, the only reason why social media picked up pace is the fact that it allows people to stay in touch. It is this quality of being a part of everybody’s life that social media is used for business marketing.

  8. Hi, thanks everyone for giving interest on my post, I’m glad that my post helps you. Hope you keep coming to Hellboundbloggers to check out for my latest post. :)

    Cheers,

    Michael

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