Recent surveys suggest that 3.5 billion people, or about 45 percent of the population, interacts on social media each day. This number is heavily skewed toward younger users, but half of all “Baby Boomers” use social media on a regular basis. This type of interaction is unlike anything society has ever seen and has the potential to reach a vast audience in a very short space of time.
It would be difficult to deny that social media has drastically changed the way we converse with another. While everyone else is talking on social media, one of the best ways business owners can keep track of all the engagements to better their business is through social listening.
We’ll talk about it in this issue.
If you’re running your business’s social media activity, chances are good that you already know there is a huge difference between doing that and sharing news from your personal accounts.
Whether you prefer Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – or all three – there are definitely things you should avoid while growing your online community. In this article, we’ll discuss a few.
In a previous blog entry, we talked about how Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can give small and medium sized business a serious competitive business edge.
In that article, we emphasized how finding your business’s site after entering specific search phrases provide you with an incredible opportunity to secure new leads.
As regular readers of our site already know, we’re huge proponents of helping businesses – big and small – to strengthen their brands through the sheer power of social media. In this article, we’re going to share a few more tips for making sure your brand’s reputation is as strong as it can be on social media.
- It’s all according to plan.
There’s much more to social media success than merely slapping up a Facebook status update or sending out a Tweet. In fact, each action you take on social media should be in line with a larger social media strategy. In other words, every comment, like, share or Tweet you make should revolve around driving action towards the goals of your plan.
There’s no doubt about it: for companies to survive in the competitive landscape on today’s markets, they must keep up with the trends – especially when it comes to marketing. In this article, we’ll talk about the personal customer experience – one of the most important trends out there – and how you can make it work for your company.
Personalized Customer Experience at a Glance
No getting around it: the digital age has revolutionized the way we buy things and do business. One aspect of business that has stuck around, though, is the importance of the personal touch. If you’re knowledgeable about your customer’s purchasing history and have a good understanding of what they’re after, you have a far better chance of turning that customer into an advocate for your business.
A recent study from the Pew Research Center tells us that 63 percent of Facebook and Twitter users get their news from those social media platforms. In this article, we’ll talk about why it’s so important for business owners to move beyond simply having a social media presence so that they are actually engaging their potential customers.
SOCIAL MEDIA OPTIMIZATION (SMO) AT A GLANCE
Before we go any further, it’s important that you think of social media outlets like Facebook andTwitter as much more than gathering places for family and friends to share photos of their dinner plates and pets.
Before you invest a great deal of time, money and energy in a content creation campaign, it pays to do a bit of research to see what your audience really wants. How can you find out? There are several quick and reliable ways to take a pulse on what your users are looking for and create content that meets those needs.
Getting content to “go viral” is not a simple process, no matter what advertising might lead you to believe. You do not just write content and sit back waiting for it to magically bring you great results. Often, you must push that content out to the public in order to ensure that people actually get to see it.
In this regard, Facebook advertising may be a great way to get your content out to viewers. One of the advantages of working with Facebook as opposed to other forms of advertising is that you can use this social media platform to fine-tune the details of your target audience. This allows you much greater flexibility in using your advertising budget to reach the people you really want to reach.