Reach New Customers Through Social Media Optimization

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.

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Identify Your Own Online Community

http://moz.com/blog/identifying-online-community

An online community is a group of users who have something in common. Hopefully, your online community will be composed of users who all want something that you have: products, services or information. How do you identify your own special online community and build it through the use of social media and other methods?

In order to build the right online community, it is important to first answer a few questions, such as:

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What Does Your Audience Want?

http://moz.com/blog/know-what-your-audience-wants-before-creating-content-whiteboard-friday

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.

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Using Facebook To Target Your Content Promotion

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.

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How Important is Social Media To Your Website?

According to the experts at Moz, it is hard to overestimate the importance of social media to your web marketing efforts. In fact, 72 percent of online adults use social media on a regular basis, with YouTube reaching more adults in the 18-34 age range than any cable network. Marketers now use social media to reach customers, so if you are not using it, you may already be behind the curve.

It is important to keep up with social media, so here are some tips to help you use it effectively, even if you have never incorporated social media into your web marketing plan before:

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Marketers Must Evolve in Competitive Future

It is no longer enough to “do” search marketing. As the field becomes more and more competitive, it is critical that you set yourself apart with unique and evolving web marketing techniques. The Hummingbird, Penguin and “not-provided” climates have made it very difficult for marketers to stick to old, tried-and-true methods. To survive, your company … Read More

How To Set Up The Perfect Marketing Strategy

Of course, there is really no such thing as a “perfect” marketing strategy. In fact, it is even impossible to set up a marketing strategy that will work well for every type of business because companies have such varied needs. However, by following some basic rules, you can have the very best marketing strategy for … Read More

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your SEO?

There are many more types of marketing tools available today than there were a few years ago.  Two of the most important for service industries such as law offices are press releases and social media. Press Releases—Do I Need Them? Service industries benefit particularly from the power of the press release.  Almost any news story … Read More