Have you ever considered or are considering whether or not you want to venture into social media marketing for your business? The entire marketing landscape has changed with the implementation of Social Media, this opened an array of new avenues for marketers to take advantage of. Social Media allows us to share content with potential buyers/clients within a matter of seconds, Social Media is a powerful tool and here are some things to consider if you plan on implementing it into your marketing strategy.
Social networks make the top of the list when it comes to increasing traffic to your website, it also is the best referral for time spent on a site. Search engines use to be the main source of driving traffic to a website and marketers would allocate all their time and money there. It dynamics have changed and Social Media is a force to be reckoned with. SEO still exists but it most definitely has shifted more towards Social networks.
What’s amazing about Social Media is that it allows you to interact freely and quickly between a business and their customer base. It allows businesses to communicate and engage with their customers in a positive way to increase brand awareness and this can also develop quality brand image.
This allows a brand to take on a personal role and become a part of the conversation, to interact on the same level and engage the online community.
Branding plays an important role on social media, your online profile allows you as a business to create a personality and be perfectly unique to your brand. Anything from the look, the feel, the profile, and how you interact all encompasses the general characteristics of the brand.
In a lot of ways, your social media profile can be a lot more important than your business website.
With all of social media, you have to also note that most social activities take place on a mobile device. You need to take this into consideration when planning and developing your social strategy. Anything on a mobile device can be shared at any point in time with any social network. Everything you publish online should keep that in mind.
It is also important to note that your website will likely be viewed on a mobile device, it is imperative that your website is compatible and offers a seamless and positive experience.
All in all, utilizing a social network will lend to your business in many ways, not only allowing your potential client base to interact with you in real time and create a community who share the same interest but it also increases traffic to your website. Social media is an online profile of your business and the great thing about it is that it is completely unique and versatile.
These are all great reasons to take the plunge and start implementing an online marketing strategy solely focused around social media.