Social Media Marketing: What You’re Missing-Nazar Kamangar/bridge consulting blogs
So, you’ve done everything right when it comes to your social media marketing plan. You have picked some key basic social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. You’ve slowly integrated newer, buzzier platforms like Pinterest or Instagram. Your message is consistent across each platform, you’re engaging with your followers, and you’re updating everything consistently. But there’s still been no appreciable uptick in business. Where could you be going wrong? At Business2Community.com, they may have some answers for you.
It’s great that you’ve already gathered some social media followers, but now, it’s time to make them work for you. For starters, you can encourage them to spread the word around about your company. The more they talk about it online, the more it will pop up on search engines, making you easier to find. Even if everyone who talks about you isn’t a customer (or potential customer) that positive word of mouth will reach people who may well become future clients.
Once you’ve started the buzz that gets people searching you out, what will they find? It’s great that you’re updating your site constantly, but you want to make sure you’re updating it with meaningful content. Make sure your pages all appeal to your target audience. If you sell a product that pops visually, put Instagram snapshots of it on your Facebook, or take a Twitpic. If you sell a service that is tangential to a buzzworthy topic, tie yourself to it. For instance, if you’re a photographer, write a post on your Facebook page comparing what you do to the Instagram phenomenon. Or if you’re a private investigator, write about how social media can help you turn dead ends into a successful investigation.
Finally, the most important thing: make sure when people are finding you on social media, they can also find their way to your website. It’s great to post meaningful engaging content on your social media platforms, but make sure you’re providing copious opportunities for people to click through to your site where they can shop for goods or service. A potential customer is far more likely to become an actual customer when see specifically what you can provide.