Social Media Marketing
With so many exciting new interactive channels out there, how can you Use them All?
Social Media Marketing is the latest way of increasing your website's visibility interacting with potential and existing clients across the internet. It is rapidly growing in importance, representing as it does the vox populis, wherein people rather than web pages rate the popularity or otherwise of websites.
It can even do more more - generating leads for your business directly, without any website at all. This could be through peer to peer discussions and group dialogue, where you can display your expertise and engage one to one with interested parties.
In order to see how the use of social Media can help your business, take our Social Media Evaluation questionnaire and discover how we can help improve the online visibility of your business.
Watch our new social media video tutorials to see how we use a range of applications to analyse and update the various social networks we work with, including Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
What is social Media?
Because it's relatively new, social marketing is still fluid and constantly changing and growing. At its core is interactivity - between you and your customers and the group, or in one to one conversations and collaborations with other internet users.
Blogging and forums were two of the earliest incarnations of this medium, and blogs in particular are still hugely significant in enhancing online presence. Readers post comments and questions and interact both with the owners of the site and with other participants.
Videos are now a vital tool because of their popularity and the way they encourage internet users to vote for content.
However, perhaps the most interesting incarnation of the social media age are the social networking media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These enable groups of like minded (or otherwise) individuals to impart knowledge, opinions and recommendations to large audiences, encouraging businesses to enter into dialogues with a host of potential customers.
Each important in itself, these channels become even more potent when they are all put in the mix, Twitter and Facebook linking to blogs and all of them linking to the newest and most interesting videos.
Perhaps the greatest attraction of all is that this method of marketing is mainly free, at least if you don't count the time you need to spend listening to and engaging with your new found friends or followers!
How can you Benefit from Social Media?
There are numerous strategies that can maximise the marketing potential of social media. The main requirement is to build your presence and connections by providing useful and attention grabbing contributions to the conversations and discussions taking place, and providing content to demonstrate your credibility and experience.
The strategies vary from one medium to another but all rely on maximising connections and the reach of your message. However, like in any branding, your message must be consistent and should relay the philosophy and values your business stands for.
Whatever methods you use, you can derive maximum benefit from integrating your social media activity around you web sites as the hub and focal point. This will allow you to be in better control of both your message and the medium through which it is delivered, and also direct people more easily to where you would like them to go.
We build in this socal media integration to your website and can provide advice on how to set up your social media profiles to the best advantage.