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10 Quick Tips for Social Media Marketing

Social MediaSocial Media Defined: Social media is a phrase used to describe a variety of Web-based platforms, applications and technologies that enable people to socially interact with one another online.

10 Quick Social Media Tips

To be successful in social media you need time and dedication. You can't hurry the process or be slack in participating in the conversation. The following 10 social media tips will help you turn potentially wasted time into positive social conversations.


1. It Takes Time: It can take a long time to build your social media presence. Be prepared to put in time: clear your schedule so you have a small amount of time to spend on social media every day.

2. Be Human: A good idea is to humanize your company. Put a name to your brand and create a sense of intimacy without automating the process.

3. Stop Selling, Start Talking: Stop putting most of your energy into selling products in social. Instead make conversation and talk to people.

4. Build an Audience First: Build an audience first and then promote your business through unique Facebook Tabs or Twitter.

5. Use Social Media Tools: Use tools like Twitter’s search to find anything related to your business and jump in on that conversation.

6. Don't Forget YouTube and Blogs: YouTube and blogs are important to your brand in Google search results. You can reach people who don't use Twitter or Facebook.

7. Consider Giveaways and Promotions: Use giveaways and promotions to increase your followers or Facebook Likes but tell people why you’re running the promotion (e.g. to gain Likes, to share a specific image and so on). 

8. Create Social Content: Social media is not always about the sale. Create good social media content to expand your reach.

9. Sponsor Events: Find unique local or industry-related events to sponsor like a Tweet-up (an event where Twitter users meet in person) or local social media group to reach a group of people who are already connected to promote your business

10. Advertise Social Links: Post your social links everywhere: on your website, shopping cart checkout page, in all email marketing messages and business advertisements or cards.

christine_pi said on October 17, 2016 06:51 AM PDT

Thanks for your article Vangie.Good points.

Aseem said on August 01, 2016 10:37 AM PDT

Short and clear post. I wanna add some points that, social media marketing has become the most powerful marketing strategy today in the business era. Facebook, twitter, linkedin, instagram, google + are very popular. You can drive large volume of traffic to your site by using #tags in twitter, instagram. Facebook is good for B2C and linkedin best of B2B platform

Superior It Servies said on July 01, 2016 04:26 AM PDT

That are really most important point the we have to consider for SMO marketing and write content for user and their requirement. also User did't want to read long content or paragraph we need to include some informative images with small content.

Chris Jude said on June 22, 2016 23:36 PM PDT

When working for seo services in hyderabad, I came across the similar topics which are mentioned in an elaborated fashion. Thanks for helping me in getting greater insight about the subject.

webinar jeo said on June 20, 2016 23:31 PM PDT

I really thank the author of this article, the article has great significance for me, it just leads me to do better things for this life. Very meaningful, thank you very much, wish you happy.Keep blog...

Elit SEO said on May 27, 2016 07:25 AM PDT

This Realy Good Stop putting most of your energy into selling products in social. Instead make conversation and talk to people.

cctv said on May 24, 2016 07:01 AM PDT

Stop Selling, Start Talking!!! this one was really good...

Frederic Jutant said on March 29, 2016 04:30 AM PDT

I totally agree! Companies have to be human in their communication! It doesn't make sense to post only the website links in order to sell something.

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