In short, yes. How Social Media Marketing is used however is different for each business.
If you have a business or thinking about setting up a business then this post will not only help you decide how social media marketing might be able to help you, it will have you thinking about what marketing strategies in general you could be focusing on in your business.
A blog is a ‘tool’ so ‘how you use it’ depends on how effective it is in driving traffic to your website.
If you want your website to give more content by adding new or better detailed information on your business topic regularly then blogging is a good idea.
A blog can depict you or your business as experts in the industry you work in. Sharing any valuable insights or resources displays an expertise in your business topic that your customers are likely to be searching online for to know more about.
Facebook gets a lot of traffic as it delivers a lot of engaging material but this chart from the Business Insider should leave no doubt in any businesses minds as to whether they should be thinking about whether to bother becoming a part of the Social Media world.
Most businesses start an online presence with their website and then start the big job of actively advertising online by adding new content regularly to keep it listed in the search engines. Another alternative is to pay for Adwords so that others will find that website. But why spend all that money over and over again trying to gain new customers to a website when you could be duplicating the websites presence all over the internet for free?
Social Networking through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Blogger and other social networking sites is a very cost effective and time efficient way to build awareness and compel potential clients to check out your website too.
There has been a little bit of activity around YouTube lately and the latest is the subtle but new features to their Home Page. Appearance wise the YouTube Home Page doesn’t look much different – but with closer inspection you will see a few differences to encourage you to go to your homepage more often.
YouTube has become the biggest video site to search for answers and ‘how to’ videos for the visual learners who want answers quickly. So on Friday when YouTube announced it is increasing once again the length of video that you can upload it could be seen by some as a bonus who have a lot to say – or for other browsers who just want the bullet point version without the ‘sales fluff’ a real disappointment.
The ‘tech’ generation is now fast becoming the larger part of the spending population and it’s now become the norm to shop online. So it scares me to think some businesses out there still choose not to go where their customers want to be…