Almost a Billion Users! Facebook and Your Business - Social Media
Almost a Billion Users! Facebook and Your Business
Industry experts are predicting that Facebook will reach 1 billion users in2012. Considering that there are only 7 billion people on earth, this means that one in every 7 people in the world, are connected to each other through Facebook. It also means that you can connect with them, using powerful Facebook marketing – whichis primed to leave other forms of social marketing in the dust.
If your business isn’t on Facebook yet, or you have a page but it doesn’t do much – then plan for a revamp in 2012. The stage is set for Facebook’s biggest year ever, as the worldconverges on this giant social network.Facebook continues to evolve to meet the demands of this ever widening user base.
In fact, Facebook marketing isbecoming just as profitable as generalinternet marketing. And why wouldn’tit be? All of your customers are there,and they can’t wait to share with you. Building social communities on Facebook should be a priority for everyone in 2012.
But that’s not even the most exciting thing about Facebook. Because it’sgrown so large, and is so prolific in ourmodern culture – other forms of socialtechnology and sales are beginning to integrate with it. Just look at how many applications or e-commercepages allow you to invite your friends from your Facebook page!
Even commenting on blogs and websites can be done using your Facebook account. This is becauseFacebook has taken steps to extend its reach beyond the platform. We can expect to see more and more sitesonline using Facebook in various ways. One thing is for sure, if you ignore it, you’ll be left in the proverbial mud.
Every month, Facebook adds 20 million users to its tally. That’s 20million potential customers that might like your page. If you learn the tricky art of selling on Facebook, you standto make a fortune. The key is, learning to tap into these markets to expand your business. Reaching foreign speakers is just one example of this.
Small businesses will see an increase intheir fan communities, as they learn to harness the power of Facebookmarketing. You’ll see thousands of fansinstead of hundreds, and the potential to earn a lot more revenue than before.
One of the smartest things you can dofor your business in 2012, is formulate a valuable Facebook marketing strategy. Sink money into expanding your community, and work to keepyour page content fresh, and your fansengaged. Do this successfully, and the sky’s the limit for your business.
A word of caution: you’ll be going up against businesses that DO have agreat strategy in place. If you ignore the power of Facebook, it could bedamaging to your business. Catchingup will take time, so get it done now. Time to brush up on your Facebook marketing skills.
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