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  • 1. Social Media 101 Reuben Jackson Web Widgets Ltd
  • 2. Overview
    • Why use social media?
    • What makes a website social?
    • What social networks exist?
    • How best to use them?
    • Measurement of Success
    • Common Pitfalls
    • Vocabulary
    • What now?
  • 3. What makes a website social?
    • Typically that users rate or comment on or share information. All for the purposes of making good information rise to the top.
    • Typically requires a login, but some information may be made public.
    • Typically connections are made between users and are followable links.
  • 4. Why use social media?
    • To reach new audiences
    • Word of mouth in the modern world
    • Encourage other people to talk about us
    • Making business fun
    • Research customer feedback – just because we're not reading it, doesn't mean they're not talking about us.
  • 5. Popular Social Networks
    • – most popular, media rich, feature rich, almost universal participation, dual opt in friendships
    • – follow anyone, be followed by anyone. Purpose to retweet relevant timely information, to gather market intelligence, to listen to comments about your brand
    • LinkedIn – for businesses and professionals. Dual opt in connections. Recomendations. Basically this will replace CV's and testimonials, as the data is more trustworthy.
    • – mainly videos and not often thought of as a social network, but there is a lot of blogging and rating of content. 2 nd highest searched website.
    • Mobile Apps – not to be underestimated. Location aware devices connected to an internet, only requiring a user to rate the restaurant/hotel in which they stay. Eg Ocarina, FourSquare
  • 6. More Social Networks
    • – Lots of blogging going on in here.
    • – believe it or not, it is quite hard to leave google these days. Many links on google direct back to google pages, e.g. google map searches for hotels, might take 4 clicks to get to the destination website, past google controlled forums.
    • – sites you once thought were just for storing slideshows, now they are a place to make ratings of others slides, and upload all sorts of content..
    • Ning – not so popular in NZ, but does have strong usage in the SEO / SM space..
    • Blogs – anywhere users can comment on and link to each others content, exists a social network, there is no real rule.
  • 7. How best to use Social Media
    • Generate discussion about you
    • Ask questions (comments)
    • Encourage participation (polls, wall posts)
    • Spread information that you believe people would genuinely want to share/retweet with their own friends/fans/followers (FFF)
    • And do as you expect others to do
  • 8. Measurement of Success
    • That you understand market sentiment
    • That your customers are happy
    • That good will is being generated
    • That public links are being made (in time)
    • That traffic is increasing to your website (but don't expect sales for 3+ months)
  • 9. Common Pitfalls
    • To pushy on your sales message
    • Trying to convert FFF to sales
    • Trying to control it
    • Limiting the customer access (you can't limit what people say on Twitter, so why limit friends on Facebook?)
    • Not participating regularly
  • 10. Vocabulary
    • Friends / Fans / Followers (FFF)
    • Like / Share / Retweet (RT)
    • Trends #w2e #nz #dog
    • Comment
    • @username
    • /username
  • 11. What now?
    • Pick one, dedicate 15 minutes per day
    • Eg Facebook
    • Create a personal login profile
    • Tighten your privacy
    • Create a business fan page
    • Ask your customers 1 really engaging question
    • Publish a link to your facebook page on your website, in your emails, on your business card etc.