Presentation by Africa Riviera, a Web Consultant of Your Host Solutions delivered this presentation to small business owners who wanted to learn about how to use social media sites to grow their
Presentation by Africa Riviera, a Web Consultant of Your Host Solutions delivered this presentation to small business owners who wanted to learn about how to use social media sites to grow their businesses.
Basically it’s all about building personal and/or business brand through conversations, video and photo sharing using open-source websites where you can find others with similar interest.
The top benefit of social media marketing: The number-one advantage is generating exposure for the business, increasing traffic to your site and blog, and building new business partnerships and acquiring new clients.
Establish a Game Plan – what is your plan for reaching your objectives using social media? Focus on Content & Interaction Content – should be well-written with keywords and phrases that relates to your blog article, making sure it’s useful and practical for your audience Interaction – Introduce your article or topic to your audience and lead them to your blog to read more Participation is Everything – Karma! Strategy
A social networking and microblogging site that allows you answer the question, "What are you doing?" by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your "followers."
Benefits for your Business:
Increase Instant Traffic to your website or blog – Extremely Targeted Audience
A powerful tool for obtaining Information within your industry and different niches. Also find out the latest ‘Buzz’
Useful for promoting your products and services. It provides a cost effective method to increase awareness about your products or services.
A very important element for your social media marketing! Blog is a ‘web log’ of articles or posts that is rendered in reverse chronological order.
Benefits for your Business:
Reinforces the idea that you are an expert in your field
Builds an online community
Easy web publishing solution: Blog software is easy to use. Simply write your thoughts, link to resources, and publish to your blog, all at the push of a few buttons.
Higher Search Engine Rankings
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Result – Increase traffic to blog, blog comments and constant contact trial sign ups . In three days: Google Analytics reports shows a traffic increase by 28%, 57 people accessed the Back-to-the-Basis eBook page, 9 comments for this blog post and 2 people signed up for the Constant Contact trial. Will to recycle every month! Did you get your copy of email marketing article Back-to-Basics....If not, go and get your copy today @ http://tinyurl.com/awcutb Strategy - 1 Tactics
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Result – Increase traffic to website and email newsletter subscribers http://www.yourhostsolutions.com/email-videos.html http://tr.im/ieHx In two days - 4 Constant Contact trial sign ups and 11 people joined YHS email list Will to recycle every month! Strategy - 2 Tactics
Create a schedule – daily/weekly to devote time to your blog and engaging on the social sites
- Recommend at least 5-10 hours a week
- Avoid chronic social media fatigue
Do not post or tweet useless information
- No one needs to know that your going to the store to buy milk and butter
Refrain from sending chain tweets and emails that are not relevant to your product or service
It's not about you. Life is changing. Business is changing. The world is changing. iThis. iThat. iHave. iWant. iNeed. This is what a lot of social media communication sounds like. This is short-term, selfish, nobody-is-going-to-care-because-they-can-see-right-through-your-motivation thinking. They see the dollar signs in your eyes. When your social media presence becomes ‘ iFocused ' your business becomes 'just another one of those businesses'. Just another enemy attacking their senses, after their money…. But you and I know this isn't your motivation. We know that. But do they? Take great care with your social behavior or that's how you will be perceived. Stop firing off dozens of links out on Twitter. Start talking. Stop collecting friends. Start listening. Stop thinking you. Start thinking we. How do you define social? It's not about you. By: Tim Arden of http://blog.timandren.com