Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogs - top
four social media tools used by marketers
Source: April 2010 study, Social Media Marketing Industry Report by Michael Stelzner of 1900 marketing professionals
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CUSTOMER BRAND TRAFFIC TO
WEBSITE COMMUNICATION EXPOSURE YOUR SITE SEO
Use keyword search monitor- O ers unique opportunities Potential can be large, but Value to your site's SEO is
ing through a program such for Web site integration and promotion is an art form -- limited, but tweets will rank
promote your brand too heav- high in search results -- good
A microblogging site as Hootsuite, TwitJump or to engage with customers
for ranking your proﬁle name
that enables users Radian 6 to track what people in a viral way, helping your ily and turn o followers, yet and breaking news, though
to send ‘tweets’, or are saying about you and your company stand out from the don't promote enough and shortened URLs are of little
messages of 140 receive little attention.
characters or less
competitors. masses. beneﬁt.
Facebook brand pages are great Traﬃc is decent and on the
Great for engaging people for brand exposure. Jump-start rise thanks to share buttons Little to no value, aside from
who like your brand, want your brand exposure through and counters, but don't blogs picking up and featuring
A social networking to share their opinions, and the ad platform, or hire a Face- expect massive numbers of your posted links. Not worth
site where users participate in giveaways and book consultant to help you unique visitors to go to your the time expenditure.
can add friend, send contests.
messsages and build grow your brand presence. site.
their own proﬁle
Unnecessary to spend too Participation in industry-related Even if you get tens of Heavily indexed in search
much time on this, though groups might get your photos, thousands of visits to a photo
An image and video engines, passing links and page
properly tagged photosets and thus your brand, viewed by hyperlinked with your URL,
hosting website ranks. Also helps images rank
of company events can help people with similar interests, click-through rates are among
where community higher in Google Images and in
members can share customers put a face on the but numbers will be small. the lowest around. building inbound links.
and comment on team behind your brand.
E ective for personal branding
Not the primary focus, but cus- Very high page rank -- almost
and demonstrating your organi- Unlikely to drive any signiﬁcant
tomer engagement opportuni- guaranteed on the ﬁrst page
zation's professional prowess. traﬃc to your site, though you
ties are possible by answering of search results -- especially
A social networking Encouraging employees to never know who those few
site for business industry-related questions, for your company name or
maintain complete proﬁles to visits might be from -- perhaps individual employees' names,
professionals establishing yourself as an
strengthen your team's reputa- a potential client or customer. but that's about it.
expert in the ﬁeld.
tion is advisable.
Whether you seek to entertain,
inform, or both, video is a One of the most powerful brand- Traﬃc goes to the videos. If Very good for building links
ing tools on the Web when you the goal is to get traﬃc back to
powerful channel for quickly back to your site because videos
build your channel, promote via your site, then add a hyperlink
A video sharing engaging your customers, rank high. Also a tried-and-true
high-traﬃc sites, and brand your in the video description, but
website where users responding to complaints, and don't expect traﬃc to correlate way for your brand to gain
can share and upload demonstrating your social- videos. exposure.
new videos closely with video views.