What is Social Media Marketing

How to do Social Media Marketing to boost your business

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Written by Dan McCarty
Updated over a week ago

Social Media marketing is a powerful way for businesses of all sizes to reach prospects and customers. Your customers are already interacting with brands through social media, and if you’re not speaking directly to your audience through a social platform like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, you’re missing out. Smart marketing on social media can bring remarkable success to your business, creating devoted brand advocates and even driving leads and sales. 

Start with a plan

Before you begin creating social media marketing campaigns, consider your business’s goals. Starting a social media marketing campaign without a social strategy in mind is like wandering 

Here are some questions to ask when defining your social media marketing goals:

  • What are you hoping to achieve through social media marketing?

  • Who is your target audience?

  • Where would your target audience hang out and how would they use social media?

  • What message do you want to send to your audience with social media marketing?

Your business type should inform and drive your social media marketing strategy.

The bigger and more engaged your audience is on social media networks, the easier it will be for you to achieve every other marketing goal on your list!

Here are social media marketing tips

  • Create a great social content. Make sure you post regularly and offer precious information that your ideal customers will find helpful and interesting. 

  • Using social media for marketing enables your business to project your brand image across a variety of different social media platforms. Make sure that your brand image is staying consistent across various social media platforms. 

  • Measuring Success with Analytics — You can’t determine the success of your social media marketing strategies without tracking data. Google Analytics can be used as a great social media marketing tool that will help you measure your most successful social media marketing techniques, as well as determine which strategies are better off abandoned. Also, almost every social media platform has its built-in analytics tool. 

  • Make sure that you have social media sharing buttons on your website. 

Paid Social Media Marketing Tips

Paid social advertising is a highly cost-effective way to expand your reach. If you’re doing it right, you can get your content and offers in front of a huge audience at a little cost. Most social media platforms provide granular targeting capabilities, allowing you to focus your budget on precisely the types of people that are most likely to be interested in your business. And one more thing, if you’re doing Facebook ads or at least paling to dive in it in the nearest future, we suggest you check out “Facebook Pixel” article. 

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