Social Media Marketing (SMM) Tips
- Using Social Media in Internet Marketing
Have you been making a living as an Internet Marketer for some time now? If so you have no doubt learned that it is important to keep up with trends and new technology. There are always new things popping up on the Internet. One of the newest trends over the past few years have been social sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. Have you considered using social media in your Internet marketing endeavors? If not, you are missing out on a valuable source of traffic.
What is it that makes social marketing so valuable? Just as the name implies, it is the social aspect. Facebook is popular because it is interactive. When you post something on your Facebook page, it instantly shows up on the pages of your friends. Your friends may then pass it on to their other friends. In time, your post may end up being on hundreds, or even thousands, of Facebook pages! That is what is called the viral effect.
Have you noticed that the things passed around the most (thus having a greater viral life) are usually fun and entertaining things? Generally it is a funny video or photo that is shared and passed around the most. Have you
ever had someone send you an email with a video attached that you enjoyed? Did you then send it on to many more of your friends or family members? Before you knew it that video may have been seen by millions of people!
You can use the power of social sites to enhance your Internet marketing efforts. Social networks, however, should never be spammed and your comments or posts should never be unwelcome.
Let’s say you have a website about dog training. You could design a banner that says you are the best dog trainer in the world and try to slam it on every social site there is. But it wouldn’t get you very far, would it? But what if you posted a funny video of a dog doing a stupid trick that his master taught? Do you think that would get passed around? If it was cute, quirky and funny, it WILL be passed around — and a brief link at the end of the video can get you a lot of traffic — and no one will be offended in the process.
Pinterest is a site that has recently taken social media by storm. If you are not familiar with Pinterest, get interested real quick. There you can pin photos to bulletin boards that people browse by the millions! It is a great way to attach a link to a funny photo and get people to pass it around.
If you make a living through Internet marketing and you are not using social media to promote your websites, you are missing out on a good thing. Just remember to be a good social media citizen and don’t abuse the system. If you play by the rules you can keep everyone happy and still drive traffic to your site.
Internet Marketing Strategies for Social Media Marketing (SMM)
Using the Internet to promote your business is an excellent way to generate more sales. You will reach out to a wider audience and develop a positive image for your brand without spending a lot on advertising. Read the following article to learn more about Internet marketing.
Creating quality content is the best way to develop an efficient Internet marketing campaign. You should write articles on a weekly basis or create some videos to promote your products. Adding more content to your site or blog is a good way to get your visitors to come back. Besides, creating more content will give you the possibility to share links to your site or blog.
Give your audience the possibility to subscribe to your updates. You should use platforms your potential customers are likely to use on a regular basis. You could for instance offer to send email alerts, share links on social media or even use text alerts. Share links to your different subscription forms on your site or blog. You can convince more people to subscribe to your updates if you present these campaigns as valuable.
Find an efficient way to communicate with your audience. More customers will buy your products if they can ask you a few questions. You could for instance create a professional email address and encourage customers to send you questions or comments. If you think that not all your customers are comfortable with sending you emails, give them the possibility to call you. You can also use social media or a message board to communicate with your audience.