5 Social Media Marketing Tips the “Pros” Use

Happy Thursday Guys.  I hope that your week has been going well.  Todays blog post is centered around Social Media Marketing…which we all know is one of the best ways us small business owners can establish an online presence and generate buzz about our products and services.

However, keeping up with the latest trends in Social Media can be a very tough thing to do.  That is why I am so grateful for websites like Social Media Examiner.com. They recently published an interesting post that featured some pretty awesome social media marketing tips that the “Pro’s” are using to grow their businesses online.

Five Social Media Marketing Tips from Pro’s in the Industry

Here are the Top 5 Tips that I picked up from this article:

Tip #1. Host a Social Media Event – Mari Smith

Mari states that if you have a Facebook Fan Page its a good idea to host a “Fan-Page Friday” event to grow your community, meet more people, and get more fans.

Tip #2.  Communicate with your Connections on LinkedIn – Ian Cleary

I could not agree more with this tip.  LinkedIn currently boasts more than 200 million members.  Ian advises us to leverage the power of LinkedIn by sending an email to your connections every month.

Tip #3.  Try to Get the Attention of Influencers – Joe Pulizzi

According to Joe, “influencers” are people that are very active in social media that spend a ton of time blogging and etc.,.  Getting an influencer to share information about your company would definitely open up the doors to great business opportunities.

Tip #4.  Be Where Your Customers Are – Rick Mulready

Rick suggests that you should use a platform such as Google Alerts to find out where your customers are.  For more information on setting up Google alerts, please be sure to click on the link above.

Tip #5.  Use Google Analytics to Gather Social Media Metrics – Nichole Kelly

If you are not familar with Google Analytics, it is a free tool that is used to gather statistical information about visitors to your website. With this tool you can drill down into your stats to find out what products or services your visitors are most interested in and a ton of additional information that you can use to better market and promote your company.

I hope that you guys enjoyed todays blog post.  Are there any social media marketing strategies that you are using to successfully grow your business?  If so, would you mind sharing them with us?

Make it a Great Day All!

Annika Bansal

Annika "The Chick Geek" is the founder of AnnikaBansal.com. Small Business Sense shares small business ideas, tips and resources for independent Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners.

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