7 Tips for Effective Marketing on Social Media for Your Small Business

7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Business

Social media marketing can be an extremely effective tool for small businesses because it provides you with the opportunity to expand your marketing reach to a global audience. Many people are now using social media for much more than communicating with family and friends; they are using it as a barometer for evaluating consumer decisions, collecting data, comparing options, and making purchases.  Here are seven tips to help you make your social media marketing strategies more effective and successful.

Define your target audience first

Different social media networks have different users, so it's important for you to determine what demographic you'd most like to reach with your marketing campaigns, then select the social networks that have a user base that most closely matches your desired audience.

Include social sharing options

Make sure you have social sharing buttons on your website, landing pages, blog posts, emails, newsletters, and other content to make it easy for people to share your information.

Pick a user name

that you can use on all social networks, and make sure it's simple and easy to remember. Be consistent with your social identity to make it easier for people to find you.

Design your content to be share-worthy

You want people to like, follow, and share your content so optimize it for sharing.  This is especially applicable for content with images. Not only is it more popular, but it's also ideal for sharing on visual platforms like Instagram and Pinterest.

Get involved in the social network community

Comment, respond, tag, share, like, follow, and acknowledge the posts and contributions of others and become a visible and vocal presence in the social media realm.

Use hashtags

and create unique ones to identify you and your products, services, company, or brand. Hashtags can be used in all your social media content and the networks themselves use them for search purposes, so make sure you include hashtags correctly in all your posts and content.

Post regularly

Users want to know you are actively involved online, so don't let your social media presence grow stale on any network.

Over to You

What social media strategy do you have for your small business? You can share the same in your comments or tweet at @gmrwebteam. Related Entries
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Ajay Prasad

Ajay Prasad is the Founder and President of GMR Web Team, a leading healthcare digital marketing agency. He guides small and medium size healthcare practices/businesses in customizing their online marketing strategy, focused on building a loyal base of patients and improving their patient acquisition. Ajay believes in an improved patient experience as the key to successful healthcare business, which can be accomplished with the right marketing plan in place.

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