Welcome to Part 3: Why Social Media Marketing Works.
It is a big world out there and thanks to Social Media, we can all be connected in one way or another and that is what makes it work. The main purpose of Social Media Marketing is to somehow use these different mediums to gain more traffic and create a presence worldwide. The word Social Media by itself does not describe anything specific but a plethora of programs/network and services fall under its umbrella. The main goal of Part 3 will be to discuss the following mediums and how each one of them can be used to increase your traffic and strengthen your web presence.:
- Google +:
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Of course each individual will have its preference so you may or may not use all of them but if you take the time to learn about each, you will see that using all of them will help you create that presence. So let’s start. I will give a brief overview of each medium with Social Media Marketing in mind.
We all use Google, it is the number one search engine in the world but did you know that there are many benefits to also using Google +?
By making Google + a part of your business plan, you could:
- Enjoy better ranking with Google,
- Increase your Author Value, this is where your ‘rating’ with Google goes up as you expand and create better content that builds the trust that Google will have in you. Google is big on having trustworthy relations with you.
- Your indexing with Google could be augmented.
After creating your profile and linking your website, you may want to create Google pages where you sue Google + as a platform to establish and build relationships and work with like-minded people that share the same interests and topics as you do. Your goal is basically to build your own community.
If you are unsure what to do next or need help with Google +, they have a really good Help manual, you can access it HERE
So go ahead and sign up for Google+ and while you are at it, follow me HERE , I will return the favor.
Like Google. Facebook is a juggernaut in its field, Facebook is a social networking site that makes it easy for users to connect with family and friends online. Facebook has more than 1 Billion users and is the largest social network in the world. An important component of your successful online business will be to create a Facebook Business Page. You can be ‘discovered’ on Facebook by your friends or like minded Facebook users. You can have conversations with prospective customers. Your page can reach a large audience. With over 1 billion users, the sky is the limit.
If you are unsure what to do next or need help with Facebook for your business, they have a really good overview, you can access it HERE
So go ahead and sign up for Facebook for your business, create your own page and while you are at it, follow me HERE , I will return the favor.
YouTube is a video sharing website and is owned by Google. As part of your overall marketing strategy, you should have a YouTube channel, just remember, YouTube has over 1 billion users and that represents potential traffic to your website. In Part 5, we will discuss in depth the use of videos to improve traffic. In the meantime.
If you are unsure what to do next or need help with YouTube, they have a really good Getting Started manual, you can access it HERE
So go ahead and sign up for YouTube and while you are at it, follow me HERE , I will return the favor.
LinkedIn is a great place to go if you want to build your professional network, LinkedIn has more than 400 million members worldwide that you could connect with, you can create and /or join groups, learn about companies or other like minded people. You can even look for jobs as a main component of LinkedIn is that it an employment-oriented social network.
As far as your business is concerned, one of my favorite feature of LinkedIn is that just search for a term, ie: Affiliate Marketing and can then view individuals, groups, companies, jobs as well as training, webinars and detailed information, it is a great tool to use.
If you are unsure what to do next or need help with LinkedIn, they have a really good Help section, you can access it HERE
So go ahead and sign up for LinkedIn and while you are at it, follow me HERE , I will return the favor.
Twitter is a social network that allows users to send ‘tweets’ of 140 characters of less, users can also post pictures, videos, links as well as retweet where one one used will retweet another user tweet thus making that tweet now available to your network. You can also add # or hashtags to your tweets, a good rule of thumbs is 2 hashtags per tweet, no more. This will help find what you are looking for.
If you are unsure what to do next or need help with Twitter, they have a really good Help section, you can access it HERE
So go ahead and sign up for Twitter and while you are at it, follow me HERE , I will return the favor.
The purpose of Pinterest is to allow you to find topics that attract you and ‘pin’ them, by pinning them, they are then easily accessible on your Pinterest profile. Users are able to upload, sort, save and manage images as well as other media like videos in what is know as a Pinboards. You can save Pins of others, create interaction with others and built a network of like-minded people. It is highly recommended that you add the ‘hover pin’ allowing users to pin your images as they go over your blog or website.
If you are unsure what to do next or need help with Pinterest, they have a really good Help section, you can access it HERE
So go ahead and sign up for Pinterest and while you are at it, follow me HERE , I will return the favor.
Instagram is a great platform for you to share images or videos of topics that are of interest to you. Just imagine if your website is about recipes, you could upload all the pictures of the recipes enticing your potential followers. The pictures that you do decide to share can be done publicly or privately. A tremendous feature of Instagram is that you can also share them with other social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr
If you are unsure what to do next or need help with Instagram, they have a really good Help section, you can access it HERE
So go ahead and sign up for Instagram and while you are at it, follow me HERE , I will return the favor.
Often referred to as a ‘Micro-Blog’ , Tumblr is a bit like Facebook and a bit like a Blog. It allows users to post text, music, links, videos and quotes. Tumblr has over 420 million users and is owned by Yahoo. Very popular with anyone with a creative side, Tumblr is underused business wise. You could actually set up WordPress to auto post your blogs on Tumblr using the plugin Tumblr Crosspostr. How cool is that?
If you are unsure what to do next or need help with Tumblr, they have a really good Help section, you can access it HERE
So go ahead and sign up for Tumblr and while you are at it, follow me HERE , I will return the favor.
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I know that officially Wealthy Affiliate is not a Social Network but I beg to differ, where else can you find over 700,000 + users who have the same goals as you do, succeed online. In my mind, it is the ultimate social network. You can share ideas, view other profiles, websites, learn tons, ask or give feedback. It is the perfect community to grow your business.
If you are unsure what to do next regarding Wealthy Affiliate, just read my complete review, you can access it HERE
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I hope this overview was helpful, now on to Part 4: Pay Per Click and Email Marketing
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