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Social Media Marketing
If you are aiming to advertise your product or services on a variety of social sites for the purpose of generating direct sales… please refer to paid search or SEO, you have gone too far and you should turn back now.
The principals of Social Media Marketing are simple:
These factors will strengthen your brand and indirectly lead to revenue and profits over time. It will also allow your company information to spread from a viral human to human or word of mouth perspective.
No doubt about it, social media marketing (or Social Media Optimisation/SMO) requires time, patience, and practise. Generating interest on Social Media Platforms and other web communities requires regular interaction and the sharing of quality media.
Creating the “BUZZ” is the basic necessity for SMO to work. Attaining the awareness of users by attracting attention to your recent entry or update which could be interesting or exciting events, news articles, blog entries or even tweets can attract large amounts of users which could spread rapidly through user to user interaction (Viral Marketing), just like “word of mouth”. We all know word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool, and it is getting the word out there and being regularly interactive on the Social Media scene that will ultimately lead to profile popularity and successful social media marketing campaigns.
How do I get the word out?
Practise makes perfect, you can share interesting content like You Tube videos or Flickr photos from your Squidoo Lense, Facebook page or even as a bookmark on your Delicious page … hey, why not Tweet about it today, that way all your followers will get to check out your great video or pictures and you just might gain some new friends, fans and followers on the way.
Although it may seem like trying to rely on a pyramid type traffic scheme, have confidence that eventually you may have an audience or a large fan base that will immediately be aware of the information that you post.
As it is the users of social media tools that makes social media work and also due to the facts that the controlling company values all users and encourages user interaction; effective Social Media Marketing should be approached with respect for all users and a desire to share and learn more. This etiquette is vital and without it SMO campaigns can do more harm to your brand than good.
We hope that this has provided you with some insight into SMO, if you would like to know more about our Social Media Marketing … GET IN TOUCH!