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How To Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

I don’t need to tell this audience about the importance of SEO for your business. However, one area of the digital marketing realm that I do feel could use some building up is social media marketing. Social media can accomplish so many things for your business if you leverage it in the right ways.

From building your brand to generating cold, hard sales, social media has a lot going for it. Here are some tips for optimizing your social media marketing strategy.

Establish Goals

Just as in SEO, you will need to know what you want to accomplish from the outset of your social media marketing campaigns. Your goals will determine how you should approach everything going forward.

For instance, your goals might be one or any combination of the following:

• Grow brand awareness.

• Drive new leads.

• Increase website traffic.

• Make new sales.

• Boost customer relations.

Which goal will be right for your business will depend on where you are in your growth. A new business will probably want to focus first on building brand awareness before devoting too many resources to the other goals.

Once you have a good foothold in that, you will of course want to go after leads and sales, and when you’ve done that, keeping your social media-based customer relations on track will be vital.

Find Your Audience

Your chances of getting conversions from social media marketing increase with every interaction with a potential or existing customer. Communicating directly with people on social media helps you find and grow your audience. Through that process, you will learn what people want and how you can give it to them.

One way to do it is to take a look at your social media analytics and other data that indicates which types of audiences tend to use which platforms. For instance, slightly more men than women use YouTube, while you will find a much larger female audience on Pinterest. You can then tailor your social media outreach based on who you are targeting.

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Useful Tips To Build Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

Social media is an incredible tool that has allowed billions of people all over the world to connect with others and stay updated on the world. It lets you keep up with your favourite athletes or celebrities, as well as make friends all over the world. It allows you to communicate with other like-minded individuals on nearly every topic under the sun.

By Wendy Dessler

In addition to being great for users to get their news and entertain themselves, it can also be great for businesses. Social media marketing can be great for promoting an array of different products and services and can grow companies and brands quickly.

However, building out your social media marketing strategy can be intimidating at times. Thankfully, having to create your social media content strategy doesn’t have to be a nightmare. With that in mind, this article is going to go over a few tips to build a great social media marketing strategy for 2020.

Know Who You’re Trying to Reach

The most important part of any social media marketing strategy is to know your target market. They are the individuals that you feel want or need your product the most and are most likely to convert into customers. When researching your target market, be sure to look at things like their age, their education, their gender, their hobbies and interests and several other things.

Being aware of your target can make it much easier to create content that they will enjoy or find value in. If you simply make assumptions on your target without doing research of any kind, your success (if any) is likely to be limited. You have a ton of data out there at your disposal, so you might as well use it.

Be Aware of the Benefits and Drawbacks of Different Platforms
Next, you need to think about the social media platforms themselves. While your marketing strategy can include different platforms, you need to break down the benefits and drawbacks of different platforms. Some content will surely perform better on certain platforms than others. You need to keep this in mind when creating content for specific platforms.

For example, YouTube and TikTok are likely best for videos, Instagram for pictures and Facebook or Twitter are often the best for text. Also, be sure to take advantage of the certain features included on different platforms, such as Instagram Stories.

Once you know about the benefits and drawbacks of a platform, you can create customized and engaging content for said platform. If you create one piece of content and spread it across all of your different platforms and channels, it won’t be as effective.

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8 Steps to Build a Capable Social Media Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

If you don’t have a social media marketing strategy in place by now, you need to rectify that. While “posting and praying” may see you get some results, it won’t enable you to derive the full capability of social media platforms for brand promotion, and maximize your performance.

In order to get the most out of your efforts, you need a plan. This overview from the team at StatusBrew provides a good rundown of the key fundamentals that will establish a stable foundation for your ongoing social media marketing activities.

These are the basic building blocks for your process – take a look at the infographic below and start thinking about their application for your business.

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