Why an entrepreneur needs a Social Media Marketing Strategy?
Both offline and online businesses need presence in Social Media. All startups needs to attract audience and social media is the magnet that attracts audience.
The Numbers justifying presence
Social Media Now Drives 31% Of All Referral Traffic- Forbes.com
According to a report released in 2014 by content marketing hub Shareaholic, social media is now the #1 driver of all website referral traffic. As of December 2014, 31.24% of all referral traffic was from social media; compare this to the 22.71% from the same period in the previous year.
Facebook continues to lead the pack in driving the traffic. Pinterest is growing and offers an alternate platform.
Small business owners need a clear strategy as they cannot afford to spend cash or their own time liberally at initial phases when business is gaining traction. Social Media presence aids in testing ideas before committing resources.
Social media can create relationships, establish trust and earn a client for life. However, dominating your niche or market requires a strategic approach.
“Blogging generates the most traffic for companies, and when you’re consistent
at it, blogging leads to more search traffic. In fact, blogging is the #1
traffic-increasing factor, while SEO is
#2."- NEIL PATEL
This above website has suggested very simple FOUR step approach.
1. Define Your Audience
2. Select a Channel
3. Relevant & Consistent Posting
4. Analyse and optimise
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9. Stumble Upon
1.Social Media Marketing : Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media -by Evans(Author)
This book shows how to understand your audience, enter the conversation, build trust, protect your brand, integrate social media into existing marketing programs, measure your results
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“Solve problems on a daily basis and always put your best foot forward. Be a giver first – give your knowledge, expertise and experience.” from social media strategist- Rebekah Radice.
Keep listening to the signals from social media and this can help you to be a winner in selecting the right strategy. Continuous measurement of the results from different social media channels is a must.