Do you enjoy social marketing? At first I didn’t like it, but now I am seeing that it’s making a huge impact in my business. I started off very slow with it, but once I saw the good results that it was bringing me, I decided to turn things up a notch, and go all out with my social marketing.
Now I will be the first to tell you… the traffic that you get from social media sites aren’t as highly qualified as the traffic you would get from SEO, ultraketo YouTube, or article marketing. But if you can find a way to convert your social traffic into leads, you stand a good chance of closing a lot of them into sales.
In today’s lesson, I want to share with you some social marketing tips that you can use to get more traffic, and eventually more traffic. These techniques aren’t hard at all… they’re just something that you will want to do everyday – and they don’t take long to do. In fact, my social marketing implementation everyday takes me no longer than 20 minutes to do, so don’t think you have to slave over your computer all day to do this. Here’s the first social marketing tip I want to share with you.
1) Let your social presence be known
If you have a blog, an email newsletter, a YouTube account, a Facebook account, and/or a Twitter account… you will want to promote your social media profiles everywhere. And this is especially true if you have a blog. This is a great place show all of your followers and blog readers where you hangout online.
Your blog readers will join you on your social pages, and from there you can do all kinds of activities with them. You can run contests, hold posts, give away free things, and really get to know your prospects and customers on a personal level. This is a very powerful thing to do. Also consider Google+ and Pinterest as a part of your social strategy also. Here’s another great social marketing tip:
2) Submit news stories to the social bookmarking sites
Sites like Digg, Reddit, Delicious, and even StumbleUpon are great social bookmarking sites that you can use to get publicity for your site. But you will have to interact with others and make friends if you really want to make this strategy work for you.
But this should be easy especially if you’re well-known in much of the marketing arenas online. And if you’re popular (especially on your blog)… it won’t be long until you have a lot of friends on these sites.
If you can manage to get on the front page of one of these sites, expect an explosion of brand new traffic to your website. Many people experience this everyday, but you should know that with all this traffic… it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get some great results. You could send 200,000 social bookmarking hits to your sales page and get ZERO sales. It’s happened before.
Social media marketing is something that you will definitely want to get involved in, because it’s something that can improve your traffic and bottom line when done right.
Good luck with your social marketing efforts today.