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The Top 5 Twitter and Facebook Strategies that are Working Right Now

Monday, September 20, 2010


Social media activities trick and Strategies
It is the great things about the work I do is that I have a eagle's eye view of what's working and what's not when it comes to social media. Every so often I like to give sort of a "state of the union" on Facebook and Twitter best practices, because as I am defenatly sure you know, social media is constantly growing, changing and evolving.

As you'll see, some of the strategies I am recommending are tried and true - they have been working since day one and will probably continue to for the foreseeable future.
However, there may be a few here that you've not ever considered - or may even be surprised by. But they are what I see as being the biggest keys to success and results for business owners on the two hottest social networks on the planet: Facebook and Twitter.


  • Get Them on the List

    In most cases, people aren't going to purchase from you right off from sites like Facebook and Twitter. You need to shift your thinking from "how can I get this person to purchase from me or hire me now?" to "how can I bring this person into my community and strengthen the relationship with them on an ongoing basis?"

    One of the best ways to do this is to give people a way to provide their email address via your blog or website so that you have permission to keep in touch and build an ongoing relationship with them.
  • Track and Measure Your Social Media Results

    Measuring the ROI of social media isn't exactly cut and dry. I am often asked how you can tell whether the time you've spent on social media activities is really making a difference.

    Some of the best metrics?
    Blog comments, blog subscribers, newsletter subscribers, social media profile engagement, number of friends and followers and website traffic to name a few.

    No matter who your target market is, you can be sure that at least some segment of them is using social media. The important thing is to understand that social media is a great way to get in front of that target audience.


    And remember, you may not be able to equate your interactions to dollars now, but what you are doing is planting seeds which can have big payoffs later on.

    Most of the strategies I've mentioned here aren't really "strategies" unless you keep applying them over time - so stick with it to reap those results you've been searching for.

  • Concentrate on Conversing and Building Relationships, instead of Broadcasting and Selling

    One of the most common yet and biggest mistakes that many people make when they are first introduced to social media is to focus on pushing their product or service in a spammy way. That approach fails miserably in social media because most people are there to build relationships and interact.

    There's nothing wrong with letting others know what's going on with you or your business sometimes -- just be sure to intersperse your tweets or Facebook updates with some two-way conversation.
  • Use a Facebook Personal Profile AND a Facebook Business Page Together

    This might be a little "controversial" - and don't get me wrong, your business SHOULD have a Page -- but when you have a personal profile, you are able to interact with other people much more easily.
As a business Page, a Page can't go comment on another person's Wall or profile or in their Gróup or on THEIR Page AS that Page. You are really contained inside the space of your Page. This might be something to consider because a lot of the magic of Facebook and the relationship-building and rapport-building comes from that ability to interact.
  • Find Your Peeps

What this means is that you want to become part of the community you are looking to serve. The first step of course is to be clear on whom it is you want to serve and what problem you are solving for them. Once you know that, the goal is to go where they are hanging out.

There are specific tools you can use to easily find and interact with your target market. Two of my favorites for Twitter are
wefollow.com and search.twitter.com.

If you've decided to make social media a part of your marketing strategy, you don't want to keep it to yourself.

There are lots of ways to spread the word. For example, you'll want to advertise your social presence on your blog, add links to your email signature and use one social media platform to post to another.

1 comments:

Rohit Singh said...

Hi,

Thanks for sharing such a useful information. Today, marketing through social network sites like twitter and facebook have become popular and most of the firms using these as the best platform to popularize their business globally without investing much.

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