For the past few weeks, we’ve been examining some popular social media networks for small business owners; thanks for all the really positive feedback.
Today, we’d like to wrap it up by giving you a quick round-up of all the social media networks (popular and least popular included) that we’ve covered in previous weeks.
Our recommendation is to first find out where the majority of your ideal clients hang out then focus your attention on that one social media network until you’re familiar enough to venture the next.
Top 8 Social Networking Sites For Small Business
Known as the largest social media network (with over 1.3B members) in the internet today, a great Facebook online presence is needed by all businesses today.
To succeed in Facebook, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the different ad types. You may start by using our resource links:
- How to create a business page in Facebook
- Small Business Guide to Succeeding in Facebook (With five awesome parts!)
Second to Facebook is Twitter. This network has expanded to more than just an avenue to share thoughts. In fact, 377 out of 500 Fortune companies thought Twitter was worth their time and money.
Here are some of our suggestions to kick-start your Twitter Marketing strategies:
It’s no wonder why LinkedIn made the third spot for this list. As we all know, the main feature of LinkedIn is not just to socialize with friends and family, but to make professional connections. The site, although smaller than Twitter and Facebook, garners up to 255,000,000 estimated unique monthly visitors.
Need some awesome LinkedIn Marketing Tips? Here are some:
- How To Get More Leads From Linkedin: For Small Businesses (How to create a personal and company page can be found on this link, too!)
Did you know that Pinterest grabs about 41% of e-commerce traffic? This makes the site an important asset in marketing. Although the site is mostly composed of women, studies have shown that it is a great “top of the funnel” marketing and traffic source.
Here are some tips to help you with Pinterest (from creating a site to posting regularly):
One of the best features of Google+ is their communities. Similar to Facebook groups, Google+ has groups where members can share content and build a relationship with. These groups are a great source of leads and traffic.
Want to explore this network? Use these links as guides:
- How Google+ helps you work smarter
- One Secret Tip to Boosting Web Traffic From People Who Actually BUY! (Adding your local business to Google maps requires you to create a Google account too. Two birds with one stone, yes?)
Like I always say, there is more to Instagram than just food porn and selfies. With over 300 million users (75 million daily active users), Instagram is not one to ignore if you want to reach more customers.
Want to know how to sign up to Instagram and quickly gain quality followers? Use this link:
More than a million advertisers are using YouTube, the majority of which are small businesses. Why? Because videos changes the game in marketing. With videos, it’s now easier to entertain, inform, educate, and persuade followers.
I know video marketing is quite challenging, but I hope these tips will help you:
Do you believe that you can promote your product, level-up your testimonials, and highlight your product features in six seconds? Well, you should! Vine, a video-sharing network owned by Twitter lets you do amazing business marketing activities in six seconds.
Impossible? Read our post about it:
And there you have it! The complete list of social networking sites that are totally worth your time and effort. Bookmark this page so you can easily find the resources we made just for you. And if you have any questions, leave them in the comments below!
Did you enjoy this series? What social networking site are most keen in checking? Let me know your thoughts!
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