Using Social Media

Why Social Media Is Here To Stay and Why You Should Learn To Use It!

It’s no secret that here at Assist Social Media we firmly believe wholeheartedly in inbound marketing and love it with a passion.  Using social media effectively plays a big part of your businesses online marketing strategy and if you are not using it, then you have a big opportunity to gain more customers through building your online presence. Every Savvy business should start using Social Media.

How to use Social Media

 

What is social media exactly? 

Instead of giving you some technical definition I’ll will explain it to you plain and simple.  Social media is nothing more than an online cocktail party.  It is a social gathering.  It is how we connect online through different platforms.  Facebook has it’s own table, with the most diverse group of people, LinkedIn has a different table, it’s all business at that table, Pinterest is in the corner waving the DIY banner where all the moms and art lovers are, Twitter has a table of tech-savvy, smart, interesting 20-somethings, and Google+ and YouTube are lumped together with a sign saying, “if you do not have a place at this table, you should!

Though there are different platforms (tables) everyone is still at the same party (the internet), and you are allowed to meet and greet, network, pass around your business cards, get to know people who will do business with you, and get to know people who’s services you need.  That is social media in a nutshell.  The more presence you have at the party (the internet) the more people you will attract to your business thus creating more leads! Are you having aahhh haa moment yet?

 Using Social Media ties into your Inbound Marketing Mix

Social media does a number of things for your inbound marketing mix:

  • social shares help rank your content higher in search engines which increase your visibility
  • broadening your online reach
  • giving you the ability to gather leads, right from the networks
  • helping you add value and connect to your potential clients

 

Tutorials For Using Social To Promote Your Business

Here are a few tutorials for using twitter to help you with questions you may have. You can sign up for the free updates at the bottom of this post for more help with your social media.

How To Use Social Media To Promote Yourself, Without Promoting Yourself

How Hiring A Social Media Manager Can Help Your Bottom Line

Great Ways To Use Social Media To Grow Your Business

How To Use Social Proof To Increase Your Bottom Line

Facebook for business

Google Plus For Business

Using Twitter for Business

 

You could start by connecting to me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google Plus!  If you are interesting in social media, I’m always around somewhere sharing or talking about how to social media market! ;)

 

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