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Tips on Tuesday

When making a post on any of your social media channels it is important to get a good balance of content.

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That means not making it all about you!

Make sure your posts are a decent mix of your news together with posts that add value for people reading, sharing interesting content and simply interacting with other people.  There is nothing more likely to make followers hit the big “unfollow” button than a social media feed that contains nothing but posts on what you’re selling.

Be creative, be innovative and share well!

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Picture the scene, you’ve set up your social media profiles and think they look great.  All that’s left is to make them live, right? Wrong!

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Before you put anything live, make sure you take a look at it through your customers’ eyes.  Use a private window to view the profiles to make sure they look as good to other people as they do to you!

Such a small and quick activity, but one that could make a huge difference to your online presence.

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Your online presence is very important, we all know that; and this applies just as much to your website as to your social media channels.

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A good website should have: –

  1. An engaging biography – make it lively and tell your story.  The more engaging this is, the more likely a potential customer is to read more!
  2. Testimonials – do not underestimate the value of word of mouth.  Ask your satisfied customers for a testimonial and upload to your website.  Share your positive feedback!
  3. Clear calls to action – make it very obvious how people can contact you.  How they can buy your product.  How they can find more information.  The easier the journey for the site user, the more likely a sale is to occur.
  4. Make your social content obvious – a customer might not want to buy something immediately, but if you give them options to follow you, you will remain in their consciousness for when they DO want to make a purchase.

Make your website and social media channels work for you!

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If you really would like to become an industry influencer on Twitter, consider hosting a Twitter chat.

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A Twitter chat is a live event where people include a hashtag in their tweets to discuss a particular topic.

remember to keep your hashtags short and punchy, and make people aware in advance the chat is coming.  It is a great way to really connect with people on Twitter and share your industry expertise whilst really giving off an approachable and helpful vibe.

Give it a whirl!

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If you ask any business what is their number one priority, the answer will surely be to generate leads.

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Don’t be tempted to use your social media channels as nothing more than a vehicle to try to sell.  Make sure you share engaging content, write posts that add value, behind the scenes images and become an industry expert.  Y

Your followers don’t want to be spammed with nothing more than “buy from us”, so make it worth their while to follow you.  Once you’re in their consciousness, the chances are they will remember you when they DO want to make a purchase.

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Remember to make your social media channels work for you.

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Don’t be afraid to use your social media accounts to drive people to where you want them to be! Want a customer to see your pictures on Instagram?  Tell them about it on Twitter.  Need your customers to visit your website?  Share a link on Facebook.

Social media channels work best if you utilise them as a package; none exist in a vacuum and for maximum impact you need maximum exposure!

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Today’s tip, whilst mainly in reference to social media, can be used more widely in your marketing plans.

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Don’t be afraid to check out what your competitors are doing on their social media feeds.  Whilst of course we don’t advocate copying them, take a look into their posting history to find out: –

  • The content they post
  • Who they follow
  • Who’s following them
  • How often they post
  • Their most popular posts

Use the information you gather to mix up your social media schedule a little to see if it makes a difference to your engagement and reach. 

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Twitter is a great tool for marketing, especially as you can use it to grow totally organically; which for companies with a smaller marketing budget is ideal.

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Our tip today is talking about the retweet. 

Twitter retweet arrowsRetweeting is a great way of gaining exposure, telling someone “yes we like what you’ve said here” or even sharing specialist knowledge from other industry leaders on Twitter. Do make sure that you achieve a reasonable level of retweeting.  Don’t spam your followers with random retweets all day.  Make sure content is non-controversial, pertinent and relevant! 

Add your own comments to the retweet for added value! Twitter is all about sharing – make that sharing work for you!

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We’ve mentioned this tip in part before, but we’re going to extend it a little here.

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We’ve often emphasised how important it is to ensure there are no errors in your social media postings; but it’s really important that you apply that to your website too.

Your website is, in effect, a shop window.  If it is littered with spelling errors, then you’re already fighting an uphill battle to get customers to engage with you.

Copy and paste all the text from your website into a programme like Word (other programmes are available!) and make sure your spelling, grammar and punctuation are perfect!

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It can be very tempting to use social media as a platform to try to sell as much as you can.  After all they’re free platforms, so any material return on your time investment is a profit.

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However, don’t be tempted to do the hard-sell and nothing else.  There is nothing more likely to encourage potential customers to unfollow you that seeing a social media stream full of nothing more than “buy this” or “use us”. 

Be creative in your social media postings, do a mix of showing what you’ve done, sharing customer feedback and retweeting other’s content.  All will still encourage customers to keep following you because you’re interesting.  Keep them interested and you’re more likely to convert to a sale.