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Tips on Tuesday

At this time of year we always recommend starting to consider your social media strategy for next year.

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As with all good strategies, you first need a goal.  Now is the time to decide what your social media goals are for the upcoming period.  Do you want to increase awareness of your brand? Do you want to engage more with current customers? Do you want to increase your audiences? Do you want to convert your audiences into customers? Do you want to become an influencer in your field?

You cannot begin to create a firm strategy for your social media channels without knowing what you’re aiming for!  Don’t forget, the goal isn’t set is stone and can be amended throughout the year by regularly reviewing your strategies.

Step one, decide upon your goal!!

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There are only two sorts of people on social media, those who want more followers and those who are lying!

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I’m often asked by clients how they can quickly increase their followers.  The short answer is, you can’t!

Social media is very much a slow burn.   Much like real life, relationships take time to foster and build; and these relationships need to be built before you can turn your followers into paying customers.   When you decide upon a social media strategy, you must acknowledge the need to commit for not only weeks, but months and even years. 

Remember, the number of likes and followers you have is nothing more than a measure of vanity.  What is important to you is the quality of follower – 100 followers who are engaged, are interested and who interact are of far more value than 1000 followers who are not!

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If you have an event coming up, why not consider Live Streaming your event across social media?

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A live stream can be a really fun way of engaging with your followers, and gives people an opportunity to be at an event they can’t physically attend. 

However, the process can also be expensive and difficult.  A cheaper and easier option is to cover the event with real-time updates throughout, giving the key points and ensuring your followers stay in the loop.  Whilst not quite the same as live-streaming, real-time updates can be beneficial especially to those who cannot access videos at the relevant time.

Have a think about adding real-time updates or live-streaming to your social strategy!

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You know the old saying “you can’t be all things to all people”?

Well that’s true of social media too!

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When creating your content, really try to narrow down your audience to the most important group and direct your content specifically for them.  If it appeals to other people, that’s a bonus, but instead of trying to create generic content all the time, don’t be afraid to create really specific content to appeal to your potential ideal customer!

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Today’s tip is what we like to call our “Power of Three” – and for us is a must do every time we post on social media.

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We have created a 3 point checklist to ensure your posts are the best they can be aesthetically, the content – of course – is up to you!

Have you checked your grammar and spelling?

There’s nothing worse than a really great social media post with a glaring spelling mistake in the text.  Always take time to proof read your posts!

Have you checked your links?

Have you added links to your post? If so, do check they’re working and directing people to where you want them to go!

Have you added images?

Adding an image to a social media post is a sure-fire way to make it more interesting.  But make sure the image is relevant and of good quality before you hit post!

Apply the Power of Three to your next social media posts!

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One of the biggest battles on social media is getting people to follow you!

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Make it easy for people! Include links to your social media feeds on your literature, your business cards and even on your email signatures.

The easier you make it for people to find you, the more likely they are to follow you.  Remember that when it comes to number of followers, quality is far more important than quantity.  Far better to have 500 engaged, relevant followers who are interested in you and what you have to say, than 1000 more transient followers!

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We’ve spoken often about how important it is to add images to your posts on social media.

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Studies show that after 72 hours people only remember 10% of what the read, however with the use of a carefully chosen image, that figure can rise to a massive 65%!

A few times recently, we’ve seen people posting “image for attention” in their posts, and the image used has no relevance whatsoever to the post in question.

Make sure when you use an image, you make it pertinent to your content.  A funny picture is lovely, but if it has no meaning it won’t be long before your followers will get bored.  

There is a vast stock of royalty free images on the web – make sure you choose carefully and share away!

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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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Admit it, we’ve all had a sneaky look at who is following us.  And discovered that people have unfollowed us and felt rather affronted!

Follow MeTry and remember that your followers list will be an ever-changing landscape and this is positive!  Don’t be tempted to ask people why they’ve unfollowed you and give ideas to other people!  Continue to post regularly, add value and interact with the people who DO follow you.  For every follower you lose, you will gain new followers to interact with.

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Remember that half the battle in gaining new followers across your social media is being visible, so it is really important you take every opportunity to alert new contacts as to your social media profiles.

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Make sure you add your social media profiles to your email signatures.  Every email you send will act as a shop window and give your contacts a chance to find – and follow – your profiles.

Make sure you include a clickable link and a clear call to action (“follow us”, “like us” etc).  Make it simple.  Make it quick.