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Tips on Tuesday

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.

Tips on Tuesday

We’d really like to talk about how valuable LinkedIn groups can be.

LinkedIn Groups

Whatever your sector, find and get involved with relevant industry groups.  LinkedIn groups are a great way of making connections whilst discussing current issues and learning new ideas.  They are a really valuable way of online networking, which will hopefully create and nurture new and important relationships.

Being actively involved in a group will mean you get noticed; and of course getting our business noticed is what we all hope to achieve!

Tips on Tuesday

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.

Tips on Tuesday

Remember to make your social media channels work for you.

Drive Traffic

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!

Tips on Tuesday

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. 

Tips on Tuesday

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.

Tips on Tuesday

We’ve mentioned – on countless occasions – how important it is to have a social media presence, even if you don’t think it fits your business.

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Social media and messaging accounts for roughly 1 in every 3 minutes users spend on the internet.* With that statistic in mind, it really makes sense for you to ensure that your social media channels are active!

Making a small change in your marketing strategy could reap great rewards.

(* Source: Sprout Social)

Tips on Tuesday

Probably the single most important tip you’ll read today and a cautionary tale.

Important Warning

If you include a link to your website in your social media posts PLEASE make sure the link is both active for clicking and working correctly!

There is nothing more frustrating to someone who is interested in what you’re saying than trying to follow a link to find out more and it doesn’t work.  You likely won’t be given a second chance!

 

 

Tips on Tuesday

When you’re posting on any of your social media channels it is important you post with your voice!!

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Don’t post as you think you should, post to give value.  If you’re not posting honestly, it will be obvious and will not have the desired effect of gaining followers and converting those followers into customers.  Whilst imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it also isn’t allowing YOUR voice to be heard.

Find your authentic voice and use it to build your brand.

Tips on Tuesday

A handy little 3-point checklist for all your social media posts: –

Checklist for Tips on Tuesday

  1. Have you checked your spelling and grammar? 

There’s nothing designed to fill potential customers with a sense of dread than poorly spelled communications, littered with grammatical errors.  After all, if you can’t get your postings right, who says you can get the job right!

2.  Have you checked your links work?

Imagine the scenario.  You’ve hooked a customer; they’re interested in what you say and follow the link to your website…except it doesn’t work.  It is unlikely they will bother again!

3.  Are your images clear?

Images are great – we all love pictures and they definitely make social media posts more interesting.  Do make sure they’re clear on all devices and that the image is relevant to the post!