Social Media Marketing and Facebook: Strategies for Success
When it comes to social media platforms, Facebook is certainly at the height of popularity. If you run a business, you are probably aware that Facebook can really help you to market your company when you use it the right way.
A simple Internet search will pull up a lot of resources related to social media marketing, but many of those articles will parrot the same strategies over and over again. This article attempts to focus on a few creative ways to engage in social media marketing while on Facebook; hopefully, the information is new to you and will help you to build on your campaign or to get one underway.
The main goal of posting about your business on Facebook is to get information to your target audience. However, keep in mind that every time you post, there are a bunch of other posts going up as well; not only will your message show up in one of your follower’s news feeds, but so will their friends’ and family members’ messages, as well as the posts of any other business that they also like.
This means that your information could get pushed down out of sight before your followers get a chance to see it. Consider, then, investing in a few sponsored advertisements. They are inexpensive to buy and they have the potential to reach many more members of your target audience. You can put up videos or even advertise a special deal for Facebook fans.
Most businesses are rightfully concerned about the number of fans that they have, and getting more is always a challenge. There is no “one size fits all” answer to this question; however, Facebook contests seem to be quite popular among many different groups of people. Contests allow you to draw in your followers that may not have been paying much attention to your posts.
They also help you encourage those followers to get their friends or family members to like you and follow you as well. Running a contest actually is not very difficult, as there are a number of apps that can help and that do not cost a lot. Remember, though, that there are a variety of different contests; not every format is going to be right for your business. Do a little experimenting to see what works best for your niche and then go from there.
Take advantage of the different tools that Facebook has available. For example, you can write up a post and schedule it to go up at a later date. Since research has shown that posts tend to be more effective at certain times (early in the morning, late at night and one weekends), using this tool will allow you to take advantage of that without disrupting your schedule.
Facebook can really help to put your business on the map. It should be an integral part of any social media marketing campaign. This article outlined a few strategies that you may not have considered before; use the information to either start or enhance a campaign that will garner more attention (and hopefully revenue!) for your business.