Social Media Marketing, Branding & Optimization

 

 

FAQ's: Social Media Marketing & Online Social Networking

What Is Online Social Networking or Social Media Marketing?

Online Social Networking (for business) and Social Media Marketing are basically word of mouth marketing or networking using the internet.

There are different types of social media which include:

  • blogs (Wordpress, Blogspot, etc...) & micro-blogs (like Twitter)
  • online communities & social networking sites (like Facebook, LinkedIn, Biznik, MeetUp, Twitter & others)
  • social bookmarking sites (such as Del.icio.us, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, etc...)
  • video & photo sharing sites (YouTube, Flickr, Photobucket, etc...)

Social Media Marketing Sites & Concept

As of 2008, there were over 2,500 social networking sites and the number continues to grow. 


Social Media Marketing: What's The Point?

Read our blog post on this very topic.


How Much Time Does Social Networking Take?

Many people feel they don't have time to do social networking for their business. But what most people don't know is that there are web-based tools that allow you to post content to multiple social media sites at the same time as well as automatically import blog posts into social media sites. If you utilize these types of tools you can greatly increase your internet exposure while saving yourself a ton of time!

Our Blog is set-up so that it automatically imports into LinkedIn, Twitter, Squidoo and one of our Facebook Fan Pages every time we make a new blog post. This is one way you can assure new content to your social media sites. You should not rely on this method for all of your new content. You still need to personally participate in all of your social networking sites.

If you follow a Social Media Marketing Action Plan and use web-based automation & streamlining tools, you can have success with social media marketing by investing 30-45 minutes several times a week. Daily participation will produce greater results but several times a week or once a week is better than nothing.


How Soon Will I See Results From My Social Media Marketing?

The answer to this will depend on the type of business you are in, how active you are on social media sites and how you are using the sites. You may see results within a few weeks, it may take several months or it may never happen IF you are not participating on social media sites properly.

Social media marketing is a long-term strategy not an overnight, get-rich-quick scheme.


What Should I Do First?  Which Social Media Sites Should I Join?

The first thing you should do is develop a Social MediaSocial Media Marketing Plan Marketing Plan. This will help you determine which sites to join, what to post, how often to participate and a whole lot more.

We can help you develop a plan that will meet your specific social media marketing goals and be the best fit for your industry and market niche.

Feel free to contact us with any social media marketing questions you may have.

 

 

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