Can you describe your company, appeal to customers, and provide a wow factor in limited characters? Social media platforms are challenging businesses and marketers to do all three while keeping the shortest attention span ever in mind.
You can do it with these tips and tricks:
What’s one common goal that the majority of business owners have in common?
To maintain a successful business that continues to attract and engage more customers. Your ideal audience is searching the web daily looking for the specific brands, businesses and services that suit their needs. Don’t let the right audience pass you by! A Media Marketing’s website team is excited to share five excellent tips on how to increase traffic to your website!
Step One: The Fast Lane Is Paid Advertising!
Paid search, paid search engine optimization (SEO), social media advertising and display advertising are the quick and popular routes to drive more traffic to websites.
Strategize how you’re going to build your brand and achieve higher website traffic for your business. The right audience has to be able to easily find your website online and on their mobile devices! Define your paid advertising objectives and decide how much you want to spend to reach your target audience. If you’re looking to grow sales on your website, then include targeting high commercial intent keywords as part of your plan to increase website traffic.
Step Two: Make Your Mark On Social Media!
Social media is one of the best and most proactive ways to reach your target audience. Establish your business or brand on social media and begin to engage your customers on some of the popular channels like: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Select the social media channels that suite your business and begin to maximize your audience! Create a social media content calendar for 30, 60 and 90 days to help you strategize your message overtime, plan for your holiday announcements and monthly highlights. Allocate a social media budget for your content calendar and make sure to run ads and boosts specific posts to amplify your message.
Step Three: Create A Wide Mixture Of Content!
The last thing you want to do is make your audience bored or unsatisfied with your website, content and social media marketing efforts. In order to avoid driving business away, make sure to create a mixture of content that varies in kinds and sizes. The more diverse content the better! Remember, your audience consists of different people who are going to prefer reading various kinds of content. Create a wide assortment of content for your website and social media channels to satisfy the different kinds of readers in your audience. Mix in short and sweet social media posts, video blasts, attention-grabbing photos, text blogs, infographics and data driven content for the biggest impact. Promote the variety of content on all of your social media channels.
Step Four: Grab Attention With Eye-Catching Headlines!
Amazing content cannot go far without an attention-grabbing headline! Don’t let your rich content go unread due to the lack of researching your headline. Think of headlines as search terms, what are the most common searches for your content’s topic? Begin to research popular headlines and search terms for your content to maximize your reach. Take your time when deciding what is the correct headline, don’t rush it and think in search terms.
Step Five: Don’t Forget About On-Page SEO!
On-Page SEO isn’t going away anytime soon, it’s sill a crucial and very important part of your website and content.
Spend extra time building your on-page SEO correctly and reap the benefits of increased website traffic and audience growth. Create internal links that promotes new content, be very specific with your image alt text and use detailed meta descriptions. On-page SEO will be your new best friend for growing organic website traffic.
The five steps above create a very powerful combination of marketing tools that will continue to drive more traffic to your website and grow your audience!
Do you need guidance with the five steps above? Or perhaps you’re looking for an excellent marketing team to create and manage your content, social media, website and more?
A Media Marketing’s team of experts specializes in personally guided marketing strategies for the serious business owner. Call us today at 813-933-2788 to discuss marketing options that suit your business and budget.
Did you know? Major brands are having very successful User Generated Content (UGC) Campaigns to spread brand awareness and to increase audience engagement. UGC is turning into a viral wave for audiences and fans to show their support for their favorite brand or event with photos and videos.
UGC is a significant piece to the future of social media and marketing. Before you dive in to creating your own UGC campaign, there are some security precautions you need to take.
Why? Your dealing with copyright, trademark, privacy, defamation, and questionable content – it’s best to safeguard your business to prevent lawsuits and possible fines.
Security Tips for UGC Campaigns:
Read the Fine Print!
Every social media platform and website has it’s own unique set of legal terms and conditions. You should read these terms and conditions first. Then continue to monitor these channels for updates and changes in their legal terms. Use each platform correctly and address the UGC security at all times.
Inform the Team
Craft a policy for your business that addresses these legal conditions and protects your company. Keep the unique differences in the social media terms in mind throughout UGC creation and campaigns.
Users Point of View
Think about what each user expects out of the specific platform: whether it's Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest etc. Successful UGC campaigns come from happy and interactive audiences who want to show their support.
There are 2 consent forms with respect with social media:
Implicit Consent - This is where it is clearly identified with a specific hashtag created for your business and has clear content details for example: by using this hashtag we have your consent to use this content. People who share a photo or video with this hashtag are giving their consent for it to be used.
Explicit Consent – Is where the brand directly requested and acquired consent to use the photos and videos before distributing/sharing them online. **This is an even safer option.** We highly recommend receiving everyone's photo and video consent in writing or electronically and keeping them in a secure location. This is the safest form of consent and will protect you on all platforms. It is recommended to give name credits to those in the photos and videos too, but you don't always have to.
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