What on earth is this?
The Internet is a multi-media platform – words, pictures, video and sound, and as such, is very enticing as a way of communication. Here we are talking communication between people (Social Communication).
The Internet is providing tools which make it so easy for us to communicate – the best known Social Media sites are Twitter, Facebook and YouTube; but there are many more in existence.
Social Media for Business
What has this got to do with business? Firstly, it can be a way of reaching your target audience if your product and service match the profile of that site. New Look fashion retailer has very successfully used Facebook to target its audience and drive Internet sales.
More importantly, there are business social sites where you can increase the visibility of you and your company on the Internet. These are sites such as LinkedIn, ecademy and Ryse.
The Internet provides a voice
Another impact that the Internet is having, is one of ‘transparency’. By this we mean that the Internet is providing a mechanism whereby anyone and everyone can have a say and share their opinion. It used to be a letter to the Times. Now you can make yourself heard in blogs and forums. Positive comments and recommendations are obviously very good for business, however negative comments has the reverse effect.
What are people saying about your business?
Social Media Marketing is an emerging area where it is a combination of promotion, but more importantly, it is about brand protection.
Promote your products and services in the many business focused forums and blogs. Raise your profile through useful and informative comments providing links back to the useful information on your site. Yes, social media is yet another way to drive traffic and links to your site.
BeSeen can help you through the Social media maze.
- Advice and consultancy around how your business can leverage SMM
- Additional part of the link building programme