With the popularity of social media, modern marketing techniques offer the ability for businesses large and small to compete for an increasingly wider audience. The Internet offers such a vast number of advertising options that it is easy to feel overwhelmed and worry that your company’s voice will get lost in the noise. But with a few proven online marketing tactics, your business can run an effective advertising campaign. Here are several strategies for making the most of online marketing.
Make Customers Friends
Engaging customers is great way to keep them coming back to your site. Social networking is one way to promote this kind of interaction and open up dialogue. In addition to talking with customers, resolving issues and getting their feedback via social media channels, you can use social networking sites to promote the release of new products or other company news.
Some of the best ways to accomplish this are through a company Facebook page or Twitter account. This makes it easy for clients to subscribe and become followers and friends who will stay up-to-date on your business activity. Other influential sites for businesses include LinkedIn, YouTube, Yelp, Answers.yahoo and, surprisingly, Wikipedia.
Blog About It
An increasingly effective way to attract an online audience is through writing a blog for your company. By frequently publishing articles on topics related to your company, you can make yourself available to searchers on the internet. Good topics to write about include:
•Anything with a number in its title, i.e. “7 Super Stain Removers for Your Carpet”
Writing about topics relevant to your market helps to establish your company’s authority and reach.
Whether you have Facebook or a blog working for your company, it is important to be devoted to providing current content. You will pop up more often in your followers’ feeds if you are actively posting. A part of keeping people interested and engaged is by making sure they know you still exist. And it is hard to remain relevant if you last blog post is dated 2/08/2011.
It can be difficult to find the time between running all of a company’s other operations, but sitting down to write a good blog post or update your status is an effective way of maintaining and audience and converting followers into customers. Of course there are also companies that become spammers. You may not want to be over enthusiastic in your strategy as this can frighten people away or just annoy them to death.
Build a Business App
Another great way to ask clients to get involved is through providing a customized app for your business. With services such as mobile app development from Blue Rocket, your company can design and create a quality application that has useful features which promote and help your business.
So whether it is creating restaurant apps for your company or blogging about carpet cleaning solutions, there are many ways to take advantage of the seemingly endless marketing opportunities online.
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