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This article was originally published by Bill Straub at Bill Straub’s Social Media Marketing Tips.

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Social Media Marketing

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Social media marketing has become an obviously powerful advertising tool in the online world. The focus has now shifted in advertising to what is the best media to produce and share its core message… how best to supply it. While this is something that is unique to each business owner, it is also a decision you should make with some core principles in mind. This article will give you a better understanding of social media marketing and how to approach it delicately.

One great idea for the content on your social media pages is to put up some great videos. If you have a video that people find especially funny or informative there is a chance that your viewers may pass these around to other friends which can increase the viewership of your page dramatically (viral marketing).

When you are using a blog for social media marketing, keep your readers interested. Keep your blog fresh with articles that educate your readers or inspire them in some way. Put effort into your blog, as it is the face of your business in that medium. The better your blog, the bigger your potential for success.

Once you get involved with social media sites and set up one for your own company or business, make sure that you visit these sites often and keep your content updated. Your visitors and fans will lose interest quickly if you don’t give them a reason to keep coming back.

Don’t worry too much about making your site perfect. While it is important to give the people a lot of information, don’t let the fear of imperfection keep you from getting started. Just as in many things, you will need to learn a little as you go along. Getting started and taking one step at a time is what is really important.

One great way to get people to participate on your social media sites is to offer freebies, giveaways, and contests. Make participation in some form or another on the entry form. You can use this to get people to follow you, like your page, or write something in a comment thread.

If you need to establish an email mail list, using a social media site is a great way to do it. Get your followers and fans to provide their email address to you for future mailings in exchange for an entry into a contest where prizes and discounts will be given away.

When writing a social media blog for your business, remember to add Twitter, Facebook. Google+, Linked In and other social sites. You can easily place a tweet, share, +1, and “in” buttons at the top of your blog. This will allow Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linked In, (etc) users to easily share your blog on their site. Think of all the potential that these button can have on your marketing efforts.

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If your message, media, platform, and audience all align; the results will always be successful. After you begin pulling in traffic from your quality advertisements, all you must do is… learn and evolve, and adapt to the changes around you. It is a demanding world online, but the rewards outweigh the work, and it is impossible to argue with profits.

*** Don’t forget to add Google+ | Google Plus to your social media marketing repertoire and list of social networking sites you are utilizing as it has become the second largest social site on the planet, surpassing Twitter back in January 2013.

Bill Straub

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