Social Media – The Facts
- 350 million plus users suffer from “Facebook addiction syndrome”
- If Twitter was a country it would be the 12th largest in the world
- If Facebook were a country, it would be the 3rd largest in the world
- LinkedIn signs up 2 new members every second
- The average visitor spends 15 minutes a day on YouTube
- Three million new blogs come online every month
- 97% of the fans on Pinterest’s Facebook page are women
- 5 million images are uploaded to Instagram every day
- The Google +1 button is used 5 billion times every day
Social media is one of the easiest and fastest ways to drive traffic and the potential to grow your business is huge. The buyers you are looking for to make your business a success are there in their millions, you just need to put your product in front of them.
Social Media is not a new idea, it’s been around for years just Look on TV. We all like to watch TV at some time or other, and the advertisers take full advantage of this by putting adverts in front of us hoping we’ll buy their product. This, however, doesn’t seem very targeted to me. They put adverts on at certain times hoping that the relevant audience may just be watching, and paying attention of course!
With the internet’s Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google Plus, Linked in etc etc, you can target your product directly at the people who are looking for it, and also get them to buy it there and then, unlike TV.
Social media is big business, so if you’re not using it, you should be!
How to start on your Social Media campaign
Start with your blog. As an internet marketer, you should have an authority site so that people can find out about you. Then you need to sign up with the main Social media sites – Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Youtube. Then you need to put links from your blog to these and vice versa.
An overview of what to do with Social sites.
Once you’ve signed up with all these sites, you obviously need to put content on them. Start with profile pictures of yourself so that people immediately know there is a real person behind the content. It makes people feel at ease.
To put content on your blog, the easiest way is to see what other people in your niche do. Don’t just steal content, get ideas and write your own articles.
To put content in your facebook pages, find things in your niche and then share them to your page or account. Share photos, ideas, tips and always be looking to help others. Be social. Over time it’ll show that you’re sharing great content, hopefully! Then just repeat on other social sites.
Just be yourself and remember, the secret to social media success is to be social.
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