36 Tips For Using Social Media To Grow Your Business

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Social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, and many more play a vital role in any online business that is wanting to get their name and brand in front of their target audience.

There are so many ways to use social media to grow your online business.

Use These Tips and Tricks On Social Media Sites To Grow Your Business This Year

  1. Promote your most popular posts – and that goes for blog posts as well as social media posts
  2. If you hate tracking, at least track with Facebook Insights. It’ll show you a lot about your Page progress
  3. How do you get the conversation going on social media? Try humor and controversy. They’re very powerful
  4. Social media is a powerful thing, but never mistake fooling around with being productive. Stay focused!
  5. What’s your social media goal? If you don’t know where you want to go, it’s pretty hard to get there

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6.  Click FB Insights’ “Posts>When Your Fans are Online” to see your audience’s peak posting times. (Post during these times!)

7.  Look for questions repeated over and over on your chosen social networks. Provide the definitive answer

8.  Analyze your own tweets. Which types got most retweeting? Most Interaction? Questions, graphics or ?

9.  Don’t be shy with your social media presence. Go for it – but be authentic – and be social!

10. Still trying to be everyone’s “friend”? Each connection counts – and speaks loudly about who you are to your other connections.

11.  If you want your social content to attract, do your best to share quality tips that are really unique

12.  Make sure you speak with an identifiable, individual voice when posting social content. Your posts should never sound “canned”.

13.  Be consistent and post regularly during your audience’s peak posting times on any social networks you’ve chosen to frequent.

14.  Use Instagram hashtags to crowd-source user-generated content as well as extend your own reach

15.  Remember that Instagram hashtags are not case-sensitive and don’t work with spaces or special characters

16.  Posts people skip most? Highly personal negative posts complaining about illness and problems.  (Do you agree?)

17.  Include a mix of rich media in your social content. Video, photos, Instagram and Vine looping video clips.

18.  Vine video clips loop. Instagram video clips don’t. Vine streams on Twitter; Instagram videos on Facebook.

19.  Vine videos are 6 seconds long. Instagram are 15 seconds. How can you use this information for your marketing?

20.  Tapping your screen for a Vine video starts filming. Tapping your screen for an Instagram video just adjusts focus

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