Do you keep up with your business’ social media? Is it really necessary?
The short answer is yes.
Social media is a powerful tool for businesses, and investing in social media management from marketing experts can help boost your business’ online presence significantly. Here is why you should consider social media management services for your business:
In 2017, research showed that the average person spends almost two hours on social media every day, which is more time than people spend eating, drinking, and socializing each day (1). If you want to reach your customers where they’re already spending their time, social media is where you need to be. The fact that all major social media platforms have apps that make them easily accessible from smartphones and other mobile devices means that social media can help you reach people whether they are at home or on the go.
We can customize your social media plan to reach your targeted audience. According to recent studies from Pew Research, older audiences tend to use Facebook and YouTube, while younger audiences are the majority users for social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat (2). Ads on social media platforms allow you to choose your audience based on demographics, location, or interest to make sure you’re showing your ads exactly where they need to be.
The more social media platforms that you have branded with your business, the more search results you will show up in. Boost your SEO and dominate the first page of search results with help from professional social media management. Social media can also help you drive more traffic to optimized pages on your website by posting links on your social media platforms.
Social media platforms come equipped with all kinds of tools that you can use to expand your current audience and get more customers. Do some hashtag research or use search functions to actively seek out people looking for what you offer or use targeting features to put your ads in front of people who might not currently follow your business.
You can also get valuable insights to what your audience likes and dislikes from social media analytics data. Find out what time of day your audience is more likely to engage, what kind of posts get the most interaction, and who your audience actually consists of. WTI’s custom reporting software helps us pull data from all of your different social media platforms to make it available in one place. This helps you get the quick insights you need and it helps us build a plan based on real-time data.
Social media is a place where you can not only advertise your products or services, but where your business can actually interact with your customers and potential customers on a day-to-day basis. Connect with your customers by entertaining them, giving them useful information, and answering or asking questions to build stronger relationships with them to increase customer loyalty.
The more your customers see your brand and associate it with valuable content, the more they will trust you. Show leadership and establish yourself as an expert in your field by offering advice and answering questions on social media. Social media gives you a level playing field to stand out from your competitors by connecting to your audience directly.
Professional social media management is more than just posting updates to your business’ page. It involves designing and implementing a strategy to engage with your current customers and get your name and brand in front of new potential customers. Team WTI works to create cohesive social media plans for our clients that incorporate multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. We use custom reporting software to analyze traffic and engagement on posts to constantly fine-tune and customize a social media strategy for your business.
Pinterest recently redesigned its feed look making it faster and easier for Pinners to visit different web pages. These updates appear under the “Following” tab which shows pins from different accounts that a user has chosen to follow.
Users can now decide whether they want to see a chronological or algorithm-created feed, or a mix of both.
Pinners can now expect to see a single pin format under their “Following” tab. This appears to look more like an Instagram feed versus the typical Pinterest board feed. So why the new change? Pinterest announced that they made this change in response to feedback from their users saying this offers an easier experience for scanning pins. Users can easily visit a website with the click of a pin. This is made available for users using the Pinterest app.
This new single pin format makes it easier for users to visit original website pages. Before the update, Pinners had to tap on the individual pin to open it and expand the photo, then tap it again to get to the linked website. With the new update, a user can just click the photo once to reach the designated website.
If you want to increase your referral traffic for your business, but don’t have time, WTI is happy to help you with your digital marketing and social media needs. Pinterest pins are now showing in Google search results, so pinning is more important than ever. Show off your business in a visually appealing way. Contact us today!
It’s a weeknight and you’re scrolling through your Facebook news feed. You see posts from friends, family, and coworkers, but maybe you also see websites begging you to click on their article links. These articles are called clickbait, and they’re hard to resist. However, they are not a good strategy for advertisers with recent changes Facebook has made to their platform.
Last week, Facebook announced that it would be limiting low-quality ad exposure. This includes ads like those that lead you to click on them by withholding information, those that ask you to share or like if you agree, and those that bait you to click through shocking titles. Advertisers should stay away from these common ads because they could have their reach limited or even penalized by Facebook. With the shift to friends and family focused news feeds, Facebook is making big changes for advertisers.
When you and your marketing team create ads, the focus should be on creating truly interesting and click-worthy content that does not rely on spammy titles. Examples of spammy titles might include “You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next” or “This One Tip Will Get Rid of All Belly Fat.” Additionally, try not to use language that asks guests to like or share your ads. Your guests will like or share your ads if they are a worthwhile ad to share. It’s up to you and your marketing team to create these ads and posts.
Include keywords in your ads and focus on making your content interesting and relevant. If you are a foundation repair company and you received a lot of rain recently, you might focus an ad on waterproofing. This is a relevant ad to the time of the year and uses a keyword relevant to your business. Another tip when creating an ad is to use high-quality images that draw guests in. Never settle for blurry or grainy pictures, and always make sure to follow all Facebook guidelines regarding text on images for ads.
At WTI, we are trained Digital Marketing Specialists who know the ins and outs of social media and advertising. We keep up with current trends and make sure we’re always on top of the game so that you can be on top of the game. If you’re tired of trying to figure out how to keep up with all of the changes, it’s time to contact WTI and ask about our Social Media Management packages. Our Digital Marketing Specialists will take care of all of your social media accounts for you, and you can focus your attention on your business. Contact us today to learn about how you can get more leads from your social media marketing and advertising.
For those of us in Social Media Management, Instagram has finally cut us a big break. At WTI, we can tell you that we are definitely…..well, relieved! The way it has worked in the past, you had to log out of an account and login to an account to get to it, and passwords aren’t remembered. If you manage many Instagram accounts, this can be tedious at best and down right painful the rest of the time.
Instagram has changed how it allows you to manage multiple accounts, so here is a quick how-to on the process, as it is not completely intuitive on how to set it up.
|1. Log into your main account. Locate your settings button in your profile:||2. Scroll down to the bottom of your settings screen and locate “Add Account” and click it.|
|3. Log into the account you want to add to your profile with your username and password.||4. From that point on you can be able to toggle from one account to another!|
This is a huge win for everyone that works on social media. Not just groups like ours that offer full social media management. Whether you are a blogger and are toggling between your account and your blog account, or you just want to have a second account for your dog, it is now possible and easy thanks to the latest update from Instagram. If you are interested in social media management contact our team at WTI. We manage every type of social media including Facebook (including paid advertising!), Linkedin, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, and more. Contact us for any marketing help that you need in Illinois at 309-489-0026 and in Iowa at 712-792-4427. Thank you Instagram for making our lives just a little bit easier!