Three Rules of Social Media Marketing

SMM Rule

Businesses are finally paying attention to the value of marketing their products and services online. A lot of people nowadays rely on the Internet to get information about anything. From the nearest restaurant to a place where they can rent a living space, almost all relevant things are researched online. So a good online presence can really give a business some mileage.

The various social media platforms are good places to start if you are looking to establish your good name online. People there are active, especially in assessing and sharing content. But you have to understand that social media’s greatest strength can also be your worst nightmare. How fast people can write praises about you is also how fast they can report their misgivings once things go wrong.

Because of that, there is a need for you to be mindful of some rules if you are to make it big on social media. We present here three of the most important ones.

Keep your profile updated

When you do a quick search on any social media platform, you will see that profiles are as alive as the users themselves. You will see there are updates about the users’ recent trips or life milestones. They also keep records of even their heartbreaks and disappointments. Your profile shouldn’t be any different.

Frequent and up-to-date posts are signs of life on social media. Stop posting anything for a week and you will be deemed dead, not only by other users but even by the platforms’ algorithms themselves.

The rule of thumb is to have at least a single post daily. It doesn’t really have to be about your products and services all the time. You can also talk about recent events and holidays. In fact, it’s encouraged that you also pay attention to current happenings. Doing so shows that you and your business are as alive as the other users.

Grow your followers

When you are on social media, it’s imperative for you to make efforts to expand your reach by getting more people and pages to follow you. It’s called social networking for a reason. The users who follow you become automatic consumers of the information that you post. Most likely,they are also the first users to respond to them.

Another good thing about having many followers is their ability to trigger the bandwagon effect in those who are new to your page. When these new users see that you have a huge following, they might conclude that you offer something good and that there is value in also following you.

A good way to increase the number of your friends and followers on Instagram or Facebook is to always make sure that your posts are relatable and informative. This requires really good content creation skills. You can also opt to buy Instagram followers and other social media connections. There are firms that offer such services; you just have to make sure that they are legitimate.

Respond and interact

As mentioned, interactions are fast and easy on social media. Now, if you really want to succeed, it’s important that you are responsive to queries, especially if they are about your products and services. It’s good to have template answers for common questions, which you can easily determine once you’ve been online for a while. Just talk with people. Nothing is more frustrating than a page that is not responsive. It sends a message that you don’t care and that you are just taking your clients’ patronage for granted.

The world of social media is a good place for businesses. But never take its benefits for granted. Like everyone else, you have to follow rules and you also have to create valuable content if you are to stay relevant for long.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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