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brotherjohnhostick



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:45 pm    Subject: 10 Social Media Tips that work! Reply with quote

What is Social Media? How can it be utilized to increase sales, customer loyalty or website traffic? Is it just a quick hype, a marketing trend, or is it there to stay? And most important, what kind of social media tactics are most effective and help to engage with customers. First let's clarify what social media marketing is about? Social media marketing is a term that describes use of social networks, online communities, blogs, wikis or any other online collaborative media for marketing, sales, public relations and customer service.

Common marketing tools include Twitter, blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. Social media marketing is an engagement with online communities to generate exposure, opportunity and sales. The number-one advantage is generating exposure for the business, followed by increasing traffic and building new business partnerships. (Social Media Industry report) Social Media also provides the way people share ideas, content, thoughts and relationships online. (The new rules of marketing and pr)

How important is Social Media?

Two-thirds of the world's Internet population visits a social network or blogging site and the sector now accounts for almost 10% of all internet time. The total amount spent online globally increased by 18% between December 2007 and December 2008. In the same period, however, the amount of time spent on ‘Member Community' sites rose by 63% to 45 billion minutes. At its most basic sense, social media is a shift in how people discover, read and share news, information and content. Technologies include: blogs, picture-sharing, vlogs, wall-postings, email, instant messaging, music-sharing, crowdsourcing, and voice over IP, to name a few.

In this article, I Brother John Hostick have put together the 10 most successful Social Media Strategies for you to apply to your Social Media Strategy. Here you go:

Social Media Tip 1 - Create your own video slideshow with animoto!

Social Media Tip 2 - Increase the number of backlinks through Social Bookmarking!

Social Media Tip 3: Use Content Sharing Sites to share information about your products and services with your customers! Examples: slideshare, myplick, slideboom

Social Media Tip 4: Sign up for google reader, let google send you the latest blogs & start commenting on blogs & give valuable tips and advices to your potential customers!

Social Media Tip 5: Brand and customize your facebook fanpage! Get creative!

Social Media Tip 8: Use QR Codes to engage your fans! Just google QR codes and you will find information on these new social media tactic!

SOCIAL MEDIA TIP 9: Start a picture tagging contest! Publish a picture on your fanpage and ask people to tag themselves. If they do, they will have the chance to win a gift!

Social Media Tip 10: Use Social Power Tools to create a facebook fbml page!

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoy this short article.
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infinityweb



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:43 am    Subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the effort of posting such valuable information Smile
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shilpa12



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:17 am    Subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing such an excellent piece of writing. I will definitely try your tips for my website.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:22 am    Subject: Reply with quote

Social media is fantastic platform to work on. These are some nice suggestion. Beside these, I want to add that it could be used to generate brand awareness and get some quality traffic.
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cpssecuritie



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:00 am    Subject: Reply with quote

hello johnhostick

Thanks for the great effort to contribute valuable information about the impact of the social media. I would agree with you all your insightful information...
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zaphod



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:46 am    Subject: Reply with quote

I do agree with all of you, social media is really very helpful in business, website promotion.
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ishuvonet



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 4:08 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing your deep insights of social media marketing.Yea you got to be active in those networks to get benefits from there.Sharing useful stuff,content,image,video all these helps to get more exposure from social media networks.
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mulaniari



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:56 am    Subject: Reply with quote

social media really is important to promote anything.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:24 am    Subject: Reply with quote

These sites have millions of active users daily which is why they had became a best place to promote or market a service or a product.
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infinityweb



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:15 pm    Subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for this informative and quite interesting post. I would like to share this to others too and will try it as well. =)
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