Making an impact on social media is not an easy task especially if you do not have any social media tips from renowned experts. If you think about it, an average user’s timeline/feed gets updated with thousands of posts in an hour. This number increases drastically when users search for popular keywords. Businesses of all sizes have adopted social media platforms to get noticed. If you’re looking to stand out on social media, here are 12 expert tips to help you out:
Social Media Tips #1: Get inspired from your competitors’ content.How to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your Small Business @IanCleary says Get Ideas from Your Competition Click To Tweet
Social media expert and founder of RazorSocial, Ian Cleary, reckons that getting inspiration from your competitors’ content is the key to resonating with your customers. Don’t copy, get inspired and think about different angles. Different unique angles also increases the potential virality of your content.
Social Media Tips #2: Be memorableHow to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your Small Business @jeffbullas says Be Memorable #smb #seo #smm Click To Tweet
Social media marketing guru, Jeff Bullas, says that a brand has to be memorable in order to be noticed on social media. All the text and visual content has to be high quality. Constant promotion is also the key. This will help businesses grow their audience as people are more likely to share your content.
Social Media Tips #3: Don’t try to use all platformsHow to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @Joe Pulizzi says Don't Try Using All Platforms Click To Tweet
Founder of the Content Marketing Institute, Joe Pulizzi, says that small businesses need to have a clear social media channel. He urges brands to not make the mistake of trying to use as many platforms as possible. By focusing on 2-3 social media platforms, businesses can post better content and keep track of their results more accurately.
Social Media Tips #4: Re-purpose more popular social media posts into blogs.How to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @TedRubin says Re-purpose your popular posts Click To Tweet
Ted Rubin is a renowned social media strategist, speaker and author. By using popular social media posts for blog posts, the potential virality of your posts increases greatly and the interest among your audience is peaked.
Social Media Tips #5: Create high quality visual contentHow to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @NealSchaffer says High quality visual content Click To Tweet
Neal Schaffer, a business social media expert, notes that pictures are a prominent part of social media. Brands that use high quality images to supplement their posts, capture their audience’s attention and turns them from random viewers into loyal readers.
Social Media Tips #6: Be consistent at posting your blogs.How to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @neilpatel says Be consistent at posting #blogs. Click To Tweet
Kissmetrics Founder and expert blogger, Neil Patel, has observed that brands do not need to have unique content but consistency is a must. Consistency will help you get more traffic and consequently more leads.
Social Media Tips #7: Micro-opportunitiesHow to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @jaybaer says #Micro-opportunities #b2b #smb Click To Tweet
Jay Bear, marketing expert and author, recommends looking into “micro- opportunities.” These opportunities are very small time periods when your audience is most likely to be on social media. For example, if you’re target audience involves businessman then posting between average meeting times will get their attention. Small businesses that are B2B can use this system to get more views.
Social Media Tips #8: Hire content writers who are passionate about your fieldHow to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @kimgarst says Hire #content writers. Click To Tweet
Kim Garst, CEO of Boom Social, advises that those in charge of creating content have to be passionate about their field. When a marketer or writer is passionate, it shows in their work and becomes contagious. Users will like and share your content on their own channels and thus your content will reach more people.
Social Media Tips #9: Establish a consistent brand in all your social media images.How to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @zachkitschke says Establish a consistent #brand Click To Tweet
Canva founder, Zach Kitschke, says brands have to establish a visual style that is recognizable by their audience. To do this, consistent use of the same fonts, colors, logos etc are required. Every image doesn’t have to be the same but the tone has to remain consistent. When users start to recognize your visual style, they can spot your content more easily in a flood of social media updates.
Social Media Tips #10: Join the discussions on social media.How to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @mvolpe says Join the discussion on social media Click To Tweet
Mike Volpe, HubSpot CMO, recommends joining communities and taking part in discussions when brands first get on social media. Meaningful discussions will drive people to check out your account and consequently your website.
Social Media Tips #11: Share great advice on social media.How to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @adamjayc says Share great advice on social media Click To Tweet
Adam Connell, an expert blogger, asks businesses to lend a helping hand without expecting any returns. By offering solutions to your users’ most common problems for free, you build trust and loyalty. Great advice will turn readers into potential customers.
Social Media Tips #12: Follow key influencers.How to Use #SocialMedia to Grow Your #SmallBusiness @MarkoSaric says Follow key influencers #smm Click To Tweet
Marko Saric, founder of HowToMakeMyBlog, advises that rather than randomly following people on social media, businesses should target peers and influential members in the industry to bring attention to their own blog/brand.