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How to use social media for business

There is no question that social media is a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes. But all too often, businesses don’t leverage social media to its fullest potential. Here are five tips for using social media for your business:

1. Develop a social media strategy.

This is the most important step. Without a strategy, you’ll just be throwing darts in the dark. Your strategy should include your goals, the channels you’ll be using, and the content you’ll be sharing.

2. Focus on quality content.

Your social media followers will appreciate valuable content that is relevant to them. Resist the temptation to post self-promotional content all the time.

3. Engage with your followers.

Engagement is key on social media. Reply to comments, ask questions, and start conversations.

 

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4. Use social media to build relationships.

Social media is a great way to connect with customers and prospects. Build relationships by providing valuable content and engaging with your followers.

5. Monitor your results.

Make sure you track your social media results so you can measure your success. Use tools like Google Analytics to track website referrals, Twitter Analytics to track Twitter engagement, and Facebook Insights to track Facebook engagement.

These are just five tips for using social media for your business. There are many other ways to maximize the power of social media. For more tips and ideas, be sure to check out our Social Media Marketing Tips & Strategies blog.

Now that you know how to use social media for business, it’s time to put your knowledge to work! Hire The Real Social Company to create profiles for your company on all the major social media platforms, and have The Real Social Company start sharing content for your business. The Real Social Company will help engage with your followers and respond to comments and questions. And most importantly, have fun!

 

Joey Stardust

Long term web enthusiast. Known for magazine and article contributions to Toosquare Magazine. Author of Wurm Mud, a DIKU/ROM based MUD source code.