How helpful is social media for business?

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Well what I think are as follows and also need your opinions:

Increase significant client bits of knowledge
Increment mark mindfulness and unwaveringness
Run focused on promotions with constant outcomes
Produce higher changing over leads
Give rich client encounters
Increment site movement and inquiry positioning
Discover what your rivals are doing
Share content quicker and simpler
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I think social mediaits a great way to spread your business and get good trafic ,and by becoming an authority in your niche on desired platform you will get good money
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Anderson
    Social media channels and SEO techniques can be combined together to promote business sales. Social media channels are rich in traffic and using the social media channels can provide the following advantages:
    1. Gain valuable customer insights
    2. Run targeted ads with real-time results
    3. Generate higher converting leads
    4. Provide rich customer experiences
    5. Increase website traffic and search ranking
    6. Find out what your competitors are doing
    7. Share content faster and easier
    8. Geo-target content
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  • Profile picture of the author ZNICK
    True statement but what type of business matters. Social media works a lot better for a bakery than it does for instance, for a plumber. But yeah... every biz can use it to some degree.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimMartin072
      Originally Posted by ZNICK View Post

      True statement but what type of business matters. Social media works a lot better for a bakery than it does for instance, for a plumber. But yeah... every biz can use it to some degree.
      What about IT consultant business how come social media can be a boast up for such business type? Please
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  • Profile picture of the author Netway
    Main benefits of social media marketing for businesses:
    Increased brand awareness
    More Inbound Traffic
    Improved Search Engine Rankings
    Higher Conversion Rates
    Better Customer Satisfaction
    Improved Brand Loyalty
    Very Cost-Effective
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Chapple
    How can any business survive without social media?
    Disagree with the plumber analogy I've helped many tradespeople gain many more sales via social media,
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    I'd have to agree with ZNICK: "what type of business matters."

    My own personal experience with social media is that some platforms are better than others for promoting internet marketing. I get a lot out of Twitter, but Facebook is a jungle when it comes to IM. In fact, after moving away from Warrior Forum into a few Facebook groups, I'm happy to return on a more regular basis. There's selling on the Warrior Forum, but its a lot more subtle and the advice is often quite good.

    I'm sure plumbers and bakers, etc. can do an outstanding job with the right Facebook profile and ad budget. But advertising Internet marketing courses, on the other hand, can be very expensive and the competition is very stiff from some of the better-known and better-financed marketing gurus.

    Part of the problem is that not only are some of the relatively famous marketers inundating the newsfeed, but their minions are quite active as well. You can't get from point A to B without bumping into some Facebook live presentation by an Elvis impersonator selling you the latest Facebook hack course. If that's your cup a tea, give periscope a try.

    Additionally, I am constantly running into my own peers promoting the same products as I or a competitor promoting a similar product. A lot of this, IMHO, is preaching to the converted and without a substantial ad budget your going to need a heck a lot of followers to break through. The links, the friends and the Fanpages are fine. But, not only do you need a healthy chunk of cash, your ads in the IM niche are scrutinized very carefully by Facebook. One 'misleading statement' or pissed off competitor can lead to your ad account suspension forever. At least the Google Adsense Team works with you to get your ads to comply with their standards.

    Do I sound like I'm complaining? Maybe, but getting a good lay of the land can help you put your resources to better effect over time. I do like Twitter. I get a lot more love with likes and retweets then I do on Facebook. It's a simple fact, at least in my case. Maybe I need 5,000 friends or something. I'm still involved with FB, but just to check in with my coaches and friends and catch up on the latest marketing news.
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  • Profile picture of the author dipika13
    Now a day's social media is the best way to promote your business product or services and increase traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsimth
    Now a day's social media is the most effective platform to generate referral traffic and increase the rankings on the search engine. It is the best way to promote any business and services. Social media is a great networking and communication platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    How helpful is social media for business?

    Social media itself isn't important. What's important is, you're able to make the contact.

    My point is, does your traffic use social media, If so what are they using (Twitter, Facebook, etc...)? ...and just because someone is using Twitter doesn't mean they'll use Facebook (example).

    Follow the relevant traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbbryant
    It's helpful a lot but recently it's a two way street, could easily destroy or ruin reputation especially how fast it could spread like wildfire .
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  • Profile picture of the author MyVoice1
    If you are planning Social Media for Promoting Business, this is best ever idea. Social Media is a very effective platform to boost any ideas, products. and many more
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  • Profile picture of the author SusanAdams1
    the most important, it gives you a good traffic, and popularity. Also, it gives you a lot of lessons, if you're near your customers/target you will know what are they needs, bad and good sides of your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Rodburg
    Social Media is only relevant to businesses/companies who can present themselves aesthetically.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolexontop
    social media is a best way for promoting and growing your business..social media can be used for many purpose..
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  • Profile picture of the author caitlynswanston
    Using social media allows your customers to connect and interact with your business on a more personal level. If you already have an established brand, social media might be an opportunity to further develop your brand and give your business a voice. Social media can be a good way of attracting new customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author wrath host
    Social media is very important for every business nowadays. Social media posts can be used to drive targeted traffic. Users are receptive to your messages. Social media ads allow targeting and retargeting and the most important one is A strong social media presence builds brand loyalty. You should always have profiles in many social networks.
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  • Profile picture of the author samschwartz
    According to my personal experience, I must say that social media is the great way to spread your business & gain genuine traffic. With using social media, you can drive tons of traffic to your website and increase user engagement towards your website. It is the best way to promote any business, their products and services. Social media is a great networking and communication platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elna R Wiley
    Conversion rate is what matters in social media mate. Just go with social media. its worth the effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author simplio
    Social media marketing is the use of social media platforms and websites to promote a product or service. It is the best place where your business can reach the peaks.
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  • Profile picture of the author techellie
    Hi

    Social Media Networks are the eccentric assets for businesses of all sizes to increase their brand online platforms are free to use themselves, and they have also given advertising options for those brands who want to reach more new audiences. But just because your business should be on social media, this does not mean that your business should be on every network. Social media is important for business that you choose and learn social platforms that work best for your business, so you can not spread yourself very thin

    Hope it helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmrson
    It's possible to make a lot of money online without utilizing social media however this might change as Google will probably at some point work out a way to incorporate social media signals into their rankings to a high degree, and then backlinks won't be enough and social media will become essential.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by dmrson View Post

      It's possible to make a lot of money online without utilizing social media however this might change as Google will probably at some point work out a way to incorporate social media signals into their rankings to a high degree, and then backlinks won't be enough and social media will become essential.
      Nope. There is no way in hell Google will do that. They will never incorporate something heavily in the algorithm that they could be blocked out from accessing at any moment.

      Plus, social media signals are way easier to game than links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Killua7
    I agree with you. With helpfulness of social media, our website can get more traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author L7Creative
    You're on the right track as to how social media helps business! It can help you increase engagement with your audience and measure the right things to be successful. You can grow your digital brand after you understand the important principles that will help guide you. Check out our infographic on Digital Brand Engagement here!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I think these days it's expected that all businesses are online and connected by social media. If you're not then you're at a disadvantage
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  • Social media could be compared with email marketing since its "follower based" but is very different in one perspective: price. It costs much more than email marketing. Back in a days when Facebook and others were in the phase of development and growth things were different. Then it was possible to gain a significant amount of traffic to website, grow you subscribers and brand awareness. Nowadays every user you want to show your company to (altough he/she is your subscriber) must be bought. So it's not helpful, it's paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    If you're not using social media and using it right, you're missing a huge audience. It's one of the most powerful, most affordable ways to market online and any business can benefit, whether local, national or worldwide.

    I see so many miss out on one channel or another and some may have pages on Facebook and other social media channels, but they never use them. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all the others provide easy access to a highly targeted market.

    If you build your community correctly and focus on targeting the right people instead of growing your numbers fast, it can be very powerful today and for the next decade.

    Personally, I love Twitter and Instagram, but there's merit in marketing on any and all social media sites.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author instamust
    Social media is where your audience hangs out. It is a great way to get a lot of exposure for any business really.
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  • Profile picture of the author Debbie Inyama
    Social media, Social media, Social media can not be over emphasized
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