Social Media Optimization and Choosing The Right Platform For Your Business

Social Media Optimization and Choosing the right platorm for your business

Do you know the importance of social media optimization? Are you confident that you’re using the right social media platforms for your business?

Every social media platform has pros and cons. Recognizing which is best suited for your business is a must. Although there is no limit as to how many accounts you’d like to have… As business owners, it is our priority to identify which ones can easily reach our target market. 

None of us would want to waste time, effort, and money making campaigns on social media platforms that our target audience is nowhere at.

For instance, think about the industry you are in and how you can promote it on social media platforms. Are you sure that your audience is on TikTok? Would you be able to successfully spread awareness around your brand? 

What Exactly is Social Media Optimization? 

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Considering that social media is a great avenue to reach a wider audience, what you’ll need is to attract the right customers. None of us would want to waste our time and effort on anything that is not bound to give us any results. It is vital to focus on our audience and produce targeted and relevant content through the right outlets.

According to Investopedia, Social Media Optimization (SMO) is the use of social media networks to manage and grow an organization’s message and online presence. As a digital marketing strategy, social media optimization can be used to increase awareness of new products and services, connect with customers, and ameliorate potential damaging news.

Simply put, it is a process of building and maximizing your social marketing strategy through strategically creating your brand profiles.

For today’s discussion, I will tackle how to properly optimize the social media profiles of your brand. Moreover, I will elaborate on which platforms are best suited for your business according to your target market.

3 Reasons Why Optimizing Your Social Media Profiles is a MUST

To effectively connect with your target audience, optimizing your social media profiles is crucial. This is where Search Engine Optimization (SEO) comes in. Thus, allowing your business to appear on search engines like Google.

Understanding the power of social media marketing can go a long way for your brand. 

1. Boost Brand Credibility

Ranking on the first page of Google gives people an impression of your brand’s credibility. Aside from that, you are guaranteed to receive traffic organically. 

Users are inclined to clicking on links with a higher ranking on the search results. Properly optimizing your brand’s social media profiles is equivalent to increasing your online presence or visibility.

2. Effectively Reach Target Audience

I’m sure you have discovered a lot of brands you haven’t heard of through social media. As a business owner, you’d want to take advantage of creating accounts for your brand on different social networking platform. It is a powerful way to connect and build a relationship with your potential prospects.

It’s simply the easiest way they can reach you.

3. Generate High-quality Leads

High-quality leads are the people who are specifically interested in what you can offer and are ready to make a purchase. To ensure that they chose you instead of your competitors, you must let them find you first!

An established online presence can assist users to find your brand easily. Let’s say you are offering web developing services. When an individual needs to reach a Web Developer, they’ll intuitively do a Google Search. You’ll definitely want your social media profiles to come up on the search results.

Remember that people rarely scroll past the first page of the results. To rank on the first page, you must focus on proper optimization.

Optimizing Social Media Profiles

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Here’s a checklist of everything you need for your profiles to be properly optimized. Every detail is vital, so do not skip any of them.

Starting an account for your brand is not that complicated. It’s as easy as creating your personal accounts for any social networking sites.

Facebook

Creating a page for your business on Facebook is easy. Here’s a checklist of what must be included in your profile page!

  1. Choose a category and enter information for your business.  
  2. Upload the profile and cover photo with the right resolution.
  • Profile Photo (180×180 pixels)
  • Cover Photo (820×312 pixels)
  1. Add admins
  2. Set a Vanity Url 
  3. Complete Profile Information
  4. Include a page Call to Action. You can redirect them to your website.
  5. Enable Reviews
  6. Enable Top Fans Badge
  7. Include location and operating hours 
  8. Add Tabs if needed

Note that you are not limited to just adding an image to the cover photo section. You can utilize this when promoting a new product or service. You upload a cover that advertises your products using a slideshow or a video with an ideal length of 20-90 seconds.

Facebook allows you to choose a template according to what your business is. If you are running an e-commerce business you can add a tab that will let your followers shop directly at your FB page. 

Do not forget your call to action button. This will allow you to lead your audience to what you want them to do. Let’s say you can add a link to your latest Youtube Video or send them directly to your business website. It’s entirely up to you.

There are different permissions when adding admins to your page. Assign them according to their specific task. The roles are admin, editor, moderator, advertiser, and analyst.

Youtube

Checklist:

  1. Complete the About Us Section. Include the necessary keywords.
  2. Add a channel icon and banner with the right resolution
  • Icon (800×800 pixels)
  • Banner (2560×1440 pixels)
  1. Add a channel trailer. This could be a video about your brand as a whole or a highlight of the latest product or services.
  2. Create playlists. (for every product or relevant category)
  3. Add links of other social media profiles to your Youtube Channel.

Instagram

  1. Upload a profile picture. (800×800 px)
  2. Complete bio. Add necessary or relevant keywords.
  3. Include other social media links
  4. Do not forget a Call To Action! 

Twitter

  1. Upload a profile picture and header image.
  • Profile picture (400×400 px)
  • Header (1500×1500 px)
  1. Include a link to your website
  2. Add your location
  3. Make sure your Direct Messages (DM’s) are open to everyone
  4. Upload 4-5 initial photos relevant to your brand and add alt text for each.
  5. Include keywords on your bio and posts.

All these can contribute to effective digital marketing. Always incorporate the necessary information that users need to see. Be as detailed and as specific as you can. Doing so will allow them to find you trustworthy. Being perceived as a sketchy brand is the last thing we’d want our customers to see us.

These are just a few of the social networking sites that your brand can dominate. Do not forget to include the keywords! This is crucial to letting users find your brand easily. Researching the right ones is a must.

Did you know that 61% of people will unfollow a brand if it no longer provides relevant content?

Manage your social media accounts and constantly publish tailored and targeted content. Our goal is to establish a connection with our customers and engage with them effectively. Building your followers may take some time but with proper optimization, you can easily have a community of online followers!  

Just remember that these are the people who are interested in what you can offer. Keep them updated, stay transparent, and consistent. 

How To Choose A Social Media Platform

How to choose a social media platform for your business

Eventually, we’re going to have to pay for promotions, and choosing the right platform before doing so is a must. When you know where your target audience is, you can easily have paid advertisements that will effectively entice them.

If you fail to decipher your target audience and create a buyer persona… chances are you’ll lose money creating campaigns on social media that do not have your potential prospects.

Factors to consider when choosing a social media platform for your business:

  1. They type of industry you are in.
  2. A profile of your target audience or buyer persona.
  3. Resources and budget.

The number of Social Media Accounts According to The Size of Your Business:

  • Start-up: 1-2 platforms
  • Medium to large: 2-3 platforms
  • Enterprise/Company: 3-6 platforms

Choosing  A Social Media Platform According To Demographics of Target Audience

When you have a definite idea or profile of your prospects, you can pick which platform is best to create an account for your brand. You can choose any of the social media platforms according to your target audience. 

1. Facebook: 

Ideal Target

  • Female
  • 18-49 years old
  • Urban location
  • With college education or higher
  • Income level of $30,000-$75,000

2. Youtube:

  • Male
  • 18-34 years old
  • Urban Location
  • College education or higher
  • Income level of $75,000 or more

3. Instagram:

  • Female 
  • 13-28 years old
  • Urban location
  • College education or higher
  • Income level of $30,000-$75,000

4. Twitter: 

  • Female
  • 18-29 years old
  • Urban location
  • College education or higher
  • Income level of $75,000 or more

When running a business, spending is inevitable. It’s all about expanding it and giving what’s best for your customers. Promotions on social media platforms is an investment. Planning and strategizing are what’s going to make it a successful campaign. 

Let me know if this discussion about  Social Media Optimization has helped you in any way! 

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