Is enhancing your online profile a goal of yours? You may be a social media no-show despite having several profiles.
This could cause issues like:
You have a meagre following on social media. You keep updating your status or tweeting, but nobody seems to be reading it.
Fans… but hardly much interaction. Your posts rarely even receive a “like,” let alone a share or a remark.
Disappointing feedback. It’s possible that you’re receiving feedback regarding how promotional your posts are.
Here are 8 strategies to boost your online profile without spending a tonne of time on it.
Find your brand’s voice and define it with precision
The content you provide on social media should always reflect well on your brand. That can be serious, humorous, goofy, edgy, or any other tone that serves your business. It needs to complement your existing media and website.
You need to have clear, written instructions on what “voice” they should employ if numerous people are managing your company’s social media accounts. (Use many specific examples, either from your own past postings or from the social media accounts of other businesses for inspiration.)
Limit the number of social media platforms you use
Some marketers mistakenly believe that “presence” equals “omnipresence.” Spreading yourself too thin among a dozen different social media networks without giving any of them your full attention is counterproductive.
Limit yourself to no more than three social media platforms instead of spreading yourself too thin. Pick the social media platforms where you may most easily reach your target audience. For example, if you want to reach the millennial generation, you should probably have a TikTok account. Facebook is a lot safer bet if your target demographic consists of seniors.
Leverage social media tools to cut down on work and create an effective campaign
Numerous social networking solutions exist that can help you save time or improve your outcomes. If you’re launching the Twitter app every time you want to tweet or wondering if your postings are getting the interaction you’d like, you could benefit from using social media tools.
Some excellent options include:
- With Buffer, you can schedule several social media updates in advance with ease. You have the option of either cross-posting to many sites or making separate postings for each site. You can easily respond to comments and track your progress with Buffer’s analytics tools.
- ShareThis offers a wide variety of sharing features. However, the inclusion of social media share buttons is helpful in encouraging more social shares (and therefore increasing your online visibility by exposing your work to individuals who aren’t presently following you).
- You should also look into Instagram-specific resources like this list of must-have apps.
Put forth only the best material
Your online persona is reflected in the material you share on social media. Avoid publishing content that is littered with typos and other careless mistakes. The same holds true for any visual content you plan to share online.
Put money into original, unique material if you have it. This does not imply that you must hire a designer to produce each and every item. You may, alternatively, invest on a reusable template and supplement it with free (yet high-quality) stock images.
If you’re making anything from scratch, take the time to make sure it’s error-free and looks beautiful in all respects. Spending a little extra time in this way can greatly improve the credibility of your social media profiles.
Try not to update your site too frequently
It’s tempting to believe that pumping out more and more material will increase your social media following. However, if your posts don’t add much value to your followers’ lives and instead just clutter up their social media feeds, you may find that you lose them altogether.
If you update your profile too often, you’ll waste your time (and possibly money). It’s counterproductive because you’re more likely to post shoddy work in your haste.
Find a Middle Ground with Your Content
Have you ever come across a brand’s social media account that seemed to be all about the brand’s own promotion? Maybe every Facebook photograph and tweet about the company promoted the same things or at least pointed you to similar blog pieces.
You should promote your products and services on social media, but don’t forget to provide useful information for your followers at the same time. Tips, external links, queries, polls, and memes are all fair game for this purpose.
Maximise the Potential of Your Online Bios
The goal of your social media marketing should be to increase traffic to your website. You’re not trying to build up your social media following (or likes and comments) for no reason; rather, you want some of your followers to become paying clients.
The social media bios of many companies are inadequate. It’s simple to hastily make one of these when you sign up for a social network account and then forget all about it.
Think about pinning tweets or creating sticky posts
Having a post “stick” or “pin” to the top of your page is a function of many social media platforms that is rarely utilised. Even if there are newer posts, this one will always be prioritised in your feed.
Pinning tweets or creating a sticky post allows you to:
Draw attention to a specific message, such as the promotion of your most current offering, for all of your site’s visitors to see.
Avoid wasting time explaining the identical details to different customers (such as “what are your opening hours?”).
Sticky posts should be reviewed frequently to ensure they are still the most useful. Even if it was crucial a month ago, information may already be out of date now.