5 social media marketing mistakes you must avoid
Updated on: 2 September 2016
To succeed in online marketing, your social media marketing campaigns must be carefully thought and executed. The marketing segment must be identified with vitality and your efforts implemented with great sensitivity to drive more traffic, get more referrals, and conversions. Despite this, many social media campaigns are still failing because of the following mistakes.
Failing to engage with clients
When you commence a social media campaign, it is important to understand that it serves to start conversations and not just broadcasting. Well, the main term is SOCIAL and people do not have any business dealing with you if there is no engagement.
To engage with your followers, you can do the following;
- Always respond to followers’ comments, private messages, and tweets. A good response time is 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Keep making queries and insist that you truly value every response from followers.
- Never forget to thank those following you, answering questions, sharing your staff, and recommending your brand.
- Prepare online giveaways and contents so that followers can get value in following you.
Maintaining focus only about yourself
This is perhaps the worst mistakes that marketers make on social media. Very few people will want to stay engaged with self-centered people on social media. To avoid the problem, it is advisable to deviate from sales pitches by posting relevant, interesting, and quality content to your audience. Here, you need to move an extra mile to understand what the audience wants through the following;
- Stay engaged with the audience.
- Share content from other people.
- Talk about clients’ success reports.
- Announce and discuss awesome activities by staff, executives, groups, and others. Do not exceed talking about your business with 30% of the entire time.
Content is not engaging
Every follower will remain attached to you because he/he can get something valuable. Think of checking other top business profiles and note the diversity of conversion on a daily basis. Whether you are generating content or sharing what close followers are adding on their feeds, you must give followers a reason to keep coming to you.
- Keep talking to the followers to know what they require and generate useful content.
- Try to answer questions to problems facing your followers. You might need to work with industry experts and influencers.
- Share content with others and share it just like they promote your posts.
Posting only links but with no content
There is nothing that puts off followers like links without content. Even if the links are good or redirect followers to good pages, they look like spam. For such links, it is important to include some description of headline that tells users what the link is all about. You can also include a thumbnail or image that followers can click to get to the page you want.
Investing in only social media
While social media presents one of the most powerful platforms for online marketing, you must not forget personal assets. For example, Twitter or Facebook should never be used to replace the business website. All the time should not be slowly directed to the social network, but get devoted to growing your individual assets including;