I just took the Social Media Marketing Class at St. Charles Community College and it was a lot of fun. You will learn how to promote yourself or your business using Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, WordPress, Pinterest, e-mail marketing and a few others. The class is good and I think is helpful to everyone because this is the future and It looks like it will be staying around for a while so you might as well learn how to use them now. The class was fun but the assignments are to hard to keep up on since the teacher does not have exact due dates, schedule or your grade.
The class is about how to successfully market yourself or business on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, WordPress, e-mail marketing and some other. The class is at St. Charles Community College and you can enroll now for the 2014 spring semester.
Please sign up now where ever you live!!
This is a good site it tells you about creating original content, improving search engine optimization. Video content is powerful and you can express your message in front of a worldwide audience. Video is easy and inexpensive. Lots of users play video on a mobile device so don’t forget that.
This site talks about self-promotion and sharing knowledge. Introduce people to something new. A lot of people use YouTube to learn thing make some how to videos. Present a call to action. Showcase customer testimonials. Make your page entertaining.
This site is good because it talks about 5 small business mistakes. It tells you to think big just don’t try locally because YouTube is worldwide and someone out of town will see your videos. Don’t put all of your good ideas in one video, spread them out, and get more views. The site does contain a few other good tips, check it out.
This site is good it talks about customizing your business page. How adding subtitles is important. Don’t add a lot of annotations, people just try to click exit on them immediately. Manage your comments delete mean and vulgar comments that would make you look mad, also like and thumbs up some of the comments.
This site is great, its talks about how YouTube is a tool and make content, not ads. Use channel designs that are new and up to date that appeal to mobile and tablets. It also says everyone starts at zero, it takes time to gain an audience. Brand yourself and use logos. This site contains other good information so check it out.
This site is great because it’s made from Pinterest and they know what they’re talking about. It talks about e-mail marketing and being creative. Grab your audience’s attention and bring them to your page with good pins.
This site is great and has some good facts like 80% of pins are repins. WHAT!! This site also tells you to focus on trending topics. Including call to action in captions like a click here. Also host a contest on Pinterest to draw more attention on your page.
This site is decent, it has 3 good tips. Increase your brand authority, use good content, pin relevant and helpful resources. Expand your Reach just don’t stay locally but expand to the whole US or even the world. Drive traffic to your site either from a blog, YouTube, LinkedIn, google + and many others.
This is probably my favorite out of all the sites it’s 25 things that make you look dumb on Pinterest. This site has lots of great information. Some of them are not following other businesses, using inappropriate pins and repins, abusing hashtags and dumping all your pins on one board. This site is great I could go on and on but just check it out.
This site is good it talks about the 10 commandments of using Pinterest. Some of them are planning you pins equals success. Checking your sources and pinning strategically. Make sure you comment and like pins, use infographs. Promote yourself and stay positive.
- Hootsuite is a great tool it lets you use Facebook and Twitter at the same time. It is free but you can also pay for a upgrade.
- Social Pointer is free it is great if you like things in e-mail style. It’s like a e-mail account but only for your social media accounts, easy to find keywords in conversations you’ve had.
- TwentyFeet is a good free tool (can pay for upgrade if needed) that lets you quickly understand how effective your business’s tweets have been. It uses charts and is very visual.
- Tweepi is a free tool that lets you manage followers. This is mainly for a business page or a page that has a lot of followers to eliminate spam users.
- Triberr is a free tool that helps you find like-minded individuals and connect with them if you want. This could be huge for a business is you want to find customers by searching users who used key words.
I chose this site because it is a good site to start at for an effective social media strategy. It has good bullet points on why and how you should do this. The steps in this strategy are defining a clear message, applying the 70/30 rule of engagement, start small and then expand, these things take time to be effective and build relationships and gain trust. I think building a relationship and gaining trust is a very effective way to social media market.
I selected this site because it was different and talks about monitoring and resources. The steps for this strategy are target audience, posting frequency, content and stay up to date, resources, and monitoring. I think monitoring is a big thing you should check on your analytics to see if you strategy is working effectively.
I selected this site because I feel that it is effective. The steps are decide on an objective, choose a function that you want to preform like advertising or specials and share photos, focus on getting your message out, dedicate time and be consistent, be professional and create nice pages, encourage followers, use e-mail or twitter to see who is talking about what, and set a schedule to post content and encourage feedback.
I selected this site because it is effective. The steps in this strategy are identify target audience, Figure out what to post and post, know what you are trying to accomplish, be consistent, use social media to promote sales and specials, measure your success with analytics, It takes time to build an audience don’t quit, don’t overload your social media sites give them a reason to visit your site and engage in community and promote company.
I selected this site because it has an easy and simple way to develop social media strategy. It mainly says select a platform, identify target audience, connect, create and share content and engage, taking time to respond to comments and such things.