Are you looking for ways to stay connected?
When you engage social fans on their terms, you increase visibility and reach.
In this article I’ll share four ways to engage your fans and develop an active social community.
Why Social Community?
A loyal community following could mean the difference between an ever-growing social fan base and having your platform fade into the rest of the social noise on the world wide web.
Your online tribe helps people stay connected and remain interested in your blog, product or company.
Are you looking for tools to speed up your social tasks?
In this article, I’ll share four social media tools and tips to help community managers save time, show creativity and streamline community management for their companies.
Why Social Media Tools
The sheer volume of tasks can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. With just a few tools, individuals and teams can manage their responsibilities better, while presenting a successful social media presence.
Keep reading for four social media tools that will make your social media tasks much easier.
#1: Manage the Appearance of Links to Your Website With Facebook Debugger
We all know Facebook updates that include pictures and snippets of their content do unbelievably better than ones that publish bare links. We’re a visual bunch, us humans.
Has this ever happened to you? You updated a page on your website with new images. Then, when you tried to publish a link to the page on Facebook, you found yourself staring at the link text for way too long.
Social media community management has expanded into a growing field and there’s a lot to think about.
In this post, I’ll cover 26 tips, an A-Z guide, on ways to manage your company‘s presence.
#1: Answer Questions
With more and more of your customers participating on social networking platforms, businesses need to be doing much more than posting their own updates. Companies must also be willing to answer questions.
A recent survey organized by InSites Consulting found that eight out of ten American companies answer client questions and complaints via social media. The survey shows that US companies are very successful in answering questions via social media: “83 percent of companies indicate they always deal with questions or complaints sent to them via social media. Still, only 54 percent of the companies in this survey also talk to and actively participate in online conversations with consumers.”
Mark shares how SAP’s community of 2 million members from 200 countries is organized around business roles (such as developers, IT professionals and business process experts) to better engage with customers.
You’ll find out how SAP puts together content focused on specific needs to build their community. Listen to the tips to learn how you can get customers to participate in your community.
Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.
Here are five ways to get started building an effective community management strategy.
Social media allows great opportunity for building relationships and communicating directly with customers. To facilitate these relationships, the role of community manager is becoming increasingly important for all types of businesses.
Usually, community managers are the social media voices of their brands, fulfilling multiple roles including social media strategists, customer service managers, content creators, product managers and evangelists.
Plus, she looks at the Wibiya social toolbar and how it can create social buzz for your business. Then Mari shares insights into three social CRM tools and how they can have a big impact on your business networking.
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In this video I interview Greg Piche, Social Media Architect for Clorox. Greg shares insights into how the company’s new social media site Clorox Connects helps Clorox connect with partners and consumers to generate new ideas.
You’ll also hear how the 100-plus year old Clorox rolled out its social media community.
Be sure to read the other takeaways below.
Do you know how your social media activities are driving offline sales? How many customers came into your store or called for more information after viewing your social media profiles?
Here’s one of the biggest questions for businesses: Will the time they spend interacting on Facebook and Twitter affect their sales? Though they spend the considerable effort necessary to create thriving social media communities, small business owners and marketers often fail to drive floor traffic, inbound calls, store sales, and other offline business success metrics.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Savvy marketers will begin to tie the development of communities on social media networks to increased revenue if they implement a few of these simple steps that make sense for their specific business.
If you live the U.S., then you’re likely thinking about next month’s tax deadline. You’re also likely using TurboTax Free Efile to file you tax returns. In this video I interview Christine Morrison, Social Media Marketer at TurboTax. Christine shares some of the social media tactics TurboTax uses to engage their community.
Be sure to check out how TurboTax uses the social media platforms listed below.