Social Media Strategy

An effective Social Media Strategy for small businesses

The importance of social media

  1. Marketers confirm Social media marketing is essential for their businesses
  2. More than 90% of marketers are engaged in Social media marketing
  3. Sales teams using Social media reach their target quotes with these channels of outreach
  4. More than 50% of purchasing consumers use Social media to investigate a product before buying
  5. More than 50% of marketers use social media networks for lead generation.
  6. More than 4 billion active users on social media networks

 

Creating a Social media marketing strategy

1: Define your target audience
– Age, gender, demographics, income and education level – Resources to acquire: Google Adwords & Facebook insights

2: Research buyer Personas
– Age, location, interests:  – Resources to acquire data: Google Analytics, Facebook insights.

3: Identify influencers
– Bloggers, forums, facebook groups  – Resources to acquire: Google Analytics, Facebook insights & Buzzumo.

4: Identify Social media platforms used by your target audience/ buyer personas
– social media channels to focus on – Resources to acquire data: Google Analytics, Facebook insights & SEMRush.

5: Research competitors Social Media networks
– monitor their presence and campaigns and frequency of posts – Resources to acquire:  SEMRush and Social media networks

6: Create a content strategy  and social media calendar focused on your target audience
– research what, when and where they are searching for  – Resources to acquire data: Google Analytics,  Quora and on forums.

7: Collect  and create content and media for the social media campaigns
– hire content writers, create video’s and other forms of media like white papers, infographics, ebooks and pictures

8: Schedule frequency posts on your chosen social media network.
– Based on your Social media calendar

9: Monitor  user engagement and engage whilst building a relationship
– Document/track engagement metrics – Resources to acquire: Google Analytics, Facebook insights & SEMRush.

10: Maintain a systematic publishing schedule
– Schedule a post frequency you can maintain with useful content to keep the audience engaged and interested in the brand
– Resources to acquire: Social media calendar

11: Advertising budget
– Investigate the target audience and data collected to plan a  ad campaign to increase user reach in targeted area
– decide upon which goals to achieve; website traffic, follower increase ect.
– Resources to acquire data: Google Analytics, Facebook insights & SEMRush.

12: Consider automating social media posts
– investigate which social media platform best suits your business needs – Resources to acquire: social media platforms

12: Analysis  the user engagement data collected to plan future campaigns
– Consider advertising to increase social followers to increase brand awareness and to identify new audiences  – Resources to acquire data: Google Analytics, Facebook insights & SEMRush.

 

 

 

Social Media Software – Sprout Social

Powerful Social Media Software
Social Media Management Made Easy

Learn How Sprout Fits Your Business

Social Media Management
Build and maintain your community by easily starting, monitoring and joining social conversations.

Social Customer Service
Delight your customers by quickly responding to questions and resolving issues across networks.

Social Media Marketing
Successfully reach your audience with the tools to execute and optimize social marketing plans.

Agencies
Increase your clients’ return on social media and manage your whole portfolio from a single tool.

ENGAGEMENT
Find opportunities to engage and join social conversations.

PUBLISHING
Publish messages to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

ANALYTICS
Measure performance and analyze all your social efforts.

 



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 Enhance your marketing programs with integrated features from GetResponse.

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Email Marketing

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  • Drag-and-drop Email Editor
  • Autoresponders
  • Advanced Analytics
  • A/B Testing
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Landing Pages

Create and publish high-converting squeeze, video, and promo pages with our drag-and-drop editor, advanced optimisation tools and integrations, and more than 100 mobile-ready templates.

  • Landing Pages
  • Landing Page Templates
  • Responsive Design
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Webinars

Enhance your customer communications with a complete webinar marketing solution. Send invites, reminders, and follow-up emails automatically and get more leads, conversions, and sales.

  • Webinars
  • Social Media Integrations
  • Multimedia Studio
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Marketing Automation

Plan, build, and manage individual customer journeysbased on your subscribers’ data, needs, and actions. Use the simple “if-then” logic of conditions, actions, and filters arranged into workflows.

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  • Scoring
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Use our pre-built checkout page and order form templates to convert more visitors into buyers…
Customize any page so it matches your website and brand…

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Sync With Your Other Tools…

Send your customers email address into tools like MailChimp, Aweber, and ConvertKit…

Send tags (and customer data) when key actions are performed into tools like ActiveCampaign, Infusionsoft, Ontraport and HubSpot

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Sales Growth

SamCart “Profit Center” dashboard gives you all your information live as it happens:

Total Sales (one-time and recurring)

Orders, Refunds, Profit, Conversion Rate, Page Views, etc.

Lifetime Customer Value, MRR, & Churn

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Features

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Products

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and Memberships

 


Get a Checkout Page that Converts Like Crazy

Forget what you’ve heard. There’s no need pay a developer thousands of dollars to build a checkout page when SamCart makes it so easy for you to create an awesome, custom page that looks like your brand — and has been market-proven to instantly 2X sales from traffic you’re already getting.

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Save Time Managing Orders

Taking care of customers is at the heart of taking care of business. But it’s sooo time consuming. That’s why SamCart created a suite of tools that will help you provide stellar customer service in seconds. Imagine what would happen if you could issue refunds, resend receipts, add products to an order, pause, cancel or update subscriptions, update credit card information and a whole lot more with one quick click. Customer satisfaction would skyrocket — and so would yours.

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Customize Communications

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Integrate other tools

Coordinate with Zapier , Drip, Infusionsoft, HubSpot, Ontraport, membership sites, Stripe, PayPal, Google Analytics and over a dozen more. SamCart is 100% compatible with all the top apps and automations your business depends on run like clockwork without a lot of tinkering on your part. With SamCart, you get the all the advantages of the best converting checkout pages on the planet without turning your back on all the time and money you’ve invested in your favorite apps.

Integrate with Email

Join Membership Sites

Accept Any Kind of Payment

Incorporate Outside Analytics

 


Analytics Put Your Numbers to Work

SamCart is more than a checkout page. Way more. We created it to be one of the hubs your business runs on. That’s why, in addition to your page, you’ll also get our Profit Center dashboard where you can instantly check your sales, recurring revenue, order checkout page conversions and more. You’ll be able to run eye-opening reports on all aspects of your business, predict future sales and determine Lifetime Customer Value. Having these kind of stats and analytics at your fingertips will help you jump on opportunities and solve problems as soon as you spot them.

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SEMRUSH Overview

SEMrush

All-in-one Marketing Toolkit

for digital marketing professionals

A complete workflow for any SEO professional:

  • Technical SEO Audit
  • Semantic core collection
  • Position tracking
  • Ideas for gaining more organic traffic
  • Competitive intelligence
  • “Not provided” problem solution
  • Backlinks audit and analytics

Improve the results of your PPC efforts:

  • Ads strategy analysis
  • Keyword grouping and management
  • Cross-group negatives optimization
  • Ad keywords and creatives research
  • Competition analysis

Build your most effective social media strategy:

  • See how social audience and engagement change over time
  • Discover best-performing posts
  • Compare how you perform against competitors
  • Get instant insights into your social strategy

Create content that helps get results:

  • Collect brand mentions
  • Seize new promotional opportunities
  • Choose the most effective promotional channels
  • Discover trending topics
  • Adjust content based on engagement data
  • Backlink audit and analytics

SEMrush

Content building with the AIDA sales funnel

AIDA sales funnel MODEL

Awareness > Interest > Desire > Action

## Awareness / Attention##

The first hurdle for any piece of writing content is to capture the reader’s attention. To get their attention, you first have to start with a concept that’s deeply relevant and timely to the audience that you’re trying to reach. Here are some questions that you can start to ask yourself when you’re in the planning stages to help write an attention-grabber:
Who is reading this piece?
What kind of solution is this piece offering to their problem? Is it the introduction to an idea that could shift the way that they think about their lives, or a product that they can go out and buy? How, specifically, will it solve their issue?
How does my audience talk about their problems? What are powerful words or concepts that would immediately create resonance?
On that last point, let me give you an example. If you’re selling a skateboard to enthusiasts and you want to capture their attention, it’s important that you understand their internal language and approach. If your audience self identifies as “skater kids,” using that term in your headline or lead could capture their attention immediately.

EG:Search I want ________
Keyword or LSI Keywords

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Google Optimize

Google new tool Google Optimize

Test, adapt, personalize. Learn about Google Optimize and more.

Get started with Google Optimize, learn about the updates to Google Data Studio, get inspired by fresh Analytics case studies and more in our latest monthly update.

 

https://optimize.google.com/optimize/home/#/accounts

 

The Official Google Optimize Community

Ask and answer questions about Google Optimize (g.co/optimize) and stay up-to-date with new product features. Use this forum to engage with the personalization and testing community.

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Optimize/ct-p/optimize_category#

Categories

Google Optimize: Creating experiments
Learn how to create your first experiment and get tips on creating A/B tests, redirect test and multivariate tests.

Google Optimize: Setup and Implementation
Everything you need to know about setting up Optimize including creating your account and container, linking to Google Analytics and how to tag your site.

Google Optimize: Targeting
Discover how to select who is eligible to be in your experiment, and when they’re served experiment variations.

Google Optimize: Reporting
Understand the information in your Optimize reports and in your Google Analytics reports.

Google Optimize: Resources
Get answers to frequently asked questions, read the glossary of testing terminology and explore some example experiment ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

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Submit your Infographics Overview

Top 20 Free Infographic Directories

There are a lot of options and things to consider when submitting to infographic directories/blogs. There are some that require registration, offer paid options, and more. Is the link follow or no follow? What is the anchor text? Even if the website offers no follow links, it can still help you build traffic. Below are the top 20 free infographic directories along with the answers to some of those questions.

While they are all free, some offer paid options to expedite approval process or for guaranteed placement. Be sure to familiarize yourself with all of your options. For most of the options below, registration is not required, though you will have to provide a contact email.

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Multi-Channel Funnels paths breakdown

In Analytics, conversions and Ecommerce transactions are credited to the last campaign, search, or ad that referred the user when he or she converted. But what role did prior website referrals, searches, and ads play in that conversion? How much time passed between the user’s initial interest and his or her purchase?

The Multi-Channel Funnels reports answer these questions and others by showing how your marketing channels (i.e., sources of traffic to your website) work together to create sales and conversions.

Conversion paths
The Multi-Channel Funnels reports are generated from conversion paths, the sequences of interactions (i.e., clicks/referrals from channels) that led up to each conversion and transaction. By default, only interactions within the last 30 days are included in conversion paths, but you can adjust this time period from 1-90 days using the Lookback Window selector at the top of each report. Conversion path data include interactions with virtually all digital channels.

These channels include, but are not limited to:

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