Download Ten Social Media Tips for Small Business to Attract Customers

clock April 7, 2014 08:24 by author Ogoing Team

Small Business Owners, SMB and Entrepreneurs are always juggling their time and resources managing, running and growing their business.

Social Media Marketing requires extra time, resources and expertise... companies end up spending 4 to 6 hours a week to manage their social media activities. The benefits of effective social media are tangible; consistent online exposure, increased website traffic, sharing of knowledge, better lead generation, improved search ranking (SEO), direct customer feedback, customer service, learning, and engagement with customers.

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Ten Social Media Tips to Attract Customers

oGoing presents 10 Social Media Tips for Small Business

1. Create a social media plan

Many business owners think social media means creating a new profile on Facebook or Twitter, and perhaps sharing couple of updates... Worse yet, they do the same thing on multiple social media network channels and expect the same results. "If you build it, they will come!" Not quite. Social media is not a field of dreams on autopilot.

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10 Social Media Best Practices for Small Business

clock June 14, 2013 20:27 by author Ogoing Team
10 Social Media Tips for Small Business by oGoing

Small Business Owners, SMB and Entrepreneurs are always juggling their time and resources managing, running and growing their business.  

Social Media Marketing requires extra time, resources and expertise... owners may end up spending 4 to 6 hours a week to manage their social media activities*. The benefits of effective social media are tangible... consistent online exposure, increased website traffic, sharing of knowledge, better lead generation, improved search ranking (SEO), direct customer feedback and service, and engagement with customers. Social media is not a one shot approach though, and it takes patience, persistence and passion to realize some of these benefits. 

oGoing founder & CEO Sanjay Dalal presents 10 Social Media Tips for Small Business:

1. Create a social media plan 

Many owners think social media means creating a new account and sharing couple of updates... Worse yet, they do the same thing on multiple social media channels and expect the same results. "If you build it, they will come!" Not quite. Social media is not a field of dreams on auto-pilot. When owners don't get any traction, they give up quickly thinking that social media doesn't work. The reality is that they did not establish a real plan. What were the reasons they started with social media? How does social media marketing align with the overall company or marketing mission? Social media is not an end all, be all for marketing. It has its place. Owners and executives need to create a strategic plan that includes a mission and vision, objectives and goals, execution, analysis and reporting.


5 Small Business Social Media Tips to Attract Customers from oGoing

clock April 29, 2013 06:54 by author Ogoing Team

5 Small Business Social Media Tips by oGoing

Irvine, CA April 29, 2013

Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Service Providers are growing their sales with social media. Key benefits of social media include attracting and engaging with more customers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, oGoing, blogs and more.

"Social Media provides businesses an unprecedented direct communication with customers! Using social media, a business directly informs their clients about what's going on, promotes new offers and services, and provides customer service; the clients freely express with the company their experiences, ask questions and provide direct feedback in a public setting. This level of intimacy and engagement hasn't been achieved before," Sanjay Dalal, founder & CEO, oGoing.

oGoing is the nation's fastest growing small business social media marketing network. Thousands of Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Service Providers are using oGoing to generate warm leads, attract new customers, promote products and services, share deals, and engage with clients directly.

oGoing presents 5 social media tips and best practices for a business to attract more customers using social media marketing:

1. Know the customers

Take time to know your customers through social networks. Stand in their shoes. Learn more about their business. Ask the question: "What are their needs?" Find them, and Search their social media updates. Learn more about the customer's customers. The more knowledgeable one becomes about the customer's business, the more products and services the business can ultimately offer to them.

2. Connect with customers

After determining who the customers are, a business must take the logical next step: Connect or Follow them! Once connected, most social media networks share a live news feed of the following user's updates. Thus, when a business is logged in, they see latest news stories about their customers. Reading what's going on provides greater understanding of the customers' current situation, needs and events.

3. Engage with customers

Reading the customers' updates and gaining further knowledge about them are important first steps. Next step is to begin engaging with the customers. The best way: Reply to their updates and Ask questions. When a business responds to what their customers are saying, and begins a conversation, that's when engagement begins. Social media is all about "live" conversations. Besides replying publicly, a business can also ask direct questions to solicit a response, reply privately or send a direct message for further intimacy.

4. Promote customers

Often times, owners and marketers forget that social media marketing is not so much about promoting their own business; rather, it's more about promoting their customers. This simple fact changes how well engaged the customers are. When the company takes on the onus of promoting their customers, the returns are tangible and immediate. What customer doesn't like a public promotion in the form of a mention, sharing of their updates, or recommendation?

5. Ask for referrals from customers

After establishing a solid relationship with customers and prospects on social media, a business can begin to transform this engagement into leads. Social media cannot be an off and on affair. It has be an always on campaign. Hence, a business must frequently login to social media networks and engage with their clients on a daily basis. When the time's right, ask the customers for new referrals and share with them new offers.

oGoing welcomes new businesses and marketers to join oGoing, connect with members, and promote what's going on. oGoing provides a powerful social media marketing network for small business that increases website traffic, improves SEO ranking, generates warm leads and attracts new customers. Learn more about our oGoing Pro services to jumpstart your social media marketing today!



Five social media tips to attract new customers

clock April 20, 2013 06:03 by author Ogoing Team

Five tips to attract new customers using social media marketing and branding:

Attract Customers with Social Media on oGoing

1. Create Beautiful Profile. Edit your Social Network Profile, update your correct company information, and add your beautiful company logo (go to Settings after you login). If you are also on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube, connect these to your profiles. The more complete a profile, the better visibility it gets on Google, Yahoo and Bing and other search engines, resulting in higher SEO ranking. Don't forget to confirm your account email to get full access, receive notifications, and greater exposure.

2. Get Great Recommendations. Request your existing clients to provide you a 5 star review (tell them to go to your profile or brand page and click on Recommend - e.g. http://ogoing.com/sanjaydalal ). Great recommendations go a long way towards establishing credibility and trust. Remember, your prospects are always checking your online ratings and when they see those five stars next to your profile, they are more confident and ready to do business with you.

 So ask your best clients to recommend today.

3. Share What's going on?
Share updates about what's going on - at least once a week (and if you are on Twitter or Google+, daily!). Talk about your business, best practices, tips, industry articles, and news which are relevant for your clients. Post lots of photos, images and videos. Great visuals are more engaging. Ask questions and get feedback from clients. Post upcoming events. Create monthly offers. Provide a free download. The more updates you share, the more exposure and visibility you create online which generates free traffic.

4. Build Quality Connections.
Connect with member businesses, customers, prospects and influencers. Go to Search or Find Business and search for members based on industry / location / name / certification / activity, and after you find them, Follow them. When you follow members, they are notified about your business, and many would connect back with you. Learn more about their businesses. Find out what their needs are. Spend some time on their website. Once you follow them, you can keep up with what they are sharing.

5. Engage with Customers.
Promote members who connect with you by sharing their profile, mentioning them, asking questions, sending direct message, and responding to their conversations. The more you engage with members, the more they warm up to do business with you.

 When was the last time you liked, shared, commented or replied to a member's update? Everyone loves interaction. Next time you login, don't forget to "high five" a member's update.

Remember... social media is not about promoting yourself. It's about engaging with your connections, building trust, sharing good information, growing your online relationships, and then transforming your relationships into warm leads. It's not a one shot approach.

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