Don’t Have Your Social Media Business Pages Yet?
Business Pages Such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn are Essential Parts of growing your online presence with search engine optimization.
In fact, as the months and years go on, if you are not “being social” with prospective customers, you will start losing them to your socially responsible competition.
Why Do I Need Social Media Business Pages?
The search engines, especially Google, are now using social profiles to decide how to rank your website.
It is part of their algorithm, and it helps their robot determine which websites are ranked high in popularity. I know, it’s sad but true.
The more social activity that surrounds your business, the more ‘proof’ Google has that your site is popular, and in return, Google rewards you with more traffic.
A Google My Business page is the ONLY WAY that you can get your business listed in the maps section. For a local business, this is as close as you are going to get to INSTANT TRAFFIC without paying an arm and a leg for paid traffic.
If you have yet to claim and optimize your Google My Business page, click here for instructions.
This is not to say that Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are not important, but they are not owned by Google. With that said, YouTube is owned by Google, so if you are not taking advantage of video yet, you might want to jump on the bandwagon.
Can I Set Them Up On My Own?
Of course you can! If you already know how to set up your business pages, what are you waiting for?
Top 5 Social Media Sites Every Business Should Have
Facebook is easily the largest social networking platform in the world, with over one billion user accounts.
Creating a Facebook business page is moderately simple but extremely important. It allows your business to interact with customers (or potential customers) without calling or spamming them with emails. The more active you are, the more your page will grow.
LinkedIn is a social media site that is mostly geared toward professionals. In other words, it is not the type of platform that you post photos of your family and furry friends.
This platform is to showcase what you do and how you can help others.
Do I really need to explain to you what Twitter is? If you have no idea what Twitter is, please go to Google and type in “what is Twitter?”
Many people do not realize that YouTube is not just for beauty bloggers and artists. It is at the top of the list as one of the largest search engines in the world, and everyone who is anyone is using it.
Put a smile on, get your smartphone out, and talk to your customers. Then, go to YouTube, create an account, and start posting your videos!
Instagram started out as a teen app, but as it’s popularity grew, so did it’s user base. And guess what else! Google now owns Instagram too!
We mentioned Google My Business earlier, and although it is no longer considered a “social media platform” since they discontinued Google Plus, it goes without saying that you need this property, and you need it fast!
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