Social Media is the most powerful marketing vehicle available to small businesses today. This book for small business will show you how to utilize the tools of Social Media like Facebook, Linkedln, youTube, Twitter, Pinterest etc. to advertise and market your business for free or at low cost. Ebook is in pdf format, 60 pages 5mb file size
Social media marketing isn’t something that you can do on a shoestring budget. It requires experience and know-how, and above all, time (there’s no such thing as instant marketing). As soon as someone posts a marketing idea to Facebook, it’s likely that within minutes or hours of its posting, it will be flooded with related links and comments — and probably lost in the shuffle of more recent posts. What we’ve done is to present some of the best and latest and most popular tools and strategies of social media marketing, describing what they do and how to use them.
With a successful paid social strategy, you can accelerate progress toward your brand’s goals.
Whether you want to grow your audience, sell more products, or do anything in between, Facebook Ads can give a much-needed boost.
But tasks like monitoring ad accounts and tracking results aren’t as simple as they should be.
If you need to confirm basic metrics like spend, impressions, or cost per click (CPC), you often have to sort through a mountain of data in your Facebook Ads account.
When you want to streamline your analysis, AdsReport has you covered.
Once you connect your Facebook Ads account, you can see insights in seconds.
Click to view more metrics, and you can see all the other data that matters to your team, such as page likes, landing page views, post engagement, and purchase metrics.
Just want to check stats for a specific campaign? Scroll down, and select the right campaign.
Along with campaign metrics, AdsReport identifies the best-performing ad based on criteria like clicks, impressions, CPC, or CTR.
Does it seem like your Facebook strategy is missing something? A little perspective can go a long way. But when you’re so focused on what’s right in front of you, it’s tough to consider external factors.
Let’s say your client’s Facebook following is growing at a steady clip. Or maybe your social media marketing agency is rocking reach compared to previous months. Nice work!
But how do your results compare to your competitors’?
After all, your competitors are working hard to attract a similar audience. It’s essential to keep their progress in mind when you review your brand’s results.
With the free social media tool Barometer, you can compare your Facebook Page to your competitors’ Pages in seconds. Connect your Facebook Page to this free tool, and see how your performance stacks up to over 58,000 other pages. You can compare metrics like:
- Fans reached
- Engagement rate
- People talking about your page
- Negative feedback
- Organic reach
- Paid reach
- Viral reach
The average percentages featured in Barometer are based on the last 50 posts for each Facebook Page, giving you a solid basis for comparison.
To fine-tune your Barometer, choose the audience range that matches your Facebook Page and get more accurate industry averages.
Then scroll down for page insights like reach and impressions.
You can compare your Facebook Page against the industry average for the past 30, 90, or 180 days to get a better idea of how your brand is truly performing.
When you share links on social media, you don’t always want to show the original URL. Maybe the URL is way too long and would clutter up your post so you’d prefer a shorter link. Perhaps the URL points to a website that you don’t manage and you’d like to find a way to track stats.
Many of the best social media management apps include tools that automatically shorten your URLs.
Meet Bitly, a free social media marketing tool that shortens URLs and stores them in your own personal database.
With Bitly, you can make any URL shorter or create a URL with a custom slug, such as bit.ly/my-custom-slug.
Within your database, you can give URLs original titles and add tags for better organization. That means you can tag all URLs related to a campaign or promotion so you can find and analyze them easily.
But Bitly offers much more than shortened URLs. This tool also provides basic analytics, so you can understand how each link performed. You can monitor the number of clicks your URLs received each day, and you can track each link’s referrals.
With a quick glance, you can see whether social media, email, or SMS campaigns drove clicks.
If QR codes are part of your marketing strategy, you’ll appreciate Bitly’s simple QR code generator. You can create a QR code for any Bitly link, giving your audience another way to connect with your brand.
If you have extra room in your budget, Bitly also offers paid features.
With a paid plan, you can create branded URLs with custom domains, which can improve CTR and help you reach your web traffic goals even more reliably.
Creating content for social media is an essential part of the game. Visual content gets three times more engagement on Twitter than plain ol’ text, so good visual content can help you take it to the next level.
With Biteable, you can easily create engaging, entertaining, and informative short videos to share on social media.
With a host of free video templates, footage, music, and animated scenes, Biteable is a godsend for anyone who wants to create studio-quality quickly without needing expensive resources like film or sound recording equipment.
Biteable was created to be super easy to use and one of the cheapest tools of its type on the market. Most features are available even with free accounts (it’s pretty cheap to upgrade to Premium anyway) so why not add a bit more excitement and spark to your social media content by creating some short, super-shareable videos?
Buffer started off as a scheduling tool for Twitter. Today, it supports all the major social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google + (for the one person who still uses it.) Let’s take a look.
You can do some pretty neat things with Buffer:
- Use the chrome extension to add articles and content from the web to your Buffer queue or share content on the go.
- Automatically shortens links you share. If you’re Bitly user, you can connect your accounts.
- Upload custom photos and videos (or use ones pulled from the article you shared).
- Access complex analytics to track your content’s performance.
- Create a posting schedule so your content gets spread out throughout the day.
- Reply to posts from inside Buffer.
- Add team members.
A social media dashboard like Buffer helps you fill your social media feed with relevant and exciting content without spending half your life logged in to Facebook and Twitter.
BookMarketerPro is the only marketing software designed specifically for users to create their content and promote it on Facebook without needing to know anything about technical details of how Google+ works.