What is social media marketing?

Social Media Marketing image 54999Social Media Marketing or SMM refers to the use of social media websites to promote a company’s goods or services. It is a form of Internet marketing in which companies and other organizations create and share content on social media networks. They do this in order to achieve both their marking and branding goals and objectives.

Marketing professional love data analytic tools, which enable them to monitor and rate their ad campaigns. Most social media platforms have these data anlytics tools.

Social media marketing is used to address a range of stakeholders, including current and potential employees, customers, potential customers, the newS media, bloggers, and even critics.

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Multinationals, such as Coca-Cola, have sophistaced social media marketing strategies.

According to Wikipedia:

“On a strategic level, social media marketing includes the management of a marketing campaign, governance, setting the scope (e.g. more active or passive use) and the establishment of a firm’s desired social media ‘culture’ and ‘tone.’

Companies and other organizations such as charities and advocacy groups say that social media marketing has helped them increase website traffic and raise brand awareness. It has also boosted conversion rates, positive brand associations, and improved interaction and communications with targeted audiences.

What is social media?

Social media refers to applications and websites that enable people, organizations, companies, and other entities to create and share content online. Specifically, to create and share information in social networking blogs and sites.

Today, there are hundreds of different websites and applications (apps) that are dedicated to microblogging, social bookmarking, forums, social networking, product & service reviews, social curation (Reddit, Digg), virtual worlds, wikis, and other kinds of social media.

The best-known social media websites are Facebook, WhatsApp, WeChat, QZone, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Analyze your competitors’ social media strategy

By Valerie Malecha:

To do your best on social media marketing you should know exactly what networks your main competitors use.

Firstly, you need to find out the main competitors – just use Google and keywords for this purpose. Check 3 main and high-traffic websites that can be used in the same way as your website.

Generally, many companies add links to their social media profiles so that customers have the opportunity to check them. But, sometimes there are no links on the website. In this case, you can use Spokeo reverse phone lookup and run phone number search. Such an action gives you a possibility to find all their social media profiles and check their social media strategies.

Also, phone number lookup is good for looking for an email address, location and even criminal records of a number’s owner.

Valerie Malecha is a content writer for Spokeo. Her main interests are traveling, meeting new people and trying something new. She is experienced in marketing, business, travel, and technology topics.