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How to Effectively Combine Social Media and E-Commerce Business

Have you recently started your own E-commerce business? You’ve definitely taken a step in the right direction since the online presence of a business is both the present and the future! To make the most of these faculties available, you must make the most of social media and combine it with your E-commerce efforts. Let’s learn how!

There are very few ways to grow your customer base and increase awareness and sales online than social media. There are plenty of options available on more than just one channel to blow up your followers and increase visibility online.

So to make the most of the current services available, you must make use of more than Facebook. There are other social media channels such as Instagram, Twitter, and even YouTube! There is also lesser-used platform such as Reddit, Quora, Pinterest, etc.

There are several end goals that you can associate with your objectives of using social media. E-commerce sales are dependent on brand image, popularity, resonance with already existing customers, and many other factors. So based on that, first, you will need to define the objective. It could be…

  1. Driving traffic to your website and sell products from there. This would mean you are promoting your E-commerce destination.
  2. Selling directly on your social media platforms. The latest developments have made it possible to sell items on Facebook or Instagram directly.
  3. Setting up efficient communication with the customer base and establishing brand value. This communication needs to happen both before and after purchase to have a high rate of delighted and returning customers.
  4. Collecting data and insights from social media impressions and interpreting them for efficient marketing strategies.

Your approach to using social media doesn’t need to be exclusively for one reason. You could implement the above-stated reasons and combine them to see what works best for you. A combined approach to make your E-commerce and social media campaigns integrated is the best way to move forward.

The first step always is to establish this presence on every domain and keep an “always-on” strategy in place. This strategy is where you post relevant and engaging content on your platforms regularly. With this strategy in place, you will always have an already warm audience and better reach potential.

To have an effective “always-on” strategy in place, you will need…

  1. To define your objective first. This means what you mean to achieve with your strategy. Do you want people to know about your products and products alone? Or would you want them to know about your brand’s story too?
  2. Come up with a list of content forms. This could include informative creatives with images and text, blogs about related topics, and video content. Memes are also a good way to engage audiences.
  3. Make a social media calendar and plot all the content ideas corresponding with important dates where you could promote relevant content.

When it comes to integrating social media with your E-commerce, an “always-on” strategy helps your campaign efforts be more fruitful. But it is the campaign strategy that will get you your conversions and actual sales.

For a campaign strategy, you must employ targeted marketing and advertisements on various channels. Common content formats for E-commerce campaigns include…

  1. Influencer-generated content is something that can prove to be very valuable. Influencers are people on the internet with a huge presence and following. These people, depending on your niche, can boost your sales significantly. People are more likely to indulge with influencer advertisements than they are with social media ads.
  2. Carousel format content can feature various products in a swipe-next format, where you can boost your top-selling products with links to buy them.
  3. Video and image ads are always helpful in nurturing customers interested in your brand and eventually turn into paying customers.

There are ways to sell directly on social media these days. Instagram and Facebook shop features allow you to set up an e-commerce style storefront on your business pages and divert customers towards your products from thereon. Even Snapchat is trying to partner with Shopify and come up with a tool of their own.

It is very clear from all the information present here that selling any product online needs professional level use of social media for fruitful results. If your brand is looking to make things easy, it is best to partner with experts from BM Consulting. We combine our years of experience and industry-relevant knowledge in digital marketing with helping you be a better virtual merchant. Contact us for a quotation today!

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**********This blog has been compiled by Divyanshu Gupta**********

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Social Media Marketing Trends to Lookout for in 2021

Social media has become the most widely utilized medium of interaction for people to news, entertainment, and various kinds of mass communication. Social media is also responsible for delivering marketing content to the public, connecting sellers to buyers. With how quickly things change, adopting new trends can be a headache.

Businesses in any niche are required to be social media savvy to have an edge above their competition. Where most people lag is specialized expertise in the department. BM Consulting is one such company that can provide you with complete and updated social media marketing services.

There are the latest trends that every marketer should know about. So we present a list of the latest trends that have emerged in 2021, which every social media marketer should pay attention to.

1. Live Streams

The coronavirus pandemic made fan interaction a strictly home-based thing. This made a pre-existing live stream system an even more effective and used platform. People started conducting meetings over platforms like Zoom, Skype, and Google Meets. Even live concerts transformed into an activity for audiences sitting at home to enjoy, with artists making home setups and streaming the gig to the audiences at home.

There is a natural growth in the live streaming service user base, which every major social media platform has. Even the rise of Twitch, where live streaming of music and video games happens, was seen in terms of fans and user base. These platforms are also great sources to monetize traffic. Live QnA with fans, communication with fans, in general, has become a famous form of content.

2. Stories

Snapchat has been around for a long time. It introduced the format of disappearing full-screen story format. After existing for a long time, Snapchat spread the influence of the story format so that it has now been picked up by most famous social media platforms like Facebook, Messenger, and, of course, Instagram.

With more than 500 million regular users who use the stories feature, It has become a vital space to do well. You can put across an important message within seconds, and the chances of this reaching your audience is more than regular posts. It has also become a valid space for posting ads!

3. Social Commerce

Facebook and Instagram have been the first to adopt the shop feature on their platforms. Users can now shop for items on social media platforms as well. The social Media industry constantly adapts to new trends to enhance user experience. The Ecommerce boom in the COVID times didn’t go unnoticed and was capitalized on by social media companies. Brands must utilize and make the most of such a trend and put up a shop on their social media pages. It is extremely easy to set up and a great opportunity.

4. Augmented Reality

Snapchat gave the story format, but using quirky filters with Augmented Reality is also another cool trend picked up by other social media platforms. AR is even more readily accessible than VR (which is another rising trend) since it has no requirement for external equipment. AR experiences are great for the user since they are, in a way participating in making your commodity more famous. Many brands have gotten creative and made AR filters a part of their marketing campaigns, to good effect.

5. Purpose Driven Campaigning

People love to support their favorite causes. Social media has always been a space for people to support global causes and help with calamities worldwide. But recently, there has been enhanced focus on such issues because of the pandemic because of how much the entire world is suffering. Global empathy is at an all-time high, and brands are making sure to make the best of it! So you shouldn’t be left behind either.

These and many more social media trends are important for marketers to capitalize on. Things are only going to get better for digital marketers since it is the industry of tomorrow!

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*******This blog is compiled by Divyanshu Gupta*******

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The Scope of Digital Marketing after Covid-19

Covid-19 has been a devastating period for businesses of all types. On the flip side, it forced people to stay at home, work from home, a study from home, and even shop from home. This change in trend gave strength to an already budding industry of digital marketing.

Regardless of the niche of any business, a strong and thriving online presence is an advantage and a necessity at this point in time. More than that, it is proof of legitimacy in the modern era.

The pandemic brought forth a boom in the digital space. Whether it is E-commerce or SEO campaigns, every business that thrives online has done better. This has created a huge demand for professionals that offer services in the digital marketing arena.

Digital marketing is a multi-faceted industry that has multiple streams to target. Professionals specializing in one or more of these streams are required by big companies and small-time players. Companies utilize digital marketing more these days because…

Ease of Targeting Demographics: Literally, a majority percentage of the world is now online. For marketing purposes, it is much easier to target specific demographics using digital mediums. If your product is specifically designed for a gender, age group, people belonging to a particular region etc., it is much easier to reach them through targeted digital campaigns.

High Return on Investment: Compares to traditional marketing techniques, digital marketing has a 61% lesser cost per lead. Sing PPC (Pay-per-click) strategies keep the budgets in check since you’re only charged for the leads that actually click on your CTA. This and many other options make it a relatively sought-after and easy to go through marketing strategy.

Reaching Mobile Users: More than 14 billion mobile devices are in regulation. All of these devices are used to browse the internet and also shop and browse social media. Most potential sales leads and customers can be easily marketed to because of this global connection.

People these days discover more new brands on their phones on their favorite social media apps instead of traditional mediums like TV, radio, or even billboards. Attention spans have also shortened because of the availability of too much content. So finding the right knife to cut through your competition is in demand more than ever, and this right knife is a well-trained digital marketing professional that understands your needs the best.

Such professional help may come to you in the form of a company like BM Consulting. With our team of highly trained experts, we can take care of your digital marketing needs in more ways than one! Here are some of the services we offer and the scope of growth you’ll find through each of them.

  • Paid Search Marketing: Paid search marketing is one of the most common digital marketing practices. You will pay Google or other search engines to place your result page on top in this method. A paid search marketing package will include…
    • Keyword Research
    • Competitor Research
    • Website Audit
    • Campaign Audit
    • Online Display Advertising
    • Remarketing
  • Analytics Services: Sometimes, you might feel like you’re doing everything right, but all you need is a professional assessment of everything you need to fix and do better. Hiring us for this service will enable us to supply you with the right consultation to make your marketing strategies work better.
    • Website Audit
    • Goal Setting and Tracking
    • Campaign Tracking
    • Landing Page Optimization
    • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Search Engine Optimization: SEO takes way more finesse than PPC. It is a step-by-step, complex process of optimization and constant boosting of selected keywords to improve your organic reach. Many customers are reluctant to click on advertised links but appreciate the results that organically show up on top. The process includes…
    • Keyword Research
    • Competitor Research
    • On-Page and Off-Page Optimization
    • Advanced Link Building
    • Content Optimization
  • Content Marketing: Content will never cease to be the king of online marketing. The real connection you build with a potential customer is through words, images, and video content. This is what makes that solid, lasting connection. Releasing well-worded articles, blogs, tutorials etc., will give you more credibility and legitimacy in the digital space. Our team of writers can help you grow with…
    • eBooks
    • Press Releases
    • Niche Blogs
    • Case Studies/Success Stories
  • Email Marketing: Email marketing might sound like an outdated strategy, but if you’re trying to reach your target audience on all mediums, a well-curated email campaign works wonders. All you need is the right service to get you there. With BM Consulting, you’ll find help through…
    • Email Strategy and Planning
    • Email Design and Development
    • Email Testing
    • Email Send
  • Social Media Marketing: There is no denying that social media marketing is the primary medium of marketing in this day and age. Especially if your business sells and connects directly to its consumers, there is no better way to do it than social media marketing.

However, a professional will help you understand how to get the best of your budget, monitor your campaigns closely, and constantly change things to get the best out of them. BM Consulting provides…

  • Social Strategies
  • Promotional Setup
  • Social Advertising
  • Facebook Advertising
  • Linkedin Advertising
  • Social Media Co-Management
  • Social Media Optimization
  • Monitoring

The world of digital marketing has seen perhaps, the biggest booms out of them all combined with E-commerce. This is one of the only few good things to come out of this distressing pandemic. So if your business has any scope for growth, it will be through digital marketing. Hire BM Consulting to take care of your needs so that your business can grow and prosper while you enjoy a strengthened online presence and brand recognition through multiple channels.

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*********************This blog is compiled by Divyanshu Gupta*********************

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Facebook Shop and Instagram Shop – The New Business Normal

The E-commerce boom in the Covid-19 times has been very significant. Who decided to cash in on this big boom? Facebook, of course! Facebook finally came up with its long-speculated e-commerce feature.

With its umbrella brand under which WhatsApp, Messenger, Direct, and Instagram, Facebook has made it easier for small businesses to capitalize on the e-commerce boom by making their products available for sale on Facebook and Instagram.

Combined with the already existing superpower of Facebook ads that also work through Instagram, Facebook has made it even easier and more convenient for businesses to connect to their target market online. Let’s learn more about this impeccable new feature.

What is “Shops”?

Shops on Instagram and Facebook are story-like formats applicable for both the Facebook business page and an Instagram profile. Here you can provide an immersive new storefront experience to your users on their fast-loading mobile devices.

The thing about approaching e-commerce through your own website is a handful, but if you are looking to move some product and want to do it soon, you can utilize this tool.

Brands find it easier to build an audience on social media platforms because it is easier to target your market. The modern customer often likes being marketed just the right product at the right time when they are casually strolling through their social feed, and an ad shows up. With the shop feature, people can also buy items from the storefront as soon as they like.

How does it Work?

You can set up shop for both Instagram and Facebook through your Facebook business account once you link the two. Once your account is approved and eligible, you can create collections in the commerce manager. These product collections are ideal when you’re looking to add a theme to your store and group similar products together.

You can add about 60 products to one collection. Since the shop feature can be linked easily to your business’s Instagram profile, you can send people directly to your shop through stories or posts. The view shop button gives a straightforward CTA to people.

Currently, Facebook Shop is in the rollout phase and is soon expected to engulf the entire market with this super convenient new feature.

Process of Setting up a Shop

First of all, you need to activate the shop tab on Facebook. This requires you to change the template of your Facebook page to a shopping template.

  1. On settings, click on “Templates and Tabs.”
  2. Click on “Edit”
  3. Pick a template of your choice and apply it

After your shop template is activated, you can add products in bulk or manually one by one. After this, you must create product collections. Collections are great to categorize and make it easier for your customers to find and buy products. Here’s how to create a collection.

  1. On the Shop tab, click on “Add Collection.”
  2. Decide whether you want it to be publicly visible and do you want to feature it as the first thing on your Facebook shop
  3. Click Save

You can add as many as 30 products to a collection, but only the first 10 will be visible to your customer on the page.

The next step is to tag products and make them more visible across the page. This way, you can market the products better on your social media. You can tag the products on your posts, videos, and stories, with content formulated especially for marketing specific products.

  1. After uploading a picture or video, click the “Tag Products” icon
  2. Ensure that the post’s content is relevant to the product; for example, tag your apparel in a post where it is featured or modeled.
  3. Click Publish

With all these new features, Facebook has branched into the E-commerce market and will soon take it by storm. After acquiring famous platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp, Facebook has made it even easier for small and medium businesses to integrate all their marketing content and selling platform on familiar apps which practically everyone uses. So it is the right time to be in the E-commerce business, thanks to Facebook!

For getting more information regarding Social Media, you may contact us or visit our website www.bmconsulting.in

*************This blog is compiled by Divyanshu Gupta*************

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5 Big Mistakes to Avoid in Social Media Marketing

Marketing has existed since products have existed. Whenever there has been something to sell in the market, there also have been efforts to sell it in the most elegant, era-appropriate manner. From the magazine, newspaper features, and billboard advertisements, to television ads, the world of marketing has moved forward at light-speed.

When the internet came into play, people thought it wouldn’t last that long as a mainstay. Then social media came along, and people thought the same thing. That notion certainly didn’t last long since social media took over the world as we know it. Making the world an even smaller place helps the expansion of global trade even more.

Nowadays, targeted ads and the use of savvy youthful language online has modernized marketing. Companies have started to employ social media marketing specialists and focus on making the most of this flexible medium. It costs significantly less and involves a lot of strategizing. This creates an equal opportunity for products and services that resonate with crowds more to do better.

However, even social media professionals can get a little ahead of themselves and try too many things. Social Media Marketing favors good engaging content, which is why it is essential to pay attention to the metrics and performance of your ads. There are so many things that one must avoid while using social media for marketing. Let’s take a look at some of these common mistakes.

1. Trying Too Hard to be Multi-Platform

Social media is now an umbrella term for so many different platforms, all equally influential and essential. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc., each have their own specific demographic and style of audience. They also each have their own ways of reaching the targeted audience and algorithms to follow. This can make it exceedingly difficult to perform equally well on all platforms. Depending on your product, style, and reach, the platforms you do well, will vary. A lot of people are guilty of trying to promote similar content on all media.

2. Confusion about Target Audience

This is something that a lot of lifestyle brands are guilty of. For B2B products and businesses, the target audience is pretty straightforward. For many other types of companies, a lot of confusion can lead to misuse of targeted marketing budget. The best campaigns are the ones that are targeted to a very specific demographic. These ads give you the best outcomes for the budget, and the returns are actually worth it.

3. Inconsistency with Posting

Social media marketing is not just about targeted ads. It’s about creating an online persona, an image that people relate or connect with. This means that regular posting on the platforms is a must. This is how you engage with the audience that already follows you. Companies understand this and start off with a head of steam where they post consistently for a while and then lose touch. To avoid this, regular posting of good content must be made a point. This regular posting is what keeps your online engagement in check. Losing that momentum can seriously hamper your overall reach, even when it comes to ad performances.

4. Dealing with Comments

When you post regularly on social media, people are going to comment on the posts. There is so much that this form of engagement could mean. If it is positive feedback, respond to comments with gratitude. If it’s negative feedback, reply to the comments with understanding and acknowledgment of faults, or just sincere, humble explanations putting your point forward. If it’s derogatory, use wits to put the foul engagement in place. Regardless of the type of comment, it is essential to stay engaged and respond because this encourages more people to react and comment on your content.

5. Underutilizing the Content Real Estate

This means that sometimes when you’re posting, you can be guilty of not using the full potential of a post. The text and the images can be packed with a lot of meaningful content. The combination can work wonders if done right. Sometimes a disconnection can be noticed between the textual and visual content. The tip here is to use relatable language and trending visual content. Finding a way to tie this all together is what the job of a professional is.

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****************This blog is compiled by Divyanshu Gupta***************

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Facebook Ads: An Easy & Efficient Way to Increase Your Business

In the last decade, Facebook has turned from a fun online platform to one of the most critical business tools. Marketing used to be a complex phenomenon, which it still is. Still, Facebook has made it possible for small companies to acquire world-class marketing services that are easy to wrap your head around and eliminates the need for absolute mastery of the platform.

The world is on Facebook. For any niche, you will find most of your audience on Facebook. Most of your potential clients and customers are on Facebook, and they use it actively! Even if Facebook isn’t their primary medium to hang out online, Facebook Ads are effective for Instagram and even WhatsApp since they are Facebook-owned entities.

It is as easy as recharging your cell phone or ordering food online. You bolster your Facebook ads account with a prepaid balance and make an ad campaign accordingly. Facebook will tell you exactly how much you need to spend to reach how many people.

The exciting part is, Facebook will even help you tweak and adjust your advertisement to reach the most people. They do so by providing ideal customization options that allow you to precisely market to the right audience making the most of your budget. These options include,

1. Location: If you’re a local business, you probably only want to target the people in a specific locale. You can target anywhere from worldwide, to particular locations. A bonus tip, some countries have a low spending rate and give you gigantic returns in terms of numbers, i.e. more engagement, comments, and reactions on your post. This may not help grow your clientele but makes you look good with clout, which is also very good for business in a way.

2. Gender: Sometimes, your advertisements are gender-specific. With Facebook ads, you can target either both or one of the genders. This makes your budget spending efficient.

3. Interests: This is an important demographic to be able to control. “Interests” on Facebook mean the pages people like and follow. You can use this feature to add your competitors to the targeting section. This way, people who are already following your competition will be targeted, making it easy for you to reach people who are already interested in similar services.

4. Connections: Facebook’s algorithm is complex and ever-changing. It wants people to spend the most time on Facebook, and sometimes the way to do it shows people content by other pages that they value more. This is why to even your followers; your posts can be invisible. Facebook wants you to remedy that by paying them money. Your existing followers and connections are the most likely to respond positively to your advertisements.

5. Lookalike Audience: This is an advanced feature that targets people who are really into your business. A lookalike audience is a list of Facebook accounts that fall under similar demographics as your current audience, but are not connected to you on Facebook. For example, a lookalike audience will have people who are in the same geographical region, have similar interests, and share similar online behavior as people on your current audience list, but just have not liked your page yet. Such an audience is more likely to respond to your Facebook Ad positively.

Tips and Tricks for Better Facebook Advertising

1. Goals: Facebook Ads have improved how they operate. They have pre-designed campaign models based on what you want to achieve. Using these models efficiently is very important to make the most of your money. These goals are as follows

  • Increase Website Traffic
  • Improve Attendance for an Event
  • Generate Sales Leads
  • Increase Content Reach
  • Boost Engagement
  • Increase Video Performance
  • Sell Products

2. Creatives: You will need some time to perfect your advertising strategy, and see what works best. Facebook Ads rely heavily on creatives which mean the medium of your ad. You could use various options like plain text, images, videos, carousels, slideshows, or even a combination of all of these things.

3. A & B Testing: One slick tip to optimize your budget is to run multiple ads simultaneously. Make little variable changes in each one of them, like targeting different demographics, using various types of creatives, or using different kinds of goals.

4. The Funnel: Every time a potential customer views your ad, your job is to make them go through the ad and fulfill the goal you have set for the advertisement. You do this by luring them in at every level strategically. It starts from the description text, going through the creative medium, and finally to the call of action. Your job is to make sure that every Content Marketing Sales Funnel level works to take the customer to the next one.

5. Optimize for Multiple Platforms: A Facebook Ad runs on Facebook and Instagram and WhatsApp. Every ad also has a variant for different mediums like mobile, desktop, or tablet. It also has options for various placements of the ad, like messenger or news feed, etc. Take your time to see where your customers react more and optimize your ads accordingly.

6. Take your time! : Facebook ads are simple, but when you take your time in learning your audience, pay close attention to how your ads are received, and how to maximize your reach corresponding to your budget, you can take your business marketing to new heights using the most readily available and easy to use tool out there!

Conclusion

Facebook Ads is the cheapest and easiest to understand marketing tool available. Businesses of all levels need to understand and make the best of this tool to reinforce their online presence and boost their business in the best way possible.

For further information on Facebook Ads, you may contact us or visit our website www.bmconsulting.in

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Combining Social media and SEO to get great business heights

Most modern businesses rely on a robust online presence. This presence could mean their visibility on Social Media or the World Wide Web in general. Companies need to get their content and awareness of their product in front of as large of an audience as they can gather. They get leads as well sales through this online process if their services and products are available to purchase online.

If you spend a lot of time promoting your business and services on social media, hoping that you get better search result rankings, you need to understand better how these things work. Sure, they are related since both belong on the internet, but their relationship is complicated.

With your content evolving on social media platforms, you get more backlinks, better engagement signals, and more SERP real estate for your search engine presence. However, social media is still not directly influencing your search engine rankings, which is why, when you understand how SEO and social media marketing work in tandem can help your businesses’ Marketing Strategies in remarkable ways.

There is a copious amount of strategies that one can craft to market their business online. So let’s read on and find out how to make the best of both worlds.

How Social Media Ties into SEO

The way people think social media works is the number of shares our posts get. Do these shares in any way help boost your SEO rankings?

The answer is; it’s complicated. We tend to forget that when we think about search engines, we only think of Google, forgetting about the other search engines that have existed for just as long, even longer.

For example, the search engine Bing has claimed that social media shares would boost the ranking of a page on their platform, whereas Google has hinted at the fact, that it might not be the most significant influence on the rankings there.

A straightforward way social media has been of help is by increasing your online visibility. This gives you a better way to Build Links and more chances to work and provide you with better rankings.

This raise in credibility online can translate directly into good SEO. The search engine crawlers, love content that is supported by a lot of people online, even on social media. Another way is to promote blogs and other ways to get to your website on social media. This way, you are helping your SEO.

Here are some steps you can take to use social media for SEO.

  1. Share and Promote Everything you Publish
  2. Build Online Relationships with Entities of Value
  3. Collaborate with Others
  4. Look for Influencer Marketing Opportunities
  5. Share your Expertise with Others
  6. Answer Questions on Quora with links to your Website
  7. Constant Posting Helps your Content get Indexed Quicker

How SEO Ties into Social Media

Hacking the social media game to use it in the best way is essential in this modern business climate. Regardless of how well you do with your SEO in general, social media by itself is a crucial tool to master. For this, a few SEO tricks can come in very handy.

Even social media content depends on textual content. That is a chance for you to optimize your text to cater to your audience better. Keyword research is an SEO practice that helps you gather keywords most searched by people interested in your niche.

It’s all about posting about what your customers want to read. With well-done SEO, you can write about exactly what’s trending and what’s going to sell.

Sometimes people even use social media websites to conduct searches. Your chances of doing well in these searches increase manifold once you conduct proper Keyword Research to publish your online content.

Well-conducted, technically sound SEO research helps you perform better on social media and even helps you track the progress or its lack.

Aligning SEO and Social Media Together

It’s just important to connect the dots, stay up to date on all your platforms and share the same content everywhere. It may sound easy, but so many people leave out simple steps to make sure their content reaches the most people.

These steps are simple. With the blogs, you regularly update, make sure to share them on your socials. Also, make sure that all your social links are available on your website. From time to time, promote your website on your social media in different ways other than blog uploads.

Often in companies of a medium to large scale, these two departments are handled by different personnel. This can create some difference between social media and SEO. Make sure that Everything links to Everything else. Also, keep all your SEO content sharable on social media platforms.

Conclusion

To put it simply, it is not that difficult to use the expertise of both social media marketing and SEO to make each other work better, with more efficiency. In this blog, we discussed many ways to make sure that SEO techniques make your social media posts more reachable, and the Services of Social Media Marketing can help your search result rankings.

For further information on Social Media and SEO, you may contact us or visit our website www.bmconsulting.in

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Influencer Marketing – What is this all about?

Influencer marketing utilizes a person’s popularity to sell products because people with a considerable following have a better reach when trying to sell products or services. Not more than a decade ago, this type of marketing was confined to celebrities and dedicated bloggers with many readers. In the modern era, influencer marketing has grown and is a very established aspect of online marketing.

With the rise of social media influencers, anybody can gain a strong online presence based on valuable content. This gives them everything they need to influence the market space with products and services of their choosing. These days, a big chunk of the youth depends on social media platforms for staying up-to-date with the world, entertainment, knowledge, and even buying products. So let’s take a deep dive into the concept of ‘Influencer Marketing.’

What are Influencers and Their Role in Marketing

Influencer Marketing combines the old school idea of celebrity endorsements with a modern age Content-Driven Marketing campaign. An influencer could be anyone from a well known local celebrity to someone whose popularity doesn’t carry forward in the “real” world. Online popularity is the only thing that matters when it comes to these kinds of marketing strategies.

Here are the two things needed for an online entity to be considered an “Influencer.”

  • A sway on their followers to influence their purchasing habits and decisions, using their knowledge on the product, and their relationship with their audience.
  • A proper following in a particular niche. This is important because, with online marketing, you can only sell to a specific target audience because of how crowded the online market space is.

What is Influencer Marketing?

When a brand collaborates with an online influencer to draft out a campaign that involves targeting advertisements and product endorsements to the influencer’s followers, it is called Influencer Marketing. This will help the brand improve its brand recognition and sell more products through a very hip and socially digestible medium.

Depending on the platform that an influencer, well, influences on, strategies and plans can change drastically. YouTube influencers are better suited to do full-fledged marketing videos to show off the product and its uses. In contrast, an Instagram influencer will have different types of followers that react differently to their content.

The classic “hire a celebrity to do a TV commercial” still works very well like it always has. But it is also still costly like it always has been. However, Influencer Marketing is relatively cost-effective and an excellent option for small local businesses trying to find their feet in the market place.

How to Make Influencer Marketing Strategies

Just like Social Media Marketing, Influencer Marketing depends on careful strategizing and planning. When you think about Influencer Marketing, you must immediately believe that it involves a trade of products for marketing. But that is not how that works.

1. Finding Influencers and Figuring-out their Pay

Research is the first step in making any strategy. First off, you want to analyze what social media platform is your target audience more likely to use. For this, there are many digital tools to help you with the analysis of customer trends.

Once you have that jotted down, you must research the famous influencers in that specific niche and contact them. Depending on your budget, you could either go for a big-time celebrity with a following in the millions or go for a micro-influencer who has followers somewhere in the 5-10 thousand range.

2. Setting a Budget and Advertisement Management Strategy

After you understand which you’re going to work with and how much money you’ll need, it is now time to create a budget and management strategy. You need to develop a timeline to execute, plan, and review your marketing campaign successfully.

One way to use social media marketing is to use automated advertisement programs. An influencer is a human being who can fall short of commitments because they have to manage their time and work with various other brands. So, it’s essential to employ some people skills as well.

3. Reviewing and Refining the Campaign

Like any marketing strategy, an Influencer Marketing campaign needs to be reviewed from time to time. Having pre-determined dates where you check the campaign regularly is a good idea. One way to do so efficiently is to learn about data tracking platforms, which can help you keep track of your sales sources. By tracking your results, you can have better ideas to make decisions and changes to your campaign.

Conclusion

The world of social media is ever-changing. It evolves rapidly, leaving behind old patterns. For example, the Instagram algorithm changes drastically now and then, depending on what kind of content the platform decides to push. But one thing that remains constant is the attention that online entities with significant followers will always have a place on the platforms, making their influence obsolete and immune to change. This is what makes Influencer Marketing a very viable option to sell your product to a very targeted audience.

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**This blog has been compiled by Divyanshu Gupta**

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How the Pandemic has Affected the Social Media Marketing Industry

Social Media Marketing

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the entire world in the past few months. To contain the spread of the virus, governments are forced to confine people to their homes. Doing this has brought unprecedented changes in the work-life balance for many. Internet usage has seen a huge surge during this lockdown, which has changed the face of social media marketing.

Before this ongoing pandemic, social media marketing was pretty simple. All you had to do was figure out the target audience, identify the time frame during which they use the social media platforms and advertise your products accordingly.

As compared to the pre-pandemic times, the number of hours spent by people on social media platforms has increased exponentially. All this has led to a drastic change in the behavior of people as well as their buying patterns. However, due to the enforced lockdowns on the public, these strategies are no longer the ‘only’ way to get your business to new heights.

For example, before this crisis, the best time to post on Facebook was on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and between 1 to 2 p.m. However, due to worldwide lockdown, the best time for posting is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10 to 11 a.m.

Nowadays, people are more inclined towards reading creative content, especially in the form of videos. This has opened up new doors for businesses to try something new and engage the customer by offering entertaining and unique content that not only showcases their products and services but also enhances their brand value.

The New Normal

With millions of users spending hours daily browsing and communicating through social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, social media marketing has become an essential factor for recovery for most businesses. As a matter of fact, numerous brands that used to rely on offline methods for running their business are now finding ways to go online and sustain in this difficult situation.

In post-pandemic times, user-generated content has become a great way for marketers to improve their sales without putting a lot of stress on their budget. This type of content will help to increase your social media presence organically as more people are now spending time online sharing different types of posts and articles.

Way To Cost-efficient Advertising

If you are a company that is waiting for increasing your investment in marketing, then this is the right time to do so! Competition has decreased drastically in this pandemic as many companies have failed to do business during this period. However, there are some who have carefully analyzed this situation and have used it to their advantage. After all, Warren Buffet has right said it – Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.

Cost-efficient Social Media Advertising has become the key to progress amidst the ongoing crisis. With great and engaging content, attracting people to your website and products has become an easy task as the number of social media users has increased dramatically.

Due to the surge in the usage of social media, marketers are now relying more on digital display ads as a means to promote their products. For a platform like Facebook, average CPC and CPM rates have dropped by a huge margin. This shows that display advertising can prove to be very effective as the prices are low and the number of people online is at an all-time high.

Conclusion

In spite of the havoc this pandemic has created globally, now is the ideal time for businesses to mold themselves according to the changing social media habits of their consumers and use it for their benefit. With the threat of an impending second wave, people are more concerned about where their money is going.

If you wish to progress in spite of the degrading market condition, then you need to strengthen your brand value by being creative and reliable. You can do this by granting promotional offers or by allowing flexibility in payment to your consumer in order to create a positive image of your brand.

Social Media Marketing is something that undergoes constant changes according to the current market scenario. Improvising your strategies so that they are in line with the current trends is the key to remain afloat even after the pandemic.

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Integrate your Amazon store front with social media marketing

Integrate your Amazon store front with social media marketing

Amazon Brand Store is a boon for sellers with a brand registry as it allows them to showcase all their products in one place. This store enables your shoppers to browse through all your ASINs and select the one they desire. Amazon store also offers sellers a safe haven from the fierce competition in the market. Thus, for a store that offers so many benefits, taking the right measures to bring traffic to it becomes of paramount importance to sellers.

The number of sellers on Amazon is growing on a daily basis which is making it very difficult for an existing seller to bring in conversions by relying on age-old marketing techniques. Also, running sponsored brand advertisements or performing SEO optimization is no longer the “ideal” way of boosting your sales.

Social Media Testimonial

If these techniques aren’t of much use, then the question has to be – what can be done to amass brand visibility or popularity in this digital world?

Social Media Marketing is the right answer to this question. This powerful tool can help you to build not only your brand but also your business. There are a plethora of benefits of marketing your brand through social media. These include low advertising costs along with increased brand loyalty, traffic, and lead generation, all of which eventually culminate into more sales.

Social media platforms are accessed every day by millions of people worldwide. This shows that with the right marketing technique, you can bring in visitors to your Amazon store and let them explore your product range without any interference. But how exactly can you use powerful social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to your advantage? Let’s get into the details:

Select the Right Social Media Platform

There are multiple social media channels out there that can allow you to promote your Amazon store. However, creating an account on all of these channels and maintaining it proves to be time-consuming as well as unproductive. Instead, choose a platform according to your preferred demographic and concentrate your efforts on increasing brand awareness with the help of that particular platform.

Facebook and Instagram are the most widely used platforms for social media marketing as many people, especially the young generation, spend hours daily scrolling through the posts and stories on these social media platforms. The demographics of Instagram are beneficial for any e-commerce business as they fall in the age bracket of 30-49, which is the prime buying age range. Besides this, Instagram also offers a “Shopping” section that allows you to connect with millions that engage with shopping posts to learn more about products.

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Create Enticing Content

Be it email marketing or social media marketing, crisp, engaging, and high-quality content is the need of the hour. Advertising the features of your product is not enough because people nowadays relate more to stories that showcase your brand’s journey and highlight its value.

You can either include short videos or add creative images in your posts to pique the customer’s interest in your brand. You can integrate these videos or images with your Amazon store link so that it will take the customer straight to your personal store, thereby increasing the chances of conversion.

Create Enticing Content

Create A Customer Database

As a seller, you must know that Amazon rules prohibit you from capturing email addresses using their platform. Thus, social media proves to be an effective way to gather customer emails that can help you to develop your business in the future.

You can put a link to your Amazon store on your social media profile and these links will also serve as opt-in forms for the potential buyer. However, you must also remember not to continuously link to your Amazon store in your social media posts as it might look too cliché and customers may tend to ignore it often.

Social Media Testimonial Is The Key

People usually connect immediately with other shoppers and which is why a positive review of your brand from other customers can help to seal the deal. The chances of a potential customer visiting your Amazon store and actually buying your product increase by many folds if you post customer testimonials online regularly and share them as much as possible.

If you are using Twitter, you can “Favourite” the tweets that mention your brand and retweet them using your account. For Facebook, you can share on your wall what your customers have to say about you in an effective way. For Instagram, you can include hashtags with your testimonials as they are a great way to attract attention and make that post shareable.

Social Media Testimonial

Amazon store is something that has the potential to change the way people look at your brand. A creative store develops a brand image and strengthens your place in the competitive Amazon market. Every possible effort should be taken to drive traffic to this store and the tips mentioned above will help you to do so, thereby generating sales.

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