Effective Ways to Increase Your Social Media Reach Organically

Effective Ways to Increase Your Social Media Reach Organically

Effective Ways to Increase Your Social Media Reach Organically

We all know or have seen the effects of a good social media reach. Some of our favourite Facebook pages get thousands of likes, followers and tons of engagement daily. But, why is it that even though you seem to be doing the right things, you’re still not increasing your social media reach like these other pages?

This is a million-dollar question that everyone who has created a social media page wants to know. How can a business or an individual grow their social media reach without paying for it?

Increase your reach organically

Sometimes businesses prefer to grow their social media reach organically. They will not pay for advertisements and would rather gather likes slowly and organically.

This option is beneficial for small businesses who find that paying for social media marketing is too expensive.

You can grow your social media reach organically using these methods:

Optimise Facebook

Simply creating a social media account and posting content is not enough, you’ve got to make sure that your page is optimised for search engines. When Google crawls your social media pages, they are looking for relevant information such as name, description, the number of likes, and the number of people talking about your page.  This information will help them to list and rank your page with the right keywords.

Failing to add the right information will land your business at the bottom of search engine results. Funny enough, this is a mistake that the biggest brands are doing. A simple search for “Vehicles on Facebook” for example, brings up small business results and none of the big car brands. This is because these small businesses have learned how to optimise their Facebook pages.

Effective Ways to Increase Your Social Media Reach Organically

Here’s how you can also optimise your Facebook page:

  • Add an important keyword in your profile name. for example, if you’re in the car business, add “cars” in your profile name.
  • Complete your bio. This will help
  • Complete the key
  • Request reviews from customers. Request at least five reviews from your best customers. This will make your page stand out from the crowd in search results.
  • Add hashtags to your post. Many people search certain keywords in the Facebook search bar. If you search “cars” for example, all the posts with this keyword will pop up. If you want to be on top of search results, make sure that you add a few keywords in the description box of each post. Be wary of overdoing hashtags. Two to three hashtags per post are enough.
  • Optimise your audience. In the picture below is a screenshot of what a Facebook page’s settings look like. If you go three lines down you can edit your page’s visibility. Make sure that you’ve selected “allow preferred audience selection…”. This will help you to reach the right people.

Effective Ways to Increase Your Social Media Reach Organically

Optimise Twitter

The trick to getting your Twitter page noticed is to use hashtags in your posts, especially hashtags that are trending. Word of caution – Don’t use popular hashtags in your Twitter bio or name as it will direct people away from your page. You can use a hashtag in your bio or name only if your company dominates it or if it isn’t so popular.

Another way to optimise Twitter is to use automatic greeting messages when people follow you. Tools such as Crowdfire allow you to do this.  Here’s an example of a Crowdfire automatic message:

Thank you for following me, I see that we have the same interests. I am a professional Social Media Manager that helps people boost their social media presence. Don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any question. My links are xxx…

Finally, add your Twitter handle in the publicise portion of your blog post editor. When readers share your blog to Twitter, it will mention your Twitter handle. This will get more people to follow your Twitter account.  If you’re not sure how to do this, this blog explains it in detail.

Optimise Instagram

With Instagram, adding hashtags to your profile name works perfectly. I have done this myself and found that my follow rate has increased by 20%. Another tip is to have a simple Instagram handle. Handles with many digits or funny characters are difficult to remember and find.

7 Great Inbound Marketing Techniques Every Business Should Use

7 Great Inbound Marketing Techniques Every Business Should Use

7 Great Inbound Marketing Techniques Every Business Should Use

Outbound marketing techniques such as cold calling and emails were once the only methods used by businesses to attract clients. But since inbound marketing has come to the scene, companies are finding that they can grow their business even faster. Inbound marketing not only grows your business, but it also allows a company to educate their prospects instead of just selling a product.

Here are seven inbound marketing techniques you can use in your business:

1.  Build specialised landing pages

You may have many different products on your business website, but one way to make one product stand out is to create individual landing pages. A landing page is a unique one-pager that focuses on one thing. This helps keep visitors focused on why they clicked your links and helps you make more sales.

How to use landing pages: If you’re in the business of apparel and you sell clothes, shoes and hats for example, but you think that your hat sales should increase, you can create one unique URL/page that only contains information about your hats. Make sure to add a call to action such as, “If you purchase a hat today, you get $10 off your purchase.” This call to action will propel your visitors to purchase more hats.

2.  Take advantage of SEO

Make sure that your business ranks on search engines for the right keywords. Research has found that longtail keywords work better than one-word keywords, so next time you write a blog or create an AD, add a keyword of at least three words.

3.  Get your to write smart blogs

Many businesses write articles, blogs or news on their website with no clear purpose. To make sure that your website ranks for the right keywords, write “smart” blogs. Smart blogs are those that educate your audience, but at the same time influences them to purchase your product. This is a great task to outsource to your Virtual Assistant.

Example: I recently wrote a blog for a recruitment company about how jobseekers can excel at interviews. Within the post, I added information about the recruitment company and how jobseekers can get personal assistance from this company to do well at interviews. This blog served two purposes; the first, educating the reader on how to be successful at interviews, and the second, offering one-on-one help to each reader.

4.  Track how prospects find you

Knowing where your prospects and clients are finding you is valuable information that can help you to create better content. Use Google analytics and or surveys to evaluate where users find you the most.

5.  Guest blog

Guest blogging on other websites is a great way for you to:

  • Expose your brand
  • Get linkbacks to your site
  • Add prestige to your brand

6.  Create popups

Some people hate popups, but research shows that they’re useful to build an email list. If they weren’t, you wouldn’t see all websites with them. Businesses can use popups to collect email addresses and send email campaigns. Embrace the popup but make sure it’s:

  • Simple and neat
  • Easy to close
  • Doesn’t require much information

7.  Host a Q&A session

A great way to interact with your audience is through a Questions and Answers session. In this way, prospects get to ask their burning questions and you get to educate them on your brand. Make sure to collect email addresses of all attendees so that you may send marketing material after the session.

Conclusion

Inbound marketing has become the holy grail of marketing. Businesses have seen its benefits and therefore are using it more rigorously. These are just seven of multiple inbound marketing techniques. For more techniques, contact us and one of our consultants will gladly help you.