In a world where more people are exploring virtual horizons as opposed to real ones, social media has become a prime place for businesses. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are hotspots for over half the population. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, Facebook alone has over 1 billion users. If you haven’t already created a modern outlet for your growing company, you may find yourself sinking in the search engines.
How Does Social Media Help Businesses?
So what do these statistics have to do with small businesses? Social Media sites provide multiple outlets for companies to advertise and reach new customers. With the amount of cyber traffic that social sites see, companies are given opportunities to have their ads viewed millions of times per day.
Sites such as Facebook also allow companies to create an online business hub. People are gravitating toward these social media pages to see updates, read reviews and get information about a business. Social media allows consumers to quickly see the latest products and services offered by a company as well as any specials or discounts. It’s easier for businesses to post an update to social media rather than update their website. In addition, these updates instantly appear in the newsfeeds’ of brand followers.
Connecting with Customers
Consumers can also connect with brands through social media. They can share pictures of products, write reviews and even talk to customer service representatives. Client loyalty is built through these connections, and can even generate repeat business.
This is the age of technology. Companies that want to stay afloat need to rely more on social media outlets. Social media allows for expansion, connection, advertising, and most importantly consistent exposure. Social sites allow businesses to showcase client feedback, keep consumers up-to-date at a faster and more reliable pace, and helps companies to build lasting connections.
Social media and business have become synonymous with each other. Make your company stand out in the world of followers, photo fanatics, and tweeters today so you can #Succeed.