Social media consumers possess more purchasing power than they ever did before. According to social media statistics which were released recently, Instagram and Facebook have developed into two of the top channels for people who are looking to research as well as buy products online. Buyers have become familiar with the concept of social selling.
Although this is good news, you need to stop thinking about social media as a straight-line sales or lead generation medium. If you’re attempting to sell directly to clients on social media, you’re not getting it. ‘Social’ translates into ‘human interaction’. Without that interaction, your social media marketing will fail.
Ditch the vanity metrics
Stop thinking of social media as a popularity contest. If you see your social campaigns as a failure as you have less ‘likes’, ‘followers’ or ‘connections’ than you had initially hoped, then you were doomed from the start. The idea behind social media marketing is the same as that behind all digital marketing: to promote sales and/or generate leads. As you realise from your site, traffic (likes, followers as well as connections on social media) is only a tiny part of the equation. Conversion is another, just as essential part.
Many companies make use of social in order drive lots of sales and/or attain lots of leads. One of the most significant plus factors of the Internet is that it is a massive open book. If there is a massive sales success story on the web, it is possible for you to find it, study it as well as learn from it. After this, you can adapt those lessons to your company, test them as well as see what works.
Improve your sign-ups by using social logins
Social logins permit users to sign up for – and log into your website, app, list or service – by using their social accounts as opposed to having to create a new account just for your website. For most sites, implementing social logins have several benefits:
- The simple, one-click sign-up, using an existing account is attractive to users because it is effortless. In addition, website owners who implement this report a pretty good conversion rate. As most users keep themselves logged into their social accounts (or at least have their social password committed to memory), there’s no chance of password fatigue.
- The foundation of getting visitors to sign up with their social login information is a clean user experience. How you offer a social login option can make sign-up as well as sign-in processes more attractive to visitors.