5 More Top Benefits of Social Media
Jon / August 3rd 2022 / 6 minute read
We’ve got another 5 great benefits for why social media can truly benefit your brand and business so, keep on reading to learn more and put them into action for yourself today!
Creating Online Communities
One of social media’s most beneficial qualities is the ability to humanise your brand to your audience’s eye. Creating an online community with your target audience on social media is imperative for building relationships and trust. And, what better way to do so than by regularly providing great reasons for your target audience to connect with you and keep track of your business’s activities?
Be it positive or negative feedback, you’ll be able to learn what your target audience likes, dislikes or even what they want to see happen within your business. This can then help you to amplify how social media benefits you. Social provides you with the opportunity to learn more about your target audience, such as: opinions, preferences and values. Learning this helps you to create more engaging content tailored for them and can potentially improve your overall business model.
Getting to know what your target audience thinks about your brand can help you adapt your business to evolve in the future. Giving your brand a likeable personality can make it more relatable and popular, thus increasing your chances to boost business through these online communities.
Networking & Relationship Building
Building and then maintaining relationships is crucial to nearly all that we do as humans. Be it friendships, jobs, partnerships or volunteer organisations, and most anything that requires the use of a collective power as a team. This is where social media has made it that much easier to attain, develop and maintain real relationships.
These networks hold endless potential for networking and partnerships that can end up helping benefit your business in a multitude of positive ways. Backlinks, tags, shoutouts, mentions, increased referral visits and boosted branding are just a handful of these ways. By building these quality relationships, it becomes a lot easier to streamline the communication we get from social media, and relationships with influencers and other brands can earn a lot of value to your content.
Just some of the examples of developing these relationships are:
- Increased brand loyalty
- Trust from other networks and connections
- The acquisition of quality backlinks
- Potential brand and influencer partnerships
- New business opportunities
Increased Website Traffic
Social media channels are supplemental to your brand’s website and its brick-and-mortar location(s). Its intention is to reach different audiences in a personal, informational and entertaining way to connect with and refer to those potential customers you may not have been able to engage with before and get them to know your brand and purchase from you.
When used correctly, social media is a great way to feed your audience and potential customers to your website. Maybe you have a new product you’ve been showing on Instagram? Take that opportunity to use internal and external links to the product on your website where people can learn more about it, look to purchase and get to know you more in the process. There are endless ways to drive users to your brand’s website for useful and valuable reasons so make sure to utilise social media to help you achieve this!
Lead Generation & Sales Boost
As social media platforms have developed and evolved over the years, they have become even more powerful at driving leads, with most of the platforms eventually adding clear calls to action for a brands page, posts and much more.
Most brand owners and their marketing counterparts know that social media is a great tool to let the public get to know and even understand their brand but it can also be a great driver for leads too, both directly and indirectly. It can seem obvious but can be easily overlooked. It’s key to make sure that it is simple for consumers to convert through all of the social media channels for your brand and tap into them and their followers too.
New innovations on these platforms for helping to drive new sales leads arise all the time. Platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have gone through updates to help display clear calls to action for brand accounts where businesses are encouraged to showcase their products and services clearly. This then makes real sales from within the social platform more common than ever before.
Staying Top of Mind
By keeping your posts engaging, entertaining and informative, your followers will be happy when they see your new content appear in their feeds, keeping you top of mind so that you’re their very first stop when it comes time to make a purchase! You can also do this by voicing your business’s opinion on trending or breaking news to stay in the conversation – why not even try to lead it when you can?
So, to sum up…
The possibilities and benefits of social media are somewhat endless so make sure to utilise it to its max!
Check out here how we at Teapot can help you with your social media needs too.