4 Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram: Social media is something everyone uses, whether you are a brand, marketer, or business.

it’s always important to make sure you go with the flow and be ready to adapt to any issues that might come your way. This blog will point out four different mistakes that are commonly made in the world of social media.

Any effective digital marketing strategy involves an integral component that is social media. it is one of the best digital platforms for propelling businesses forward rapidly, provided that social media marketing is done right.

1. Having no clear social media strategy

Companies without a clear social media strategy would never deliver an effective message to their audience. to execute a successful social media marketing plan, a clear, KPI based, and well-defined strategy must be in place.

So what’s the solution? Among these strategies include having a social media voice, conceptualizing measurable goals, developing a policy for social media, and planning a social media calendar.

posting blindly will get you nowhere. set a clear social media strategy and you would be well on your way to having the best and most engaging content on the webs.

2. Paying for fake followers

While millions of followers, likes, and fans would help leverage a business’ prominence and validate its social proof. it won’t help with the increased ROI not will it improve user engagement if it’s spam or fake.

In May 2018 alone, Instagram deleted 10 million accounts each week for sending malicious, automated messages. oversight, many celebrities, and prominent personalities and businesses had lost tons of followers.

What’s the solution? The short answer is to aim to build genuine consumer relationships rather than focusing on numbers.

3. Sharing too many in a short amount of time

Posting one content after the other within minutes or even hours is a good strategy if you are aiming to turn off your visitors and prospects.

What’s the solution? As much as possible, strive to share posts on consistently and regularly. create a posting schedule and make use of online scheduling tools like Hootsuite and Buffer to space out your posts and avoid overwhelming and spamming your followers.

4. Not taking advantage of hashtags

Hashtags are a great way for businesses to insert themselves into conversations and trending topics that make sense, while also doubling engagement.

For example, businesses can use the hashtag #throwbackthursday, or #TBT, to cash in on one of social media’s longest lasting regular Thursday conversations. For this hashtag, it makes sense to post an old image or ad, because it flows with the conversation. Using a new ad or product image would stand out and seem promotional.

Using strategically chosen hashtags can help businesses find their target audience, reach non-followers in large numbers and help grow a brand’s influence.

Wrapping it up

Brands should strive to create their own social media voice, while also attempting to optimize their social media efforts by avoiding the common pitfalls listed above. Social media has the ability to be an effective and cost controlled method for reaching out to potential consumers, engaging with current fans and helping increase sales.

Mohamed Moujahid

I'm a data-driven digital marketing specialist currently living in France. I'm also certified in Inbound Marketing, Google Ads and Analytics with four years of experience in developing lead generation and traffic acquisition strategies.

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