Social Media Quick Check List for 2011
8 quick actions to consider to assist with your inbound marketing activity in 2011 – and ensure you keep on top of your social media activity.
1) Content Pipeline - Create a blog features list, scan all areas of your website; services, faqs, guides and write features around them, creating an extensive pipeline of blog posts to circulate.
2) Forum Activity - Select 3 or 4 relevant forums. Visit them each day to review threads / conversations – and participate where relevant.
3) Google Alerts - Set Google Alerts on your company name, competitor names and other relevant keywords to monitor. Watch alerts and comment, share where relevant.
4) Hootsuite - Ensure all relevant keywords are being tracked in Hootsuite (or similar eg: Co Tweet). Track conversations brand name mentions – and respond to any requests. (Simple spreadsheet to track date and people will do).
5) Monitor - Measure number of Twitter followers, Facebook fans, site visits from social media platforms (via analytics) – track growth and trends. (Simple spreadsheet which you update weekly/monthly will do.
6) Promotion - Include links to Twitter, Linked In, Facebook on all comms where relevant. Email footers, sign offs, newsletter, website pages, business cards, landing pages.
7) Collaboration - Partner up with key influencers. Select 4 or 5 bloggers that you click with and email them, ask if they want to create a ‘comment and sharing’ consortium – whereby you all help each other’s blogs and sites achieve greater reach. Comment, tweet posts etc.
8 ) Schedule Activity - Don’t miss out on sharing information via Twitter / Facebook each day. Set up your tweets via Hootsuite so that you’ve got a steady stream of activity.
Michelle Carvill is Partner and Marketing Director at Carvill Creative - a graphic design and marketing services agency based in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Carvill Creative covers all aspects of graphic design and marketing - covering digital and social media marketing and optimised website planning and user focused website design.
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