The arrival of recent Media and entertainment technologies like the Internet and digital broadcasting gave rise to various social media sites for example Orkut, MySpace, YouTube, LinkedIn, Hi5 and Facebook being the few famous examples. Among them, Facebook is currently the most popular one. Social networks are websites where people across all continents meet and share their views, news, photos, videos, links and messages.
Social media has turned into a buzzword among Internet marketers since they began to woo the users of such sites. The nature of social networking sites - i.e. virtually free and instant recognition - will be the main draw. The strength of SMO was recently felt during social unrest in Egypt, Libya and other countries.
Although the chance of content in all forms - whether it be in text, picture, audio, or video going viral can be as remote as a possible oasis within the desert. It is often observed that marketing over these social networks bear excellent results unlike any other medium on the Internet currently. A hostile and vigorous online marketing strategy helps in the end.
Start-up businesses, especially online sellers of products or services should allocate some of the budget towards social internet marketing, especially on Facebook. In comparison to other media forms, and considering cost-to-benefit ratios, Facebook marketing is regarded as the cost-effective and robust kind of promotion. The next Facebook marketing tactics might be used by start-up enterprises:
Open an account in company's name or brand / trade name making as much 'friends' as you possibly can using your friends, relatives, supporters and employees whilst enlarging the circle.
Upload photos or demo videos of items or services. They are impressive as most people enjoy to watch photos and videos, which will help them to relax and enjoy and also at once they are feed with required information. Text reading is considered as boring climax always beneficial.
Post humorous, witty and satirical, philosophical and spiritual content. Manage a group of posts appear daily, if at all possible.
Post company/ employee events, specially those about award giving and philanthropic activities.
Encourage your mates to 'like', share or comment.
Keep altering your profile pictures.
In a nutshell, stay in news. All the activities above entail no expenditure. In the event that fails you can always bank upon paid or pay per click (where you have to pay only when users click on it) advertisements.
Facebook Marketing is, thus, the easiest, craziest and also the best medium of social media marketing. Using its universal reach growing at breakneck speed, start-up businesses must take the ability.