Your Business’ Online Influence
Amidst all the social media campaigns arising from here and there, small businesses are facing challenges in searching for the most effective way in building online presence. Outshining competitors through effective online marketing is one driving force in increasing the conversion ratio of website visitors. The real question is how we really and accurately measure online influence and where to find the needed intelligent help.
First off, business entrepreneurs and website owners need to review the basics and goals of building online presence. In that way, expectations are set and realistic timelines are quickly identified. Secondly, determine the target group to market your website and your business. One common mistake of most businesses is they tend to aim at everyone rather than focusing to a specific single group at a time. The intelligent approach is to narrow the target audience to become the first choice of 20% of population, that gives higher probability of online success.
After all the efforts of setting your goals and your target market, you now start to build your businesses’ online profile through various forms of social media. Although it’s a real challenge to identify numerical value of online influence, even the best online marketers face that, however there are ways that provides precise answers, one is your website traffic.
Website traffic does not only mean page reviews but also number of your subscriptions, like rss subscribers, people retweeting your articles/blogs, testimonials/comments you are receiving, number of word of mouth referrals, etc. Another determining factor is recommendations coming from other social media say tweeter, facebook, linkedin, connections from other websites, etc.
Boosting online influence does not only play around on how effective you are in propagating messages all over the web but it also depends on 2 most important factors, trust and expertise.
You need to set the right amount of trust to your network that somehow creates a constant expectation which you may be able to drive a person to act in your best interest if given information and demonstrate those expectations at par to your expertise to keep them following and loyal to you. Using the online influence of social media sites has a lot of potential and can be of great benefit in establishing greater influence in your business.