One of the biggest sectors of growth in the online e-commerce community has been in social media Web sites. Social networking sites and blogging pages have become commonplace in the lives of millions of Americans as well as people around the globe. Accessing this growing market and taking advantage of marketing opportunities within it is an excellent way to build your brand’s name, increase your potential customer outreach, and send your sales through the roof.
A great way to increase traffic to your online store is to create other reasons for customers to visit your Web page than merely to make a purchase. By setting up a blogging post section of your Web site, you can attract visitors to your site on a daily basis, even though they might not have any intentions of making a purchase. Make sure that this blogging section of your e-commerce Web site is clearly visible and accessible, and make it easy for customers to view the blog without having to dig through product descriptions.
Facebook has appeared as a powerful ally to everyone involved in e-commerce marketing. The social media portal offers numerous opportunities for increasing traffic and advertising your website’s main products and services.
Facebook gives you a wide range of tools that can be used in e-commerce marketing. It might take some time to see an increase in traffic but if you keep your efforts focused, you will succeed. Focus on links to useful content and interesting promotions. Grow your network so that more people have the chance to see your message. As of January 2010 Twitter had 75 million users. The users are
expected to peak at roughly 160 million according to businessinsider. Averaging around 40 million tweets a day and growing at a rate of around 17% a month. Highlighting the mobility of the platform about 80% of Twitter activity takes place on mobile devices.
It is important to note that according to The Guardian’s Digital Content Blog, Twitter already reached its full market share and peaked in mid 2009. A recent study by Barracuda Networks Inc. claims that only 21% of twitter users are actively using the platform. Twitter offers advertisers the ability to promote their products and services through building followers and in the near future through Promoted tweets
By incorporating popular social media venues into your business plan, you will give yourself the ability to reach far more customers than ever before. Attracting visitors by adding a blog or by posting blogs on other social media sites is a great way to increase revenues and multiply the amount of daily traffic your e-commerce site will see. Doing so will enable you to increase your brand’s popularity, and will allow you to advertise to consumers who might have never had an opportunity to learn of your business or the products you offer.
Keeping up with a constantly changing media structure and online commerce advances will prove to be a vital component of any successful business plan as we continue to emerge through the current technological revolution. Businesses who fail to keep up with the
changing commerce structures are certain to see hardships and difficulties as more and more consumers turn to the Internet for all of their purchasing needs.