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A Beginner’s Guide to Lead Conversion with Social Media

By Sean Work

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So, you’ve been publishing on Facebook, Twitter and maybe a few other social media platforms, and you’ve built up a decent following in each channel. Your audience is starting to engage more and more with your content.

Maybe you’re wondering, “Okay, what’s next? How can I take this to the next level? How can I use social media to drive leads for my business?”

Done right, social media can be an extremely powerful tool for lead generation, but getting there takes time, patience, a lot of testing and the dedication to post highly-valuable content for your audience.

This guide focuses on how to generate leads with non-paid content in social media. Social ads are also an excellent for leads, and maybe it’s something I’ll talk about in a future post. For now, we’ll learn how to create content for Facebook and Twitter that inspires clicks and conversions, and how to measure the results of your social lead gen efforts so that you can show your boss just how valuable social media can be for your business.

Here we go.

Optimize How You Link to Your External Content

In order to be effective at generating leads with social media you need to treat it as a key part of your overall content marketing machine. This means that social media becomes a place where you distribute high-value content to your audience––content found on your blog, the resources section of your site or on landing pages.

But it’s not just about the value of the content you’re linking to; what really counts is how you format the posts in each channel.

Before diving into how to optimize your posts for lead generation, let’s take a look at three possible lead generation paths for social:

  1. Social channel > Blog post with link to a relevant landing page (gated content) > lead
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Why Have A Newsletter?

With the success of “social media” sites like Twitter and Facebook, a newsletter may seem like an old fashioned “been there, done that” sort of effort. Granted, those interactive websites are the new technology, and used by just about anyone with a computer. Compared to that, the traditional newsletter may appear out of date, but newsletters still have value and a newsletter has some significant benefits that can make a difference.

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Blog posts become Newsletter content

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Our Newsletter

Does this look hard? The thought of creating a monthly newsletter is a huge turn-off for most small business owners. Challenges come up like, “Who has the time?” and “What will I talk about?”. It is the same challenge faced by business owners when we try to encourage them to blog about their expertise on their website. Well, this newsletter is proof that a small business owner can do it. We get it done and we can do it for you.

The most effective use of blog articles on your website are to take those postings and to push them out to your social sites to a Facebook Fan Page, LinkedIn and Twitter. And if you can write just four articles a month, they can be compiled into a newsletter that can be sent out to your email contacts. We use Constant Contact to compose our monthly newsletter. There are a lot of good email systems out there. So, pick one and get to work. You can write just one quick article a week. 350 to 400 words is long enough. Nobody really has the time to read a long story. They want the information and knowledge and they want it fast. So, tell your story, make your point.

And, if you need help, we can write articles, add them to your website, push them out to your social sites and then compile them into a nicely designed monthly newsletter. All you have to do, is send us a check every month. Ha!

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Written by Stu Kushner

Blog and Social Media Marketing Strategies by DC SEO Expert

online marketing, SEO. social media marketingIf you are new to online marketing in any capacity the sheer volume of potential approaches might seem completely overwhelming.  Creating a social media presence is a great way to communicate directly with your customers and give your business a boost, but combining social media with a blog can maximize your marketing efforts.

Social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter give you the power to communicate with customers and prospects in real time.  You can impart up to the minute info

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From Readers to Leads in One Easy Step

 Website Design, Internet Marketing, DC, Attracting and holding onto social media followers and blog readers can be a tricky and time consuming part of your online marketing plan.  You’ve got to provide frequent, but not too frequent, updates and you’ve got to ensure that you are constantly providing high quality and useful information.  Thankfully, once you’ve gotten into the most appropriate rhythm for publishing posts and status updates and have got readers hooked on your content, the most difficult part of the process is out of the way.

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Stand Out from the Crowd

internet marketing, website designIn order to draw prospects in and ultimately convert them to customers, you’ve got to be able to offer them something different from the competition.  Even if your products offer very similar solutions to the competition in terms of a prospective customer’s problem, you’ve got to find a way to stand out and get noticed.

A great way to give prospects something that they can’t get anywhere else is by offering a bit of your expertise in your unique voice by way of your blog and through social media marketing.  Turn your website into a resource. Your business blog and social media profiles give you a unique opportunity to connect directly with current and prospective customers and give them something your competition couldn’t possibly offer – a piece of yourself.

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Social Blogging Benefits

internet marketing, content writing,SEOYour business blog may not be a social media platform like Facebook or Twitter, but being as social as possible on your blog will help to maximize your marketing efforts.

We talked a few posts ago about the importance of allowing friends and fans to post on your Facebook wall to encourage communication and establish a better connection.  The same goes true for your blog readers and subscribers when it comes to commenting.

If you want to maximize the marketing efforts of your business blog, you can’t close the comments sections on your posts.  Some disagreements may arise in the comments and you may not always fall in love with what your readers say, but encouraging that line of communication is essential for success.

Receiving blog comments can improve and enhance your blog in a number of ways.  Insightful reader comments can not only add essential and relative links to your blog, but they can add to the usable content making each post even more beneficial to new readers.

Every valuable piece of information that gets added to one of your posts has the power to make that post more interesting to readers and to keeping those readers on your blog for a longer period of time.  The longer you can keep a reader engaged, entertained and glued to your site the more opportunity you’ve got to take them from reader to customer. Click Here

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Maximizing Marketing Efforts

content writing, SEO, internet marketingYour business blog and Twitter account can each be powerful marketing tools when used separately, but you can maximize your potential conversions by learning how to make the two work together.

Posting links to recent blog posts on Twitter can serve as a way to get the word out when a new post has gone live, but you’ve got to offer more than that to reap the full benefit of your Twitter account.  Despite the fact that you’ve only got 140 characters to prove your point or engage your followers on Twitter many will expect, and deserve, more than just a link to point them to a new post.

Thankfully, it doesn’t take a whole lot of additional effort to push your Twitter followers to a blog post and compel them to get involved in the conversation.  Inform your followers that you’ve got new content published while simultaneously asking them to contribute their point of view.  Using phrases like “we need your feedback,” “we’d appreciate your help” or “we’d love your opinion” prior to your link will not only push your followers to your content but gently urge their participation.

By incorporating this approach into your marketing you can ensure that the content that you’ve worked so hard on will be read and that you’ll have the chance to attract reader opinions as well.  Hearing the thoughts of your customers and prospects on certain issues can help you determine new directions to take with your content and future developments for your business and can even possibly help foster ideas for future posts.

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Make Use of the News for Blog Fodder

online marketing, SEO, content writingEven if you’ve followed all of the practical tips for harvesting content on your blog the time might eventually come when you are strapped for a solid and compelling idea for a post.  This is especially true if you are voracious about marketing with your blog and make an effort to post daily updates.

The good news is that you don’t need to rely completely on direct customer questions or highly specific industry news in order to create content that your readers and customers will enjoy.  It’s perfectly fine, and in many cases welcome, to take a break from the

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