In today's digital age, social media is a powerful tool that businesses can use to reach their target audience and grow their customer base. But with so many social media platforms out there, it can be tough to know which ones are the best for your business.
That’s why we’re here. We’re going to cover the top 5 best social platforms for marketing your business, so you can decide which platforms your business should focus on.
Top 5 Best Social Platforms for Marketing Your Business
Before we start breaking down the platforms, let’s start by saying this: just because these are the best platforms doesn’t mean you need to be on all of them. In fact, you probably shouldn’t. Each platform has its own unique strengths and weaknesses and appeals to different demographics.
For example, if you're a B2B company, LinkedIn could be a great platform for reaching potential customers and partners. If you're a B2C company, Instagram can offer an opportunity to connect with your customers and build relationships.
Bottom line: you need to be where your audience is. A big part of developing a solid social media marketing strategy is figuring out who your target audience is and where they hang out and then showing up there to create high-quality content and engage in a meaningful way.
That being said, your audience is most likely present on at least one of these platforms. So let’s get started!
When you’re listing the best social platforms for marketing your business, it makes sense to start with Instagram. Even with the overwhelming popularity of TikTok, Instagram still has more users — 1.3 billion, to be precise. That means Instagram is still king of the visual social media platforms. Between Stories, Reels, Guides, and regular photo posts, Instagram gives you a variety of options when it comes to content creation.
If you have an ecommerce business, Instagram offers a fantastic social shopping element where you can allow customers to shop your products directly through the app. Instagram is also great for sourcing user-generated content, taking advantage of influencer marketing, and generally connecting with your customers.
You know it was coming… TikTok has to be next on the list simply for the way it shook up the social media world. Beginning as “that dancing app”, it’s now home to 1 billion users and has been a surprisingly effective marketing tool for businesses. One of the best things about TikTok is that creators tend to see high organic reach on this platform, compared to platforms like Instagram. That means you have the potential to gain a large following without spending much (or any) money on advertising. There’s also a chance for monetization on the app, if you get a decent amount of eyes on your content.
One of the keys to doing well on TikTok is pairing your video content with the right trending sound. When it comes to marketing your business on TikTok, the two main rules of thumb are to tap into your humorous side and to be as relatable and down to earth as possible.
Even through the advent of platforms like Instagram and TikTok, Facebook has remained the largest social media platform globally. It’s also one of the biggest local business directories, which makes it a great place to market your business. Keep in mind that the audience on Facebook does tend to skew older, so consider that in your market research when you’re choosing your social media platforms.
You can use Facebook to hold discussions, film live streams, announce events, etc. One of the biggest benefits of Facebook is the ability to create Facebook groups and pages where you can build real, genuine community with your audience.
As we mentioned earlier, LinkedIn is the place to be if you’re a B2B company. As a whole, LinkedIn is all about community, learning, and celebrating leadership. It’s a great platform for establishing yourself as a thought leader and an expert in your industry. You can even write and publish articles natively on LinkedIn, as opposed to sharing a link to a blog.
You can use LinkedIn to share your company's news and updates, connect with potential customers, and find new employees. LinkedIn is a great way to build your professional network and connect with people who can help you grow your business.
You may not always think of YouTube as a social media platform, but it can be an amazing opportunity for marketing your business. It does have many of the elements of a social media platform — you can share videos, like and comment on content, follow accounts you like. The main difference is that YouTube isn’t just a social media platform. It’s also a search engine — the second largest behind Google.
There are tons of ways to monetize your content on YouTube. And now, with YouTube Shorts coming on the scene as an answer to TikTok, you can even repurpose your short-form video content (or break down a longer YouTube video) and upload as a Short.
If you pick YouTube as a platform for marketing your business, try to focus on adding value rather than going “viral”. You could create tutorial or how-to videos for your products, explainer videos giving insight into your business, shoppable YouTube live streams, and much more.
What social platforms are you using for marketing your business? Tell us in the comments!
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