You Need Social Media Monitoring Because You Need to Listen to What People Are Saying

You Need Social Media Monitoring Because You Need to Listen to What People Are Saying

Social Media Monitoring Means Just That, To Monitor

When you deal with social media marketing, you need to deal with people talking to you and your brand through the different platforms you have. Like a person talking directly to you, you need to listen to what people are saying about you.

Social media is a great way to market your business and brand, but it goes even way beyond that. Social media has finally given people the opportunity to express their feelings and emotions about any brand or company, whether positive or negative. So, since part of your social media marketing effort is to do social media monitoring, how do you respond to people’s commentary?

Social Media Tools for Social Media Marketing

If you need to monitor more than two or three social media platforms for your company, you might need the help of social media tools. There are countless social media monitoring tools on the internet, and some can be downloaded for free. When these social media tools are used, you increase the chances of:

  • Garnering invaluable feedback – being able to read about your target market’s reaction to your marketing campaign, products, or brand will greatly help you to improve whatever needs to be improved or upgraded.
  • Putting a human voice on your social voice – this allows you to easily engage with your target market and makes you look more approachable.
  • Prevent more harmful social reaction to your brand – social media is the best platform for any form of damage control, especially for damage not caused directly by the company or its brand.

Improve your customer service skills

When you respond promptly to anyone on any social media platform, thanks to your better social media monitoring, you are greatly showing everyone, most especially potential customers, that you have awesome customer service skills. Everyone feels that more special when their inquiries, posts, comments, or complaints are directly engaged by the company, even if only through social media.

Improve your content strategy

Listening on social media means being continuously engaged in online conversations. One of these can be posting different content and being able to share this content over social media. Whenever you post something new, you can see the questions and queries that people have for it and you now have the opportunity to answer their questions and satisfy their curiosity.

Find more opportunities on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is more than just posting job vacancies and looking for potential employees. It’s an opportunity to put up your professional profile or improve on it. You also need to listen to people on this platform since most of the people here are professionals, and professional opinion and commentary on your brand and company is very invaluable from these people. If you connect with the right people, you can even get recommendations about your brand as well as your skills, and this can go a long way.

Improve More by Targeting Location with Social Media Monitoring

Social media marketing needs to target location for its niche market to connect with the people that really make a difference. These are the people who have more to gain from obtaining your product or brand.

 

2017-02-02T20:40:58+00:00

About the Author:

Idris Grant
Mr. Grant is a seasoned technology Entrepreneur who is currently a member of several different executive teams and sits on the board of several companies. He currently holds the position of President for National Association of Sales Professionals, an association offering sales training, sales jobs, a feature-rich social networking platform and industry changing certification/training programs. He is also the co-founder of LSi Media LLC. LSi Media provides website development, internet marketing, and media development services to small business startups.