How Many Social Media Platforms Should You Maintain For Your Business
There are tons of social media sites hovering around the web. And many of them are doing well in their own niche of business by owning a lot of users. But what to do when you are thinking about maintaining social media sites for your business! How many of them can you follow? How many of those would work? Not to worry as after going through years of browsing, observation and personal research as well as association with few companies I have found the following platforms essential to maintain:
Facebook: This platform is more than essential and there are very few people around the world today who wouldn’t have heard the name of this social media site. Maintaining a business page in Facebook is possibly the first and foremost thing you should do for your business after setting up your website.
Twitter: Twitter is another platform which has a strong social media presence. It’s easier to follow the popular persons and companies that you like. And the tweet character limit of 140 alphabets makes it a precise message based social media platform. There is no fluff and only precise messages are sent through this site. Your business should maintain this profile too.
LinkedIn: In recent times linked in has maintained a strong influencing presence in social media sector. It is necessary to maintain a linked in page for your business in order to maintain the professionalism attitude of your business. Linked in is basically a professional platform and the best platform where you could not only maintain your own company page but also get a glimpse of your competitors.
Google+: It is important to maintain a Google+ profile for your business as it is needed in order to have access to YouTube too. And YouTube profile has to be ensured in order to demonstrate few video profile of your business. People like it and it also helps to make a good impression.
Pinterest: A lot of business sectors: especially fashion, weeding and jewelry business, is doing great in platforms like Pinterest. A Pinterest profile should be maintained for your business in order to tag all those necessary pictures to frame it in a board and add your company site’s URL to drive traffic which is inevitable for your business.
There are a countless number of platforms of social media. There are platforms like: Mocospace, Instagram, Tumblr and many more. But the above platforms are widely accessible platforms. There is no harm if you want to maintain more and more social media platforms. The more you cover the better the chances are for growing your business. But these platforms should be ensured first and then you could think about targeting specifically on Tumblr, Orkut and so on. And according to your location and niche of business the additional social media platforms might vary. For example: If you are a fan of music and you want to grow quickly among listeners who love music, platforms like: Zoripa would turn out to be useful. But the five social media platforms that I have emphasized on, are inevitable for your business to maintain regardless of your niche of business.