When more than 90 per cent of the target audience lives, eats and breathes social media, one cannot afford not to have a dedicated social media strategy that includes social media tools, networking sites and communities to create a buzz about your product.
Social media optimization (SMO) builds bridges between brands and customers, starts enduring conversations about brands in the Internet ecosystem to garner greater and more comprehensive brand visibility.
Social media optimization is a set of methods for attracting visitors to website content by promoting and publicizing it through social media. SMO is related to search engine marketing, but differs in several ways, primarily the focus being on driving traffic from sources other than search engines without spending money. It involves optimizing one’s business by using social sites, blogs, online communities etc.
Social Network Media is an online tool and a platform that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other. Social media can take many different forms, including text, images, audio, and video. Websites such as Orkut, Minglebox, Facebook, Twitter and many more fit the bill. These are all websites that can now be used as places to put out marketing messages. One could also spread messages through blog posts and blog search engines.
It is Social Media that allows one to efficiently spread the word and generate an intense amount of interest for relatively unknown products or services. SMO, which used to be known as word-of-mouth sometime ago, is all about making something easy to spread.
SMO tactics can drive large number of people to a website and can also determine whether a startup, website or an idea will make it or not. It involves driving traffic to a website through new channels because search engines aren’t the only sites that drive big traffic anymore. While it’s not taking over SEO yet, it has the potential to do so soon.
Xebec eMedia and SMO benefits
Xebec eMedia has always considered SMO as a smart aspect of website architecture. Through social media optimization Xebec eMedia enables one to position one’s brands in front of prospective customers on one’s own terms and environment, which basically results in a more authentic marketing message.
Following the basic rules of Social Online Communities – increasing ones linkability, making tagging and bookmarking easy, rewarding inbound links, helping ones content travel through effective channels, Xebec eMedia ensures that it delivers the best to its clients. Working as catalysts who push your message across into the social media stratosphere where it is appropriated and carried forward by the social media natives, Xebec eMedia guarantees that one can expect nothing short of satisfaction in terms of wider reach and visibility.