Want to Delete the Social Media World you are in? There are times I have wanted to drive to the beach and throw my laptop and cell phone in the ocean. Then just sit and listen to the roar of the ocean as it swallows up the noise. Listening as the constant ping noise of notifications from across the social graph transforms into a simple refreshing ocean mist. The waves ripping apart the newsfeeds that contain a roller coaster of emotions from everyone’s daily lives. Political battles and discussions drifting away and lost at sea forever more. Oh and glory be, no more talk about ‘Content Marketing’! Just the peaceful yet powerful sound of the ocean. How heavenly! Wiping everything away like hitting a giant reset button. Can you feel that sigh of relief? I know I’m not the only one that feels this way at times. Right?
There could be several reasons a person might feel this way. Having experienced all of these since I personally started Twitter in 2008.
1. No Social Media Goals – No Direction
2. Wrong expectations – Results not coming through fast enough
3. Bad or Wrong Content
4. Not enough Content
5. Wrong Audience – Focusing on numbers instead of a targeted audience
6. Not enough time to get it all done
The list goes on and on.
These negative reasons can be down right frustrating and can lead to notifications that we don’t want. The one’s that consume our valuable time!
The one thing we all have in common is ‘Time’ and I don’t like my time wasted and I know people don’t either.
How can we turn this feeling of wanting to delete the Social Media world into something pleasant and effective? With TOOLS! With the PROPER tools we can turn those unwanted ping notifications into notifications that we do want and need if we’re going to be successful with social media marketing.
What are Proper Tools?
1. Tools that help us locate and connect with our target audience.
2. Tools that help us communicate with our audience.
3. A tool that helps us save time and be more effective.
For those three things I have three tools to share with you!
Looking for that target audience can be achieved best on Twitter with an amazing tool called ManageFlitter! Sure there is a free version to this software. However, if you are looking to be productive and save time going with the Pro version is the best bet! The power mode on ManageFlitter will give you the ability to find and easily follow the perfect prospect. Narrowing down everything by filters that will give some folks the ability to gain around 100 new followers a day or more.
Second tool for communicating with your audience…. is Hootsuite. This tool can take the chaotic noise out of twitter. With the stream feature you can become very organized in who or what you are following. Replies and Retweets are much smoother and far more visible than working through Twitter itself. Their best time-saving feature is the Bulk Message Uploader. Again…. you will need to go with the Pro version for this.
Third tool that helps us save time and be more effective is Bundle Post! Social Media Content Management System. Easily manage numerous content sources. Efficiently discover, schedule and hashtag curated content in minutes. Consistently share your own marketing messages. A couple of testimonials from some Bundle Post users
Or how about “We’ve seen a 65% increase in traffic to our website from Facebook since we started using Bundle Post. Even more impressive is the 263% increase in traffic coming from Twitter.”
These are three main tools that the BundlePost team uses faithfully. These are the tools that have helped us share content that has created conversations, that has helps us build relationships, that has resulted in ROI!
So don’t Delete the Social Media world quite yet.
There is a path to follow to obtain the results you are looking for.
By Julia Hull @PerfectJulia
Director of Customer Support at BundlePost
Social media marketing professional that joined the BundlePost team early in its transition from a social media agency to a software company. She is an expert in social media tools.