In 2015 the number of social network users reached 179.7 million. Because of this, it’s increasingly important for businesses to hold a presence on at least one of these networks – but with well over 100 social platforms how do you know which one is right for your business? How do you build an audience? How do you manage multiple accounts?
ARRGHHH SO MANY QUESTIONS!
Okay, calm down. We’ve found some of the most FAQ’s to answer on this topic to put your mind at ease. This is the first in a series of FAQ answers, so if you have any you’d like to ask you’re welcome to tweet me: @GracePoole92
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With so many social platforms, how do I know which one I should use?
You need to ask yourself one simple question…
Who’s your target audience?
- Their interests
After looking at the stats, I would say that Facebook is pretty much obligatory with the most overall daily usage and highest percentage of users. From personal experience I would also back this network – I mean, the first thing I do when I look for a business or person online is Google their name and if I can’t find their website immediately I view their Facebook. If they don’t look very active I’m immediately turned off, wondering how reputable they are if they’re not engaged on the largest social network.
I’ve steered you towards a few social platforms that will work for you – but if you’re feeling overwhelmed, feel free to drop me an email or tweet me and I’ll aim to clear things up for you I suggest starting off with the essential four: Facebook, Google +, Twitter and LinkedIn. Carefully consider if you have the time and the content to be actively engaged on the others.
“But if I’m on all of these social networks how do I manage them all?” I hear you say! Well I’ll tell you in the next “What the FAQ”.