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9 May 2024

Unlocking the Power of Social Search: 4 Strategies for Enhanced Visibility

Uncover the secrets to dominating social search with expert insights and actionable tips in our latest blog post – revolutionise your social strategy today!
Unlocking the Power of Social Search: 4 Strategies for Enhanced Visibility

Are you leveraging the power of social media as a search engine? In today's digital landscape, where online visibility is key, understanding how to optimise your social media presence for searchability can be a game-changer. Barnaby, our expert speaker at the ‘Social as a Search Engine’ event by The Go! Network, shed light on some invaluable insights that can supercharge your social strategy.

Here are 4 top tips to help you get started.

Optimise Your Profiles

When it comes to optimising your social media profiles, think of them as mini search engine results pages (SERPs). Just as you would strategically place keywords on your website, incorporate relevant keywords into your social media bio, about sections, and even post captions.

This will not only help your profiles rank higher in social media search results, but also make it easier for users to find you when they're searching for specific topics or interests.

Take, for instance, our collaboration with a client of ours. Through concerted efforts, we propelled Pearson to over 1 million followers across various social platforms, which just shows how much of an impact a robust social media presence can have.

Leverage Analytics

The advent of advanced analytics tools like those offered by Hootsuite has revolutionised the way businesses approach social media marketing. Hootsuite has recently introduced reports that provide insights into how users discover your social media profiles through search functionality, a feature we leveraged in our collaboration with Pearson.

By using tools like these to analyse data, you can identify which keywords or topics are driving the most traffic to your profiles and tailor your content strategy accordingly. For instance, if you notice that a particular keyword consistently brings in traffic, consider creating more content around that topic to further boost your visibility.

Build a Strong Following

Your follower count on social media isn't just a vanity metric - it's a powerful indicator of your brand's influence and credibility. As Barnaby highlighted at the event, having a substantial following can significantly impact your brand's online visibility.

To grow your follower base organically, focus on creating high-quality content that resonates with your target audience. Consistency is key here; regularly posting valuable content will not only attract new followers, but also keep your existing ones engaged and invested in your brand.

Monitor Your Brand Mentions

Your brand's reputation is everything in the digital age. That's why it's crucial to monitor what people are saying about your brand online. Keep a close eye on brand mentions across social media platforms, review sites, and forums. Positive mentions can be leveraged to enhance your brand's credibility, while negative ones can be addressed promptly to mitigate any potential damage to your reputation.

By actively monitoring your brand mentions and participating in relevant conversations, you can not only maintain a positive online presence but also increase your brand's visibility in search results.

Ready to Elevate Your Social Strategy?

By implementing these top tips, you’ll hopefully be able to unlock the full potential of social media as a search engine and elevate your brand's online presence. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stand out in the digital landscape and drive meaningful results for your business.

Ready to take your social media strategy to the next level? Claim your free consultancy session with our experts at Optix Solutions, and email to schedule your session today.

Also, don’t forget to check out our next Lightning Talk, ‘How We Helped a Global Client to Grow to Over 1 Million Followers!

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