The Advantages of Social Media for Your Business

Over the last 15 years or so, social media has grown tremendously. It allows us to stay in touch with family and friends that have moved away, and is also a great source for news. While social media obviously has its uses as a free service for one’s private life, it had to find a way to make money to grow. Businesses stepped in to capitalize on where everyone was spending so much time online. While large corporations that are easily recognized eagerly joined everyone on social media, smaller businesses were slow to seize social media’s impressive reach to new audiences. If you own a business and have yet to utilize any of the social media platforms available at your disposal, then it’s time to get started. Here we’ll discuss with you the advantages of social media for your business that will have you wanting to create accounts for your business as soon as possible.


Quick, Easy Communication

Social media provides you with the opportunity to connect to customers in a quick, easy manner. You can read reviews left by customers and can respond to them accordingly. Direct messaging on social platforms is now one of the primary ways customers reach out to businesses with questions and feedback. It is faster now than it has ever been to contact the right people, and most of the time you don’t even have to pick up the phone. As a business owner, social media gives you the ability to stay in contact with your consumers and receive feedback in real time.


Increases Website Traffic

Utilizing social media channels will also show an increase in website traffic. You can direct visitors on your social media pages to your website by posting your URL wherever you please on your profile and posts. Most social platforms also provide you with Insights on your posts’ reach and audience. Businesses are able to attract a visitor’s attention with posts and can capitalize on a captive audience by insisting on learning more by visiting the full company website, a crucial step in converting users into customers or clients. Let’s say you own a boutique with a brick-and-mortar location. Those local to your area know about the business because they have seen it, but having a social media presence allows you the ability to reach audiences all over through social platforms’ recommendation algorithms, putting your message on a completely new target audience’s news feeds. When done correctly, this should allow for an increase in sales on top of your improved website traffic.


Brand Awareness

Social media is an extremely cost-efficient form of digital marketing that can increase your business’s visibility. By adding a social media strategy to your overall marketing plan, it should increase your brand’s awareness because you are able to engage with a larger audience. It’s important to interact with others when starting your profiles. Ask friends, employees, business partners and any sponsors to share your pages and posts to increase the audience you reach. Facebook, for example, also gives businesses a leg up with their Pages You May Like recommendation tool, where pages of similar topics and mutual interests are displayed for those looking for new follows or friends. Also, boosting your posts can dramatically increase your brand’s reach and improving your brand’s awareness for a price you determine based on your company’s resources and needs. With just a few minutes of exploring a social media platform, you should be able to find the right avenue for spreading the word about your business.


If you need help with promotions or advertising, contact Southern View Media to find out how we can help with your business’s marketing goals. For a free consultation to formulate a strategic and affordable plan, call us today at 251-583-2605 or visit We are a Google Trusted Agency and will be happy to answer your questions.