17.10.2021 09:30

Outperform your Competitors with these Social Media Marketing Tips

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There are numerous social media platforms on the internet; however, there are only a few social media platforms that are worth spending time and money on. Some of the popular social media platforms are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and so on.

The recent statistic has shown that there is already way over 2.46 billion active social media users from all over the world. The experts have predicted that this no. will surpass over 3.0 billion in 2022.

Furthermore, the people are spending a lot of time on various popular social media platforms. Many businesses are already on the social media platforms, whereas there are still many businesses that have no social presence. With our social media marketing tips and help, you'll be able to outperform your competitors!

Facebook has recently announced that it has over 5 million advertisers on its platform, and this no. is still growing. With that said, not all the advertisers on Facebook are getting a desirable rate of return on investment. Some advertisers are getting a huge return on investment; some advertisers are getting a moderate return on investment (ROI) while there are also many advertisers who are at a loss.

Now, the question is how to get a decent return on investment from the social media marketing campaigns despite a cut-throat competition on social media platforms. The answer to this question is an effective social media strategy.

However, it’s not an easy task to come up with an effective social media marketing strategy without keeping an eye on what competitors are doing. In the next section of this article, we will discuss how you can create an effective social media marketing strategy that can outsmart your competitors.

Top 10 Social Media Marketing Tips to Stand Out and Outperform your Competitors

There are hundreds of tips that are promoted on the internet that guarantee success and a huge return. Sadly, most of them do not work out. The people often give free advises, but they are also of no worth.

To do well with your social media marketing campaigns, it’s important to stand out in the midst of the competitors. Let’s check out the top 10 tips that can help you outsmart your competitors and help you achieve a desirable rate of return from social media marketing campaigns.

#1 Audit your position

Before running the social media marketing campaigns, it’s important for you to know your position on various social media platforms. This will help you make an effective social media marketing plan.

And, you should find out where you stand among your competitors.

Some of the factors to consider before you make a social media marketing plan are:

  • The condition of your social media accounts, pages, and your website;
  • Frequency of posts that you are publishing;
  • Referral traffic that your site or page is receiving;
  • The platforms where your company performs the best;
  • The types of posts that performed well.

Being aware of your position can help in making an innovative competition that can help your company become distinct.

#2 Study your competitors

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer”, we believe most of you have heard this quote a lot. When you’re running a business, you’re running a small nation. Most of your competitors want you out of the business.

To beat your competitors, you must keep track of what your competitors are up to. You cannot outperform your competitors if you don't know them.

Here are some of the things that you must keep an eye on:

  • The nature of the content that they are publishing;
  • Strategies used by them to engage their customers;
  • The effectiveness of their customer service;
  • The list of reasons for their customers doing business with them.

If you manage to understand your competitors, you can benchmark them. With the help of brand bidding, you will take advantage of your competitors' authority. It will give you a greater chance to beat them. Furthermore, you should also search for their loopholes, market gaps, and so on to capitalize on them.

If you want to do a competitive analysis, check this step-by-step guide and 10 tools to do so. Enjoy!

#3 Understand your target customers

After you’re done understanding your position and your competitors, you should try to understand your target customers.

Target darts arrow blue TargetingHere are a few things to know:

  • The products they are purchasing
  • What kind of products and services satisfy them?

However, you should also keep in your mind that the taste and preference change over time. And, the consumer behavior may differ from place to place. It’s a smart choice to segment your customers and learn from them.

When you expand your horizon and learn from your customers, you can run a compelling social media marketing campaign.

#4 Develop a plan for every single social media platform

Many businesses use the same strategy for every social media channel. This is a mistake. Every popular social media platform is different. For an instance, Facebook is more of a general social media platform; LinkedIn is a social media platform that connects the professionals; Instagram is an image-based social media platform, and so on.

If you want to perform well on various social media platforms and therefore outperform your competitors on social media, it’s crucial that you define a marketing plan and I'd go even further by developing a mini-plan for every single social media platform that you are planning to use. And, it’s also very important to prioritize social media platforms. For an example, a fashion business may opt to spend more time on Instagram, instead of Facebook.

#5 Create compelling content

Content is king and it always will be in the world of internet. Creating a compelling content is a backbone of each and every reputed online business. Try to create a content that is convincing and forceful.

The pieces of content that are irresistible will force your potential customers to take an action. The platform, such as BuzzSumo will help you find out what types of content are getting viral. This will give you an idea of what type of content you should create.

And, you can also conduct a survey, interview, contest, and more to find out what types of content your target audience would love.

#6 Be consistent

Most of the social media pages are not very consistent in publishing fresh content. Being consistent helps you stay ahead of your competitors. You should at least publish one post a day on various social media platforms that you are engaged in.

If you are not active on social media platforms, your followers will start following other pages that are publishing similar content as yours.

#7 Test your strategy

Just because you made a detailed plan does not mean that everything mentioned in the plan will work out fine for you. It’s always recommended that you consistently test your strategy. A/B testing is the key to success. A lot of businesses make a lot of assumptions without testing.

Be different than your competition: make testing a part of your culture and strategy and you'll outperform your competitors in no time. There are so many analytical tools that you can use for free. Always use them and see how your posts are performing.

After you’re done with analyzing your performance, you should modify your strategy if needed. And, it’s better to focus on what is working. You can also make use of feedback to create a better strategy that can help you perform better on social media platforms.

#8 Customer service

Customer Service Woman Phone EaringAccording to the survey, 7 out of 10 Americans are willing to spend more money for a better customer service. Most of the brands often fail at providing a satisfying post-purchase experience. A social media platform can be a very effective medium to provide a satisfying customer service.

Create a favorable environment for your followers to interact with your brand via social media platforms. And, you should also respond to the queries as quickly as possible to make them feel valuable. If you manage to give a better customer service, they will come back for more and more.

#9 Mimicking can work out

It’s always better to be different than others, but there are certain strategies that your competitors are using, which you can mimic for a better result. However, you must not do an exact same thing as your competitors are doing. Try to be a little bit different and mimic in a smart way.

#10 Make connections with the influencers

The final tip is to make connections and engage with the influencers in the niche. Just like, comment, and share their posts consistently. This will help you get their attention in a long-run. And, your content might be shared by them, which can expose your business to their followers.

Influencer marketing is huge and can bring you great exposure and visibility. If one of the influencers you tag reshare your post, it can have a great positive effect on your brand.

Start connecting with influencers today to outperform your competitors!

#11 Time to Market (TTM)

What is Time to Market (TTM)?

Time to market (also called TTM or time-to-market) is defined as the length of time from the conception of a product until it is released to the market.

Another definition: it is the time between when the team starts work and when the first unit is sold. 

Since research has shown that new market entrants enjoy clear advantages in terms of market share, revenue and sales growth, time to market is one of the essential product development KPIs or metrics. Many product development strategies depend on being first to market.

Time to market is both quantitative and qualitative.

There is a best time to release a product and that time is not always as soon as possible, although with more innovative offerings, it usually is.

Releasing at the right time requires adaptability, the ability to learn quickly, and resilience. These capabilities are at the forefront of time-based competition today.

Relationship between time to market, revenue, and cost

So, how to outperform your competitors on social media?

According to the statistics, there are already over 1.3 billion websites hosted on the internet. There are many businesses that are already in your niche. If you want your business to do well on the internet, you must have an awesome strategy.

It’s crucial for you to spend time and energy on developing an internet marketing strategy to get a decent return on investment. The tips that we have mentioned will help you develop an effective social media strategy that can help you stand out in the midst of the competitors.

There is a chance that you may lack time to do social media marketing for your business. In that case, there is always an option to outsource this task to an agency or a freelancer. However, you must make sure that they are knowledgeable enough to do the task for you. And, do share this article with them as well.

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