During the holiday season, everyone seems to be looking for ways to donate funds, volunteer, or give back to the community in some way. Many people don’t recognize that one great way to give back to their community is by sharing a skill. At The Storyteller Agency, we pride ourselves on consistent and frequent community service throughout South Walton, and today we are sharing a few of the ideas we have had for giving back. Here are some ways that marketers can share their skills with their community.
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What makes LinkedIn stand out among the many social media platforms? Well, it’s the largest social media platform that specifically targets the business community. With over 350 million users, having a LinkedIn company page can take your business to new heights. Whether it's improving your SEO, establishing connections with potential clients or maximizing your credibility, there are many benefits to utilizing a LinkedIn company page.
1. LinkedIn company pages are SEO friendly.
Companies that have a LinkedIn page have better search results and rank higher in Google searches, which means increased website traffic. Including appropriate keywords in the content of your LinkedIn company page will also improve your SEO.
Why is SEO important for business?
» SEO is good for visibility and branding. When people search for your products and services, you want to appear as high in the search engine rankings as possible, but there is also value in simply appearing in search results for terms related to your business. The more people see your business or brand name, the more likely they are to reach out to you.
» SEO provides credibility to your business. When your business name continuously appears in Google search results, people make note of that and it makes your business seem more credible.
» SEO brings traffic to your website. The higher your business ranks in search results, the higher the chance of someone clicking through to your website.
2. LinkedIn allows your business to communicate with a target audience.
LinkedIn gives you the opportunity of sharing quality content and feedback with a specific targeted audience. Being active on LinkedIn is key and often dramatically increases your chances of starting conversations and creating new opportunities.
Tips on sharing content on LinkedIn
» Your followers can be a powerful channel to help spread the word about your company the LinkedIn network.
» Share a wide array of content with your followers – insightful articles, recent blog posts, company news, and more.
» It is important to lead with useful content – while it is perfectly acceptable to post things to promote your business, make sure you are also posting other valuable content in relation to industry trends.
» Stick to a regular posting schedule so that followers can rely on you to keep them informed and up to date.
3. LinkedIn increases your business’s credibility
A LinkedIn company page is basically a tool used to showcase your business in its best light. If you utilize all that LinkedIn has to offer for your business, you can substantially increase your credibility and attract more clients/customers.
Tips on maximizing your credibility
» Complete your profile and be as thorough as possible – include detailed experience, achievements, expertise, etc. in the summary section. Proper grammar and punctuation is key.
» Include any honors, awards and the organizations that you are a part of.
» Share quality content with your connections on a regular basis so that your followers can rely on you to keep them up to date on the latest industry trends and news.
4. Attract quality employees
If your business is seeking candidates for an available job opportunity, LinkedIn is a great way to attract quality employees that you may not have found otherwise. Potential employees who are using LinkedIn to search for job opportunities are typically looking for a quality job where they can utilize their best skills and expertise. These are the types of employees that a business wants and needs. Since LinkedIn is the social network of choice for business networking and career advancement, top tier talent is likely to come your way based on the quality of your company profile alone.
5. Expand your network and attract potential clients
As the largest professional network in the world, there are so many opportunities to expand your network and attract new clients with a LinkedIn company page. By staying active and engaging with like-minded professionals on LinkedIn, you can generate new leads that come about organically through shared content and daily engagement. These new leads will help you to expand your network and increase brand awareness.
Did we mention that you get to reap all of these benefits for free? So, instead of asking, why should I have a LinkedIn company page, the real question is this – Why wouldn’t you have a LinkedIn company page? Because it doesn’t make sense not to have one.
Do you have an effective social media strategy for your business? We know how to help you utilize the resources that social media can provide. Reach out to us at The Storyteller Agency. Call us at 850.267.0931 or send us an email to email@example.com. We can help you dig deep into the social media world and come up with a plan that will maximize your benefits.