Branding and brand recognition are two things the web has to offer anybody who is online. The hours we spend on the internet browsing through several pages, or even just our facebook pages, gives us enough time to identify a few logos, or come across a new brand. Have you ever been asked if you’ve heard of a service on the web as you suddenly recalled it’s company logo? Or advertisement? This is the advantage we can all have as marketing strategists who take advantage of the platforms our customers use to discuss and exchange information.

Online marketing is a skill that needs to be perfected. There’s no single strategy, but there are leading platforms that you can join to attract your customers. Here’s how each of them work and how they can give you that significant push to the top:

1. LinkedIn. Let’s begin on the level of business and create a network of the world’s professionals – top executives to blue collar employees. LinkedIn is a social media platform that houses the curriculum vitae of the most important people in the industry you wish to target. On top of that, it serves as a business directory, putting your brand into the book of who’s who. Connect on the individual level and create a profile for your company that everybody can follow. Organic leads are best gained through this.

2. Twitter. It’s a cocktail conversation, essentially. And it involves your customers. Find out what they’re each saying about you and engage them in conversation that they can appreciate. Twitter is probably the fastest moving viral tool on the web today. Anyone who is active on Twitter will know that if you disappear for awhile, you miss out on a ton of information. Keep tweeting; everybody is reading. And don’t forget to redirect them to your landing page.

3. Facebook. The mother ship of all Online Marketing strategies now lies in the hands of Facebook. In as much as SEO is important for search, we are now beginning to learn that Facebook pages are gaining more traffic than landing pages of company websites. If that is the case, then applications and pages on facebook are about to change the face of how we do business. Advertising on the site and targeting specific audiences will also come easy for those who want to speak directly with their prospects.

Engage your clients in an informal conversation and gain their trust through social media. It’s a great online tool that enhances camaraderie among individuals and you can make the most of it by joining in the fun!

Author's Bio: 

Matt Hallaran is the founder of Sidekiiks Incorporated a BPO Company. Sidekiiks is an offshore outsourcing company that specializes in providing a wide range of business solutions such as Call Center Services, Executive Virtual Assistant & Online Marketing Management for lead generation to entrepreneurs and SME’s.