8 More Reasons Businesses Need to Use Social Media

8 More Reasons Businesses Need to Use Social Media

If you are still not sure Social Media is worth your budget, here are a 8 more reasons you need to be using Social Media to market and advertise your business. Over 80% of all Americans have a Social Media account. 59% of Americans who have a Social Media account agree that customer service via Social Media has made it easier to get questions and concerns resolved. Your Competitors Use Social Media Over 50 million small businesses use Facebook to connect with customers. It is likely your competitors are using Facebook and are reaching their customers as well as YOUR customers. The Ability to Retarget Ads Facebook provides a targeted ad feature that allows businesses to show ads to customers who have visited your website. Around 2% to 6% of website visitors make a purchase during their first visit to a site. Retargeting ads to show to those people increases the potential conversion rate. Engagement rates on Pinterest are on the low side, but 25% of all website referral traffic. Word-of-Mouth is No Longer Spoken 71% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on referrals from their friends on Social Media and 81% of consumers’ purchasing decisions are influenced by their friends’ Social Media updates.

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If you haven’t noticed, Social Media is mainstream. The fun little sites for teens to share funny memes and keep in touch with friends is now a staple of life.

Businesses who understand the power of Social Sites leverage the marketing and advertising opportunities to their advantage. If you are still not sure Social Media is worth your budget, here are a 8 more reasons you need to be using Social Media to market and advertise your business.

1. A Lot of People Use It

3.196 billion people globally use Social Media, equaling 42% penetration. Over 80% of all Americans have a Social Media account.

2. It Influences Purchases Online & Offline

In 2015 Facebook influenced 52% of consumers’ online AND offline purchases. Not only are Social updates and ads sending traffic to websites, brick-and-mortar businesses seen an increase in traffic and sales.

3. Consumers Spend More

Studies have shown that when companies engage with and respond to customers on Social Media those customers can spend 20% to 40% more with that business. It’s no coincidence that 41% of Americans say it’s important that…

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