So you’ve already set up an amazing website but are yet to connect your website to your social media. Creating an integrated online presence for your business will drastically improve interaction with your business, on your website and on your social media platforms.
The most important aspect of integrating your online presence is to ensure you have a strong website. Using a website builder such as Go SiteBuilder can be a really useful way to ensure that you have stunning web design and an effective layout. Make sure all pages of your website are finished and you have added all the information you need to before you start to introduce it to your social media.
Use your social media presence
If you already have a strong social media presence then introducing your website to potential new customers is much easier. A strong social media presence is indicated by a high number of followers and engagement levels (i.e. followers like and comment on your posts). If you have a strong social media presence there is a higher chance that followers and others will visit your website once you integrate it into your social media platforms.
However, if you do not have a strong social media presence already there are some ways you can easily improve it. Social media is extremely important in growing your business; with over 3.48 billion users across social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, creating a presence is vital to access such a large market.
Ensure you have social media accounts across multiple platforms, whether you pick two or all social media platforms. Think about what you post and how often you post, as this will increase engagement. For more tips check out our blog on how to create a social media marketing strategy.
Ensure you link your website correctly
This seems like an obvious step but many social media platforms fail to put the correct links in the right places for their website. Your website’s homepage should be linked in your ‘bio’ or ‘profile’ depending on the social media platform. Remember that on Instagram you can’t add links to separate posts, so you need to make sure the link is in your bio.
If you make a post about a specific part of your website, for example your gallery page, make sure you put a link to your gallery page in the description. Although this will not appear as a hyperlink on some social media platforms, having the link is still very important as users can copy it and find the page your post is about.
Launch your website
Even though your website already exists, having some kind of recognition on your social media is really important. You may wish to launch your website as if you have just published, if so check out our post on how to launch a new website on social media. However, if you want to create more of an integrated ‘soft launch’ to your website, this can be done in a number of ways, for example:
- A post dedicated to each section of your website – include screenshots of your website
- Reviews of your website/comments on your website
- Tips on what website builder you used or how you created your website
- Showing any new changes you have made to your website
Promote your website
Introducing a website to social media can be difficult, especially if you do not have a large social media presence. There are a variety of ways to promote your website. The easiest way is to ensure you use hashtags and location tags to your advantage. This means following trending hashtags and adding them to your posts when relevant. By using trending hashtags you increase the chance that social media users will see your posts.
Location tags are a little different as they do not work for every business. However, for businesses such as photography, travel or fashion they can be a great way to promote your posts. This is most useful on Instagram, but can be used on other platforms. Users search for a location to see posts relating to an event in that area. Therefore, if your post is featured among others in this location tag then more people will see your posts.
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