5 Sins of Social Media Marketing

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace, Orkut – the modern day enterprises are using social media like never before to stay connected with their customers. There is a tremendous amount of back and forth taking place on these channels. It wouldn’t be hyperbolic to say that these social media platforms witness a deluge of marketing tactics on daily basis.

But here is a great contradiction manifesting itself. While our social media marketing revolves around customer priority and centricity, we ignore customer in a very weird way. We tend to forget the ‘human’ part of our so-called ‘customer’. We forget that our customers possess and display same behavior traits on these online channels as they do in one-on-one interactions. The things that put them off in real world also annoy them in online conversations.

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Word of Mouth Marketing

Last night I decided to get some takeaway food for myself. I was in the mood for some nice Mexican and had almost zeroed in on a place close to my apartment that served good Mexican delicacies. But then a friend told me about this other place that served impressive Mexican food and I found myself standing at their counter placing my order.

Does this mean that the place close to my apartment was not good? No. As a matter of fact if you ask me, I did not find anything special at this new place. The food quality was more or so the same. Then why did I prefer to drive almost 5 miles out of my way and try this new place? Because my friend had recommended it!

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Latest Search Engines Market Share

Google is Winner

Let me start my first blog with current search engine market share. As per latest report of HITWISE

Latest Search Engine Market Share

As per Hitwise latest reports, Google’s market share rose from 72.11% in February 2009 to 72.39% in March 2009, sametime both Yahoo Search and Microsoft’s Live Search market share saw downwards.

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