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#SocialMedia Checklist for Businesses

Creating a social media strategy can be a timely and challenging task, particularly if you are using multiple social networks.  After all, social media isn’t simply a case of “copying and pasting” and doing the same thing on each network.  It’s important to have a plan that is effective, consistent and that you are able to measure the results from.

Social Media Checklist for BusinessesWe love Sensible’s colourful and practical infographic below.  In fact, it’s more than an infographic – it really is a cheat sheet that you can take away and use.  The checklist covers the main social networks:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • YouTube
  • Slideshare

And within each of them you will find a valuable tip (we’ve listed them below for ease too):

Key Take aways

WHERE'S YOUR AUDIENCEDefine your target audience

This is crucial with all online marketing.  You need to ensure that you are engaging where your audience is… not where you think they are.

Create interesting content to share

Compelling content that is memorable, entertains and adds value will always prove more successful and build trust in your brand than content that is created for a sole purpose of selling.

Add #hashtags to make your tweets more discoverable

Dan’s hashtagtastic post here is useful if you’re confused by hashtags or want to know how best to use them.

Post videos relevant to your industry, but sprinkle in some fun

We had a lot of fun creating this animated video with GoAnimate.  You can watch it here as well as learn video marketing trends for 2015.

Sensible Social Media Checklist for Business v.3.0 [INFOGRAPHIC]

To download a printable version of this checklist please visit Sensible’s site here.

Lilach Bullock

Lilach Bullock

Business owner, social media consultant, internet mentor and trainer, and digital freelancer.

When Lilach isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid fan of Zumba.
Lilach Bullock

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