Most businesses are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at least two of the three. Hopefully your small business is on one or more of these social media outlets. However, LinkedIn should be part of your mix too—it can sometimes be overlooked but can be the most beneficial to your professional brand.
LinkedIn is a valuable tool for individuals and businesses to connect, generate leads and build their brand. Plus, it allows your company to network current and potential employees on top of interacting with other businesses in your field and beyond.
If you want to grow your business and market online, here are a few reasons why you should implement LinkedIn into your social media strategy.
Other companies are using LinkedIn.
First and foremost, your business should be on LinkedIn because other companies are as well. It’s among the most commonly used social networks for business owners. For business-to-business marketers especially, LinkedIn has surpassed Facebook as the No. 1 most important and used social media platform. If your company wants to tap into a wide-reaching number of businesses and establish potential networking relationships, then LinkedIn is the way to get your name out there.
Employees can find you on LinkedIn.
For employees currently in the job market, LinkedIn is the place to go to search for new opportunities. If your business is on the hunt for fresh new talent—or even if you just want to throw your name into the hat—LinkedIn is where you need to be.
Your brand is more visible on LinkedIn.
At the very least, LinkedIn provides another outlet for your brand to be seen. Logistically, LinkedIn helps to increase your business search visibility online. An optimized LinkedIn company page increases your chances of ranking in Google’s search engine, which boosts your business’s website and drives more lead generation. Businesses, potential employees and customers are easily able to find your business on LinkedIn, which showcases your brand and can even promote your products or services.
You have a professional outlet on LinkedIn.
More than any other social networking outlet, LinkedIn gives your business a clean, crisp and professional image. While consistently updating your website can be daunting, sharing mission-driven content on LinkedIn can easily become a part of your social media marketing strategy. Post news updates, share blog entries and even promote sales at your location, all through a professional and engaging lens—with specifically targeted consumers.
If your small business really wants to upgrade its marketing performance, jump into LinkedIn to see just how far social networking can take you. Grow your company and promote your brand visibility with a professional, optimized LinkedIn account.