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What to know about social media automation

10:36 PM Parvesh Bravo 0 Comments

Los Angeles reputation management is a term an increasing number of people are looking to find services for. Since the public is getting into the habit of going on search engines to look for solutions to their problems, they have the potential to stumble upon negative articles about your company. 

When this is the case, there are things you can actively do to get people to really understand what you are about. These include being active on social media, blogging, and collaborating with influencers. If you are not very strong on these fronts, someone else can tell the tale about your business and it can cause you to loose sales and have a negative reputation in your industry. 

When starting out on social media, it is good to keep an eye out on the latest posts the public or your customers have written about you. Sometimes larger companies cannot reply to these types of posts right away. That is when social media automation comes in. This word usually has a bad rap since it can be perceived as very impersonal. But if it has been done right, it will be shown as more warm and sincere. 

If you are considering automation for your social media activities, there are a few things to question to yourself first. For starters, ask yourself why you want to automate. Is it to save time doing other things, or is it because you forget to send out blog posts? Maybe it is to ensure your customers are aware of your customer service hours. Then ask yourself if you still have time to check social media. This can never be completely the case since automation is not a schedule and walk away type of activity. You still need to check your messages on your community. 

Once you have gone through these questions, it is then time to figure out what you are spending most of your time on. If your time is spent on going through social media sites to find new content, then automation can be a good idea. Generally speaking, if you are faced with a repetitive process, look into automation. 

Automation in this case means scheduled postings, sending out company promos and having a keyword alerts set up. The advantages of automation is the ability of being more creative in other posts, removes repetitive tasks and it even obviously saves time.

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