Social Media Marketing (SMM) / Social Media Optimization (SMO) is the process of promoting a website or business through social media channels and online communities such as Facebook. It is one of the hottest trends in internet marketing today.
Why optimize social media? Because that's where the audience is. Social networking sites enjoy ready made communities and groups with which you can interact. It is just about going where the people are and speaking in their own language.
Social Media Optimization (SMO)
In much the same way that Google connects users to the information they are searching for, SMO is about connecting people and brands through networks.
It is now easier than ever to immediately connect and interact with your target audience through social networks. Your existing customers can promote your business for you by interacting with and referring new customers. Blog-posts, photo-uploads, forum-posts, chat-room conversations and user-generated reviews are just some examples of the millions of conversations and exchanges expressed on thousands of websites.
The result is the creation of a fan base and a buzz about your business/product on the internet or by word of mouth. You will also be able to gain insight into your target audience’s beliefs and perceptions by immediate interaction and monitoring. This, in turn, will help you build your brand while driving traffic to your website and ultimately achieve your goal.