20 Clever Ideas to Help Promote Your Social Media Presence

You’ve created profiles across several social media platforms and you think, “now what”? How do you get people to find and follow you?

Gaining followers may take some time but here are 20 ideas to help you promote your social media presence and speed up the process.

  1. Include your profiles in your Email signature (use services like WiseStamp)
  2. Add your main profiles on your Business Cards (take a look at Moo cards, they often have great promos)
  3. On Newsletters and direct marketing materials
  4. Include your profiles in your Email Marketing campaigns
  5. Cross promote on other social media sites (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Youtube, etc.)
  6. Include social buttons and badges on your website
  7. Add social sharing buttons so others can promote you (take a look at Shareaholic and Sharethis)
  8. Include your social media profiles into offline advertising (newspapers, flyers, etc.)
  9. Use QR codes
  10. Put up some signs in your store windows
  11. Include them on all your blog articles
  12. Promote your profiles during live events
  13. Add all your links on your Facebook personal profile
  14. Comment on other blogs and link your profiles to your signature
  15. Get customers and vendors to follow you
  16. Get employees and coworkers to follow you
  17. On promotional products
  18. On car stickers
  19. On Twitter directories (such as wefollow, Twello and Listorious)
  20. Include your profiles on your contact page
Your turn! What else can you add to this list to help promote your social media presence?

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Genevieve Lachance is a web marketing consultant who has a passion for social media and technology based in Montreal, Canada. Read More About Me »