“Facebook for business, Twitter for business and Google+ for business…and now Foursquare for Business?!” If you’re like the average small business owner, you’re probably getting a bit tired of hearing about and trying to decipher the latest social media site (can you say “not Pinterested!”). If you’ve been a reader of our content for any amount of time, you know that a big part of your Geek-Free marketing game plan is to pick a few simple social media tools that have been tested and proven to work and focus on them. For most businesses, using Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to connect and share content with can be an effective social media strategy.
However, Fouresquare has been generating enough buzz and traffic that, spending an hour or so getting setup will be sure to pay off. The “location-based” site now has over 20 million users and 1 million small businesses on board. I recommend you take Social Media Examiner‘s advice and follow these 10 steps to getting started (below)
Foursquare For Business in 10 Simple Steps
- Claim Your Business’s Location
- Use and Promote Local Updates
- Offer Foursquare Specials
- Add Engaging Tips About Your Company and Others
- Create a Foursquare Page
- Use Lists on Your Page
- Add Foursquare Plugins to Your Website
- Enhance Your Events
- Create Badges
- Use Signs at Your Locations
As the leading location-based social network, Foursquare offers a plethora of opportunities for businesses both big and small.
There are many alternatives to using Foursquare, but when it comes tolocation-focused social apps, Foursquare is the king of location withits 20 million users and robust features for users and businesses alike.
There are 20 million people using Foursquare to connect with places. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect your online and offline experiences. People use Foursquare to check into locations they’ve visited by using the app on their mobile phones. Once they’ve checked into a location, it can be shared with their Foursquare friends, Facebook friends and Twitter followers.
This is where businesses on Foursquare benefit from being on the platform because users’ friends see where they’re checking in to eat, shop, work and more, which could possibly influence them to do the same based on the recommendations of their trusted connections.
There are nearly 1,000,000 businesses on Foursquare currently, and it’s your turn to leverage this network to build your customer base with new prospects and reward your most loyal customers all at once. READ THE ARTICLE HERE