Free Social Media Marketing Sites


social media marketingBy now, you probably have a Facebook and Twitter account for your dental practice.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re effectively using social media marketing for your business. Using social media to promote your practice is all about rewarding people with something small to give them a positive first or repeat experience with your business. There are a few social media sites that can help you do this.  And the best part is; they’re free!

Facebook places deals – You’ve probably heard of Facebook’s “check-in” service that people can use on their mobile devices. All you need to do is create or claim a Facebook Place for your business.  You can then verify it by having it call your business line and give you a PIN number.  After it is all set up, you can create deals for customers to take advantage of when they tell all their Facebook friends they’re at your business. Things like 5% off their bill, a free appetizer at a local restaurant, or a free consultation are all good ideas to offer.

Foursquare – This is another mobile check in service that is popular because of its fun, game like features.  They offer free specials that businesses can set up once they verify their business listing by phone.  You can offer a “first-time” check in special.

Google local – Claiming and adding content to your Google local listing is something that many people don’t even know about. In order to claim ownership of your listing, go to Google places and log in to your Google account and search for your listing.  Once you’ve verified, you can create a Google offer for your visitors.

Yelp – Yelp works very much the same way as the others. Find your Yelp listing and have it verified.  Then you’ll have control over the listing and be able to create offers for your visitors.

Four Free Social Media Marketing Sites For Local Small Businesses|Money Crashers