Social Media Marketing (SMM) Campaigns – How to Identify and Avoid Fake Promotions.
What are the Dangers of Fake Online Social Promotions and how to detect and deter them.
and reposts. And for those who are just beginning to work with the social
networks and want to choose a reliable contractor or doubt in the present one.
500 likes and 50 reposts – is not an indication that you will have a hundred
Unfortunately, the promotion in social networks can be
real and fake.
Tips to Identify and Stop Fake Online Promotions that May Hurt your Social Media Marketing Goals.
In this age of digital social networking, every kinds of businesses and serve providers are blindly promoting themselves to steal their share of visibility and domination. As a result there is a sudden rise in the number of people who want to en-cash such greed and obsession of the people into SMM promotions!
To fulfill the unsatisfying demand of Social Media Marketing people started devising quick, automated, and fake methods to deliver their SMM services in faster and cheaper ways.
The fake Social Media Marketing (SMM) campaigns are the result of this blind and unresting competition among people for being top on the social media networks.
If you have been a victim of such fake promotions or want to take precautions in advance then read about the below mentioned “signs, causes, and cures” of this digital disease!
How the Fake Social Media Marketing (SMM) Campaigns looks like?
hard to tell at once. Likes, reposts, and comments look the same. But they are
“collected” not from your target audience, but from the random people
for whom it is just a way to earn money.
are special exchanges, where you can buy and sell social activity, repost,
feedback, and site traffic. Registration is anonymous and the job is located
for a small fee. The payment for performers is also low.
It is the purchase of
wholesale traffic and there is no place for interest selection. Unfair SMM
manager directs a person to the client’s page in social networks, and then show
the paid activity as a result of a great promotion.
often, customers that are slightly familiar with the mechanics of the promotion
in social networks fall into this trap.
It is easier to convince them that SMM
efficiency is measured by the number of subscribers, Likes and reposts.
does not equal quality.
Casual Likes will not give useful effect, but it is
unlikely that a thought to check their authenticity will come to mind of the ordinary
SMM-managers are aware of this and carefully create for customers (usually very
busy and probably tired) the illusion of project promoting.
Placing a job is
incomparably easier than to delve into the customer’s business, look for interesting
content, and step by step lead subscribers to marketing purposes.
In turn, the
client is often not strong enough to delve into the promotion process, and it
is entrusted to the contractor.
How Dangerous is the Fake Social Media Marketing Campaigns?
It’s a waste of money:
them to a stranger, without receiving anything in return. People who write you
reposts and comments for money are not interested in your product, they will
not buy it.
They are not interested in your content, and they would not read anything
voluntarily. And what we can discuss about the effect of the feedback and
comments, if they cost less than a cent.
Internet, there are entire portals and communities where people write about how
to earn money, including fake reviews and voting.
Thus, it forms the opinion
that no one should be trusted.
Your business page may appear in one of these
lists as an example –“Here I was paid $1.50 for the post”. But do you need
This is a waste of time:
high hopes for the SMM-contractor and … nothing else is done. At this time,
it would be possible to collect feedback from real customers, to create a video
blog, and to write good content. Or try a few techniques. But time is wasted
because you think that social networks work for you.
How to Distinguish Real and Fake Social Media Marketing Campaigns?
happens in your groups in social networks? You should be interested in this
personally. Minimum – twice a week, but better – every day. You should
immediately change the contractor, when you see the following:
reposts are made by people with media persons on the avatars, no personal
information and photos on their profile, but who are subscribed to 100+ groups;
your subscribers are filled with reposts of content from completely different
groups and individuals. The clear line in the selection of topics can not be
traced – in other words, they repost everything from cooking steam chicken to
vacuum cleaners repair guides;
post in your group/ page is consistently gaining 100 likes and/ or 10 reposts,
while there are no comments;
pours from social networks, but users simply look through it, without ordering
anything or even going to the basket;
number of orders has increased dramatically, but almost all of them are
“empty” –people do not confirm them.
The worse you know the market, the more
likely you will book a fake promotion. Professional SMM manager easily shares
with you some basic knowledge.
He will tell you about the activity, engagement
and retention, about the content you will need in different social networks and
how the audience finds themed communities.
Thus, it becomes easier to communicate
– you can speak the same language.
they are not interested in the details of your business. They will not ask you
about the thick of steel, cinder block weight and how your product carries 95%
humidity at 30-degree heat.
They did not delve into your competitor advantage
and the things that make your business unique.
Normally, they simply say: “Send
a link to a group, page or site, and I will do everything myself.“
is strategic thinking. They are not limited by the number of likes or repost
because it is only the first step on the way to marketing goals. They always
think complex and look in the future, and the number of subscribers for him is
only one of many parameters.
Genuine SMM-marketer plans a promotional campaign
in advance and coordinates it with the client.Remember that SMM professionals always
tell that buying reposts and likes doesn’t mean buying the success.
An Interesting Video on Social Media Promotions by Breeny Lee: