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Is Facebook Use Declining?

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You may have heard rumors that Facebook usage is declining. This is especially common with younger users, who may favor other types of social media. After all, Facebook has been around for going on two decades now, so it is hardly the trendy new site that it once was.

But is usage really declining? If you're planning to run ads on social media, you must know where your audience is. The draw of Facebook, for businesses, is not anything inherent that Facebook itself does. It's just the fact that it has a vast audience and makes it easy to connect with potential customers, run ads aimed at them, answer their questions and drive traffic to your own site. Without that audience, nothing else matters. So what's really going on with Facebook?

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One Statistic That Illustrates the Value of Social Media Marketing

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One issue with social media marketing is that people often find their return on investment (ROI) harder to measure than they'd like. Sure, if someone clicks through an ad and makes a purchase, you know it works. But what if they click the ad and don't buy anything, only to buy your product in a physical store the next time they're shopping? Your ad still worked and created that sale, but this type of statistic can slip through the cracks. This can make it hard to look at the raw numbers and see if your social media campaign is working.

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Is Your Company Discoverable?

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It's clear that marketing is never going to be the same. The internet has changed everything, and that change is here to stay. Rather than clinging to older ideas that may be outdated and may no longer work, companies need to accept this new reality and find out how they can leverage it for greater success. The relationship with each individual consumer is more important than it has ever been, for instance, and consumers have far more power to search out what they want. They do this on social media and through search engines, primarily. Think of it this way: Two decades ago, companies worked to get in front of consumers. Today, consumers come to them.

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Study: Most People Research Products Before Buying

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Are you an impulse buyer? If so, you know how it feels to see a new product that immediately grabs your attention. You may just see one ad or spot the item in person, while walking around the store, and know that you have to have it. For some, impulse buys are reserved for small items that they can afford to regret. For others, price is no object, as they will buy anything that they want and trust their instincts. Either way, there's one thing that is true about these consumers: They're in the minority. Studies have found -- as you likely suspected if you're not an impulse buyer yourself -- that the majority of consumers will take the time to do their research in advance of almost any purchase.

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Are You Really Connecting with Customers on Social Media?

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It's easy to understand that social media carries a lot of power and can open doors. Companies used to need to do extensive research to see what their customers liked, how old they were, what they spent money on, etc. Now, social media just reports a lot of that for them, through the profiles people fill out and the things they post. The opportunity to connect with people online is there, and it is unprecedented. The key, then, is to make sure that you know how to use social media to that end, as you seek to increase awareness and make sales. Below are a few tips that can help you hit those goals in 2021 and beyond.

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