Disadvantages of Social Media Marketing?

rsplajitrsplajit 100 Post Club
edited January 2012 in Social Media Opt.
Hello Friends,

Can anyone please tell me, What is the disadvantages of Social Media Marketing?



  • Smith JonesSmith Jones 100 Post Club
    edited December 2011
    Hello friends,

    There are some disadvantage of social Media Marketing.

    1- Too many users.
    2- The word spreads like wildfire
    3- It is labor intensive.
    4- It builds a reciprocal relationship with your audience.
    5- It involves rapidly changing techniques.


    Smith Jones
  • sky2csky2c Registered Users
    edited January 2012
    Hello Friends,

    1 – Social Media Marketing is a FUN way to do business.
    2 – It is a cost effective “Internet Marketing strategy that can create viral results.
    3 – Companies have the ability to make “social” connections with consumer markets.
    4 – It drives traffic to your website, blog, articles, etc.
    5 – The traffic results in website links, blog comments, lead generation and sales conversions.

  • emedianetworkemedianetwork Registered Users
    1> if you post a bad or wrong link/post, it spreads too fast and is viral.
    2> You can have some negative feedbacks too from your circle/community.
    3> Consumes manpower, as it is not automatic.

    In my opinion, these are basic and common disadvantages of SMO.
  • joemorinjoemorin Registered Users
    While selecting your target audience you should be very carful, becoz if there are any non-relevant or non-acceptable user comes then there are chances for spoiling your online reputation.
  • daviddannydaviddanny Registered Users
    1:Hackers’ Threat
    2:Risk of negative comments
    3:Time Consuming
    4:No short term ROI
  • diariediarie Registered Users
    It is not necessarily advantageous to use social media websites to promote your business. You have to keep this in mind that if you want to use those websites to leverage your business’s brand, you have to write promotional posts almost every day. Besides that, the posts that you write will only appear for a short period of time before they are replaced with newer posts. You should take those disadvantages into consideration when you want to leverage your business’s brand by using online social media website.
  • prashantseoguruprashantseoguru DelhiRegistered Users
    there are 90% person is falls .only 10% person is true there
  • ParbittParbitt Registered Users
    Please take care the link you are sharing and the comments you are doing on somebody’s – do it good interactive. Otherwise social media may pull down reputation.
  • puja167puja167 delhiRegistered Users
    Time consuming
  • sunitasunita Registered Users
    I do not think there is any disadvantages of SMM.
  • synodbiosynodbio Registered Users
    1. It takes a lot of time
    2.It should have a proven strategy
    3.Lot of competition
  • jacksontrovertjacksontrovert 530 S. Lake Ave, Suite 789 Pasadena, CA 91101 USARegistered Users
    The social media optimization is fill with total links and promotional activities.

    Targeting through social media is too complicated because of too much of users and promotional activities..
  • JohnAadamsJohnAadams Registered Users
    To get maximum benefit out of the social media, one has to proactively participate in it. You have to post or tweet frequently and interact with the people.

    Social media is all about online interaction with your target audience. You have to answer to the queries and convince them about the effectiveness of your products.

  • SoloSolo Registered Users
    It is really time consuming. After all, you need to engage your fans into conversation - only active users will bring conversion. Also social media in general (aside from G+) do not really help with SEO.
  • stuartdell92stuartdell92 Registered Users
    Some people tend to ignore posts. That is why you need to share links that will grab the online users attention.
  • hardSEOguy2378hardSEOguy2378 Registered Users
    I don't really see anything except for the fact that pretty much anything you do will have consequences. So if you do something stupid on the networks it will come back to haunt you because most of it are permanent and lots of people will be able to see and can do some damage. But it also works as a positive because if you work on it consistently, you will get good results because of the flow of information.
  • seowebirelandseowebireland Registered Users
    I don't see and sort of disadvantage in social media marketing. It may take a troll on your life or work if you do something stupid or irrelevant as the masses are watching your back for your updates and opinion.
  • sourabhjainsourabhjain Registered Users
    Social media gives good opportunity for marketing but challenges are also there. there are some disadvantage:

    1. Time intensive
    2. Trademark issue
    3. Trust, Privacy issue
    4. Security Issues
    5. Negative Feedback
    6. User-Generated Content
  • hardSEOguy2378hardSEOguy2378 Registered Users
    That's true but I think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages tenfolds if you really know what you are doing.
  • WebOutGatewayWebOutGateway Pasig City, PhilippinesRegistered Users
    edited August 2014
    Social Media helps you increase your presence online and in branding your niche. It also helps you to easily reach your potential customers. The only disadvantage is that when you don't know how to properly use social media, it may cause the damage of your reputation in an instant.
  • vaidhegipatelvaidhegipatel IndiaRegistered Users
    It’s a common that one thing has an advantage then it have disadvantage too.
    Most time consume in it
    Legal issue like trademark and copy rights,
    Trust privacy and security issues
    Negative Feedback
  • Devi10Devi10 Registered Users
    I would say "Word of Mouth" which means "Feedback" whether it is positive or negative feedback it will travel like a fire in social media.
  • AllysonRulesAllysonRules Registered Users
    There are too many users that some people pretend that they are clients.
  • vinborisvinboris Registered Users
    1. Bad Branding – The wrong online brand strategy can doom a company, and put you at a huge viral social disadvantage.
    2. Relevant content! - Let’s be honest. Blogs and Twitter feeds tend to take on the persona of their authors and this is a bad, bad thing! It is not an individual’s feed or blog, it belongs to the company and they have designated you as the rep to post. Many Social media marketers forget this and think that they are the blog or feed. This will only end in a bad way.
    3. No short term ROI – The honest truth is that Social Media Marketing is a long term strategy. Seeing a return could take anywhere from a few months to a year before a company sees the benefits of increased customer loyalty and sales.
    4. The risk of negative comments – Any time a company opens itself up to open criticism there is the possibility of negative comments about a product or service. I don’t see this as a negative. I have always found that the measure of a quality company was how they dealt with problems, and companies that admit their faults, fix them, and carry on, sell more products.
  • AllysonRulesAllysonRules Registered Users
    Competition is big when talk about social media marketing, but its a matter of how you will be able to stand out among your competitor. So better yet no what your target audience needs so that you can create an effective campaign that will surely be a great hit.
  • DuncanDuncan Registered Users
    Same tools bring different results in different hands. So SMM is a powerful tool and it is you who desides whether it is good or bad power.
  • williamjohnwilliamjohn Los AngelesRegistered Users
    There is no disadvantage I have seen. I am using facebook for my business.
  • jamesbrownnjamesbrownn Registered Users
    Updating your social media accounts takes time and effort. A senior person with knowledge about the company and products should handle your social media presence, and the cost in time means the media is not completely free. It is ongoing work to find new angles about your products continually and to post and re-post information.
  • itswebitsweb Registered Users
    1. Social Networking is Time Intensive

    2. Mainly Attracts Current Brand Users

    3. Local Businesses and Distant Fans

    4. Lack of Feedback Control

    5. Social Marketing Seen as Intrusive
  • alexalfredalexalfred Registered Users
    yes can promote your product,s through social media channels, i think Facebook and linkedin is most important in social branding ,
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