DIY Social Media Tips – Checking In

by Davanti Digital on June 12, 2012

Do you own a store, restaurant, bar or any other hot spot? Are your customers checking in? If not, here are some tips from Davanti Digital Media, the experts in Mobile Marketing in New Jersey, for getting your business on Check In sites like Foursquare.

What is Foursquare?

Foursquare is a Check In based site that users can download onto their mobile devices. When a user goes somewhere like the mall, their favorite restaurant or  a new bar, they can check-in and let their friends know where they are, what they’re doing and how they’re having fun. Here are some basic instructions on how to use Foursqaure.

This one is pretty self explanatory, but the first step of the process is to Log In! We hope you remembered your password! If not, Foursquare will email you a link to reset your password.

Once you’re logged in, hit the Check In button at the bottom of the screen. This will provide you with a screen that looks like this. These are all the places near your current location. Select the place you wish to Check In to.

To verify the location and let all of your Foursquare followers know where you are (you might not have many now, but you can find your friends using Facebook and your contact list,) you can let everyone know what you’re up to at the location! Hit Check In when you’re finished. You can tell your followers what your favorite thing is about where you are, post a photo, post a tip about the location including parking, best thing to order or a sale.

Your Business and Checking In

If your business doesn’t have an official listing on Foursquare, customers might look you up and see that you don’t have a listing and never bother to check for your business again. They can also set up a page as your business in which case you won’t be able to control the information that is on it or utilize it properly to your brand’s advantage. Follow these quick tips to make sure your check in listing is a success:

  • Create a listing with your business’s full name
  • Be sure the location is correct
  • Set up a brief description for your business
  • Post signs letting customers know you are on Foursquare and to check in
  • Run a check in promotion – this can be 10% off an item, $5 off total bill, or any promotion that will create check in incentive and encourage users to share your location with their followers.

Social sites can be a great advantage for your business if used properly. To find out how Davanti Digital Media can help manage all of your social sites, give us a call at 732-982-8260. You can also “Like” us on Facebook for more great tips and tricks!

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: