Social Media Optimization (SMO) is a concept defined by Rohit Bhargava of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. The concept of SMO makes perfect sense with the emergence (in some cases, domination) of social media sites like myspace, digg, del.icio.us and youtube. Basically, SMO is about implementing changes to a site (or blog) so that others can easily link to it, tag it, post a comment to it; and then submit it to social bookmarking sites. The result is more visibility in the above mentioned websites, more exposure on Technorati, inbound links, an increase in targeted traffic. The key, however, is having valuable content that “engages” others.
Social Media Optimization (SMO): A New Marketing Phenomenon
Michael Brito is a Senior Vice President of Social Business Planning at Edelman Digital. He helps his clients transform their organizations to be more open, collaborative and socially proficient; with the end result of creating shared value with employees, partners and customers. Prior to Edelman, Michael worked for Intel and Hewlett Packard in various social media marketing roles. Opinions posted here are his own.