Social Media Hints and Tips

For better engagement on social media you need to be smart. Here's some hints and tips for using some of the social media platforms. Feel free to add ones that you do.

#SOCIALMEDIATIP

  • avoid gossip and negative talk
  • be SOCIAL on social media
  • create valuable content
  • if you can't say anything nice, don't say it at all
  • share others posts, if they will resonate with your own audience
  • be helpful and help others with their questions
  • don't use too many hashtags at once
  • following back is a choice - you don't have to
  • stop with the "sell sell sell" attitude
  • add recognisable profile images
  • choose engaging cover photos
  • add CTAs (call to actions) where possible
  • ensure you complete the ABOUT sections on all platforms
  • remember to UNPIN those pinned posts!

#FACEBOOKTIP

  • make sure you have a business page for your business. NOT a personal profile
  • use your page analytics to see when the best time to post is (don't believe what you read online)
  • promote your page and invite friends to it 
  • like other pages AS YOUR PAGE (free advertising)
  • like other page posts AS YOUR PAGE (free advertising)
  • verify your page

#TWITTERTIP

  • don't use the automated DMs. If you do, have a sincere welcome message
  • create Twitter lists
  • thank people for their RTs
  • when you start a tweet with @name, it only goes to you and their audience
  • start tweets with text other than @name to be seen by more people

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SOCIAL MEDIA HINTS AND TIPS For better engagement on social media you need to be smart. Here's some hints and tips for using some of the social media platforms. Feel free to add ones that you do.
For better engagement on social media you need to be smart. Here's some hints and tips for using some of the social media platforms. Feel free to add ones that you do.

#SOCIALMEDIATIP

  • avoid gossip and negative talk
  • be SOCIAL on social media
  • create valuable content
  • if you can't say anything nice, don't say it at all
  • share others posts, if they will resonate with your own audience
  • be helpful and help others with their questions
  • don't use too many hashtags at once
  • following back is a choice - you don't have to
  • stop with the "sell sell sell" attitude
  • add recognisable profile images
  • choose engaging cover photos
  • add CTAs (call to actions) where possible
  • ensure you complete the ABOUT sections on all platforms
  • remember to UNPIN those pinned posts!

#FACEBOOKTIP

  • make sure you have a business page for your business. NOT a personal profile
  • use your page analytics to see when the best time to post is (don't believe what you read online)
  • promote your page and invite friends to it 
  • like other pages AS YOUR PAGE (free advertising)
  • like other page posts AS YOUR PAGE (free advertising)
  • verify your page

#TWITTERTIP

  • don't use the automated DMs. If you do, have a sincere welcome message
  • create Twitter lists
  • thank people for their RTs
  • when you start a tweet with @name, it only goes to you and their audience
  • start tweets with text other than @name to be seen by more people

Please feel free to add your own to this page by using the comment box below.