40 Tips for Social Media
With Social Media so widely used today, it is important to have a good grasp of what works and what does not. These 40 Tips for Social Media will help you make the most of your Social Media.
If you strive to be successful with your Social Media Campaigns, then these tips for Social Media are perfect for you.
How many of these tips do you already know? Let me know in the comments. I also love hearing what other tips you can add to this list of 40.
If you don’t know where you want to go, it’s pretty hard to get there.
This works for blog posts as well as social media posts.
It will show you a lot about your Page progress.
Try humour and controversy. They’re very powerful.
Post during these times!
Provide the definitive answer.
Which types got shared, liked or retweeted the most?
Which ones received the most Interaction?
Where they Questions, graphics or something else?
Use this information to create more interaction in future.
Go for it – but be authentic – and be social!
Each connection counts... AND speaks loudly about who you are to your other connections.
This is the key to success in getting your social content to attract viewers.
Your posts should never sound forced, fake or “canned”.
But ensure you post during your audience’s peak active times on any social networks you choose to utilize.
Click Analytics at the top of Pinterest then select Profile.
Use http://twubs.com/ for easy hashtag monitoring, you can see what people are saying about hashtags in real time.
Don't post this type of content unless you have a good reason or point to do so.
You can use Video, photos, Instagram and Vine looping video clips.
Vine video clips loop. Instagram video clips don’t.
Vine streams on Twitter; Instagram videos on Facebook.
How can you use this information for your marketing?
Tapping your screen for a Vine video starts filming.
Tapping your screen for an Instagram video just adjusts focus.
Check Hashtags before using them on:
This is a great way to crowd-source user-generated content as well as extend your own reach.
Remember that Instagram hashtags are not case-sensitive and don’t work with spaces or special characters.
If your preferred social platform doesn’t have good native analytics, look for third party sites that provide it.
Then start talking about it by this name on your social media accounts.
Don’t let gaps occur. Keep it fresh in people’s minds.
But don't overdo it.
Mystery breeds interest! Hints and teasers are part of the fun.
You can ask questions for your new product idea and share the link on social media.
If you’re advertising on Facebook, remember your ad images, including the thumbnail, cannot include more than 20% text.
Take advantage of the fact you can now use text, arrows and calls to action in Facebook Cover photos.
Facebook Profile photos are square and display at 160 x 160 pixels – but remember Facebook wants you to upload at 180 x 180.
At the very least, include a Facebook app tab leading to your sign-up page or form with a clear, easy-to-read call to action.
Make the most of this “real estate”!
Only your short description displays in your Facebook header section, but fill out your Profile 100% for max searchability.
Consider doing this if you consistently get endorsements that are not relevant on LinkedIn
Check “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” in LinkedIn to see who is finding you – as well as the keywords they used. This provides insights you can build on.
In your LinkedIn Privacy and Settings page, "Select what others see when you've viewed their profile” to keep it private - or not.
In Google+ posts, encase text in asterisks for bold and underscore it to create italics.
Just type the keyword “motion” in your Photos section to find them.
Use the Google+ Ripples feature to track your posts by clicking the top-right arrow in your post.
I hope you found these tips useful. Don't forget, you can download these 40 Tips for Social Media in a great PDF. Each tip is on a single page, so you can print out just the ones you want! If you are looking for help with your Social Media, you can contact us by phone or use the contact form and we will guide you through the process of setting up your own Social Media Campaign, or we can do the whole campaign for you if you prefer.