Social media etiquette: 3 quick tips

Understanding how to use social media to grow your business isn’t as difficult it seems. It’s actually quite straight forward. Step 1 is to setup an account on the following platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google. Step 2, post informative content often (at least 3 times per week). And Step 3 is to learn a few basic rules regarding social media etiquette.  To help you with that, here are 3 quick tips.

 

Social media etiquette: 3 quick tips

social media etiquette: 3 quick tips

  1. Don’t follow back everyone who follows you on Twitter. Choose the people who provide value to you and monitor their tweets for content you care about. When you follow someone back it sends the message that you’re interested.  So, when you do follow up back make sure you share their content and engage them. It will help you build a relationship. The goal for you is to develop a social media community of contacts you care about
  2. Do respond to everyone who reaches out to your brand through social media. They are interested in you, so, engage them. Be helpful or add value to them in your response.
  3. For people who are malicious and negative on social media either ignore them, or if they have a complaint against your brand, address it but take it out of social media as fast as possible. Don’t turn it into an online battle.
Kay Svela

Kay Svela

VP Business Development at Cyberwalker Digital LLC
Kay is the VP Business Development at Cyberwalker Digital and author of three books: Read This Before You Kill Yourself, Super You, and Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed. She is based in Tampa, Florida. Email her at kay@cyberwalker.com