Social Media Etiquette for Today’s Social Media Channels
Social media etiquette today for businesses may be different than it was several years ago. More people are on social media than ever before. (73% of all adults online use social network sites according to Pew Research, Sept. 2013).The way each social channel is used may vary from each other. Businesses just as personal users on Facebook must be careful not to post too often. Do you still see your Facebook stream overwhelmed by a few users today?
Google+ is another must social media channel today. Be sure to add the + when mentioning someone on the network. Whether commenting or sharing their info – it’s the polite way to acknowledge other users on that social network. You can be top notch with social media etiquette via this tip today.
Instagram is now one of the hottest social networks that users log into daily. The top etiquette tip is never to share anyone else’s photo without permission. This one tip should apply to all social networks and blogs.
Do you send a personal invitation to connect on LinkedIn? That could set you or your business apart today on this business social networking site. Using groups on LinkedIn to help others and contribute is a top notch social media etiquette tip. It’s not the place to promote your business only.
Do you always link back to the original source on Pinterest? That along with a mention is the most polite way to be on this visual social networking site. Also be aware not to pin away all at once each day. Be sure to spread your posts out. That is another tip that could apply to all the social media channels.
One last tip for all the networks is not to post only your own stuff. Be sure that the 80/20 rule applies. Share 80% of others stuff and only 20% of your own stuff. Too much promotion and people will stop following you or engaging with you. Engaging on the networks is the ultimate goal.
What other tips can you share to be sure your social media etiquette is up to snuff today?
Did any of these tips surprise you? I’d love to know in the comments.
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