5 Things You Shouldn’t Post On Your Social Media Sites

29 Feb

Social Media No No Man

5 Things You Shouldn’t Post On Your Social Media Sites.

This article provides great insight into common ways we as social marketers can turn off our current followers and limit the accrual of new ones.  Below are some highlights of the article:

“Spamming someone’s Facebook wall or Twitter timeline is another massive annoying habit. This includes posting links to someone’s wall or tagging them in pictures they have nothing to do with. Just throwing things like that in people’s faces is not a good way to build a relationship or network via social media.”

“Sending out mass messages could perhaps be one of the most annoying of them all.”

We as marketers may do some of the things mentioned in this article unknowingly.  In essence, social media should be used to build sustainable relationships with customers; one’s that are as personal as possible.  Ask yourself, “Would I do these things to my closest personal friends?”  If the answer is no, which it should be, then don’t do them to your Facebook fans or Twitter followers.

Social media is the best way to make friends for your brand.  To do so, basically do the opposite of the 5 no-no’s mentioned in the article and you will do well.


Posted by on February 29, 2012 in New Media


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2 responses to “5 Things You Shouldn’t Post On Your Social Media Sites

  1. Julie A. Novak

    March 7, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    These are good tips for mastering social media etiquette. Social media is about expanding personal relationships in an online setting, so the rules of conversation are still applicable. For example, listen first and talk second. Users and brands who only talk about themselves will be talking to no one fast.

    • Dain

      March 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

      Thanks for the comment! You are absolutely right, “the rules of conversation are still applicable” in social media conversations. If a company only posts about itself and spams everyone, they won’t be inviting dialogue but pushing people away. What they need to do is take time to initiate a dialogue between them and their followers. This will make the consumer feel that their comments aren’t falling on deaf ears and they will be more willing to become a brand advocate and end up sharing things the company posts. Sharing being one of the main goals of using social media. Having the consumer talk about you is more effective than you talking about you.


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