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Today we are looking for some Facebook page ideas and tips for Lain of Lay Out a Day. Layout a Day on Facebook is a brand new page. If you are interested in simple scrapbooking ideas, join her over there. Let’s help her out!
Facebook is all about connecting, listening to the needs of others and sharing our expertise right?
So let’s please give Lain some suggestions on types of things she could share on her Facebook page to engage with her ‘fans’. Any suggestions would be helpful. We have already discussed a few things as you’ll see below.
Social Media News for this week:
I (Angie) am truly a technophobe so I’m still trying to figure it all out.
Here are the most engaged brands in social media (says Mashable). I knew about Starbucks but had no clue of the others.
Read Laurel’s story about name theft.
And lastly on this fine Saturday,
And for a bit o fun this weekend, we are hoping that you will indulge us. If you are dressing up for Halloween, please come by our Get a Social Boost Facebook page and share your pictures and leave your link!
Until next week……
Stop the Madness
Have you seen the outrageous use of Twitter hashtags? Most people don’t even realize they are spamming others on their Twitter stream but it’s very obvious they are so here’s a quick lesson.
Please don’t use single words like #coffee #sugar #tea when tweeting. The whole point of using Twitter hashtags is to keep up with a conversation. So it would be better in that case to use something like #coffeelovers (which I see there is actually a hashtag for!) where people can talk about their love for coffee. Or here’s another one I see a lot #workouts. OK but let’s get more specific. I think it would be better to separate this in to #homeworkouts, #gymworkouts or even #cardioworkouts. It’s like we are taught with keyword research, it’s much harder to rank for single keywords in the search engines and it’s better to go for the long tail keyword phrases. I look at hashtags in a similar way. Be more specific and you’ll make better connections.
Lots of people don’t want to talk about this subject but it’s really important that you get your business info together for your family and business partners in case anything were to happen to you. I will be honest and say that I don’t have a plan in place. It would be a big mess for anyone to try to go through my stuff at this point. My office alone would make anyone run away screaming!
Although this post, a Twitteraholics Guide is not new, it is one of the most comprehensive posts on Twitter I have read. And it’s funny there are some similar Twitter follow tips to the ones I just blogged about the other day. Great minds think alike. So many great tips throughout this blog post.
This post grabbed my attention because in the past I have worked in the hotel industry as a front desk Supervisor for Courtyard by Marriott and it was one of my most favorite jobs ever. I would be excited to have the opportunity to do social media management in the hospitality industry. My favorite all inclusive resort, Couples Swept Away has an online community/forum and I think it’s genius. Since I currently moderate a large Internet marketing online community, managing communities in the hospitality industry would be the ultimate opportunity.
And here are some great tips on how to handle Facebook Groups.
Have a great weekend!
Twitter Follow With Care -Don’t Always Rely on Automation
Do you REALLY know who you are following on Twitter? I would venture to guess that most of us don’t know everyone we follow but it’s very important that we pay attention to that. If you use any type of automated follow software be cautious. When someone follows you and you have auto follow in place you really have no clue WHO you are following back but your followers sure will.
Imagine the surprise of those who might just decide to take a peek at your main Twitter profile page to see who you follow. They can click on all of those people you follow and if you’re not careful in who you choose to follow they very well might find something that will turn them off immediately and lose all respect for you.
When you follow someone on Twitter, they get an email with a few stats that list some of your current followers. I have seen tasteless avatars and Twitter handles in these emails not to mention outrageous profile tweets when clicking through to what I think might be a potential new Twitter ‘friend’. In fact I just got one today. This person had a raunchy avatar and unmentionable tweets so I blocked the user immediately and they can no longer be seen on the list of people that follow me, thank goodness.
Sure it can take time to go through and screen followers but to me it’s time well spent. I would much rather be cautious and not offend anyone. Sure some will slip through the cracks at times but do the best you can and you will truly stand out from the rest.
*Note* Most social media managers use automated follow software and we have personally chosen not to use automation unless we feel that it will benefit our clients and/or it’s something they choose. We believe that it’s all about quality not quantity.