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One of the things I’m often asked is “how do I get more followers”.  Whilst number of followers isn’t the single most important facet of your social media strategy, it is the first thing that you tend to notice about your accounts.

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My favourite method of engaging with more followers isn’t by stating what YOU do, it is sharing what OTHERS do.   By sharing good posts with relevant, interesting or amusing content you are making yourself visible to potential new followers.

Don’t be afraid to share and comment on other people’s posts.  Social media is about just that, being social!

Tips on Tuesday

Today’s tip is an important one (well aren’t they all?!) that can be applied to all your social media channels.

Image of all social media iconsFour little words.  DO NOT BUY FOLLOWERS.

It can be really tempting to buy followers – after all the most successful accounts are the ones with most followers and therefore most reach, but you need to remember that the number of followers isn’t as important as the number of followers with which you have a meaningful engagement.  Your end aim is to engage and drive people to your website and buying followers will not achieve this – you will end up with a raft of fake account followers which won’t increase that all important engagement.

Don’t forget a sudden increase in followers with no apparent reason could well look suspicious and harm your reputation. 

Increase your followers by great content, active participation in discussions and being visible. 

 

Tips on Tuesday

For today’s Tip on Tuesday we’re giving some general advice that you can apply to all the social media channels you use.

Image of all social media iconsA very simple tip; don’t beg for followers!

There is nothing more off-putting on a social media account than a brand begging to up their follower count.  By all means join a networking hour or group and suggest you’d like to make some useful connections, but keep it businesslike, not asking simply to get your follower count up.

Remember to aim for valuable followers due to the quality of your content.

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For today’s tip we’re looking at one of the tools you can use on Facebook with a business page.

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Don’t forget that the Facebook analytics tool lets you see how well each of your posts are doing in terms of reach and engagement.  This is such a valuable – and free! – resource as it means you can get a really good insight into what type of posting works best for you.  It is certainly worth doing more of whichever type of posts statistically reach the most people!

 

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For today’s Tip we’re going to be looking at making your Facebook profile just a little more approachable.

Image of a Facebook MilestoneWe’re a big fan of the milestone facility on Facebook; we think it adds a touch of personality to let your followers know what you’re up to. 

They’re easy to create and – if you feel your Facebook page is quite dry with basic information – give a little more colour and emotion. 

Create them by clicking on the three little dots next to the share button and adding the information therein.  The great think is you can add them retrospectively – so spend five minutes filling in your milestones and plumping up your profile!

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For today’s Tip on Tuesday we’re going to be looking at Facebook.

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A small tip today but a very important one.  If you’re doing a Facebook update that contains a link, make sure that the link is included in the post before the 5th line of text.  The end of the 5th line is where Facebook cuts the post and adds the “See more” action.

You want to make following links easy for the people reading so don’t require them to “See more” before they can follow your call to action.

Tips on Tuesday

There wasn’t really anything else we could talk about today on Tips on Tuesday – a generic tip to help you out on all your social media channels.

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So today’s tip is, if you like what someone is doing on social media TELL them.  Everyone likes to know they’re impressing someone, so whether it is another business, or an individual pop a comment on.  It is a great way of making links and you can be sure that if you say to someone “hey, we love what you’re doing here”, they will look at your profile and take the time to reciprocate.

Happy social media love in all!

Tips on Tuesday

In January we have been looking at the importance of organisation in respect of your social media and digital marketing programmes in our Tips on Tuesday segment.  In previous posts we have look at the need to organise your schedule, the importance of allocating roles effectively, an emphasis on reviewing your programme, and the crucial checking for notifications!

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For our final tip in this series we’re going to remind you of the importance of knowing what other members of your team have posted!  There’s nothing more off-putting to your followers than having the same content posted repeatedly.  If you lose a follower you will have to work very hard to try to get them back!

Keep it unique, make it interesting and you can’t go far wrong!

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For today’s tip we’re going to give an important piece of advice about Twitter.

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Make sure you make the most of Twitter by following people relevant to your sector.  From local organisations to industry leaders it is really important to forge relationships and find out what other people in your industry are saying!

Interact with the people you follow – you will find your own followers start to increase as you become more involved with other people in your industry.

 

Tips on Tuesday

For this week we’re going to have a look at Twitter

TwitterTipsAireMediaIf you’re using a Twitter account for business purposes it is really important that whoever is using the account is consistent in tone.  Remember your account is in effect the company and so its important to maintain a constant and professional presence at all times.

Even if the account is managed by different staff, make sure they’re all clear about how you want the account to be used and what is and isn’t appropriate!  The public will only see the company, not the different people who are behind the avatar so keep it neutral, informative and polite.