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5 Tips for Successful Writing in Social Media
Posted on October 9th 2012
If you’re involved in social media, you know that there’s a certain way to generate content on these channels that will have more success. People are on social media to be social, and it’s a great platform for your business to push out more information to your following, learn who makes up your target audience, and show your business on a more personal level.
Unfortunately, there are too many companies out there that don’t know how to write for social media, and these companies don’t see much social networking success. If you want to learn how to write effectively for social media, you need to use the following tips.
Some companies make the mistake of posting information to their social networks too often. This oversharing can make your audience tired of constantly hearing about you and all that you have to offer, and it can end up resulting in a loss of followers. Only push out the content that is the most important for your following to know, and keep the other stuff to yourself.
Along with oversharing, some companies make the mistake of not sharing enough. If you’re going to have a social network, you need to have a social network presence. This means that you need to generate content on your social networks on a regular basis. Make sure to post regularly so that your audience knows you exist. If you don’t post, you’re not going to have a successful social media strategy.
Don’t sell directly
You should be using social media to establish yourself as an expert and provide valuable information to your audience. This way, when they’re in need of a product or service that you sell, they’ll think of you first. Don’t use social media to talk only about your products, services and sales. If you’re constantly self promoting, your audience isn’t going to find value in your posts.
Have you ever read a FacebookWordPress and Facebook – the Perfect Combo for a Business Website. Read more … » post or a Twitter tweet that was so boring you desperately wished to get those 5 seconds of your life back? That’s how your following will feel if you’re not generating interesting content. Make sure you’re providing content that will interest them—not just you. And make sure that everything you share via social media contains value. Telling your audience that your vending machine is getting stocked today isn’t going to interest them. When you share knowledge about your industry that they can use in their own lives—that’s interesting.
Don’t go at it blindly
Some companies jump onto social media without thinking about it first. What these companies don’t realize is that social media also needs a plan. You need to know your goals for your campaigns, you need to know who your audience is, and you need to know what interests them. When you plan out your social media efforts, you’ll be able to create the right posts for the right audience that will provide you with your intended results.
Using social media for business can be a great way to get in front of your audience and share valuable information. But if you want to be successful, you have to know how to write efficiently for your audience. This communication is what will separate your business from the competition, and ultimately allow you to see success.