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How to Make Sure You Don’t Accidentally Sabotage Your Social Media

By November 8, 2012June 26th, 2021Technology News

Here is some solid advice from a professional marketing adviser that will help you avoid self-sabotage via social media. Look at the list below and compare it to your own efforts.

Secure Your Brand Name

Before you even announce your brand name, you should already have it secured on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets. This is important because you want your page to be easily found, but also so your URL doesn’t default to something clumsy and backwards. “facebook.com/YOURBUSINESSHERE” is much better than “facebook.com/pages/yourname/4975873047497”.

Complete Your Profiles

Don’t be lazy by neglecting to complete your profiles. When you don’t complete your profiles, you’re risking not having the information that someone needs listed. Social media profiles allow you to provide tons of valuable information to the public about your company. You can’t rely on traffic coming from web searches alone – make sure your Internet Presence is consistent.

Interact

Treat your followers like friends. Would you leave your best friend hanging for a week while they wait for a reply to your post? Probably not, so don’t let your fans hang either. Your social media page is not there to push your own agenda. It’s about more than just promos and special offers. It’s for building your brand and building a relationship with those that come to your doors.

Choose Your Words Wisely

Before you hit that “upload” or “post” button, give yourself fifteen seconds to reconsider what you’re saying. Even though you have plenty of time to get your thoughts organized, sometimes you need that extra few seconds to really consider what you’re posting. Make sure it doesn’t offend anyone or harm the image you are cultivating for your company.

Jason Manteiga

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.

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