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Social Media Mistakes That No One tells you


People who have a business to run know how important it is to correctly promote it. Only through proper promotion can one hope to promote the services of their business etc to the world and get new clients.

The Meaning of Social Media

Social media can be defined as using web-based as well as mobile technologies and turning one-way communication into a dialogue. People, who don’t fully understand what social media really is, tend to get into trouble and make mistakes. No one will tell you about these mistakes due to many reasons, maybe they are ashamed of admitting that they too made mistakes or maybe they don’t care for the other people who have businesses to run.Social Media Mistakes to avoid this yearSocial Media Mistakes

Social media is interactive, so one should be ready to hear negative comments from others. It is better not to make the mistake of replying to every negative comment and trying to justify oneself. It is better if the clients or the people who trust the business do that for you. This will make you look less defensive and show other people that you have a firm client base. It is important that people read or listen to relevant information in order for them to develop interest in any business.

Thus, bragging about your business and providing irrelevant links should be avoided.For successful businesses, quality is better than quantity. So, there is no need to follow people on Facebook or Twitter etc, which have no relation with the business as it will not be productive to do so.

Don’t ask people to like the posts that you write on the website. It is better to give people quality content that urges them to tell other people about it.

There are many social media tools available and people, in order to gain exposure, sign up for every tool. This is a mistake that should be avoided. It is better to use two or three of the tools and work on improving them as much as possible. Creativity is also very crucial when it comes to using social media. The websites etc should be designed in such as way that it attracts the attention of other people and is user-friendly as well. People think that once they have created a Facebook page or have launched a website, then visitors will begin coming automatically. This is not the case, as one has to work hard to put quality content on their website that will attract the visitors. Another crucial mistake that people make is that they invest all their money into the social media tools.

Something to Consider

Using social media does allow a business to reach out to millions of people but it doesn’t guarantee sales. So, other promotional tools such as commercials, posters etc should also be used. Thus, anyone can make mistakes when using social media but these mistakes can be avoided as mentioned above.

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3 comments
  1. Nishadha

    December 6, 2011 at 5:59 am

    I think focusing on few active networks is very important, especially if you are a small business that doesn’t have a huge budget to spend on social media.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      December 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂 You are right and welcome here

      Reply
  2. Mech

    December 6, 2011 at 7:26 am

    One of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen startups make is not knowing who the customer is and how he or she behaves on the social web.

    Reply

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