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5 Social Media Mistakes You’re Making Right Now

By: Andrea Panno

With consumers monitoring your every move, it’s imperative to micromanage all of your social media platforms. One social media mishap has the potential to severely damage your brand, which means perfecting your social media marketing strategy is a must.

Here are 5 social media mistakes you’re unknowingly making and what you can do to avoid them:

1. Sharing the wrong content.

You want to make sure that everything you post or share is relevant to your brand, and more importantly, to your audience. Be sure to read articles thoroughly before passing them along – you don’t want to share anything of poor quality, or anything that could be offensive or controversial. Additionally, make sure everything you post is appropriate for each individual channel; if people follow you on multiple networks, they don’t want to see the same thing over and over again.

2. Failing to regularly update your accounts.

Creating social media platforms is the first step; however, if you’re neglecting to update them, they serve no purpose. Be sure to remain consistent with your updates, and don’t over-post. Stay up-to-date with news and trending topics to ensure you’re staying relevant within your industry.

3. Ignoring your audience.

Generic, automated updates come off as boring and uninteresting. Be charming, relatable, and more importantly, yourself. The way you are perceived on social media is HUGE. Interact with your audience regularly, and start conversations with them. Be sure to respond to your audience members in a timely manner – especially if it involves a complaint or something that could negatively impact your brand.

4. Overselling.

Your brand is more than just YOU. Over promoting yourself gets old, and makes you seem egocentric. Share content produced by other people in addition to your own. When posting original content, avoid making it all about selling yourself. If you’re going to talk about your brand, don’t just say what you can do – prove it with results and testimonials.

5. Not implementing goals or measuring success.

Before implementing a social media marketing strategy, be sure to establish specific goals that you want to accomplish. These goals should be measurable – you want to make sure you can analyze how successful your efforts were in the end. This way, you can re-strategize and plan for ways to optimize in the future.


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