It’s common knowledge that social media is a great way to get your brand out there and promote your business. But it can also be an emotional rollercoaster. It seems like every day, you’re either getting tons of likes on your posts or none at all! And no matter what you do, some people just don’t seem to “get” the message you’re trying to convey with your content.
In this post, I’ll share four strategies for how not to give me hope when using social media as a marketing tool for your company or personal blog.
Strategy Number One: Don’t post too often. Posting more than two times a day will start to annoy people, and they’ll stop following you or liking your posts.
Don’t Give Me Hope Tip Two: Use hashtags sparingly, only once per every 20 posts or so. You don’t want to overuse them because it can be really annoying for some people and brands that follow you who have never seen the hashtag before. If someone tags themselves in one of your pictures without using any hashtags at all, use “selfie” as their tag instead of “#selfie.” #Selfie is already an Instagram popular hashtag used by millions of accounts- don’t spend time trying to get other users to follow you if they don’t want to.
Don’t Give Me Hope Tip Three: Post pictures of your life, not just the products that you are selling or companies that you work for. Your followers probably aren’t interested in seeing all your company’s posts and information. They want to know about what is going on with YOU! Show them who you are- not just what type of content gets most engagement from people online. If someone tags themselves in one of your pictures without using any hashtags at all, use “selfie” as their tag instead of “#selfie.” Selfie is already an Instagram popular hashtag used by millions of accounts- don’t spend time trying to get other users to follow you if they don’t want to.
Don’t Give Me Hope Tip Four: Don’t post too many pictures or statuses in a row that are related, even if they have different hashtags associated with them- especially when you are trying to make sure people see your content and follow you for other purposes than just following back. It is better to space out the posts so it appears as though there is more going on with your life than what was seen by scrolling through your account quickly.
I give myself hope because… I’m not giving up! And neither should anyone else!
This blog post has five tips explaining how users can avoid being one of those accounts who everyone rolls their eyes at or ignores due to spammy tactics.
I don’t know about you, but I am not one of those people who is opposed to giving other people a little hope.
The first thing that Don’t Give Me Hope talks about in this post are the dreaded “DM me” requests or messages on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. These usually come from accounts with only few followers or such low engagement rates that have been begging for someone to follow them back. Besides being annoying, these kinds of DM’s could be seen as spammy by others if they were given too much attention- which will ultimately lead to your account getting blocked or reported (though it’s worth mentioning here that sending an occasional message won’t hurt anything).
Don’t give up!
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“DM me” requests or messages on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter
these kinds of DM’s could be seen as spammy by others if they were given too much attention
though it’s worth mentioning here that sending an occasional message won’t hurt anything.
A few followers who don’t engage with your content on any level beyond liking posts is not acceptable either. It might seem harmless enough at first but these people likely haven’t looked through their notifications yet because you just followed them and therefor may never see what you post so they don’t need to check your profile.
following someone and not engaging with them
doing this might be seen as “spammy” by others if you do it too much
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