A little knowledge in social media etiquette can go a long way. By following simple common sense points, it can mean success to your business. Sometimes we can end up forgetting that there are real people on the other end receiving our information. By being truthful, following rules, listening and engaging, you should be on the best path to your business social media success.
Be Your True Self.
How many times we see people using their old pictures as their profile picture or even posting something else as a profile picture. When it comes to your business, there are two only professional ways to post a profile picture. Either a clear image of yourself or the logo of your company.
When posting, make sure is something relevant to your business like articles, information or promotions, and if posting personal pictures, make sure they are related to your business like “behind the stage” type of photos. Leave your own personal pictures for your own personal profiles.
Careful With What You Say About Your Competitors.
It is very unprofessional and even immature to talk about your competitors or about the place you used to work. This type of posting can break your business image very quickly and once it is out there, as you may know, it can very hard to take it back. Post responsibly and always behave as you were speaking in public. Remember, words - in this case, posts - can be forever.
Play by the Rules.
Know the rules and guidelines for every platform you are starting your business profile. A serious posting mistake can get your profile deleted or even banned so always know the nuances and be thoughtful. It is also essential to keep in mind the people that are following you, and never be disrespectful towards them as if you knew them personally.
Listen and Engage.
People like to be recognized when they have come out of their silence to say something good about your business, make sure to let them know and appreciate their words. Social media is one of the best ways to promote your business, and it when done with awareness to etiquette it can bring a good reputation and respect to your business. Just use common sense, and you're on your way to success.