Internet marketing as a whole still has many people scratching their heads on what they should and shouldn’t be doing online. You can’t blame them because many people are just not sure how to incorporate the web into their daily business routine yet. Everything online requires some etiquette and social media is no exception to that rule.
Here is a list of areas of social media communication etiquette tips to consider:
If you are taking the position of being yourself in the social communities and not from a business standpoint just be yourself. Don’t act like you are trying to be someone you are not but rather just be yourself and act like a human.
Share Other Peoples Work
Share other people’s information and content just like you would yours because you are there for communication and sharing and moving around the information from others is just good social media practice.
Strike up conversations with random strangers so you can get to know your audience the best you can. The only way you are going to reach out to your audience is by proactively asking other people questions and starting overall conversations where others can chime in.
Don’t Ignore People
If someone asks you a question don’t ignore them. If they are trying to strike conversation respond back to them because that is how you become a good social media user. If you have been doing this for a while remember that you were there once in those shoes when you were trying to get going.
Don’t Rely On Software
You have joined this global conversation so you can speak with people not so you can hide behind a software program that will do it for you. Automation for “some” things are ok but if you want to communicate with your audience you have to try and do it yourself the old fashioned way, by typing and waiting!
Social media can be a very potent source of business when approached correctly and the right way. Don’t spam and be courteous of others because you will find yourself in a pickle if you don’t.