5 tips for posting on social media

Social media is a great way to engage with your client base. Whether that’s on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any of the other social networks both great and small. The following 5 tips will help you make the best out of every post and create content that will work for you.

1. Spelling and grammar has to be spot on

Nothing kills your credibility on social media like incorrectly spelt words and poorly structured sentences. Whether they are commonly misspelt words or ones that are easily confused for each other (eg your and you’re) this makes you look unprofessional.

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2. Leverage what’s ‘cool’

Trends like the Ice Bucket Challenge and the Mannequin Challenge come and go, but they become popular for a reason – people love them. Leveraging trends by doing your own Mannequin Challenge, for example, can be fun but can also help you connect with people. Keep it short but make sure the quality is also pretty good.

3. Keep it relatable

This point continues on from the previous point to an extent. When your content is relatable, people find it easier to connect with it and this makes them naturally attracted towards it.

This doesn’t relate to what’s just ‘cool’ however, but also to anything that may be making the news. Let’s say an underdog wins a sports game, this might be the perfect opportunity for you to make some sort of connection if you consider yourself to be an underdog in your industry as well.

4. Tag pages or groups that are relevant

Don’t tag a list of all the local shops in every post you do, but try to tag any pages or groups that are relevant. This might include thanking and tagging a business you work with, or tagging the product you used to complete a project.

5. Ensure image/video quality

Nothing let’s down presentation quite like a pixelated image or a grainy video. Make sure that images aren’t over compressed or way too small when you upload them. This is increasingly becoming important as screen pack on more and more pixels so the worse the quality is, the worse it appears.