Social Media Basics - Twitter and Facebook Engagement

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Published on April 11, 2011

Author: vabmedia



Basic engagement principles on twitter and facebook that anyone can follow. Learn how to get more followers and engage them.

Social Engagement Basics on Twitter and Facebook By

Engage on Twitter Do keyword searches for people or topics of interest When you see someone that has many followers and has similar interests TALK TO THEM HOW? Use ‘@twitterusername’ when you want to get someone’s attention, i.e.: @tuser How are you? @tuser We share the same interests @tuser What’s your advice for… @tsuer I like your blog…good content, great tips I think you’d like my blog….let’s connect

Twitter continued- ‘mentions’ One of the best ways of getting many followers at once is to get that person that you sent the “@tuser comment” to respond with your twitter username Their followers will want to know who you are and if you’re of interest, they will follow The second best way to get followers is to follow people The more people you follow, the more followers you have Similarly, the more tweets you send out, the more followers you can gain Finally, follow people who are following someone (within your field) who has more followers than you and whom have descriptions on their profiles whose interests match your target market

Twitter Discussions Hashtags ‘#discussion topic’ Search for a keyword to see what people are already talking about “#discussing” On your next tweet, use ‘#discussion topic’ in your tweet to make your tweet visible to those outside your follower list

Facebook Engagement Use your profile to find connections Search for friends by typing in their emails or send a newsletter inviting everyone to your facebook business page If you see a page that relates to your field – tag it HOW? ‘@fbpagename’ +comment New facebook pages layout lets you favorite pages and engage with pages as your page, thereby enhancing your visibility

Facebook engage continued Engage your users by appealing to their interests Update your fans of new products, events, successes New Facebook questions allows you to gather information from your users by providing a poll If you have event photos, ask users to tag themselves Promote loyal followers and provide an incentive within your budget

Tools Hootsuite Has twitter search Allows you to add searches as a stream so that you can monitor discussions within keywords you specify Gives you different columns – mentions, sent tweets, and keyword search columns, so that you can follow people Postling Lets you write blogs and send tweets and status updates to facebook as soon as your post is published

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