6.26.2012

10 Social Media Tips for Bloggers, Brands & Businesses


Who doesn't need a little tip every now and then? Being a social media & digital brand consultant, I see so many simple things bloggers, businesses and brands can do to make their social media so much more effective. Today I wanted to share 10 of those tips with everyone!
Check them out after the jump!



1. RESTAURANTS: Put your twitter handle (@yourbizhere) on your menu! That's where people are sitting enjoying your food & beverages, so make it easy for them to take a photo of your delicious food, then quickly tweet it with your twitter handle without them having to look it up on twitter first.

2. MAGAZINES: Put your twitter handle (@yourmaghere) next to your page numbers. This way when your readers are at the pool reading your magazine, they can easily tweet about it. Also come up with a hashtag (#featurearticle) for your hot columns and feature articles, and put it under the title of the article. This way readers can tweet something about that particular article.

3. BLOGGERS: Create hashtags (#mycoolcolumn) for your original columns. And make sure to mention that hashtag in your post.

4. BRANDS & BUSINESSES: Don't tweet like a business — tweet like a person. People want to know the personality behind a business, so have one!

5. EVERYONE: Make sure your twitter handle and Instagram name are the same. For example, both of mine are @megbiram. If you are worried about changing your twitter handle, don't be. I've changed mine twice. You just need to make sure to mention it a few times.

6. EVERYONE: Twitter engagement is high on the weekends, so don't neglect tweeting on Saturday and Sunday! Read about weekend twitter engagement here.

7. INSTAGRAM USERS: Make your photos interesting and unique. Show a variety of your interests in your photos.

8. EVERYONE: For every tweet about you or promoting yourself, tweet at least 2 other things about others or not promoting yourself. Tweet karma people!

9. ALL WEBSITES & BLOGS: Make sure your links to your social media are obvious and prominent on your website, not hidden in your Contact page. Don't make it hard for people to find your links and follow you.

10. ALL SOCIAL MEDIA USERS: Don't be mean, and be yourself.

Did you learn anything?
If you have any tips to add, write them in the comments, I'd love to hear them!
Or tweet them to me @megbiram.

Image above by Meg Biram, of this painting.

18 comments:

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Great tips! I love #3- I must start doing that. Lovely painting, too!

Sara said...

GREAT tips! Thanks for sharing!
Cheers,
Sara
www.SocialSara.net

Lauren | Seventeenth and Irving said...

Great tips Meg - I like the idea of Twitter handles on menus. I'm always searching to find their Twitter handle online on my phone before I can actually tweet.

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Kimberly said...

Ditto on the menu tip. Im always asking servers for twitter handles to say something was great.

Steph said...

such a beautiful painting and great tips/advice, especially the tweet karma!

Ms. Cathy said...

Very helpful tips, indeed. Thanks again!! Loved the twitter karma tip!

Cathy Trails

Stylelista said...

such a great post! So using this at my office!!

Nat said...

Love this Meg- this tips are always great reminders!

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

These are great tips Meg, thank you! Especially like #3, + I need to do more of #7! xx

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I love your tips, Meg! I am definitely new to the Twitter game, so I need all the help I can get. :)

XO,

Sam

Melissa Cahoon said...

I admit that I fall off the face of the (Twitter) Earth sometimes on weekends. I need to remember to share the farmers markets, stores, antique shops I'm visiting as I'm doing it!

Jeanee said...

Thanks! Will start doing #3 right away!

Shea said...

These are great tips, thank you! I love the idea of creating my own hashtags. I've been a bit hashtag-phobic, I'm not sure why :)

Azalea said...

Thanks for sharing your wisdom!
http://azaleastudio.blogspot.com/

Laura Trevey said...

Great tips Meg! You are on it girl!!

la la Lovely said...

Great tips! I'll use hashtags for my columns but didn't think about including the hashtag in my blogpost - duh! Thanks for thinking that through and sharing!

xo . trina

Tinita said...

great tips, gonna share on Google plus... XO Tina

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