Facebook and Pinterest are crowded with all sorts of people. Sometimes we tend to forget that these fantastic social networks offer us a great place where you can connect with your prospects, family and friends, a wonderful place on the internet where you can grow a business, help people, or just have fun.
Yet for every wonderful thing said about these popular social networks, there are a number of pet peeves that we definitely don’t love and even drive us crazy. Below are six of our top picks and how you can avoid them.
1. Too wordy
Social media networks like Facebook and Pinterest (most especially) are more of a visual platform. People love to upload pictures and images with some description. But sometimes the description is just too long. Others don’t even care about images but just flood the news feeds with long messages that can be pretty annoying.
If you're uploading a picture on Facebook or pinning an image on Pinterest, just write one or two sentences that best describe the picture. Let the image speaks for itself.
2. Not enough words
This is the opposite of too wordy. Some people upload images on their account without any text that explains what a certain image is all about. This can be equally irksome especially if the image looks like an abstract painting.
3. Using subpar visual content
People on social media especially on Pinterest and Facebook love beautiful visual content. If the image is too fuzzy and lacks the compelling quality, people will more likely ignore it. Some even hit the hide button.
4. Attention-seeking or braggy updates
There are times when you’re really tempted to unfollow or unfriend people who are too braggy. They are those people who constantly seek for attention using social media. They feel the need to tell you every chance they get about the secrets to their success or brag about the dollars they allegedly make.
5. Linking to irrelevant source
The links that go along with your images on Pinterest and Facebook are exceptionally important. But if you make a mistake of linking a new update to a wrong source, this can cause some annoyance to your readers.
Double check the links before publishing new updates and make sure that when people click on the link they go straight to where you want them to be.
6. Not keeping track of your social media efforts
This is especially important for social media marketers. Keep track of your activities on Facebook and Pinterest to know if they are working or not. This will also help you learn why some of your updates are not working, and even tell you if you’re one of those who are guilty of committing improper social media etiquette.
Now over to you…
What is your number one social media pet peeve?
Hi! I'm Michelle Christie your online marketing coach, helping busy and overwhelmed business women maximize and monetize their business through proper planning and brand positioning to create profits.
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