Top Social Media Tips – Part 2

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Top Social Media Tips is a weekly post of useful Social Media Tips from Social Media users around the world.

These tips are meant to help you improve your Social Media presence by picking up news tips every week.

We hope you find the tips useful. Please let each contributor know what you think about their tips.

Top Social Media Tips by Rachel Thomson

Tip 1Your Twitter Bio: Twitter allows room for not one but two URLs now? Make the most of it! I recommend my clients add their website or blog of course, but also a customized buy link (I prefer bit.ly, the publishing industry standard), usually Amazon.

Benefit: Useful to know exactly how many clicks you receive from Twitter to Amazon, since they don’t provide that info. Click to see my author account, @RachelintheOC, for an example.

Tip 2A Book Tip: If you’re an author with a book on Amazon U.S., first off, you must create an Amazon Author Central page which contains your bio, blog, social media, book trailer, etc. Secondly, you must create a separate Author Central account for each country where Amazon exists that sells your books! So UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, even Japan.

To clarify, your book automatically populate to all these sites. Your Author Central account does not.

Use the Google Translate button to help you figure out what you’re doing.

Benefit: Increased book sales.

Tip 3Read first. Then respond: Is this really a secret tip? Perhaps, not. Yet flame wars break out every day over hurt feelings and jumped conclusions.

I love Twitter (as previously discussed on my guest posts TWEET SMARTER, NOT HARDER Parts One and Two), if used in a way that engages. One of the best ways I’ve found to interact is to wait to comment on a tweet that accompanies a post until I’ve read the post. Crazy talk, I know.

Benefit: You don’t look the fool.

Learn more about Rachel Thomson:

In addition to writing, Rachel is also a social media consultant. She’s written two Amazon bestsellers: A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed. She’s currently writing her third nonfiction book, Broken Pieces.

Contact Rachel to help you figure out the maze of social media, branding, marketing, and Amazon.

Top Social Media Tips by Christopher Hutton

Tip 1: Share industry-relevant Quotes with your audience

Benefit: Quotes are often intelligent and effective quips that present an idea. These are great for any audience, for this kind of post presents you and your label as a smart, intelligent brand that has a lot to say, and is an expert in their Niche.

Tip 2: Be something that is unique to your Niche

Benefit: People love it when others have a voice that both educates and entertains them. So, provide that edge that you know they want. My own voice always involved a mixture of unique articles, quotes, questions, and then discussing life with my followers. However, that voice might change in a few months. It all matters to the audience.

Tip 3: Engage your audience

Benefit: As Star Trek: TNG’s own Jean-Luc Picard once said, “Engage”. All websites and social media accounts need to engage and be in contact with it’s audience, in order to serve them and make them better. Thus, you should figure out what needs to be done to make them think.

Learn more about Christopher Hutton:

Chris is a blogger/freelance writer for the Liter8 Ideas blog. He writes on the Truths of the Human condition, and how they matter to us on a daily basis.

Top Social Media Tips by Mott Marvin Kornicki

Tip 1: Be an early adopter; Many formats and portals seem to crop up everyday. Naturally all are not good and some are redundant or just not necessary.

Benefit: See what’s new before it becomes old shoe. As an early adopter our peers will look to us as a valuable resource of information.

Tip 2: Use the mainstream tried and true sites like Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter and KLOUT. Become a specialist in just a few topics or subjects; Nobody can successfully be everything to everybody.

Benefit: After some time your online identity will solidify and we will be known as the “go-to” source for something.

Tip 3: Maintain an open mind and focus on interaction not just spewing out information. The conversation should be flowing with opinions and ideas that sometimes conflict. Controversy and conflict or better said- differences of opinion are what makes life interesting.

Benefit: We will all learn from each other and see the world in a new light.

Learn more about Mott Marvin Kornicki:

Your turn!! Did you learn something new?

If you want to contribute your Top Social Media Tips then please send an email to jorgen.poulsen@catalystpartnership.com with ‘TSMT’ in the subject field and you will receive further instructions about format etc.

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3 Responses to Top Social Media Tips – Part 2

  1. Nadine Hack says:

    Thanks Rachel, Christopher and Marvin – from your posts I both learned new things and re-enforced things I already knew: thanks for taking time to share! – Nadine

  2. matt says:

    Great tips. Becoming an expert in your field is a great way to grow your followers on the major social networks

  3. First read, then act. This should be a motto for every blogger.

    Congratulations for the post!!!

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