9 Things You Need to Quickly Stop Doing on Facebook

We are all trying to get people to pay attention to us online, but we don’t need to do it in ways that separate our audiences. Certainly, that would be counter-productive. Don’t act needy. Instead, be confident that if what you are saying is interesting or important, people will listen to you.

9 Things You Need to Quickly Stop Doing on Facebook
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1. Don’t Like Your Own Posts

If you posted that picture of your cat licking your dog’s ear, we can already assume that you like it. You don’t need to click like. You aren’t communicating anything meaningful if you do.

Why do people do this? “The real reason people feel the need to do this is that the action of liking the post will again show up in the streaming news ticker, giving the post, even more, exposure (it's potentially seen twice),” writes Zeevi. “These are typically the moves of self-proclaimed social media gurus or people who just feel insecure about their status posts.”
 

2. Don’t Tag Random People in Photos

Tag yourself. Tag your best friends. Tag your mother. But please don’t tag people you don’t know. Or that person you met once. Please don’t tag everyone in a group shot of 50. It’s annoying, but it is also a classic move by spammers. Be cautious of anyone who does this. 

3. Don’t Add People to Random Groups

This is like tagging random people in photos. When you sign people up to a group, they’ll start getting every single notification for each post to the group. This is spamming, plain and simple.

4. Don’t Cross-Post from Twitter

Don’t assume that your audience on Facebook is completely separate from your audience on Twitter.

Yes, you can share some of the same ideas on different networks, but don’t have an automatic restatement of your Facebook posts on Twitter. Or the other way around.
 
Also, it’s annoying to read things twice! As well, you should optimize your messages for each social media platform. A good Facebook post is qualitatively different from a good tweet.

5. Don’t Send a Ton of New Page Invites

Friend me. Invite me to your business page. Now stop. Seriously, no more invites.

If you want me to join another page of yours, how about you just share some of its interesting content on your profile, and if I like it, I can join on my own. Allow me to feel like I am doing things because I want to, not because you are begging me to. We’ll both feel better about it, I promise.

6. Don’t Send App Requests Either

When you are using a Facebook app like Farmville or join something like Klout, the app will ask you to invite your friends. It’s free advertising for them. But it actually has a cost to you: you are irritating members of your social network.

If your Facebook friends wanted to use Farmville, they would be on there already. Also, consider how people perceive you when you send app requests. People will think, “Oh, right, she’s always wasting her time online.”

7. Don’t Embed Too Many “Like” Buttons on Your Blog

Has this happened to you? You go to a blog, only to be greeted by an alarming pop-up Facebook like box baiting you to like the page. You click to close it. But then, after it disappears, you realize there are a bunch of other buttons placed throughout the site. Do you end up reading anything on that blog? Or do you click away?


8. Don’t Send Off-base and Mass Messages

What do you do with junk mail when it arrives in the mail? You throw it away, right? While a letter that is written to you, you treasure.
 
“Stop sending mass messages with dozens of people attached. We all get messages that say "please like my page" or "vote for me in an online content.”

“People loathe being addressed in this style, and if you really have something to say at the very least personalize your message to each individual.

9. Don’t Send Event Invites to Everyone You Are Friends With

Send Facebook invites only to people who are likely to want to go to your event. Inviting only people in the same city as the event is a good way to start putting together your invite list.

Source : socialmediatoday.com 

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