Forgive me if what you are about to read are well known tricks in your Social Media Bag. Some of you may even ‘tut’ in disgrace but I do not mind. Perhaps I should have brought this to the attention of my followers long ago but it only just hit me that I regularly see people complaining about problems that these two tricks resolve.
And it hit me it wasn’t that they were forgetting to do it, no it was that they have never been told.
So do forgive me if this is all old news to you but allow me to bring these old tricks to light once more to aid the thousands of new users joining the plains of the Social Media world every day.
1. How to Make Sure That All Of Your Followers See Your Tweet To Another Account.
Are you a Social Media marketer who regularly checks analytics and think that some of your tweets to other accounts just do not have the same reach?
Or do you simply like to know that all of your followers can see when you tweet another follower?
Well then this tip is for you.
When Twitter guides you through the first steps in creating your first Tweet it fails to point out one major factor.
If you Tweet someone like this:
Without ANYTHING before the @ then the only accounts that will see that tweet are those that follow BOTH you and that account.
This can severely cut into the exposure of your tweets limiting your engagement and potentially impacting future business.
In order to avoid this and ensure that all of your followers see your Tweet you just have to put something else before the @
And there you have it as simple as a ‘.’
I think it’s shocking, SHOCKING, that Twitter doesn’t teach you this when you first sign up
2. How To Control Everything On Your Facebook Profile
On a daily basis I read someone worried about a post being put onto their Facebook profile without his or her permission.
Or worried that a post might be uploaded when they have limited access to Facebook and so cannot take the post down.
And they are worried for good reason. More and more employers are admitting to checking current employers out on Facebook and if they don’t like what they see will bring in the employee for a warning or outright fire them.
Even worse there has been a dramatic increase in employers not hiring future employees over what they have managed to discover online. That means that if your security settings aren’t top notch that recent status that your friend has tagged you in, you know the one about you drinking until you passed out, can mean you loosing out on a job.
Well there is a simple security setting that allows you to verify any posts about you or any posts onto your wall.
To activate this setting follow these simple steps:
1. Click on Settings in the drop down option by your profile name
2. Look to the left hand side and select ‘Timeline and Tagging.’
3. This is a pretty useful page full of settings to help protect you on Facebook. The one we’re interested in however, is the following:
You will want to select ‘Edit’ just to the side of ‘Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline?’
4. Simply click on ‘Disabled’ and it will allow you the option to Enable this feature. This means that from now on whenever someone tags you in a status or photo it will not show up on your timeline until you have verified it!
I know everyone’s a winner right:
There you go, two simple tips that I believe every one should know. Hopefully you will find at least one of them extremely helpful.
Let me know if you need anymore help with either of the above! Simply tweet me at @HWalshNDM or e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org