Check Your Status Update Inline Audience Selector!!
I have had numerous clients call me lately frustrated because people are not commenting on their Facebook updates (when they have in the past.)
Here’s what to do!
Go to create a status update either from Home or your Timeline and look at the inline audience selector (Shown above with the globe and “Public”) and make sure Public is indeed selected. (In most cases, you’ve written a status update in the past to a specific list audience and the inline audience selector has remained on that list.)
I receive multitudes of friend requests from people who have profiles with no information filled in whatsoever or those that are on “lock down,” and from which I had received no personal introduction message. It just makes me wonder – why?
Would this person walk up to me at a networking event or in a social setting and simply stand in front of me with a blank stare and a mute mouth? Yeah, I don’t think so.
Why would it be any different online?
This is SOCIAL networking.
When someone does something like this, it helps me understand my clients’ frustrations. Many of them voice their concerns – “I’m getting all of these friend requests and I don’t know why. It seems I have nothing in common with them. They gave me no reason to act upon their request.”
I feel your pain!! So rather than dwell on the problem, I’m here to provide a solution.
It’s easy. It takes a few short steps.
1. Adopt a business casual strategy for online social networking – if you are in business for yourself or if you are using social media as a form of networking, this is essential!
2. Set your privacy settings to reflect the above strategy – make sure that people can see the basics about you so that they can decide whether or not to network with you online. (see diagram below)
3. Treat each person you request as a friend as the unique individual they are – send personalized friend requests!
4. Thank them for accepting your request – when people accept, acknowledge them and tell them more about you!
What are other ways you suggest building effective relationships online?
Often times people ask me what the Mistress of Social Media of Your Social Source does. Here it is, nitty gritty style.
Feel free to send me an email: MConter@YourSocialSource.com or call: 720-938-6244
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