Mistakes to Avoid when Using Facebook for Business

Social media is powerful weapon today. You can share positive thoughts and influence people all around the world with that. You even can create war there. You do not have to meet to both involve people in war or in positive action. This media can make people over countries kept in touch everywhere in every time. People today use social media for both private and public matters. Gaining donations, signing petitions can be done here. You even can conduct business on social media.

You can take various advantages when using Facebook, but you need to be careful when using this social media. Mistakes can be annoying, and your customers may go when they find it. Mistakes can be a disaster for your business.

Bad Grammar

Social media is a new way to interact. It changes the way we talk. We do not have to go offline just to share information, but we can do it online. We today communicate in digital form. Grammar rules are also applied here. Bad grammar will make you look not professional. It is annoying. Proofread it before you post.

Sync to Other Social Media

Some business owners will sync their social media. If they have Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, sometimes they will sync it, so that you only need to post it once, and automatically it will be posted on those three media. It makes the owner easy to manage the media they have, but at the same time it is annoying. The “@” tags when you post through Twitter is also seen on Facebook. If it happens all the time, people will notice that you are not on Facebook. They may stop listening since you are not really there.

Twitter and Facebook is different platform. People on Facebook will expect a longer content, while in Twitter we only can write not more than 140 characters. The customers’ needs on these two social media then are also different. Do not sync what you post on Twitter to Facebook. Post different content to those media, though you only make few edits, it will be much better than make them synced.


Posting a post once a day is ideal on Facebook. If you post too little, people may think that the Facebook page is not active, but in opposite if you post too often, your customers may find it annoying. They may unlike your page, then.

Timing is everything. You may need a schedule to post contents to social media. It is a lifesaver. You also need to pay attention to what is happening in the world. Make yourself updated to the news that happen all around the world. When a national or local tragedy happen, give sympathy. You need to remember that Facebook is accessible. You can attract people all around the world, both old or new customers.

Annoying Hashtags

It is not only Instagram and Twitter which play with hashtags, Facebook users start to use this as well. Of course, there are benefits when using hash tags, especially to make the new customers able to access your brand with ease. Yet, when using hashtags that do not have something to do with the product you bring, it is annoying. Be selective when choosing hashtags. Using lots of hashtags will not fool the system, and make you get more likes and shares.

Tagging People

This is also annoying when you tag people who are not in photos to get more attention. If you randomly add people and tag them in your photos, people can see you as spammer. This is disaster for your business, people will not see you in a positive way then. Do not spam, and keep your reputation on social media.

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