How To Not Look Like a Spammer On Social Media

One of the first things we do when we are working with businesses and individuals in our Jeff City Social Media classes who are beginning or struggling with social media is look at their profile set ups.

While it may be easy to set up accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the other platforms, it is sometimes difficult for some to take the necessary first steps to create a positive first impression. Here are five items to consider doing when setting up your accounts:

1. Use a professional photo or logo for your profile photo

2. Set up a ‘handle’ or account name which represents yourself or your company

3. Fill out all the questions on the Facebook profile questions

4. Be sure to set up your geographic location on your profiles so local customers and audiences can find you

5. Include hashtags of keywords related to your work in your Twitter and Instagram bios

Stay tuned here on the blog, on our Facebook page, and to our tweets for dozens of tips a week to help you improve as a social media communicator!

Gus Wagner

Gus Wagner is the President.Owner of The Rocket Group – an award-winning marketing and communications firm headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri which serves clients across North America. The Rocket Group has specialized in building effective tools across traditional means and new media for clients in businesses, organizations, and nonprofits since 2001. Gus is also a five-time certified Social Media Strategist, a former Chief of Staff in the Missouri State Senate, a retired national champion amateur hockey coach, and a would like to be a singer/songwriter.