The introduction of social networking websites adds another cream layer to the existence of the above. It has emerged as the most effective manner of boosting online presence as well as building connections with customers. Moreover, there are several entities that religiously look forward towards these platforms to market their business and add upward spirals to their business graph. To peep a bit more, often entities miss onto basic etiquettes while expanding their business' social network.
€ Create a fine line between personal and professional: Do not merge your personal social circle with business social circle. Create two accounts that deal with each circle. Keep your business circle posted about your professional upfront.
€ Manners reflect you: Many a times you get carried off with the sway of personalization. But, when handling a social network for business, etiquettes matter a lot. Adding a €please€ or a €thank you€ to your gesture does fetch a good reputation.
€ Un-friending: You have a list of people in your friends list who are as dead as a rock. You rarely listen from them. Removing them from your account might not be a good option. Social networking site does call for making one socially sound; however, you never know when these people become your backup. Maintain relations for long term.
€ Stop piling up mails: No one likes to hear about one thing again and again. Relate this to yourself! Do not send reminder e-mails after every odd hour. Give the receiver a decent time to revert. If he's really interested, he'll definitely revert.
€ Reveal your identity: Of course, each individual wants to know how genuine the person whom he's talking to is. Fill in your basic information and most importantly, put your profile picture.
€ Watch your tag: Social media websites do provide the option of tagging, but don't make this feature an ail for your friends. Limit usage of this feature to see your friends listed in your profile.
€ Check before you post: Do not share anything that gives an opportunity to your current or future clients or business circle.
€ Do not chase: Most people find difficulty in accepting an ignored friend request. Remember, the other person has complete right to accept or reject a friend request. Accept his decision gracefully.
€ Don't share the same stuff: Just because you want more and more people to like or comment or share your post, don't fill in their timeline with the same feed again. This might just turn off someone.
Lately, major social media sites such as Facebook, Google+ and Yookos have started filtering indecent content on their platforms. The new approach aims at providing users a decent and a respectful environment.
Social media demands you to be social but to follow basic etiquettes alongside. Do not ruin your relationships by using unacceptable language. Build relations and that would eventually contribute to your online reputation. Let's make it simpler- respect other to get respect. It's not that difficult, though! Is it?