Cleaning Up Your Social Media this Spring!

Spring is finally here! After an incredibly long, cold, and bitter winter full of way too much snow, I think we can all agree that the change of weather is definitely appreciated. With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of spring cleaning- weekends full of dusting, mopping, and reorganizing for a fresh new start. While I was Googling spring cleaning tips I stumbled across a really great blog post, Social Media Spring Cleaning Tips, written by Kevin Dugan. The post really grabbed by attention because I had never really considered the need for “cleaning up” your social media sites. However, the post offered some really insightful and useful tips for dusting off the cobwebs and putting your best foot forward with sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Here are just a few of the tips:

Profile Consistency:

Many of us make the mistake of wanting to constantly update and change our profile picture, however using only one to two pictures allows for others to easily recognize you.

Additionally, make sure you are using the same keywords for your interests and activities throughout all of your online profiles because this makes it easier for like-minded people to find you in relevant searches.

Lastly, by dedicating one email address for all profile email alerts you are able to stay more organized and responsive when people contact you.

Register at Directories, Create Lists:

It can be pretty difficult to find people on Twitter sometimes. However, for a few social media sites there are directories where you can be registered and more easily searched and found.

Also, sites like TweepML and Listorious make it easy to create your own lists. Creating lists allows you to increase your follower traffic and your success on Twitter.

With great tips like these, I plan on dedicating a weekend to cleaning up and reorganizing my Facebook and Twitter accounts to ensure that I get the most from them. So make sure that in between all of the dusting and mopping you take time to clean up all of those social media sites so that you can kick off spring with a fresh new start!

Make sure you check out the rest of Kevin’s “spring cleaning” tips here! http://prblog.typepad.com/strategic_public_relation/2010/02/social-media-spring-cleaning-tips.html

This guest blog was written by PRowl Public Relations staff member, Niki Ianni.

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