Everyone wants their business to be recommended on social media regardless if it is in Halifax, Dartmouth, Truro, Toronto or elsewhere. Word of mouth recommendations are the heart beat for businesses everywhere. Social media recommendations are becoming just as important to business.
I as stated in my last past [Video 17], you probably will have to give a recommendation before you get one. One thing for sure, if you want a recommendation from others, you will have had to have done something worth a recommendation.
But how do you give a great recommendation that others will notice and find interesting?
Here are the 3 essential components of a great social media recommend.
- The username – what ever social media you want to recommend they on, share the person’s username so that others can find them as well.
- Make sure you tell others why you are making the recommend. Don’t make others guess.
- When you can, share a website link as well so that others can find the recommended person’s web stuff.
If you will use these three components, you will master the art of giving someone a great social media recommend. People can look at it and be enticed to look further. Recommending a bunch of people in a list with others does not tell others anything about why they should look at someone. You need to give the reader some reasons to look further. As good as the Follow Friday lists are on Twitter, Follow Fridays, in my opinion, would be much better if you recommended someone one at a time and told people the “Why”.
So now that you have some knowledge in your hands, go out and recommend someone. If you cannot think of anyone, and you have been one of my social media program participants, why not recommend me? I created a section on this site just for that: the Testimonial Page.
Thanks everyone for reading this post. Here’s to a prosperous day in business for you.
Jeff Brown is the Founder & CEO of Alpha Social Media inc. He is a certified Workplace Education instructor with the Department of Labour & Advanced Education. He is the author of "Essential Twitter Skills for Business".