3 Parts Of A Social Media Recommend? #Halifax #socialmedia

3 Parts Of A Social Media Recommend? #Halifax #socialmedia

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Make sure you tell others why you are making the recommend. Don’t make others guess.
  3. 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.

By | 2015-04-03T15:56:46+00:00 January 9th, 2014|Social Media Training|3 Comments

About the Author:

Jeff Brown is the Founder & CEO of Alpha Social Media inc. Jeff is a certified Workplace Education instructor with the Department of Labour & Advanced Education with over 6300 plus hours of training delivered in Nova Scotia. He is the author of "Essential Twitter Skills for Business".


  1. Jeff Brown October 22, 2012 at 7:46 am

    3 Parts of a social media recommend – hope this helps you make better recommends and get better recommends on social media 🙂

  2. chetan deshpande October 24, 2012 at 12:52 am

    One more thing i want to add recommend person more on skills and less on nature of a person ! Like I should recommend you for Social Media  and Internet Marketing and not just on how is your nature and bla bla bla ! btw great tips keep rocking 

  3. Jeff Brown October 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Great add +chetan deshpande  You are great for adding value 🙂

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