Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Are You Annoying Your Facebook Friends with Tweets?

Twitter is full of tips from folks suggesting that you can easily feed a single post to multiple social media sites. While this may be convenient for you, it may annoy your followers.

Consider the fact that many of your viewers participate in multiple social media sites. If you use applications to feed your tweets (posts from Twitter) to Facebook, your followers are seeing duplicate information.

One of the tenets of article marketing is to post fresh content in multiple places. It's not a good idea to post exactly the same material on several sites. Many busy marketing folks tend to ignore this advice when using social media and it's coming back to haunt them. It can lead to loosing followers on Twitter, Facebook, or both.

In a post titled Stop the tweet spam! Two ways to filter Twitter into Facebook Eric Eldon recently published remarks on his blog that exemplify the problem. In it he also gives marketers ways to adjust their Tweet feeds so they can reduce the double entries on Facebook and other social media sites.

The trend among viewers is turning. If you want them to follow you on multiple sites, either provide fresh content for each one or cut down on the spam.


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