Date: 18th September 2017
There has been a lot of hype over the past few days about a new feature being trialled by Facebook. A snooze button.
We can expect to see it rolling out to all Facebook users over the next few weeks.
So like we snooze our alarm clocks when we don’t want to hear it anymore on a Monday morning, Facebook users are now being given the option to snooze a person or a page’s updates from their newsfeeds. The snooze options will be 24 hours, seven days or even 30 days.
It could be a great way to avoid those annoying newborn baby pictures without upsetting your friend but could be disastrous for you if people start to snooze your business page.
Now is the time, then, to give yourself a kick up the rear and really make those Facebook posts count.
If people are following you, it is because they have a genuine interest in you or your business. Let’s keep it that way.
Now I don’t know about you but I get bored pretty quickly when I get pitched to constantly on my Facebook timeline. When I scroll through Facebook I like to see funny animals, interesting and relevant news and videos (most of which contain funny animals).
Before you hit the post button, take a second to think if it is the sort of post you would like to see on your newsfeed. Does it engage the reader? Is it relevant to anyone other than yourself? Is it the 50th post to promote your business that you have written that week?
Social media posting doesn’t have to be difficult, something as simple as sharing an interesting news story you have just read could be just as interesting to your followers.
Ask questions of your followers, get them to interact with you. Write interesting blog posts which keep your readers coming back for more.
We are not entirely sure when the snooze option will be coming into effect but consider yourself warned.
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