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We have explored the ways to get the most out of your social media and we have also looked at what you need to be aware of when using social media. Over our next couple of blogs we will explore the different social networking channels and how to get the most out of them. This should help you understand which social networking channels you should be using for your business.
In 2017 social media had 2.8 billion users globally and Facebook dominates these figures with 2.07 billion active monthly users. This is double the number of users they had five years ago. The high numbers of users means Facebook gives you access to a huge audience at the tap of a button.
Facebook allows you to post multiple forms of media, from photos and videos to polls and links to blogs. Users tend to use Facebook for anything but work and this can make it a challenging platform for recruiters. We find that on our own Facebook page team updates and photos tend to receive a higher engagement level than a blog post.
Research which type of posts are popular with your followers
Use a conversational tone
Post to Facebook 2-3 times a week
Implement a job board to your page
Make your profile and cover picture recognisable
Add a call-to-action button
Post at the best times for your audience - our
gives more information on the best times to post on Facebook
Post videos, especially live videos
Make the most of Facebook Insights
Add social sharing to your website, blogs and emails
Engage with other brands
Boost your best posts
Share industry news
Respond to everyone
Make an emotional connection
Tap into trending topics
Host contests and giveaways
Make sure you about page is up to date
Pin a post
Use custom Facebook tabs
Recycle past successful content
You may be off at a weekend but remember your followers will still use Facebook
For more top tips and tricks on getting the most out of social media download our guide.