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3 Reasons Your Social Community Is Shrinking

16 Dec

3 Reasons Your Social Community Is Shrinking

Often times Marketers think they know what their communities want. Soon though that snazzy content marketing strategy is prompting people to unfollow, unclick and or unsubscribe. I found a few reasons why so let’s break it down folks.

Too Many Updates.
You know the guy at work who says hi 40 times a day. Or the cousin you are fond of but they call you 3 times a day to repeat the same facts or update you on the facts from five minutes ago. My personal pet peeve is the facebook guy who posts all his food pics, plays 8 different Facebook games with those 80 accompanying updates. O-M-G. Facebook forced me to go groundhog. Well not Facebook, I won’t slander them. Its the medium of choice for over a billion people worldwide (a great place for recruiting, marketing, and plain old friendship).
The point is this: Too many updates pushes people away.. Good timing, concise posts will win over fans and create business. Less is more folks.

Inaccurately Representing your brand.
Everyone hates being tricked. Fact. Pure and simple. According to the study I consulted 22% of users felt betrayed by a brand forcing them to disconnect from said brand. That’s a large loss for the companies who cheat clients whether it be inadvertent or not. When you misrepresent your brand to grow your social media fan base you are building the proverbial house on sand. The social media community is quite savvy and when you cross em they are in the wind. And that’s if you’re lucky. Hopefully word won’t spread and burn you. See yelp results to see where I’m going with this. Be genuine. Be authentic with all your moves and you will be doubly successful.

There’s No Value in Maintaining Connection.
The people who like your fan page, follow you on Twitter and buy your products do so because a connection was made. They love your product. They believe your spiel isn’t rhetoric. And indeed it shouldn’t be. When it is you have failed from the get go. That’s a lesson for another article. Be more than products. Create Value.. Be a friend and be a provider of quality. Purveyors of greatness rarely are flawless but they are always real. People rally behind them. Be great.

One parting thought- 16% of the people in the survey I consulted listed other as the reason they ‘disengaged’ from a brand. This may not help but we can assume these are people who left twitter, facebook, stumbleupon, and the like. So that is a good metric even if indirectly so.

Lastly, what key strategies do you have in place to avoid losing members of your social media communities?

#thriveorsurvive.

“Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.”
-Jim Rohn

“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”. -Jim Rohn

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In Case You Missed Me in Moov magazine

11 Dec

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When it comes to the underlying technology providers that matter for mobile app developers, there’s Google and Apple, with Microsoft as an also-ran. But as television begins to resemble the mobile business, Microsoft is in the lead with the Xbox, according to a new report out Wednesday from Forrester Research.

18 May

In TV Race, Microsoft Has Lead, Forrester Says

FREE STREAMING VIDEO SOFTWARE  Camstudio.org

7 May

What is it?

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

Here are just a few ways you can use this software:

You can use it to create demonstration videos for any software program
Or how about creating a set of videos answering your most frequently asked questions?
You can create video tutorials for school or college class
You can use it to record a recurring problem with your computer so you can show technical support people
You can use it to create video-based information products you can sell
You can even use it to record new tricks and techniques you discover on your favourite software program, before you forget them

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