Here are 4 excellent rules to follow on Facebook that will keep you out of trouble with those fans. They're simple and easy, all you have to do is follow them.
1. Don't Like your own post. This just looks bad and doesn't serve any real purpose. It won't help your Like count and it just feels like you're patting yourself on the back for how smart you are. You're not like that, so don't do it.
2. Don't post or tag photos of fans, crew or venue employees without their permission. You might think that the people will be flattered, and that may be true for most, but there's always someone that's there discretely and wants to keep it that way. Just ask permission first. Want to be even safer? Get written permission with a short release form.
3. Don't tag people or pages that aren't relevant to you. This one personally steams me the most. I just hate it when someone tags me in a photo that I wasn't involved with in an effort to get me to check it out. It's just bad form, doesn't accomplish the task, and angers your followers, so don't do it.
4. Don't ask for Likes, Comments, or Share. This one is sort of borderline in that there's an acceptable way and an unacceptable way to do it.
You pay for it, but it's a much more elegant and legal way to accomplish the same thing. As for Comments, the best way to get more is to ask more questions. Works every time.
Follow these rules and you'll not only stay out of trouble with your fans and followers, but look a whole lot more professional in doing so as well.
You can find more social media tips and tricks from my Social Media Promotion for Musicians book.
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