February 17, 2011 Duncan Alney

5 Timeless Tips For Getting More Social Media Engagement

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We’ve used these 5 tips for getting more social media engagement with our own social media and community management work for clients and have seen outstanding results.

Getting More Social Media Engagement

Here are the tips, numbered so you can follow along, but in no particular order.

1. Use relevant content

If your content is relevant to my life, I’ll participate regardless of whether I agree or not. Without relevance, it’s just content for the sake of content.

2. Be inclusive

Look closely at your community demographics. If your community is 70% 25-44, then the bulk of your conversation starters should be geared towards this demo.


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However, don’t forget the 45-54 group. They may account for a smaller part of your community, but gearing 10% of your conversation starters towards them will give you good results.

3. Timing matters

I’m amazed at how many brands focus on the daylight hours alone. Many of us aren’t as deeply immersed in Facebook during the day as we are at night.

By all means, do your day posts, but don’t forget the night time!

4. Measure and adjust

What is working? Don’t resort to relying on impression-based numbers alone. Impressions are okay to look at for analyzing your potential audience, but I’d suggest you look a lot closer at response/comment rates. That’s what really matters when it comes to conversation.

Adjust your approach based on your results.

5. Use a human voice

Cut the aloof corporate voice. You’re not speaking to investors. Your community knows you have an overall voice in real life.

Set up some guidelines and do it. Communicate in a human voice. You have a great advantage.

*I’m laughing as I write this* You ARE human. Use your emotions and people will respond.


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Generating engagement is often one of the most difficult aspects of social media marketing for brands. Remember these five tips and you’ll see engagement on your channels increase immediately.


Do you need help getting more social media engagement on your brand’s channels? Firebelly is here for you. Call us at 317-557-4460, email us at hello@firebellymarketing.com or fill out our contact form.

Duncan Alney

CEO at Firebelly
Fun Fact: Duncan co-authored the book "Facebook Marketing Secrets." He founded Firebelly in 2001.
Duncan Alney

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Duncan Alney Fun Fact: Duncan co-authored the book "Facebook Marketing Secrets." He founded Firebelly in 2001.

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