Skip to Content

10 Quick Tips and Examples for Better Status Updates in Social Media

1. Fact: Post an interesting fact
If you’re sharing a blog post or an online article, create a Status Update that features the most interesting fact or statement. This stirs curiosity in the readers and encourages them to click to your link.

2. Tip: Share a tip
If you’re sharing a tip in a Status Update, begin the post with the word “Tip!” This makes your Status Update stand out in your facts’ News Feeds. The same technique can be used when sharing a stat, a piece of news, an update or a checklist.

3. Endorse content
When sharing someone else’s content or Status Update, don’t be afraid to add an endorsement. Adding an adjective like “awesome” changes the wag users react to a post.

4. Don’t always ask a question
You don’t always have to ask your fans what they think. Until you’ve built a strong and engaged fan base, share content without expecting your fans’ feedback in return.

5. Inspire Action
For example, if you post a great image, ask your fans to “”Pin it if they’re on Pinterest.

6. Tell users what to expect
This is a great tip if you’re posting a video or linking to a blog article. Use the Status Update to tell users exactly how long it is.

7. In email marketing, adding “P.S.” at the end is a proven and effective way to grab the readers’ attention. Test using a “P.S.” line in a few Status Updates and compare results with posts that didn’t include the line.

8. Use short links
Instead of copying and posting a lengthy URL into your Status Update, use a short link, such as a bitly. The smaller the link, the better.

9. Use image with text
To make your post stand out in the News Feed and on your Timeline, overlay text on an image. A great tool to use is PicMonkey.

10. Ask users to comment
For best results, use a give-to-get approach. For instance, if your fans share their Twitter handles with you, they get a follow back. Bonus: Comments are worth more than likes in EdgeRank so it’s more likely your post will be featured in the News Feed.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

    Ads Blocker Image Powered by Code Help Pro

    Your Support Matters...

    We run an independent site that is committed to delivering valuable content, but it comes with its challenges. Many of our readers use ad blockers, causing our advertising revenue to decline. Unlike some websites, we have not implemented paywalls to restrict access. Your support can make a significant difference. If you find this website useful and choose to support us, it would greatly secure our future. We appreciate your help. If you are currently using an ad blocker, please consider disabling it for our site. Thank you for your understanding and support.