If you don’t have Social Media presence then you don’t have presence. Today everyone is on Social Media. Grandma has a Social Media account.
Today’s culture is a Social Media culture. If you want your business, ministry, event, and basic connection to the world to be effective and influential you must have multiple Social Media sites.
There are a many social networks out there today. Lets take a moment to understand terminology on my top three Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn.
Profile – A personal page created for individual use.
Page – This is your business profile or “page” where customers can find your posts and business information.
Page “Like” – When a fan “likes” your page, anything you post or update will show up in their news feed.
Activity Log – A log that shows you all of your scheduled content, as well as past content posted to your page.
Insights – This is your analytics hub. You can find all post and page analytics here.
Reach – The number of people who saw your post. This includes the number of people you reached through organic and paid reach.
Organic Reach – The number of people who saw your post.
Paid Reach – The number of people who saw your post due to an ad you paid for.
Engagement – The number of likes, comments, and shares you receive.
Post Clicks – The number of people who clicked on anything in your post. This could include someone clicking on an image with a “see more” call to action or a URL you included.
Post – A term used for sharing content on your Facebook Page.
Text-Only Posts – A post without an image, video, or link.
Multimedia – A post that includes an image or video.
Link – A post that includes a URL.
News Feed – Your news feed is the first thing you see when you log in to Facebook. The feed shows new posts from pages and profiles you’ve “liked.”
Timeline – The stream of updates on your own personal profile or page.
Profile Picture – The image that represents you or your business. This is the smaller photo that shows up alongside all of your posts.
Cover Photo – The 851×315 pixel image found at the top of your page or profile.
“Like” – An engagement function that lets fans give positive feedback on a post.
Comment – This is where you make a comment
Share – The share feature lets you share the content you enjoy with personal Facebook friends.
Message – A private message.
Chat – An instant messenger.
Tab – These are found underneath your cover photo and include the number of friends/fans, photos, and third-party apps you have.
Events – Facebook Events can be created by a page or profile, and are used for parties, business events, and planned chats.
Group – This can be public or private, and gives users the chance to come together to talk about a specific subject in one place.
Friends – A friend is someone who received your friend request and accepted it. Once the request is accepted, you will start seeing their updates in your news feed.
Fans – These are the people who “liked” your business page. A business does not have to take any action for someone to become a fan.
Sponsored Story – This is a message that comes from a friend about them engaging with a page, app, or event that a business, organization, or individual has paid to highlight.
Promoted Post or “Boost” – You can pay to boost a specific post so that it is shown to more friends or fans.
Display Ad – An ad you create that is shown on the right-hand side of Facebook along with other ads.
Tweet – The content you share with your followers.
Handle – This is your “username” on Twitter that appears with an “@” symbol in front of it.
Hashtags – Although they were originally created and supported by Twitter, hashtags are now utilized on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, Google+, and Tumblr. A hashtag is a group of words or phrases (with no spaces), preceded by a # sign (i.e. #ONECON or #CCPin). It is used to tie various social media posts together and relate them to a topic. Topics are sometimes connected to an event, TV show, sporting event, or any happening or trend.
Reply – You can reply directly to a tweet. Only the people following you and the person you’re replying to can see your reply (unless you place a character before the handle at the beginning of the tweet).
Retweet – A way to repost or share someone else’s tweet.
Favorite – This functions just as a Facebook “like” does. You can also use this as a saving tool and go back to your favorites later.
Mention – The act of including someone’s handle in your tweet. That person will then get a notification that they’ve been mentioned.
Direct Message – This is the only way to talk to someone on Twitter privately. You can create these by either starting your tweet with “DM” or going to someone’s profile and using the “message” function.
Feed – This is the first thing you see when you log in to Twitter. New posts from your followers are placed in your feed.
Followers – These are the people who have followed your handle and can see your updates in their feed. You do not have to follow them in order for them to become your follower.
Following – These are the people you follow so you can see their updates in your feed. They do not have to follow you for you to be able to follow them.
Trends – The most commonly used hashtags at that present time are considered trends. They can also be made to pull from a specific location.
Lists – Groupings of your followers that you’ve created and categorized so that you can find them easily.
Connect – A tab where all mentions, replies, retweets, and favorites can be found.
Discover – A tab to search for hashtags, handles, and keywords.
Verified Account – This is used to establish authentic handles of key or public individuals and brands.
Update – Status updates and content that you post.
Profile – Similar to a resume, you add information about you and your job history.
Company Page – A place for businesses to include information about their business and create updates about their business and their industry.
Mention – Just like Facebook and Twitter, you can mention others in your LinkedIn updates.
Connection – An indicator that you and a person are connected to each other.
Degrees – This shows you how you are connected to a person even if it’s through a number of people.
Invitation – Invite someone to join your network and connect with you.
Introduction – A way to introduce yourself to those you are not currently connected to.
Groups – These can be public or private, and can be created by an individual or company. It allows users to come together and talk about a specific subject on one page.
Network – Your connections which also includes the connections of your connections.
Recommendation – A way to recommend a friend/colleague, based on their professional experience, to anyone who views their profile.
Influencers – Key and influential people in your industry that can provide you with great content.
LinkedIn Today – A source for all of your industry news in one place.