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Old 03-18-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default 10 Annoying Things Businesses Do on Facebook

Facebook is deciding for us what we will see and wonít see most of the time, and sometimes what we do see from business pages can be annoying, so we want to hide them ourselves. The best way to make sure your posts arenít getting intentionally hidden is to avoid some Facebook faux pas.

1. Over Marketing

I understand itís a business page, so marketing on a business page is definitely more appropriate than a personal page, but marketing alone and doing it too often isnít exactly what we like to see on our news feed. We love a great sale, special, etc., but if that is all that is coming across our news feed, it can get annoying. We want to know the people behind the business, too. Add some personality and maybe even a personal post or two.

2. Too Personal
This may sound contradictory, but hear us out. Yes, we like to know a little more about the people behind the business, but some businesses overdo it. Personal posts about your day, your family, your pets, etc. are great once in a while. Telling us all about your day every single day or sharing ďTMIĒ info is definitely a way to lose fans.

3. Clichť Posts
An occasional quote, song lyric, ecard, etc. is great, but once again, there is definitely too much of a good thing. Businesses that use clichť posts as the bulk of their posts can get annoying quickly. Itís not that we donít like to get motivated, it just doesnít have the same effect by the tenth time we read it.

4. Political Posts
There are some things that donít belong on business pages, and politics definitely fit that category. Chances are high we like your business page because of the products and services you offer and not because of your political views. If you start sharing those political views over and over again, we might change our mind.

5. Constantly Changing Your Name
Have you ever had a post come across your news feed, and you didnít even know what business that is? Itís confusing. Getting updates over and over again that they ďchanged their name again,Ē is also annoying. Your name is part of your branding. Itís a good idea to choose it and stick with it Ė or risk annoying fans.

6. Too Many Hashtags (or Hashtags that are too Long)
When Facebook introduced Hashtags, we were all thrilled! Finally we can search for things a little more easily. Unfortunately, some people missed the memo that you shouldnít overdo it. Stick to one to three hashtags and be sure they arenít confusing to read. Having ten Hashtags in one post is annoying and hashtags in all lowercase letters that readers stumble on isnít really helping anyone.

7. Micro Updates
Facebook isnít Twitter, and thatís one of the joys of it! Micro updates with abbreviations that are hard to read arenít only annoying but arenít beneficial for you either since most of us are just left scratching our head.

8. Events
Being able to create events is a great tool for promoting your events. Over inviting people, though, can quickly land you on the ďignore list.Ē

9. Posting Promotions on Other Businessís Pages.
Itís great marketing to be logged in as your page and interacting with other pages. Visiting other pages just to post your advertisements or posts telling them to share or like your page isnít just annoying, itís actually a little rude, too.

10. Chain Posts
Sharing those chain letter type posts on your business page? Most of us donít even like to see them on personal pages let alone business pages. Besides, if we feel like youíre going to post them all the time and make us feel bad about not reposting, itís easier just to hide or unlike your page.

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