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Top 10 Annoying Facebook Posts That Lose Facebook Likes

We all work head to gain those Facebook likes, but some simple mistakes can result in losing them a quickly as you gained them. The chaps over at Pagemodo have drafted a list of the 10 most annoying Facebook posts – and it makes for some very useful reading.

1) Over Posting

Post 2-3 times per day at most! Don’t spam peoples feeds, it’s annoying and will ultimately hurt your Edgerank.

2) Irrelevant Posts

It’s nice to post things that aren’t specifically to do with a brand, but don’t get too random. People like’s your page for a reason, if you’re a restaurant, it probably wasn’t for cute cat pictures.

3) Constant Product Pitching

Too much banging on about your own products can get a bit annoying for fans and followers. It’s good to let everyone know about your special offer, but break it up with some non-product or service related posts

4) Arbitrary statements

If you don’t have something useful to say, it’s probably best not to say anything. Say, Happy Monday, by all means, but follow it up with something useful and related to your brand – and ideally engage the audience.

5) Saying the same thing, the same way, over and over

It’s true, you will need to post some things multiple times to ensure they get spotted in the ever-changing feed, but try to re-word it. Use a different image or another link – when planning posts, think of several different ways to say each post.

6) Boasting

There’s nothing wrong with being proud of your achievements, but try to avoid boasting. Pages that show a little humility are far more likely to enjoinder support and enthusiasm

7) Being Unresponsive

This is probably the most important one! Social media is social – it’s all very well asking your audience a question, but make sure you’re reading the responses and stoking the fire from time to time with a comment of your own. If someone asks a question, make sure you respond – others will see un-answered questions and assume you don’t care.

8 Posting ‘inspirational’ quotes

Every once in a while it’s nice to post a quote from someone in your industry that’s relevant to a current topic – but posting quotes just to have something to say is a bit tedious and liable to lose you likes.

9) Only posting links to other people’s content

It’s a very useful thing to gather great content and provide it to your audience (it’s what we’re doing right now), but make sure you’re creating your own content as well.

10) Not integrating your Social with other marketing communications

It’s pretty annoying when you see some news appear about a brand in the press or on their website and not on Facebook. People that like your brand deserve to be the first to know (or at least need to be told with everyone else). Make sure posting to Facebook is as important as updating the website and issuing the press release.