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5 Tips To Effectively Engage Your Followers on Social Media

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5 Tips To Effectively Engage Your Followers on Social Media

There are many advantages to having followers on social media. These advantages include: increased marketability, reach, and sales of your product. When people feel like your product is useful, they let others know about it by sharing the information in other forums, platforms, and communities.

Follow these steps to effectively engage your audience on social media.

1. Make Social Media A Habit

Don’t just randomly go through the motions of retweeting people’s tweets or liking someone’s Facebook status.

Set some time aside every day to go on your social media and interact with your followers.

This could mean asking your followers an intriguing question, giving a very specific article, or adding insightful text when retweeting one of your follower’s posts.

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You can designate the same time every day (like 6 pm) to go on your social media. Or you can simply set aside an hour per day and complete whenever you have the time to that day. Do what works best for you, but make a consistent effort.

This will boost followers while keeping your existing followers.

 2. Promote Yourself

Yes, we live in a competitive world. What it means is that you need to get creative when promoting yourself on social media.

To do so, make sure you analyze how your competitor(s) are promoting themselves in order to understand what you need to do to stand out.

How do you analyze them?

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It is not rocket science. You make it a point to check out what they are tweeting, what Facebook statuses they are posting—in essence, how they are presenting their product.

You may find they use certain dimensions for their images or introduce new blog posts once a week. Then you decide if you want to perfect what they’re doing—(maybe you can create more vibrant images on photoshop)—or doing something different altogether like tweeting daily inspirational, niche-related quotes.

In terms of self-promotion, you can also make use of many platforms other than Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Quora and Reddit have groups you can be a part of to show off your expertise and promote your product.

3. Communicate Your Ideas Through Your Words

Social media, for the most part, is a text-based medium. When you need to communicate ideas about your product or add to your followers’ ideas you need to be able to communicate clearly and in a straight forward manner. You can do this by:

Improve you writing – good writing makes your business look more credible. On the other hand, one single mistake can turn off followers—if you can’t spend the time and effort to edit your statuses, how do we know if you spend the time and effort into your product?

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In your writing, make sure you use simple and specific words— the clearer the message the better chance you have of hooking your followers.

Only if you are in a narrow niche community or group can you use jargon. Overall it’s  not recommended. You can use it occasionally to demonstrate your expertise; otherwise, avoid it.

Keep your tone conversational and upbeat– people may get put off and less engaged with a professional tone, which may negatively affect your business.

To Sum It Up

So, you need to make social media a habit by scheduling it regularly, every day. Doing so will show you have an active presence on social media, ensuring you keep your followers and possibly getting more.

Social media is a great avenue to promote yourself to your followers—(don’t bombard them!). You can make great use of this by analyzing your competitors and, from there, deciding what the best promotional strategy is for you.

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To sum this post up you need to know how to write well. Make sure you communicate your ideas clearly and avoid the jargon what platform you’re engaging in.

Let me know if these tips helped you effectively engage your followers by leaving a comment in the comment section!

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Last Updated on November 25, 2021

How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

    What Does Private Browsing Do?

    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

    For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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    The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

    The Terminal Archive

    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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    Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

    Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

    However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

    Clearing Your Tracks

    Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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    dscacheutil -flushcache

    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

    Other Browsers and Private Browsing

    Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

    If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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    As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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