I am going to give you my best social media advice today.
That is it: before implementing any social media advice from articles look at the date the article was written.
People are always surprised when I tell them that hashtags are irrelevant in Pinterest or that Google Authorship is dead.
The usual response is, “but I just read a post yesterday that said I should! I’m so confused.”
Here’s the thing with social media and search engines: they are constantly changing.
If the article is older than 6 months, chances are it is out of date.
How to find current social media tips
Check to see if the post is updated. Some authors will write in the beginning of their article that they have updated the post to reflect social media changes. All of my posts include the day it was posted and the day it was last updated.
If the article does not have a visible date (my biggest blogging pet peeve) go down to the comment sections and see when the first comments were made, this will give an idea of when the post was published.
If there is a specific subject you want to learn more on, use Google search to only display articles from a certain time frame.
- Type in your search topic
- Click search tools
- Click anytime
- Choose your time frame
I think this is the shortest blog post I have ever written, but I want make sure you stay current.
What social media tips do you see bloggers implementing that are outdated?
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