Top 7 Tips to Social Media Holiday Buzz

Amp Up Your Social Media Efforts for the Holidays

Buzz is everything during the holiday season. These days, it’s expected on social media more than anywhere else, but how do you manage writing articles, creating social media buzz, and everything else?

Finding balance is the trick. Create enough buzz to keep your audience interested as well as ensure they aren’t overwhelmed by your buzz.

Here the Top 7 Tips to Social Media Holiday Buzz to stay balanced.

1. Share Your Articles

Share new and seasoned articles on your social media pages. For brand new articles, we can help you out:

2. Don’t Be a Scrooge

Feel free to get a little personal. People like to connect to one another during the holidays and these connections are amplified by shared activities. Shopping on Black Friday? Tweet from the line! Hanging up lights? Share a tip or a lighting blunder. Writing your next article? Give them a glimpse of what’s to come. Warning: There is such a thing as TMI (Too Much Information). If there is no connection or benefit to your audience, don’t share it.

3. Create an Image with Share Power

Amplify your brand by touching on the seasonal nostalgia that people love to share with their friends and family. How? Infuse a subtle hint of your brand with a holiday-themed video, an inspirational winter-themed photo, or a graphic set in a seasonal theme. To increase share power, ensure what you create benefits the reader and is not blatantly promotional of a product or your brand.

4. Deliver Seasonal Information

Maintain a consistent stream of information. Regularly give holiday tips relevant to your niche in the form of articles, podcasts, videos, or infographics. This might be an article a day or 2-3 Facebook tips a day. Add a touch of the season by tying in themes like winter, holidays, Santa, reindeer, or charity to articles, videos, and more.

5. Shout From Every Corner

Use this time to remind your audience to visit other corners of your platform. For example, a Facebook post might state “If you liked this article, check out more of my articles published on EzineArticles.com” or a tweet might read “Want more videos? Check out my YouTube channel (and don’t forget to Subscribe!).” Warning: Check your link! Many tweets have fallen flat because the link was missing or broken.

6. Balance Exciting Deals

Are you offering an ebook or perhaps a discount on a product? Promote it! Balance these tweets and posts out with non-promotional items so your audience members don’t tune out.

7. Schedule Everything You Can

Avoiding pulling your hair out with your social media activity by writing and preparing everything at least a week in advance. Once you’ve edited and proofed everything, schedule it using social media management sites like Hootsuite.

Maintain your platform’s buzz by using these top 7 social media tips during the holidays. Find your balance and stay in tune with your audience’s interests and needs this holiday season by stepping up your social media efforts.

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Kyle Ransom writes:

excellent article thanks for the great tips I will try and implement them right now

Comment provided November 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM

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Lawanna Bean writes:

I already do a lot of what you mentioned. But there’s always some more to learn! Thanks.

Comment provided November 20, 2012 at 4:19 PM

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Gina Moye writes:

Tips to live and do business by

Thanks a lot

Comment provided November 20, 2012 at 6:41 PM

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Amy Hagerup writes:

I need to get better at scheduling everything! That is for sure. And I need to get another ezine article published. :)

Comment provided November 20, 2012 at 8:46 PM

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Randall Magwood writes:

Hootsuite is awesome. And these 7 tips for social media exposure are some good refreshers.

Comment provided November 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM

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naba writes:

Thanks for the nice tips!

Comment provided November 30, 2012 at 7:09 AM

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