Social Media Psychology - The Key to Getting Likes and Shares

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Social Media Psychology - The Key to Getting Likes and Shares

What is Social Media Psychology?

The best posts garner a lot of likes and shares.  To do that, we need to remember that social media is "social".  It's a form of communication; a way to stay in touch with people we already know and to make new friends.  In business we use it to build trust in our brand.

 

The more you understand that being social is about communication and expression, the better your  social media interactions will become.  People are encouraged to interact when you have interesting things to say and share.  

 

Why Do People Share on Social Media?

We used to get upset when someone read our diary. Now we get upset when someone doesn't like our public posts

 When we post something on social media, we're expressing ourselves and our views.  It's our way of showing others what matters to us.  Since it's part of our personality, we hope everyone else will relate to it, too.  When someone walks into your home, they get an immediate sense of your style and interests.  The same is true about your posts.  If you post something about gardening, other people interested in gardening are most likely to comment and share it.  In this case, you'll end up connecting with more gardeners.  

 

Keeping it Social Think of social media as one big party.  Express your personality in your posts as well as your comments.  Think about how you personally interact at a party.  Likely, you're not going to respond to photos and conversation with just a couple words and then leave.  You'll actually talk to each other. I have to admit that I'm guilty of saying, "That's so sweet" or "Looks like fun".  Then I click, 'Like" and leave.  Three word responses are okay but lack personality and a real show of interest.  Let's challenge ourselves to be more interactive.  

 

The Bottom Line The bottom line in social media psychology is to post things that express who we are and respond to other's posts with real interest.  Don't try to aim your content to everyone.  Think of the real people you want to connect to and write content that they will identify with.    

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Kathy Streib
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Pamela- I run hot and cold on social media and I know what you mean about the short comments because I've been guilty of making them.  Let's face it, there's a time constraint. But I like what you said...don't try to aim your contact to everyone. 

May 18, 2017 05:28 PM #1
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Dörte Engel
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Dear Pamela,

Well said. Now I just need to follow this.

May 18, 2017 07:55 PM #2
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John Wiley
Jones & Co. Realty - Cape Coral, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,SFR,PSA

Thanks for the great tips on  keeping Social Media social.

Not always what I remember to do.

May 19, 2017 04:40 AM #3
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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I agree a personal response/remark is much better--thanks for the tip. I know I appreciate the extra effort re: comments on my posts!

May 20, 2017 09:53 AM #4
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Debbie Reynolds
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Hi Pamela, I do what I can and it is a time problem for sure. I think people spend hours on social media and don't know how they do it and still sell a lot of real estate. It takes so much time to show homes, market and do the paperwork.   

May 20, 2017 06:30 PM #5
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,
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Pamela: Wonderful post! So clear, and isn't it so simple when it comes down to it? We just need to pay attention, think about what it is we want to communicate so that it will be heard and then tell the "story". Social Media is a blessing when you think about it--it can be used for so many valuable things!!

May 24, 2017 08:21 PM #6
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Hi Pamela

What a wonderful post about a topic many seem to not understand or do not take to heart as they could, and should. You've shared some great tips.

Thanks!

Jeff

May 24, 2017 08:50 PM #7
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
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Good morning Pamela Cendejas,

I'm so glad that Debbie Reynolds re-blogged your post! Building your social proof is a good way to put it! Social media does help build trust with clients and prospective clients, too.  In a way they feel they already know you.  It's finding the time to manage this on a daily basis!! If you are busy listing and selling that has to come first but carving out even 10 minutes a day will help.

May 25, 2017 05:30 AM #8
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Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC, GRI, CDPE
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Great points. I'll work on being more interactive with posts. 

May 25, 2017 01:11 PM #9
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