Got Some Tough Clients or Followers?

Have you had some clients that always share negativity? Do you update an Instagram account and always see some comments that get under your skin? These happenings plus many more are pretty normal, especially on the internet. Even more specific, social media posts can get many questions and/or negative comments.

The site TED has shared a supportive article to help you jump through these frustrating times. It is titled, “Smart ways to handle snark and trolls on social media.” The speaker and subject of this article is a television meteorologist, Emily Sutton, so you can imagine the negativity can shine.

To improve your responses to any negative comments, the article shares details on how you should reply with these ideas:

  • Do not worry, negativity can happen often. Just move on instead of using your time to respond to someone.
  • When you do respond, remain positive.
  • Share your knowledge in a nice manner when you have an incorrect posting.
  • Understand the other side; since we do not officially know the commentator, they can get online “bullying” from others, not just us.
  • Spread kindness online, even in a simple social media post.

Want to know some details? Listen to Ms. Sutton’s presentation:

The biggest take away — make sure you focus on the positive things that are happening daily. If you do make mistakes, stay simple and think about how your will respond next time. This way you can transform negativity into positivity!

Is YouTube Important for Your Site?

YouTube is really the second form of Google.  Many people search for answers there.  Even more amazing is knowing that now over one billion people with the internet use YouTube – that is about one-third of all people on the net!!

Google and YouTube recently released an article about just how many people watch TV and YouTube — it’s the FOMO vibe! (FOMO means the Fear Of Missing Out.)

Think with Google about YouTube

Yes, their article is focused on clients using YouTube to watch TV.  Their point is that many people will watch videos related to programs they missed and want to catch up on.  But the big picture here is that YouTube can help you gain engagement with your visitors.  Think about it – if someone is searching for “X” and your video comes up.  When they watch it and learn something, they are likely to visit your site to learn even more!

Even better, if your YouTube channel gets many visits and your videos are watched frequently, you can potentially make more income from YouTube.

Do you currently have a YouTube account?  Do you get more visits to your site from YouTube? Let us know your successes or your challenges below.