Infographic: The Surprising Words That Get Content Shared on Social Media!

May 5, 2014 | 2,046 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Wondering how to get more social media traffic? Well the secret lies in words. The words that you use within your social media updates have the power to influence the amount of traffic you get. While words like “discount,” “deals”, “warns,” “inspires,” and “amuses” can help you get more shares, likes and comments on Facebook, using words like “contest,” “promotion,” or “coupon” can do the opposite.

However, be careful while using “comment” in your updates. Facebook has recently brought changes to its algorithm to discourage “like-baiting,” which asks users to like, comment, or share a post in order to increase reach artificially. Twitter users are looking for great content in their stream, so use words like “new blog post” to give more weight to your share.

While describing yourself in LinkedIn or the jobs you have held, avoid using cliché like responsible, strategic, creative, effective, patient and replace them with researched, accomplished, won, on time, under budget. While planning and promoting a contest, stay away from the promotional sounding words like contest, promotion, sweepstakes, coupon and incorporate winner, win, winning, events.

As far as Google+ is concerned, if you haven't made it a part of your strategy still, start immediately by using words like share, promote, increase, create, discover. This infographic by QuickSprout will help you determine what words you should use and what words you should avoid using on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, by clearly breaking down the eligible and obscure word usage on each of these platforms.

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Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Adwords Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently overseas Content Marketing operations of Page Traffic in India.
  • http://metzmiranda.wordpress.com/ Metz

    I was so intrigued as I read the title, honestly!

    I have to agree that PROMOTIONS, SWEEPSTAKES, CONTEST & COUPON sound negative, while Winner, Winning, Win and Events sound very positive. For me, I will totally jump to the positive words f course, the other sounds scammy honestly. That is why we must be careful in picking the best words.

    This comment was left in kingged.com where this post was already “kingged” and shared for Internet marketers.

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    • Ritu Sharma

      Yes Metz, promotions, sweepstakes, contest and coupon sound overwhleming to the visitor. Tthe trick is to notice the trends and then verify them and follow.

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  • http://www.arttechint.com/ Suraj Rai

    Hi Ritu Sharma,
    Nowadays every one use net and spend lot of time for making online money. But few people know how to achieve goal of online marketing. You really shared some critical points about content marketing that were difficult to discuss. It helped me to increase my knowledge about Infographic. Your all tips are nice and helpful to everyone. Thanks to share such useful tips. I am going to follow these are suggestions to give new height in on online business.

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    • Ritu Sharma

      Great Suraj…let me know if these suggestions work for you.

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  • Ritu Sharma

    Thanks Ann..with the rise of soical media it's getting more important for the marketers to notice the trends, what works and what doesn't.

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