Social networks speak a lot about you and the about section is the most vital of all places. So having the perfect social network definition about you or your blog is the ideal way to connect with new followers and readers.
Respect is a delicate material when it comes to fan following. If you are getting a good amount of followers in a social network; it means they love you and respect your skills and interest. So, your duty is to return the love and care back to your connections.
You must learn your etiquette and responsibility towards social followers, so that you can establish a healthy relationship and reach the maximum number of followers.
A perfect about section or what we call our social network biography connects your audience with you at a better level. So, what should be the perfect about section strategies? Let’s dive in and know some of the mandatory rules.
Your blog URL is a must on every social network
Blog URLs are helpful when they are displayed big and bulky in the about section. You would have the following benefits –
- More traffic to your blog at once when the readers see the URL.
- A high PR backlink is often a bonus. The bio section of the social networks normally offers a “do follow” backlink; so that adds to your backlinks count.
- Search Engines sniff out your URL in high authority websites. So, that’s an added advantage for your off-page SEO efforts.
Several blogs have the space allocated for you to enter your website URL or blog URL in a separate field. Do enter your URL here but also in the about section. The only reason is – the dedicated URL field is normally treated as a “no follow” link.
Define your profession but do not exaggerate
Your followers would love to know what you do or what your strongest skills are. Mentioning your profession or what skills suit you best can actually gain you more followers. These have some simple reasons –
- Your followers would gain confidence when they know that your skill matches your blog topic. So, you are an expert and not just a newbie poster.
- You might include some bragging about jobs you did on the internet that match your skill. This will boost the readers’ confidence even more.
- Bloggers in their niche for several years can get a higher readership and more followers. So showcase all that you did online and offline.
Exaggeration can however lead to failures. People don’t like reading about boasting parties. If you make a huge list of all your credibility; that might just have a negative effect. The reader might get bored or irritated with the boasting. So keep it short and powerful.
Create break points – avoid huge paragraphs
The visuals are very important in the web industry. Every person who visits your social network or blog has a very small time for it. Internet users are very fickle minded and do not stay stagnant unless they find something very interesting.
Just think, how much time to you spend reading someone else’s bio? Okay, I think you just realized the fact.
Now, in order to attract your readers and keep them glued to your profile, create breaks within your bio section. Bullet points and break sentences are always useful and easier for the reader. This technique is actually useful because users can quickly traverse through the whole material.
Creating boring long paragraphs often disgusts the reader. Your about section might contain great value information. But, they will go unread if you do not prepare them properly
Value the space available
I have seen several social network profiles where the user fails to utilize the space provided. Every social network has a limited amount of characters dedicated to the about section and other fields.
You must know how to optimize this space. I created my perfect Pinterest and Twitter about column keeping these ideas in mind. Useless information like your name, city, your school name, what you did on your last vacation (just joking! Maybe I’ll see that too someday) is not the correct approach.
Find out which social network provides how many characters. Then act accordingly. If the space is very less (like Twitter) you must just include your skills, blog URL and purpose; nothing more than that. If the space is a bit more, you can include details like blog descriptions, etc.
That is all about social network bios. You can suggest your methods in the comments section. I would love to hear.