Posting inadequate content on your Social Media can damage and destroy your business in seconds. 

So if you have been putting a ton of hard work into your online presence, I’m sure you don’t want to see your business suffer. That’s why I’m going to share the top 7 deadly posts you should STOP sharing. 

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What to avoid posting on Social Media?

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1.) Spammy Business Posts

It’s okay to share about your products or services. But if you do it daily or every other day, your audience won’t appreciate it.

They will stop following you and probably even report you. With that, you risk losing your Social Media account.

Instead, use the 80/20 method. That means 80% of the time, share valuable content, and only 20% of the time, share about your products/services.

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2.) Political or religious content

These are the two sensitive subjects. Every person has their own strong opinion. You can easily hurt someone’s feelings or get negative responses.

It can have a hugely adverse effect on your brand. You would probably lose many followers, and no one would do business with you. That’s why it’s best to stay away from these two subjects. 

3.) Negative content

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It’s okay to share some of your bad moments in life, but you should always end your post on a positive note. 

No one likes to be surrounded by negativity. So if you want to keep your existing followers and grow your business, then share more positive content.

The same goes for your comments! Don’t respond cynically and avoid talking down on people or businesses.

4.) Sharing false information

It would be best if you researched before you publish a post. Misinforming your audience can backfire on you. 

If they take your advice and get terrible results in return, they will unfollow you. They might even talk horribly about you, which will hurt your brand.

Also, sharing false information can get your account blocked. Then you won’t be able to share any content for a while.

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5.) Racist posts

You shouldn’t be posting racist stuff! Not just because you will get lousy feedback but also because it’s just not okay.

It would be best if you treated everyone nicely. After all, we are all human beings. So if you want to grow your following and business, stay away from racist content.

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6.) Spelling or grammatical mistakes

We all make mistakes. That’s why you should always proof-read your content. Grammar errors will hurt your business. 

If you make too many mistakes, it will look like you don’t care what kind of content you’re delivering. So go through your post a couple of times and fix the spelling mistakes. You can also use Grammarly. It’s a handy tool for content creators.

7.) Post Threats

This is a huge no-no! It’s not okay to threaten others just because you don’t like or agree with them. Not only can you lose your account, but people can also report you to the police. You can get in huge trouble!

Remember, Social Media is a public place. You have to be friendly and do good if you want to grow your business.

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If you don’t want to get your accounts suspended or lose your audience, you should be careful what you post on Social Media.

What should you not post on Instagram & Facebook

Posting content daily can be stressful. That’s why some businesses think it’s okay to post whatever they want. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Some posts can and will destroy brands. 

So if you want to win with your Social Media content, then stay away from these seven types. You will do better by focusing on valuable content.

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