Do’s And Don’ts Of Social Media For Business [Infographic]


  1. Sadie-Michaela Harris
    Sadie-Michaela Harris December 19, 2011 at 9:42 am .

    Great share Cherrie!

    I’m a big infographics fans myself … it’s a very impactful way to deliver a message. Would make a smashing client calender graphic! Too many business forget that the whole point of Social Media is to be sociable not to sell!

    Have a lovely week and an enjoyable holiday season 🙂

  2. Stevie @ Dating Tips For Women
    Stevie @ Dating Tips For Women December 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm .

    As a retired engineer, the use of info graphics has been a great part of my life, post technology. One of the most important point of the great “Do’s and Don’t of Social Media” infographic you have shared is the: “Don’t build your network too fast!” I think this is one truth that applies to just about every thing we do when trying to expand our online businesses.

  3. Lynda Cromar
    Lynda Cromar December 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm .

    Short and sweet and to the point love it Cherrie! Another don’t is to try to get dates on the sites by sending mushy but insulting notes to women man those are annoying!

  4. Willena Flewelling
    Willena Flewelling December 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm .

    Great visual! I haven’t tried printing it out, but it looks like the printing would be kinda small to read. But once you know what they all are, the pictures would be enough.

    My favourite picture is that “one size does not fit all” under Don’ts. 😛

    Willena Flewelling

  5. Holly
    Holly December 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm .

    Great post, Cherrie!! I love visuals! I may have to go and get this for myself as a reminder! Short and simple and to the point! Thanks!

  6. William Earl Amis Jr III
    William Earl Amis Jr III December 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm .

    this was a facinating find. I love the way it leads to success in mapping every step out that all can understand which is next.

    I am getting use to putting this thinking and sharing with my member now. Your gifted in presenting information in this style. Making it easy visually is a key to learning for most of use older people in our industry.

    Your key point make sense. If you go to fast in building a network of others it gets out of control. You get lost in doing to many things in the wrong direction. It shows amoung those in your team and makes it difficult for all to keep up.

    Cherrie your one of our great organizers and mentors in our industry. Thank you for giving a useful content to share with all. I look forward in your next share that I am sure to learn more.

  7. Jeffrey T. Sooey
    Jeffrey T. Sooey December 20, 2011 at 4:52 am .

    Great post Cherrie. I only have one comment to tell, the graphics is too small to read.

  8. Stan@Best Gifts
    Stan@Best Gifts December 20, 2011 at 6:23 am .

    I love infographics, wasn’t expecting to find one here though. And a good one for that matter.
    It’s easy to make mistakes when it comes to social media, but this should help keep them at low numbers.

  9. Edyta@Best Stress Relief
    Edyta@Best Stress Relief December 20, 2011 at 11:09 am .

    Hi Cherrie,

    I’ve never seen such article, great idea! Your image explains very well all do’s and don’ts of social media. You mentioned that we shouldn’t rely on one application. What kind of applications do you mean?

  10. marquita herald
    marquita herald December 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm .

    I agree infographics are an awesome tool – I also agree this particular image is way too small. Thanks for sharing though!

  11. Nile
    Nile December 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm .

    I like info graphics, but for SEO, it really does nothing. I would have styled a page to look like this graphic. I know, I can be a design snob…lol

    This nails it on the head on both dos and don’ts. Most of the ones I see happening are the always selling, rather than balancing good content and then selling.

  12. Anthony McNeil
    Anthony McNeil December 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm .

    Love it Cherrie! The do’s and don’ts are simple common sense things that everyone should follow without having to be told. But as we know, some do need a little reminding from time to time.

  13. Coach James @ Mastermind to Personal Power

    Hi Cherrie,
    This is a good tool. Most of us tend to get annoyed by the don’ts on the graphic but sometimes we all make those mistakes. Also the things listed as Dos are sometimes overlooked and we wonder if social media is as effective as we hoped it would be. It’s important to remember that it’s “social” and the same rules apply in social media as a party or networking event or get together….

    Thanks for sharing!


  14. Darryl Burgess
    Darryl Burgess December 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm .

    Cherrie, Great posts. I enjoyed the visual chart, the way you break things down would make it much easier to follow. So many people look at th ebig picture but cannot isolate aspects of their journey. Hats off to yu for this well written and visual post. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I wish you all the best!!.

  15. Raena Lynn
    Raena Lynn December 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm .

    Hi Cherrie,

    I love infograms! This one presents the “common sense” do’s and don’ts of Social Media. One don’t I would like to comment on is “Don’t build your network too quickly.” So many marketers hear so much about overnight success and get rich quick dialogue, it is easy to forget that it takes time, effort, consistency, engagement, and leadership to slowly build and develop a worthwhile network.

    Although all the “do’s” are excellent, “Give great content” is the one that stands out. Knowledge, information, and great content is the source for growing an awesome network which is successful. Thanks!

    Raena Lynn

  16. Lynn Jones
    Lynn Jones December 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm .

    I love it! It’s so refreshing to come to a short and to the point post. You said so much on this page without writing a long article. I really appreciate this! I did save it and copied it. It’s a great reminder! Oh, and I am a visual learner, so another reason I liked it.
    Thank you Cherrie!
    Merry Christmas!

  17. David Merrill
    David Merrill December 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm .

    They say a picture tells a thousand words, Cherrie.

    You’ve certainly “said” a mouthful with this interesting “pictorial tutorial”.

    It gives a real clear and concise view of how to use Social Media in your overall online marketing strategy.

    I would take issue with the module on “being consistent”, though. The indication seems to be that you need to stay on target with your business message at all times.

    I would argue that Social Media is first and foremost “social”. Present your business ideas when it fits the conversation, but not vice versa. You don’t want to force the conversation to be about you or your business topics. And you don’t want to only search for business convesations. People use Social Media to get to know “you” first, and are only interested about your business in passing.

  18. Rachel Lavern@Live for Success
    Rachel Lavern@Live for Success December 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm .

    I think that Infographics are very creative and people are most likely to share content if it is creative and visually compelling. This one presents the information for us to consume in a few seconds.

  19. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    Dr. Erica Goodstone December 20, 2011 at 11:06 pm .


    Some good pointers here. But the bottom line is that it take time and effort to build a solid social network. There is no quick and easy way. You need to build relationships with real people and that takes time and being involved.

  20. Cherrie,
    great little graphic. I wish it would open up bigger so it would be easier to read. Great list of does and don’t’s. It reminds people to thank other people. Very important. I can track someone’s movement through my blog and see how many hours, not minutes, that they spend watching my videos. I can see which ones they watch and they never comment or even say “thank you”. I could never understand that. If you’re not paying for the information, at least say Thank You to somebody that has shared something helpful. Also, your chart reminds people not to be too pushy on social media! how true. some people still don’t get it. I like my customers to come to me and ask questions, not the other way around. so far that strategy has been working.
    Take Care,
    Jupiter Jim

  21. Kevin Martineau
    Kevin Martineau December 20, 2011 at 11:10 pm .

    Hi Cherrie:

    I love infographics! 🙂 Great suggestions and tips.


  22. Carla McNeil, Social Media Manager
    Carla McNeil, Social Media Manager December 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm .

    Great One Cherrie!

    I too love graphics and this one is definitely worth printing out and sharing.

    So many people learn better when they have a great map to follow and you have definitely provided one here.

  23. Paul Reimers@Network Marketing Online
    Paul Reimers@Network Marketing Online December 21, 2011 at 12:38 am .

    Thanks for the great infographic,

    I love to see ideas represented in a clear and concise way, especially if it is something that could be referred to as this example. Social Media and Online Marketing can both be overwhelming at times. Simplicity is the best cure.

    1. Martin@CDL Blog
      Martin@CDL Blog May 7, 2012 at 8:37 am .

      I agree, Paul. That’s why I like infographics too: they go straight to the point. Most of the time, they combine humor with lessons, which makes it easier to understand things.

  24. Dwain@affiliate marketer
    Dwain@affiliate marketer December 21, 2011 at 2:06 am .

    I’m really inspired with your writing skills as neatly as with the format to your blog. Is that this a paid theme or did you modify it your self? Either way keep up the nice high quality writing, it is rare to see a nice weblog like this one these days..

    1. Cherrie Bautista
      Cherrie Bautista December 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm .

      Thank you! No, this is not a paid theme. This is one of the default WP themes you get upon installation. I haven’t figured out yet exactly what or how I’d like my theme customized, so until then, I’m just using this lightweight free theme.

  25. gina
    gina December 21, 2011 at 4:04 am .

    Thanks for sharing this . =) I would love to have this in poster size ,….. is there a place i can get this graphic?
    Merry Christmas to you and yours !!!

  26. John Gaydon
    John Gaydon December 21, 2011 at 5:23 am .

    HI Cherie,

    This is a great tool for Social Media.

    Had to save the picture and resize it so I could use it.

  27. Teach Jim
    Teach Jim December 21, 2011 at 6:28 am .

    Clearly there are “Socially” acceptable ways to interact in any social setting. As in life some people have a harder time keeping the social norms of a group. Adjusting our behavior tot he context of the groups is so important.

    I love this type of visual info graph. Sure some of the suggestions are common sense but hey… some of us need the gentle reminders. Thank you for sharing.

  28. Steve Nicholas
    Steve Nicholas December 21, 2011 at 9:19 am .

    Great post, Cherrie! This post does a great job of not just telling us what is a good and bad idea, but it shows us. This is really helpful!

  29. Melodie Kantner
    Melodie Kantner December 21, 2011 at 10:50 am .

    That’s a good easy to read graphic full of excellent reminders. Thanks for sharing it.

  30. Anna
    Anna December 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm .

    I am very pro social media in business. however I realize that there are do’s and don’ts about it. Anyway I really love it:)

  31. JoShaer@HowDoesTwitterWork
    JoShaer@HowDoesTwitterWork December 23, 2011 at 5:33 am .

    Great find Cherie! This is definitely one to share with my clients because I can bang on about it for hours and watch them glaze over but a picture paints a thousand words 🙂

    Just trying out your keyword luv to see how it works!

  32. Lynda Cromar
    Lynda Cromar January 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm .

    Great post. You have to study this to really get it. I have learned that it is so important to build relationships and that is the key to every business no matter what they are doing. People are still people after all! I will share!

  33. Stacy@Best Washing Machine
    Stacy@Best Washing Machine January 5, 2012 at 6:10 am .

    True and useful 🙂 Another DON’T would be to buy “likes” on Facebook or traffic to the company website.

  34. Tim Somers@Card Sending Guy
    Tim Somers@Card Sending Guy January 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm .

    Cherrie, I love this…I am a very visual person and this is right to the point, some very basic stuff that most do not get…going to share with some people that DON”T get it.

  35. Cynthia
    Cynthia January 15, 2012 at 9:48 am .

    Social Media Marketing is one of the most powerful ways to market today, yet it is so, because it involves getting involved. I have to admit that for me that is the biggest challenge… Making your brand, name or business succeed in the social media environment takes time and it takes giving yourself and engaging others…
    It’s my goal to learn more and be more active in social media this year.
    Thank for the picture Cherrie, I am actually printing it and posting on my desk.

  36. Tony
    Tony February 3, 2012 at 4:33 am .

    Hey, Cherrie! With all this craziness about going viral, people might exaggerate with some stuff, so this article is great for them.

  37. Stevie Smith
    Stevie Smith May 6, 2012 at 9:13 am .

    Thank you for that lovely copy! Though, at first I didn’t like the idea of printing it out but due to the comments that left a mark in your post, I was kinda curious on it! And I don’t regret it after all!

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