Social Media Mistakes

Social Media Marketing is probably undertaken by most businesses who have an online presence, but oh what a learning curve this is… and of course, everybody will have their own strategy to develop.

Many entrepreneurs and small businesses start out by teaching themselves with a course, or even trial and error! I found this infographic, and feel it lays out quite clearly some things to avoid. I hope you love it too 😊

This is a great list of possible Social Media Mistakes!

Social Media Markting Mistakes























































































































Would you admit to any of these 😉


Jacs Henderson



               The Social Network Marketer


Jacs Henderson
Jacs Henderson

I am a Social Media Marketer, and my mission is to assist you to Build your Business Online using Social Media. Building Your Brand Online is both an Art and a Science and I have created Savvy Social Marketing with Jacs, where we can share value and learn from each other to perfect our Savvy Social Marketing strategies ๐Ÿ˜I would love to welcome you there!

    26 replies to "Social Media Mistakes!"

    • Merle Gibbins

      Thanks for sharing, great infographic and agree some people are making a lot of these mistakes.

      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Merle,

        great to see you… good to see mistakes that we don’t make too ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Sue Bride

      Success with Social Media involves a learning curve so I’ll gladly admit to mistakes I made.

      In my early days I once paid for so called targeted followers only to find that not one posted in English. In fact they didn’t even use our alphabet.

      I ran myself ragged trying to develop accounts on too many different platforms at once. I couldn’t do justice to any of them.

      I’ve found that consistency is important. When I post a variety of content regularly to Facebook(3-5 posts a day), my messages are shown to more people. I’ve been a bit slack recently and less people are seeing my updates again.

      This is a superb infographic, Jacs. It sums up the most important mistakes really well.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks so much Sue, it is great to see a brief summary of tips! Easy to digest and check ourselves against! I too fell for that paying for followers early in the facebook era, but soon worked out, like you, they were certainly not targeted!!

        I agree, consistency does reap it’s rewards ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Mary Sloane

      Great infographic Jacs

      My personal favorite was too many hashtags which is why I can’t seem to understand Instagram at all who needs 30 hashtags?

      Anyway , we do what we can to avoid the mistakes and they vary from site to site

      To the Top

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      • Jacs Henderson

        Yes. some handy tips here ๐Ÿ™‚

        People search only using hashtags on Instagram to find targeted followers, but 30 is a huge amount… apparently the optimum number is 11.

        You’re right, different sites do have there own optimum procedures ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Willena

      I always enjoy infographics, and this one is especially good. Great tips, and ones we will do well to remind ourselves of often. Thanks for sharing!
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks Willena, you’re right, it’s always good to refresh our actions often ๐Ÿ™‚
        Thanks for popping by!

    • Leslie Denning

      Hi Jacs – a beautiful, informative infographic! It’s going on my Pin board. I’ve done a lot of study on social media – mainly through research for a course on Twitter and a course on Pinterest. I try to avoid those mistakes, but I did start with too many platforms too soon. I’ve had to backtrack and clean up my act as I learned that there are better ways to do things.

      Thanks for sharing this with us.

      All the best,
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Leslie,

        Thank you, learning social media is a huge project, and starting small and concentrating on key platforms and strategies is definitely the way. I bet there’s loads like us doing the backtracking!!

        It’s always a journey ๐Ÿ˜€

        ~ Jacs

    • Debarpan


      I must say this is an wonderful article for you.Explained everything very clearly and in a great way.After going through this infographic of yours I think I need to take care of some of mine social media mistakes that I think am still on it.Thanks a lot for sharing this awesome infographic.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Debarpan,

        thank you for that lovely comment … it was a great summary, and I think we all need a reminder from time to time. It’s easy to have a quick ‘refresher’ with an infographic ๐Ÿ™‚

        ~ Jacs

    • Mandy Allen

      Brilliant points! And I love the graphic! It’s really easy to get drawn into all of these when you first start out, there’s so much enthusiasm and often quality is lost to quantity, and with quantity come mistakes!

      Enjoy the journey!
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Mandy,

        Yes!! Social Media Marketing is usually a series of trial and error and gradual improvement… but now there is more guidance around to hopefully ease the mistakes ๐Ÿ˜€


    • Erika Mohssen-Beyk

      Hi Jacs ,
      this is really a good infographic and there
      are some helpful reminders.I usually do not use
      hashtags,maybe I should do it. I have to take care of
      misspelling ,good to have Grammarly for this.
      Thank for this interesting post.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Erika,

        thanks for your visit and comment. Indeed Grammarly is useful for spelling etc. Sometimes it’s fun to create your own hashtag in relation to your blog, for sharing on all platforms which will link to your content mainly.. you could use #transformyourdreams or your full tagline just as an example, people will find you that way ๐Ÿ™‚

        warm wishes,


    • Robin Khokhar

      Hi Jac,
      There are many who pay for fake followers, even i use too be the one.
      I liked the infographic you have shared.
      Thanks for sharing.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Robin,

        thanks for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

        Happy you have seen the light for finding targeted followers now! But you are right, many get sucked in to the ‘buying followers’ system when they start out. Lucky we learn ?

        ~ Jacs

    • Joy Healey

      Hello Jacs,

      I will admit to some of those mistakes – particularly the overwhelm one! It’s hard to keep up, and sometimes I think I should kill off a couple of my Facebook pages.

      Funnily enough I’ve tried seeral times to kill off some old Twitter accounts but I just can’t get rid of them LOL. I did the “ask and wait 30 days” thing, but that was months ago!

      I don’t really do justice to the platforms I’m on, so no use getting myself onto Instagram etc.

      One think I never did was pay for followers / likes, so at least I didn’t waste money there.

      Joy – Blogging After Dark
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Joy,

        well I guess it depends what you can keep up with!

        I’ve certainly focused right down, and use some sharing automation for profiles not in my direct focus right now, but have found a system that works.

        I think each business deserves it’s own plan … but you’re right, definitely not by buying followers. It’s only a simple plan to find targeted ones… which is what counts!!

        ~ Jacs

    • Michael

      Hi Jacs,

      Very comprehensive list! I had to learn some of these lessons the hard way :).

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      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Michael,

        thanks for visiting … I think we all did ๐Ÿ˜‰

        ~ Jacs

    • Chery Schmidt

      Hello Jacs, Wowsy, How the heck did I miss this post? What an Awesome infographic! Social Media Mistakes! Oh Yeh I have to admit I see my name on a lot of them! HEHE Good thing we learn from our mistakes HUH?

      Great Share!
      Chery :))
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Lol Chery!!

        But it’s great to look back and see you don’t make them anymore! Social Media is a big learning curve ๐Ÿ˜‰

        ~ Jacs

    • Joan M Harrington

      Awesome tips Jacs! Love the infographic ๐Ÿ™‚ Simple and to the point of what to avoid ๐Ÿ™‚
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Hi Joan,

        thanks … sometimes an infographic does say it all!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        ~ Jacs

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