Social Media Tagging Cheatsheet: How to Tag Users on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Google Plus

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Here's a quick cheatsheet showing how to tag users on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and Google Plus. Please tag only when it makes sense: Don't spam! Examples of cases when it makes sense: When you quoted this person, when you referred to that person in an article, when you met the person in the conference and have uploaded a photo of you two, etc.
Thoughtful social media tagging is crucial for relationship building! You want those influencers to see your visual quote: By tagging, you send them a notification (in many cases it will come through the social media dashboard as well as an email!)

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Social Media Tagging Cheatsheet: How to Tag Users on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Google Plus

  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAGGING CHEATSHEET
  2. 2. Using web-based interface Using third-party app (Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, etc) Twitter Type @ and start typing the Twitter username (Choose the correct one from the drop down). Or simply type @ and copy-paste the full username immediately after it (no space) Type @ and copy-paste the full username immediately after it (no space) Facebook Type @ and start typing the name (Choose the correct one from the drop down). The correct name might not be suggested unless you are connected on Facebook. In this case, try tagging a business page associated with the influencer Not possible Google Plus Type + and start typing the name (Choose the correct one from the drop down). OR type + and copy-paste the full G+ user ID (it will be converted to the linked name once you publish the update) Type + and copy-paste the full G+ user ID (it will be converted to the linked name once you publish the update) Instagram Seems to be impossible from the web interface From the mobile app: Type @ and start typing the name (Choose the correct one from the drop down). Linkedin Type @ and start typing the name (Choose the correct one from the drop down). Not possible
  3. 3. Twitter: (Easiest tagging)
  4. 4. Or simply type @ and copy-paste the full username immediately after it (no space): No need to choose from drop- down for it to be linked in the update!
  5. 5. Facebook (No way to tag from the app)
  6. 6. You need to CHOOSE the name from the drop-down for it to be linked (and for that person to be notified)
  7. 7. If you are not connected to that person on Facebook, try tagging an associated business page
  8. 8. Google Plus (Know the tricks)
  9. 9. Tagging from the web works like on Facebook but with + instead of @
  10. 10. To tag from the app or to tag someone you cannot find in that drop down…, Use this trick: (1) Find the user’s G+ ID first
  11. 11. (2) Copy-paste the ID immediately after + It will be converted into the tagged name once you publish the update!
  12. 12. Instagram (No way to tag from the web)
  13. 13. To tag from the mobile app, simply type @ and start typing the username
  14. 14. Linkedin (No way to tag from the app)
  15. 15. To tag from the web, simply type @ and start typing the username
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