Mention People To Increase Your Reach


Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 2 billion monthly active users.

It likely won’t come as a surprise for you to know that the world’s largest social networking site used growth hacking to achieve its stellar growth. As a matter of fact, other goliaths in the tech space, Instagram, Airbnb, Hotmail, YouTube, and Dropbox all had key growth hacking moments like the one I am about to explain in this post.

What I am proposing is that you use vanity-baiting as one of your SEO tactics, i.e. you tag someone when you mention them, or, you simply refer to them in a post or resource.

This post is all about tagging people.

This trick works well on all social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Mentioning people makes them aware that someone, somewhere is talking about them, and they, of course, want to be a part of the conversation.

Never be rude, but always be courteous and congratulate someone on a recent success or another achievement.

The “influencer” you’ve tagged is likely to reciprocate by promoting your content to their audience.

By employing email notification systems, Facebook was able to achieve unprecedented levels of participation. People began receiving emails telling them that they had been tagged and discussed on Facebook, which piqued their attention and, eventually, participation.

This innovative approach was able to produce a larger influx thanks to growth hacking, making Facebook the most successful online success.

Many people will be aware of this digital marketing tactic, but I thought it important to mention it nonetheless!

Henry "HMFIC"

I'm Henry, the guy behind this site. I've been Growth Hacking since 2002, yep, that long...

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