🌠 18+ Ways You’re Breaking These Social Media Rules Today?

Ever wake up one morning and think to yourself:

“Jeepers self, if only I could totally destroy my online sites by unintentionally stepping on an unknown Internet social marketing landmine without realizing it!”

If so you’re definitely not alone – many people worry about if they’re going to violate the terms of service and one day turn on their computer only to see their account disabled. The horror, the horror!

That’s why you’ll love the following (and be sure to return back once you’re done so you can benefit from the goodies I uncovered for you):


There, you’ll discover thingees like:

“…Using a stock photo of an actual person as your profile picture.

Where: Twitter

Violates: “You can’t mislead others on Twitter by operating fake accounts.” | Twitter General Guidelines and Policies ~ Platform Manipulation and Spam

Although a stock photo is probably not going to be THE thing that causes your account to get shut down for spam or platform manipulation, it is one of the things that Twitter’s algorithm looks at when determining the real accounts from the fake ones. If someone has a grudge on you and reports your account, having a stock photo as your profile picture will definitely work against you.

A couple of other things that’ll work against you, according to Twitter’s policy, is using “stolen or copied profile bio”, and “use of intentionally misleading profile information, including profile location”….”


“…You’re selling mentions, likes, or retweets.

Where: Twitter

Violates: “You can’t artificially inflate your own or others’ followers or engagement. This includes selling/purchasing Tweet or account metric inflation – selling or purchasing followers or engagements (Retweets, Likes, mentions, Twitter Poll votes).” | Platform Manipulation and Spam

I’m not going to name names, but I see a lot of people violating this guideline at the moment. If you’re a blogger offering a promo package to other bloggers (for example) that includes a #FF or #FollowFriday, you’re selling Twitter mentions. In turn, you’re risking getting yourself suspended….”

and more!

Mastering the art of NOT chomping on one’s foot while working social media is a topic that could make for a grand challenge, cheatsheet, tutorial and more. You could structure it like so:

Step 1.) Learn the fabulous art of Netiquette

Need help with that? Consider:




Next, move to:

Next, move to:

Step 2.) Discover how to find TOSs

Need resources for that? Consider:




Finally, move to:

Step 3.) Be Kind!

Need resources for that? Consider:




Good stuff!

Your takeaway?

SO many issues these days would disappear if we’d all only take the time to read up and be kind….

Why not take advantage of that today?


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