What is "Engagement Baiting" and Why it's Killing Your Engagement!

What is "Engagement Baiting" and Why it's Killing Your Engagement!

"Engagement baiting"... ever heard of it?

If you haven't heard of it, our bet is you've done it before. "Like, Comment, & Share this post." "Comment below " "Tag 3 people who need to see this". All of these are considered engagement baiting and are huge "no-nos" for social media algorithms. 

Learn more about Engagement Baiting, how to avoid it, and what you can say instead by watching the LIVE session!

This week's tip will help you get some awesome engagement!

Try finishing your posts with a question instead. 

These are all good for catching attention and getting interaction. It’s hard to keep scrolling when you were just asked a question.

Here are some ideas:

  • Do you agree?
  • Please tell me I'm not the only one! Right?
  • What is your biggest struggle with [what you just referenced in your post]?
  • Would you have done the same thing?

BE CAREFUL about asking for comments directly because (believe it or not), the algorithm sees this as "engagement baiting" and will actually show it to fewer people if you ask for comments and likes directly. Don't be afraid to get creative! 

Of course, our done-for-you monthly content solution, Your Social Plan will help you skyrocket your engagement all while creating an easy-to-follow system, but asking a question at the end of every post is a great place to start! 

 Watch the replay video:

Post Ideas of Jan 24th to Jan 30th

  • Monday 1/24 is National Peanut Butter Day - As your audience if they love it or leave it.
  • Tuesday 1/25 is National Plan a Vacation Day - Ask your audience where they would love to go for vacation this year! 
  • Friday 1/28 is National Have Fun at Work Day - Snap a selfie of you having fun at work and ask your audience to share their at-work selfie too!
  • Sunday 1/30 is National Croissant Day - Ask your audience how they like to enjoy this popular pastry.

Just FYI, all 4 of these National Day posts have a beautiful image and prewritten text in our Your Social Plan Monthly Membership... so if you want more than just post ideas and you're ready for that Copy, Paste, Post  Lifestyle, go check out the details of becoming a member!

Free Social Posts

Download this month's FREE Your Social Plan for more done-for-you Content. It's a great way to look like a PRO! 

The images are too big to post in this blog, so just visit our Get Socially Inclined Toolbox to grab them off of our website along with pre-written copy and hashtags. If you've already downloaded something from us, simply  LOGIN and head over to your Get Socially Inclined Toolbox!

Super easy, right? That's how we roll! 

Have a great week! 


-Julie & Jess

Two women on a mission to help you clear the chaos and craft your dream business!

Julie and Jess Socially Inclined


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