Congratulations! Your organization has chosen ClearView Social to manage you social sharing needs. ClearView Social makes sharing to your social networks as simple as one click. If you've never posted to social media, that's okay! We'll do the hard work for you.

Getting Connected

Once you've been added as a user in ClearView Social, you'll receive a welcome email with a login link that will let you directly into the system. Once in, you'll be asked to connect your various social media accounts. We recommend at least connecting your LinkedIn account. We also support Twitter and Facebook.

After connecting your accounts, you have the option to subscribe to Industry News feeds. These feeds can be set up to send additional content to share directly to your inbox on a specific day of the week. You can also view and share content from these feeds at any time from the Industry News page.

If you have questions on how to get connected, please read Setting Up Your Account.

If you don't have any social media accounts or have questions about the different social networks available, we'll cover each option below.

LinkedIn

Every modern professional should have a LinkedIn account. What is LinkedIn? LinkedIn is the #1 social network for business professionals. Think of it as an online resume, portfolio, and contact manager all in one. You can create an account for free at https://www.linkedin.com/ It's recommended that you create your account using a personal email address since LinkedIn will be with you through any future job changes.

First, set up your profile. Add a picture (that looks like you, not your pets or some cartoon) to your profile. If you've never had a professional headshot done, it might be worth it to see if you can have one done. Fill in all the details you can. This may involve some digging. Make sure to list all the schools you attended including what years you were there. LinkedIn is great for reconnecting with alumni

Next, build your network. Your coworkers, past and present, are an obvious choice as well as any professional contacts or friends you'd like to stay connected with. We've listed Ten Quick Ways to Build Your Network. You can also Use LinkedIn to Identify Referal Sources.

Then what? Here's Your To-Do List for LinkedIn.

Facebook

Where LinkedIn is the place for business connections, Facebook is the place for personal connections. If you're not already on Facebook, you might be surprised just how many people you might know on Facebook. Your parents. Your children. Your friends from high school. Facebook is a great place to reconnect and keep updated on the people in your life, but it can also be a tool to help your business. 

Worried about your business life and personal life getting intermixed? We've got a few tips on how to keep your worlds from colliding.

Twitter

Of the big three social networks, Twitter is the one that requires the most effort to build up and maintain. LinkedIn and Facebook are about who you know professionally and personally, respectively, but Twitter is who you want to know. Twitter is centered around conversation. You can simply post to Twitter and leave it at that, but the great part of Twitter is the people you can interact with. Find and follow people who interest you. Strike up a conversation. Make connections.

We've got Your Checklist for Twitter Success. Our founder, Adrian Dayton, even wrote a book about using Twitter.

Still feeling leery? We have a few reasons why you should Give Tweets a Chance.

More Advice

Not sure about this whole social media thing? We've got Five Reasons to Post to Social Media.

We've also looked into the Best Times to Share to Social Media, but don't worry—we've got those built into our smart scheduler so you don't have to think about it.

Worried about sharing too much? Research suggests that sharing once per business day is best for LinkedIn, or every day for Facebook and Twitter.

Get Sharing

Sharing on ClearView Social is as simple as clicking the Share button. You'll find this either in the emails your organization administrator will send with links to share or on the Share Articles page within the site.

Still have questions? We can walk you through Sharing on ClearView Social.

Further Questions?

If there is anything else we can assist you with, you can contact ClearView Social Support either by emailing support@clearviewsocial.com or through the Intercom chat button in the bottom right of the site.

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