Foursquare Tips for Professionals
This is my list of the best tips for maintaining a professional presence on Foursquare. As Foursquare changes and develops, I will add more tips to this page, but if you have something to add or you want to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
- Checkin to places that advertise discounts or special offers
- Checkin to work-related events, seminars and conferences
- Connect with friends and colleagues who share your interests and social activities
- Write tips and reviews when you checkin to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, hotels and other public venues and attractions
- Use the explore function to find special offers and interesting places
- Consider checking in when leaving a venue instead of on arrival, if you are not trying to qualify for an instant discount or special offer
- Find and follow lists created by other Foursquare users
- Customise your notification settings so that relevant notifications are either pushed to your mobile device or to your email address depending on their time sensitivity.
- Use the mute feature in the mobile app to disable push notifications for a specified period of time, such as when attending an important meeting.
- Login to the Foursquare website at least once per month to review friend’s lists, personal statistics and find brands to follow.
- Push checkin notices to any other social network automatically
- Checkin to your home address
- Checkin if exposing your location might be a security risk, you attending a confidential briefing or visiting a secure location
- Checkin every single time you visit the same venue, especially if regular visits are to coffee shops, fast-food places and bars
- Checkin to venues that may reflect poorly on your professional reputation, such as gambling establishments or private members clubs, unless directly related to your personal brand.
- Connect with business contacts without reviewing their Foursquare activity to ensure that you have similar checkin behaviour