Ever since we dubbed content as king, there's been an explosion of branded promotion dished out by influencers, bloggers, and even average joes throughout social media.

It's no secret that social media is where everyone spends their time. With 1.39 billion users on Facebook, 288 million on Twitter, and 347 million on LinkedIn, these social media channels are exploding with potential customers for your business.

From search engine results pages (SERPs) to Twitter hashtags in commercials, it's hard to escape the social space. However, simply because social media has a high volume of users, doesn't mean that your users want to interact with your brand in this medium.

This week, the SEC released a new social media policy clarifying the terms of what can be shared on social networks and when.