Have you ever had an idea that sounds great on paper, but turns out to be a nightmare in practice?
30 click-to-tweet gifs to make my next post more shareable. It couldn’t be that hard. There are obscure twitter bots set to spew out randomly generated images for crying out loud – you just record something, stick it on a loop, put text over it, and boom, a quick and brilliant marketing resource generated for the post. Job done.
That wasn’t what happened.
I struggled with the first gif for hours, looking up endless guides and how-tos to …
With billions of shares passing through the social platforms each day, it is getting harder to stand out on social media. Back in the day when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn were just getting started you could succeed by just publishing great content.
Now there is so much noise that you have to have something extra just to get someone’s attention.
That’s why I think it’s so important that creators focus on making their social media visuals world class. It’s that extra little thing that can make your share stand out like a beacon.
You’ve already created amazing content, don’t let it …
We’ve had a flood of requests come in for a Viraltag Mobile app, and we’re psyched to tell you it’s finally here! With Viraltag’s new iOS app, you can schedule to social media directly from your phone. It supports posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Tumblr.
This makes it easy for you to stay on top of your social media game – whether you’re traveling, stuck in traffic or don’t have access to your laptop, you can use our app to maintain a constant online presence.
Click here to download the app from Appstore. Users who already …
by Brad Shorr
Social media can improve SEO in a number of ways. Before diving into it, let’s review what SEO is.
SEO is a group of activities involving both a company’s website and also other websites, that are done to improve the rankings of the company’s website pages on Google and other major search engines. The purpose of SEO is to drive as much organic (unpaid) search engine traffic to the website as as possible.
Many people wonder about how social media affects SEO. Are there things you can do on your social media accounts to help your website or blog …
Studies have demonstrated that it takes less than two-tenths of a second for an online visitor to form an idea of you or your brand. Therefore, it’s extremely important to create and optimize your Instagram profile to increase the likelihood of gaining a potential new fan.
Lets take a look at the elements that make a perfect profile, with examples from brands on Instagram that follow best practices.
First things first, remember that a perfect profile is not about you, it is about your ideal customers. It has to appeal to them and it has to tell them …
Ever faced a situation where you have long unmanageable links ruining the way your posts look? I’m pretty sure most of us have! With our recent integration with Rebrandly, you can now shorten your URLs, track them and customize them with Branded links as well.
With Rebrandly, you can transform long, unending links like http://blog.viraltag.com/2016/02/02/the-complete-guide-to-creating-infographics-for-non-designers/ into short and branded ones like http://www.viraltag.click/hocc. This lets you track the links you send out to social media as well, so you know how many clicks each post gets and what content is performing well.
Why should you shorten and customize …
It’s no secret that there has been a boom in Social media video content in the past few years. Marketers and Brands are relying heavily on videos to promote their content on social media and engage their followers. Videos are more easily remembered than plain text which is why it has become an integral part of every business’ marketing strategy.
59% of executives would rather watch a video than read text, and 4 times as many consumers would also rather watch a video about a product than read about it.
80% of users recall a video they watched …
Viraltag Circles is a community of people in a specific niche, helping each other grow. Circles help you collaborate with your friends and thousands of other Viraltag users. You can share and exchange content collectively and grow your reach!
Once you’ve created a Circle and have invited your peers to join the Circle, you can collectively add in content and share each other’s posts. Since the members of the Circle are people you have personally invited, you can create a repository of high quality posts by people you know and trust.
Why should you use Circles …
Viraltag is always looking for ways to automate your social media efforts and save considerable time. We understand you are busy and there are times when you may run out of new content to add to your posting schedule which compromises your posting frequency and affects social media engagement. In these situations, Viraltag will automatically picks your best performing post from your evergreen content library and posts it automatically. You will have ability to add any post to your Evergreen content library when scheduling or from your existing high-performing posts.
There are several reasons why you may …
by Mitt Ray
Many people don’t know that there are over 420 million Tumblr users. That is more than the number of users on networks like Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Tumblr is also accumulating many new users as it continues to grow at a rapid pace. The active user base publishes over 59 million posts every day.
Pinterest was an obvious choice for Petplan Insurance explains co-Founder Natasha Ashton in our most recent episode of The Visual Web.
After founding the pet insurance company she knew education would be a key marketing strategy and component to success. They began a magazine to share advice for pet owners.
Listen to the full interview as Natasha and Keith Guse, Social Media Manager at Petplan, explain how they brought their content marketing to Pinterest.
The last few years saw the growing recognition of the power of visual content in marketing. We know that sharing visuals earns more engagement, clickthroughs, and ultimately traffic and sales.
But the question remains for marketers and entrepreneurs – how do you demonstrate the ROI of social media.
This is the year when we move beyond vanity metrics and start to see a clearer connection between commerce and social.
We are seeing that link emerge through the growth of visual commerce.
What is visual commerce?
We define visual commerce as the process of using visuals to drive sales, shopping traffic, and …