That’s awesome you’re taking Instagram more seriously. We are as well.
Click here to read about using Instagram with Viraltag.
If your plan to take it seriously includes making a plan for your Instagram posts and scheduling them in advance, you now have choices.
We took a look at two of your best choices. Here is how Viraltag stacks up against Hootsuite.
Can I schedule directly to Instagram?
You can schedule posts directly to Instagram through Viraltag and Hootsuite. Both Viraltag and Hootsuite require the same steps to post, involving their own mobile app. When a photo is scheduled, the user receives a notification on …
Finally, Instagram is here on Viraltag! Beginning today, you can use Viraltag to schedule posts directly to Instagram. No more forgetting to post a photo when you know your audience is most likely to see it.
With 300 million users on Instagram, it is the fastest growing social network for adults in the U.S. You can’t afford not to take Instagram seriously. By serious we mean setting a content sharing and engagement strategy connected to your business goals, and executing on that strategy consistently.
The brands that are doing exactly that are already seeing a huge payoff. Posting on Instagram is …
We hosted a fun and very educational webinar yesterday with Pinterest strategy expert Anna Vanlandingham, of the blog PinterestPro.com. She walked us through how to navigate Pinterest and determine how to best drive your business or brand to success on the platform.
If you missed the webinar in person, make sure to check out the recording. You can watch the video here.
Or check out the slide deck we shared on SlideShare.
Anna shared some great insights during the presentation. One especially valuable piece of advice was around timing and topic. Certain days of the week are more popular for certain topics on Pinterest. …
We were honored to be joined by an amazing founder friend of ours for a webinar this week. Tara McNulty is the founder of Shoot, an awesome contact sharing mobile app that is so much more efficient than carrying around a pack of business cards (which, as she shared in the presentation, often get thrown away).
Tara shared her experience trying to build a brand from scratch and acquire first time users for her app, all while working with a limited budget and limited time. Anyone running a business on their own, or with a small team, will find her time saving tips and …
I’m back from an inspiring and information packed few days at #BlogHer15. The annual conference from She Knows Media featured speeches and workshops led by women who have succeeded in bringing their voice to the masses using online tools.
I spent the few days with my notebook open, writing down everything I learned about which tactics and tools lead to the best results. I heard new tips for success on the old networks Facebook and Twitter, learned how to stop playing around on Instagram and Pinterest and actually use them to grow your business, and got an overview for getting started on new platforms Snapchat, Meerkat, and Periscope.
True to the theme …
I’m getting ready to attend my first ever BlogHer Conference – #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us from July 16-18. With so much incredible content packed into two days, I’m wondering how I will be able to retain all that I see and hear. Not to mention the insights that will come out of meeting hundreds of experienced and inspiring female bloggers.
To prepare, I looked to the experts (and internet) for some tips. My guess is I’m not alone in this worry. So for all of you preparing to attend #BlogHer15, or perhaps heading to another conference, here is a plan …
Instagram’s Explore and Search option makes it easier to connect with other users and that’s great news for your business!
The Explore and Search features, showcase trending hashtags and make customized recommendations for accounts to follow. The search has options to search by top tags, people, or places. As Instagram explained in their blog, with search users “can now peer in at just about any location on earth.” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom called the update “what we’ve been shooting for all along…It’s a real-time visual pulse for what is happening in the world.”
You can find the new features by …
Parents on social media are the best.
I succeeded in convincing my dad to join Twitter a few years ago. A week after he signed up he sent out his first Tweet: “Tiger Woods”. He hadn’t learned the difference between the search and compose boxes yet.
(Sorry Dad, that story was too good to keep to myself. Happy Father’s Day!)
For those of you who haven’t had the joy yet of getting Dad on social media, we have some advice. Your dad may be surprised to learn how much he has to gain from getting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. It’s good for more than …
Succeeding on Pinterest takes more than just sharing photos everyday. Sharing content at specific times and in certain ways will lead to more engagement. Creating your pins with your user in mind helps drive engagement. Think about what mood they will be in, what they are looking for, and on what device and in what context they will be viewing your pin.
In this slideshare we go over 10 things you can do to get more repins on Pinterest.
Have you tried any of these tricks? Are there any other tricks that work for you? Let us know what has …
To be successful on social media, you have to know your audience.
Imagine you were giving a speech. What if you walked into a room with no idea who was there? What if you didn’t know what the event was even about or why people had showed up? You might kill it, or you might bomb. There would be no way to tell.
Unless you’re looking for that kind of social experiment, you’d probably prefer to come into the room with a little more information and insight that would help you prepare.
Your message for this hypothetical speech would likely get across better if you …
Making compelling visual content to fill your social media accounts no longer requires hiring a photographer or graphic designer. Save your time and financial resources for something else. We’ve put together a list of 33 tools you can use to create unique visual content for free today. Check out this slideshare for content ideas and resources.
Now you can see visual content can be so much more than photos. Use these tools to get started making mockups of your upcoming apps, memes and gifs, and even videos. Let us know what new visuals you’re able to create.
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We’ve had a hunch (a pretty good one) that visual content was on the rise for a while. This week, we got more proof. Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends report this week. A partner at the VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and former Wall Street analyst, Meeker has been publishing her look at what is emerging and declining in tech for the last 20 years. The tech world eagerly awaits her report every year and lately the social marketing world has been doing the same.
The biggest news from the report in our world is how much visual content is being …