Viraltag Circles

Introducing Viraltag Circles

Viraltag Circles is a community of people in a specific niche, helping each other grow. Circles...

10 Quick & Easy Ways to Get More Repins & Followers on Pinterest

 

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and its true, however success on Pinterest or any...

< >

Category: Content Creation

Webinar Recap: Time Saving Hacks To Grow Your Small Business

Earlier this month Viraltag teamed up with SuperTasker, a platform for outsourcing and managing digital tasks, for a webinar on growth. We shared time saving strategies to help small businesses grow their brands by making the best use of content. With the right strategies, creating and reusing content can be the most efficient way to quickly meet your marketing and growth goals.

If you missed the webinar, you can watch a recap below.

We also shared the deck from the webinar in a slideshare.

We mentioned a lot of tools and tricks during the webinar that you can use to create, curate, and …


5 Brands That Make Customers the Star on Social Media

Are you relationship material? Or do you, ahem, only talk about yourself?

A study by Edelman found that 87 percent of people want meaningful interactions with brands, but only 17 percent believe that brands deliver them.

About two-thirds of the survey respondents said their relationships with brands are one-sided. In other words, they feel that they’re the ones giving to the relationship and that brands only take.

Yikes. That’s a lot of relationship issues. So what does all this mean for your business?

Edelman says consumers want brands that are more participatory and engaging. Your customers long to be part of things. One …


[Top]

3 Things Social Media Managers Can Learn from Filmmakers

At more than a century old, filmmaking is an ancient art compared to social media. In the last one hundred years, filmmakers have developed and honed storytelling techniques that have become de rigeur in the industry.

Social media managers trying to tell a story about their brands can learn a lot by paying attention to these masters. The medium is different but the art can be the same.

Here are three techniques all social media managers should study.

1. Storyboarding

Filmmakers plan ahead and know in advance what shots they need. Storyboards are hand-drawn (and often now, computer-generated) animations that serve as a visual outline. …


[Top]

5 Steps To Create More Attractive Photos On Facebook

How to Create More Attractive Photos on Facebook

Are you using images to build your social media presence? Would you like to create highly shareable Facebook images?

It’s true Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest are the fastest growing social networks. But the number of active users on Facebook (1.9 Billion) still dwarfs the number of active users on any of these other networks. Facebook is the only network that has surpassed a billion users. So yes, it’s important to build your presence on other social media networks, but you can’t afford to ignore Facebook if you want to connect …


[Top]

Five Nonprofits Thriving on Pinterest — and How They Do It

If you’re a busy staff member or volunteer for a nonprofit organization, running a Pinterest account might seem like just one more thing to do. But this fast-growing visual social network can be a powerful tool for spreading your message.

The visual content that Pinterest highlights is the wave of the future in social media. And it tells your story and creates emotional connections in a way that words alone cannot. Your Pins also have a longer life than your posts on other social networks — that’s a big deal when you have limited time or staffing …


[Top]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your #BlogHer15 Attendance

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 …


[Top]

Five Ways To Convince Dad Social Media is Awesome This Father’s Day

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 …


[Top]

How To Make Stunning Visual Content

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.

Did we …


[Top]

Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report Reveals Visual Is King

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 …


[Top]

An Advanced Guide to Increase Followers for Fashion Bloggers

“The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.” – Oscar de la Renta
 

Fashion is an ever evolving thing. Fashion is always looking forward and the same is expected from the ones who write about it and celebrate it. We’re talking about you: a fashion blogger. But being a fashion blogger is a tricky job. Everyone has a different tastes, which makes it even more difficult to build followers for your fashion blog. Building audiences in social media is critical for any fashion blog.

That’s why we’ve created this extensive guide just for fashion bloggers. We hope this helps you to increase your followers on …


[Top]

The 7 Types of Visual Content That Multiply Reach of Your Content

We all love visual content. In fact, we love it so much that startups like Pinterest, Snapchat, Whatsapp & Instagram have reached billion dollar valuations faster than any other business in a whole man kind.

All of the above startups have one thing common: visual content. Each one is full of users who are sucker for visual content.

This wave has brought a great opportunity for content marketers and social media marketers to increase the reach of the content they create by creating relevant visual content. This was the reason we rolled up our sleeves and published popular posts: Continue Reading


[Top]

58 places to promote your visual content for free

This  October, I was hired as a consultant to look after the content marketing efforts of Viraltag. I published my first post: 33 apps for creating stunning visual content

And then it was time to promote it. First 3 days I promoted it on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. The performance was dismal. 150 odd reads in first 3 days. Even the places I expected would bring some traffic didn’t fare well. I was worried. After all my job was at stake.

I had made a list of places to promote the post. So, after trying out the promising places …


[Top]