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

 

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How I Do Social Media: Kellie Hemmerly, Food Blogger at The Suburban Soapbox

What does it take to succeed on social media? Some Viraltag users with serious social mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today we meet Kellie Hemmerly, a food blogger based in the Philadelphia suburbs.

 

It’s one of the biggest skills any food blogger needs to master: creating unforgettable photos.

You know the kind we mean. Photos that leap out of followers’ social media feeds and entice them to click on your links. Photos that inspire readers to try your recipes and to keep coming back for more.

The Suburban Soapbox on Pinterest

Kellie Hemmerly, creator of the …


How I Do Social Media: Maxwell Christen, Social Media Consultant

What does it take to succeed on social media? Some Viraltag users with serious social mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today we meet Maxwell Christen, a freelance social media consultant based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Maxwell Christen helps clients ranging from a jewelry company to a car dealership to advocacy groups tell their stories.

But as different as his clients are, he tells Viraltag there are definitely some constants when it comes to creating social media success.

“The visual part of it is the biggest part for me,” Maxwell said. From his analytics, he reported that posts with photos …


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10 Statistics To Get You More From Your Photos On Social Media

Are visuals a part of your social media strategy? Would you like some tips to create better social media images?

After realizing that visuals drive the highest engagement on social media, more and more marketers and businesses are focusing on creating quality visual content. According to Social Media Examiner’s, 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, 71% of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing. The report also found that 73% of marketers plan to use more images in 2015.

Do you know what this means?

There is a massive amount of competition (for images) on social media. The …


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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 …


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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. …


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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 …


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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 …


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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.

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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: 33 …


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Don’t take our word — Read these 8 success stories on visual content marketing

Last week, we published Marketer’s toolbox for creating amazing visual content, featuring 33  apps to easily create visual content like a graphic for a  blog post, infographics, memes, gifs and videos. The post has been a massive hit with more than 8k reads in the last 7 seven days.

You might ask: has such visual content been effective for businesses? and to what extent?

So, we decided to search for some proven examples of how businesses really used visual content. In this post, we have tried to feature some businesses who have used different forms of visual content effectively. Hope …


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33 apps for creating stunning visual content

In 1895, John Deere launched the magazine The Furrow, providing information to farmers on how to be more profitable.

More than a hundred years later, the magazine is still in circulation, reaching 1.5 million readers in 40 countries. It was instrumental in the growth of Deere & Company founded by John Deere. This is one of the earliest examples of content marketing, at a time when the concept did not even exist.

Content Marketing has come a long way since then.

But there is one problem. Just like any marketing channel, as more and more marketers starts using it, content marketing will …


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22 ways images go viral on Pinterest based on latest proven research

22 ways images go viral on Pinterest based on latest proven research

Pinterest is driving more buying traffic to businesses than any other social media platform including Facebook. The power of visuals in action.

Regardless of what type of business you are in if you can find a way to be successful on Pinterest it is in your best interest to do so.

The Service Provider Myth

You’re thinking “I’m a service provider and I don’t have pretty images to share. I guess that means I should forget about Pinterest!”

Wait a …


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