Too often, marketers and marketing strategists speak of social media in too nebulous terms. The different platforms all draw different audiences and require a content strategy that targets our ideal avatar on that platform. This is true whether you are selling business consulting services, time management training services, or any other type of service, online or off.
Your ideal buyer displays different behaviors and interacts with content differently on all the various social platforms. This is why we want to spend some time today talking about just one specific platform: Instagram.
What are the special considerations you need to make …
We all know by now how important of a role social media has on your business strategy. If you’re not on social media, you’re making things significantly harder on your business than they need to be.
However, social media is constantly changing and it’s hard if you’re a social media marketing manager to understand how social media is changing the game. We’re going to break down the top eight social media marketing trends of 2018 that are completely changing how we look at social media.
1. Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is already being implemented in small ways, but it’s leaving a …
A strong social media presence is not just an option, but a necessity for brands nowadays. According to the latest report by CoSchedule, 2/3rds of all Americans use social media, with 88% of businesses being active on various social networks. The same report states that customers spend 20-40% more money on brands who engage with them on social media.
While social media isn’t necessarily the be-all and end-all of your online marketing efforts, it can play a significant role in getting you substantial results, and that includes lead generation.
Why should your business be on social media?
Considering that 90% of …
by Joy Ghose
Companies are increasingly hiring remote employees to attract top talent from across the globe. However, managing a team where members are geographically not in the same location can be challenging, especially when they are responsible for developing the company’s social media strategies.
Many companies know how to handle the communication and collaboration bit among remote team members correctly (like using Slack). However, you can use a few other tactics to manage a remote social media team better.
Here are five strategies for effectively managing a remote social media team:
1. Conduct Training Webinars
Successful social media teams not only have the skills to …
by Hinu Jain
Tired of guessing which hashtags for your social posts actually are getting engagement? Ready to stop manually testing hashtags in Instagram search to see if they’re banned? You can now get easy-add hashtag suggestions for your Instagram photos, Tweets, Pinterest image uploads. RiteTag is a lightweight but powerful hashtag solution that rides right inside Viraltag’s Scheduler, Custom Scheduler and also in the Viraltag browser extension!
RiteTag’s hashtag suggestions are not only topic-relevant, but they are only suggested if they are currently getting engagement. They are color-graded to show which are:
Best for Instagram (rainbow)
Best for current engagement (green)
Best for …
It’s easy to understand why visual content is such a success in the online world. “A picture is worth a thousand words” is not just a random saying. There’s a lot of truth behind it. The human brain is faster and more effective at processing visual information. When processing text, the brain has to put in much more effort, which is exactly why the online audience doesn’t have an impressive attention span in terms of reading …
by Sahil Kakkar
Social channels offer a platform for your business where you can not only share content but also interact with your audience, know more about them and analyze if your efforts are translating into actual results. At a time when a majority of your audience is active on social platforms, it makes sense to hard code social media marketing into your marketing strategy; Your social strategy plays a key role in shaping your online presence.
But creating social media engagement can be tricky. How do you make sure your brand gets the awareness it needs? Amidst the immense social competition, how do you …
by Gloria Kopp
We spend so much time focused on creating attractive visuals for our blog posts, that we tend to overlook certain details; Details like the Title, Description, Alt-text and Captions that go alongside the images. It may look like a simple caption or a default name like ‘DXD00001’ to photos is fine, but this is far from the truth. Here’s a complete guide on why these details are important and how including them will go a long way in blogging success.
What Semantic information do I add to my images?
Once you’ve added and image into your blog, you’ll see a number of attributes :
by Mitt Ray
When most of us think of Instagram, the first thing that pops in our minds is photos. They are probably the most important component.
If you can share well shot photos and beautifully designed images you will of course grab the most attention and get likes. But what happens thereafter will depend on your caption. A well written caption will not only drive up engagement further but can increase traffic and sales too.
Therefore, to help you write excellent Instagram captions that get the results you want, I have written the below tips for you…
#1 Start by expanding on the …
by Tim Brown
Social media is an excellent way to build up an audience and to be in constant contact with your customers, but one common complaint is that it’s difficult to get your followers to make purchases. In fact, the majority of this problem sources from the fact that most social media marketers are aren’t too great at using calls to action which prompt people to take action. Let’s take a look at what Call to Actions (CTA’s) are and why they are absolutely essential on Social while marketing on Social Media.
What are Call to Actions?
A ‘call to action’ is …
by Belle Balace
Most of us know Pinterest to be the go-to social media platform when you’re looking to ‘get the word out there’ or want pinners to notice your brand/product. But how does that actually work? Does it directly affect your SEO? Let’s take a look.
But First… My Love For Pinterest
As a person who’s always searching for helpful life hacks and outfit ideas, I can’t help but love and recommend Pinterest to every person I meet.
And as a growth specialist, I can’t stress enough how important Pinterest is if you want to increase brand awareness and website traffic. So far …
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 …