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4 Ways To Upgrade Your Social Media Visuals

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. 

It’s exhausting.

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 …


Launching the Viraltag iOS Mobile App

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 …


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5 Social Media Trends to Watch in 2016

If there’s one constant in social media, it’s change. So as this year comes to a close, we’re taking a look at some of the social media trends we think will affect what we all Pin, Tweet, post, and hashtag in 2016.

1. Twitter in transition

Twitter Moments

This year was hardly smooth sailing for Twitter. In October, co-founder Jack Dorsey returned as CEO to a company that was in a “new state of disarray” (in the words of The New York Times) and dealing with membership numbers that seemed all but stuck. Changes have started happening, and in …


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The Visual Web, Episode 5: Brendan Schneider, Sewickly Academy

What is a school to do with students who spend all day on social media? Join them, of course.

That is part of a strategy that has proved successful for Brendan Schneider, the Head of Advancement of Sewickly Academy, a private school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brendan and his team are using Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to engage both current, former, and prospective students, as well as their parents. This strategy has helped them increase interest in their school and maintain alumni loyalty.

In this episode of The Visual Web Brendan shared with us how he got started using social media marketing, …


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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 …


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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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Back To School on Social Media: 5 Accounts To Follow To Learn Something New

Did buying the kids’ school supplies and liking everyone’s back-to-school pictures on Facebook get you in the mood to learn something new yourself?

Picking up new knowledge and skills doesn’t take a trip to campus anymore, thanks to websites like Lynda, Coursera, and Skillshare.

You can also find ways to learn that don’t even require you to leave your social media feeds. Follow the five social media accounts in this story and you’ll discover some new ways to enrich your mind even when you have only a few minutes between meetings or while waiting in line.

And you’ll also gaining some ideas …


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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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Webinar Recap: How To Build A Brand From Scratch on Social Media

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 …


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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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23 Social Media Tips We Learned at #BlogHer15

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 …


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