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

 

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Category: Social Media

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 …


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 …


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5 Ways to Gain Instagram Followers with Great Writing

Compelling images are the star of the show on Instagram, but don’t overlook the attention-grabbing power of awesome captions.

A well-crafted caption draws your Instagram followers deeper into the story of your brand. It can be the difference between someone liking your photo and then just scrolling on and someone taking the time to visit your site to learn more about you. And because so many brands — even big ones — still overlook the power of captions, putting some extra effort to make yours special makes you instantly stand out.

The first Instagram account that made me realize the allure of great …


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Three Ways to Use Pinterest to Design Your Home Office

Calling all small business owners and entrepreneurs that work from home. Are you ready for a home office makeover? Then we have one word for you — Pinterest.

You’re probably already using Pinterest to market your business (if not, we have some tips to get you started), but have you thought about turning to this super visual social media platform to help decorate your business? Having a dedicated office space is so important for business owners who work from home. A home office keeps you organized and on task, plus it helps you maintain some semblance of work/life separation …


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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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How To Use Social Media To Drive Offline Interactions

It’s a safe assumption that if you are reading this blog, you’re using social media in some way to grow your business. Maybe you’re building a brand for your website or sharing inspiration to engage your community online.

But what if you are creating an event offline? Can social media help you drive face-to-face engagement as well? Absolutely.

Whether you’re planning an in-store concert, an author talk, or a huge end-of-season sale, social media is one of the most effective and affordable ways to get the word out. Keep in mind, your customers’ Facebook and Twitter feeds are already packed with …


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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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7 Apps to Create the Best Instagram Photo

Do you ever wonder why your photo on Instagram gets only 15 likes, when another brand posts the same photo and gets 1,000 likes?

Perhaps they used great hashtags to get discovered or already had a large following. But maybe their version of the same photo just looked better.

On Instagram your posts compete with the 70 million other photos shared every day. Making your photos stand out in that busy stream requires creativity.

A simple photo sharing app at its core, Instagram is all about engaging images. Adding a filter, an interesting texture, or a cool overlay can get you more …


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How To Become One of the Cool Kids on Tumblr

Are you taking steps to boost your Tumblr presence? Would you like to learn the best way to increase engagement for your brand on Tumblr?

Tumblr is the fastest growing social network; Tumblr is growing faster than Pinterest and Instagram. If you are serious about improving your visual social media presence, you cannot ignore Tumblr, a social network dominated by images.

From unrwapping.tumblr.com

Images make up 78.11% of all posts.

The best way to improve your Tumblr presence is by creating a strategy that focuses on getting more notes. A note on Tumblr is a ‘Like’ or a …


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Five Reasons Instagram’s Explore & Search Is Great For Your Business

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 …


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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 …


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10 Tricks To Get More Repins On Pinterest

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 …


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