Tag Archives: social media

How to Use Hashtags on Instagram

Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social platforms for both personal and business use. It’s the perfect platform for photo and (short) video sharing because it has easy-to-use features built right into it. Photo editing and enhancing has never been easier when posting from your mobile device to a social platform. If you’re using Instagram […]
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Twitter Analytics: the Basics

Like all social platforms, if you have a business page on Twitter, you get access to analytics to (theoretically) help you understand how your page is doing. It’s a snapshot of the number of tweets posted, impressions, mentions, followers, and more. If you’re looking to grow your Twitter presence, even a basic understanding of the […]
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4 Tips from a Social Marketer to Improve Your Social Marketing

It’s no secret that social media presence is essential for businesses. Beyond that, though, it can get a little fuzzy. What platforms should you be on? What do you post? How often do you post? If these questions have run through your head, you’re in the right place. Effective social marketing follows a plan, a […]
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Getting Started with Snapchat for Business

Younger audiences are quickly moving away from traditional social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Get started with Snapchat today at your small business today.

Intro to Facebook Insights

If you manage a Facebook page, you’ve likely seen the tab labeled Insights at the top of your screen. In my experience working with clients (my clients are primarily local small businesses and nonprofits as well as individuals in business), most folks have peeked at it, but they haven’t taken the time to dig into it. Here we look at the basics.

Best Times to Post on Social Media

As a social marketer, I’m always asked when companies should be posting on social media. Unfortunately, I don’t think a right answer to that question exists. It depends on so many things! The first step is to know your audience. Are they folks working Monday through Friday, 9 to 5? If so, they probably don’t […]
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Social Marketing is NOT About Sales

I hear it from business owners all the time: “We don’t need to use social media; we’re busy enough.” While that’s a great problem to have, it’s not at all what social marketing is about. If you think being on social media is simply about getting sales, I hate to break it to you, but […]
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Different Social Platforms Require Different Messages

Does your small business have several social accounts? Are you utilizing a service to cross post the same message to every platform at the same time? I hope the answer is no. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE Buffer! I use it all the time, but how I use it is what’s important. I use it […]
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