Are you using Instagram to its full potential?
Instagram engagement is 58 times higher per follower than Facebook. Don’t underestimate its marketing potential.
In this article I’ll show you how to make your brand stand out on Instagram to gain more followers and bring better exposure to your business.
Is Facebook bringing you the leads you’re looking for?
A few simple tweaks to your Facebook marketing can bring in more business.
In this article you’ll discover four ways companies are using Facebook to increase leads.
#1: Optimize the Cover Photo
There is an entire branch of analytics known as eye tracking and it’s dedicated to tracking and reporting what people look at on a web page. Most people spend the majority of their time on the top 1/3 of the page (many times without even realizing it).
The red indicates the section of the web page with the most views and reaffirms that content above the fold is the most viewed.
Not surprisingly, eye-tracking studies on Facebook pages have similar results.
Are employees confused about what they can and can’t post?
Social media policies must meet company and legal requirements, but should include open opportunities for employees to support your social media efforts.
In this article you’ll discover how to create a social media policy that unleashes employee participation.
Why a Social Media Policy?
Research shows that a majority of employees are willing to share company information—they’re just not sure what to share because they don’t want to get in trouble.
Are you looking for new ways to say thank you on social media?
Give and take is part of any successful relationship–online or off, business or personal.
In this article I’ll show you eight ways companies are using social media campaigns to thank their customers and foster better customer relationships.
#1: Pay It Forward
Hotel chain DoubleTree is known for their cookie welcome at check-in–it’s their way of “bringing the human touch back to travel.”
On National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, they not only offered cookies to anyone who visited one of their hotels, they also used their social channels to invite others to spread the love by suggesting people who could use a cookie pick-me-up.
People could pay it forward by answering the question, “Who else deserves some Cookie Care?” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and including the #CookieCare hashtag.
Did you know you can split test both your Facebook Page posts and your Facebook ads?
Split testing (also known as A/B testing) is the best way to make sure every status update gets maximum engagement and every ad is optimized for conversions.
In this article I’ll share how to split test Facebook posts and ads.
Why Split Test Facebook Posts and Ads?
Split testing compares two similar but different versions of something (e.g., a Facebook post or ad, landing page design, etc.). When each version is published, you track its performance and determine which one provides the best results related to your goals. You keep the one that’s working.
Is your content getting the shares it deserves?
Publishing your articles on LinkedIn helps build your personal reputation and increase exposure for your business or website.
In this article I’ll share four tactics for publishing content that gets read and shared.
#1: Publish Early in the Week
The best day to publish on LinkedIn appears to be Tuesday, with Monday as a close second. Shares decline as the week progresses and by the weekend, shares are at their lowest.
Are you looking for new ways to present your message?
Today’s marketers are using visual content to capture their readers’ interest and attention.
In this article I’ll show you four of the best free tools you can use to create strong visual content for social media.
Why Stand-Out Visual Content?
All of those people we’re trying to reach–fans, followers, customers–overlap with the same people our competitors are trying to reach. All of us are clamoring to have our content noticed over everyone else’s.
Text alone is hollow. It doesn’t attract much interest and it’s easily overlooked. Visual content has become one of the most important ways to bring attention to your social marketing efforts.
#1: Design Infographics
Right now, infographics are the hot thing. They’ve taken content marketing by storm because they bring data to life. There’s no doubt they’re eye-catching.
The problem is that creating infographics can be a headache if you’ve never done it before. Until now. Instead of buying the right software and hiring an expensive graphic designer, you have a number of free and affordable options.
I’ve tested many of them and Easelly is my favorite because it’s so easy to use (a nice reflection of its name).
What if you had hundreds of micro-targeting options at your fingertips?
Meeting and exceeding your advertising goals rely on reaching the audience most likely to convert.
In this article you’ll discover three Facebook targeting options that help you pinpoint the best audience for your ads.
Refine Ad Targeting With Facebook Data
As Facebook continues to evolve and strives to increase profits for its shareholders, it has slowly been rolling out a variety of advertising options to deliver a better experience for its advertisers.
The crux of those efforts is offering precise demographic targeting.
In early 2013, news began circulating that Facebook was teaming up with some very powerful data giants (Epsilon, Acxiom and Datalogix) to allow brands greater access to a vast amount of audience data. These three data giants not only tap into shopper loyalty programs, but also consumer purchase habits, demographic information and a host of other options from both online and offline consumer activity.
Are you wondering what Facebook marketing tactics the pros are using?
We asked top social media pros to share their hottest Facebook marketing tactics.
In this article you’ll discover the latest tactics the pros use to boost their Facebook marketing.
#1: Use ActionSprout for Email Acquisition
Most marketers know the real battleground on Facebook is in the news feed, not on Facebook pages. In fact, very few Facebook users actually visit Facebook pages. Instead, they interact with page updates in their news feed.
The problem with most Facebook page apps is that they require the user to visit the Facebook page. For example, a photo contest requires that users visit a custom tab on the company’s Facebook page to upload a photo and submit a contest entry. In essence, they have to LEAVE the news feed, their home away from home, in order to participate in the photo contest.
ActionSprout removes this potential barrier by letting you put the acquisition action in the news feed.
For example, someone can “Sign” a petition, “Support” a project or “Demand” a challenge (as shown below) in the news feed.