Do you use Instagram in your social media marketing?
Are you interested in growing your community on Instagram?
To learn how to improve your Instagram marketing, I interview Sue B. Zimmerman.
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The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.
In this episode I interview Sue B. Zimmerman, known as the Instagram Gal. She co-authored the ebook, Instagram Basics for Your Business and taught Instagram Marketing for Small Businesses on CreativeLive. Sue helps businesses leverage the power of Instagram.
Sue explores what you need to know to improve your marketing and grow a community on Instagram.
You’ll discover what marketers should know about Instagram, including the best photos to capture and the importance of comments, hashtags and direct messages.
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Would you like to share other content to grow your Pinterest followers and other social networks?
You can also share videos, SlideShares and audio podcasts and extend your exposure in those networks thanks to Pinterest.
In this article I’ll explain how you can use Pinterest to increase exposure for your videos, SlideShares and podcasts.
Want a way to give extra exposure to certain pins?
Now you can do just that with promoted pins, Pinterest’s answer to advertising.
In this article I’ll explain what promoted pins are, and share tips on how, when and why to use them.
What Are Promoted Pins?
Ever since the site launched, people have been anxiously anticipating the launch of some form of Pinterest advertising. The Pinterest promoted pins feature was announced last spring. It’s now in beta and only available to certain business account holders in the United States.
A promoted pin is a paid ad on Pinterest. You can target certain locations, demographics and devices and reach customers who are searching for or have shown an interest in what you offer.
Are you ready to take your Pinterest marketing to the next level?
Most companies open a Pinterest account, pin their content and repin other people’s material.
While that’s a great place to start, it’s the bare minimum.
In this article I’ll share five techniques to improve your Pinterest marketing.
#1: Approach Pinterest Like a Search Engine
When creating any content, if you approach it with an SEO mindset, you’re already a step ahead of the rest. Even though Pinterest is a visual platform, text plays a very important role.
Do you want an easier way to track pins and engagement?
The new Pinterest Analytics tool gives you access to a variety of data, including how potential customers interact with your pins beyond your website.
In this article I’ll share how the new Pinterest Analytics features help you get the most out of your Pinterest marketing.
Pinterest Analytics Overview
Pinterest’s original analytics tool only shared information about how users interact with the Pin It button installed on your website. Unfortunately, those stats couldn’t give you a complete picture of whether your overall Pinterest efforts were working.
The newest Analytics features give you access to quite a bit more data, such as stats on engagement beyond your Pin It button. Now you can track actions that originate from your Pinterest profile—including boards and the pins you share (whether the pins are from your own website or not).
Have you used Pinterest Messages?
Pinterest’s newest feature lets you communicate directly with your followers via private message.
In this article I’ll explore Pinterest Messages and how you can use it to engage your audience.
Why Pinterest Messages?
Pinterest Messages is similar to the messaging and chat options you’re used to on other social platforms. You can contact a pinner directly on Pinterest, or unlike other social channels, you can send your message to the pinner’s email address.
Do you use Pinterest analytics to help you market better?
Most brands on Pinterest aren’t tracking their metrics. The companies that do are finding optimized engagement.
In this article I’ll share four ways to improve your Pinterest marketing efforts.
Note: There are a number of third-party apps that track Pinterest analytics for you. This article focuses on how those metrics can help you market more successfully, not on the tools themselves.
Are you interested in raising your visibility on Pinterest?
Do you know which Pinterest tactics work best today?
We asked top social media professionals what they’re doing to get results from Pinterest marketing right now.
In this article you’ll find 7 pro tips that can boost your business’s Pinterest marketing.
#1: Include Price Tags
Pinterest users aren’t just looking for creative inspiration on the network. They’re also ready to buy.
Make sure you include a price tag in the pins you create or repin. After all, Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined. More importantly, Pinterest pins with prices get 36 percent more likes than those without.
Do you know how to use Pinterest as a marketing tool?
Pinterest is built around beautiful pictures and that can be a problem for some companies.
If you don’t think your business is Pinterest-friendly, it’s time to reconsider.
In this article you’ll discover three Pinterest marketing tactics you can use to entice followers to click through, no matter what your industry or niche.
#1: Highlight Your Strengths
The challenge on Pinterest is to be as irresistible as possible. No matter what your end game is, you’re not going to get there without original content that stands out in a pinner’s feed. How do you do that if your company or product doesn’t really fit with the colorful, visual nature of Pinterest?
Realizing that pictures are not their strength, The Wall Street Journal has gained a Pinterest following by posting noteworthy quotes from their articles.