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Monday, September 11, 2017

Clickbait. Easy Steps On How To Get Them To Your Website


Clickbait! You want to know how to do it right. It's all about trial and error, but start like this. Write a good headline and make it so intriguing then they have no other choice but to be curious and CLICK.
clickbait. hook, line and sinker


Recently I found myself looking at analytics from Red Graphical's LinkedIn account wondering how I can increase views and clicks. Additional followers would be awesome but I am more interested in how many people see the posts along with how many of them are clicking the links. Basically I am interested in clickbait.

For the past few weeks I have been reading article after article about how to attract more people to the websites that I manage and create content for. Each article says do this and do that and truth be told its more about getting to the point, including a great image and always LINK. Put your link everywhere! Emphasis on EVERYWHERE! It's how you get people to click. You see I got you to click the link to Newbies Who Blog Instagram page. Make sure you follow and support the new blogger;-).

clickbait and linking

Seriously though, put links in your social media bios, email signatures, include it on every tweet or social media post that you do. Seriously do it and direct people to it. If you don't then you will be wondering who is clicking or how come they are not clicking when you check the analytics. Because if they are clicking then you know that you are doing something correct and if they are not then it is because you are doing the opposite.

Now what to do when you get them to click... Stay tuned for next week's post on How To Keep Visitors On Your Website Longer. For more tips and tricks go ahead and press Subscribe.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stop Scrolling and Start Engaging

I love how fast Twitter goes. You get on there, say something funny, influential or something random use the right keywords and bamm! You have about 5 new followers. Each time you log in you are giving yourself the opportunity to express yourself and allow people to relate to you. This and several other reasons is why I really like Twitter.


Flashing back to 3 years ago, I signed up for a Twitter account and of course had no followers and then something happen. I started to tune back into Bravo, a television network popular for the The Real Housewives franchise, fell in obsession with Southern Charm, scripted reality show and a new show called The People's Couch, an actual reality show where people watching the same tv shows were being recorded and we would see their response. The People's Couch was and still is absolutely hilarious. So me not actually being on The People's Couch I sat on my couch or floor and tweeted as I watched the shows. Once I started tweeted my reactions, I would tag the tv network, the cast members and the television shows. The more I tweeted the more reactions I started receiving. Then came the likes, retweets and then the followers. Some followers had even been the actual cast members and some television stations. That was how I started to grow.
Now for you, Stop Scrolling and Start Engaging.

Scrolling

New or old to Twitter you still aren't where you want to be so why keep scrolling. Granted we all do it but how is this actually helping you? You pressed the like button. So what! We can all do that now try actually commenting. Comments go way further than tapping the screen to like.

Engage

A comment goes a long way. When someone leaves a comment on my account I make sure I respond with a comment and then go to their page and view their content. If I like their content, I follow. Try it and see your follower count go up. On Twitter you have the option to retweet and quote it so the originator can see and be alerted as well unlike with Instagram. They only get alerts if you actually tag them in the post.

Don't Stop

On the days that you are busy be sure to schedule posts. Granted you don't want to seem like a robot but by scheduling posts it shows that you are still tuned in. You may not be able to respond right away but if you set up alerts and notifications, you will be able to respond later. Now make sure that you are using an authentic tone when scheduling and not don't come off as a salesman. No one likes that. I try to reiterate that to my clients, but sometimes their passion takes over the logic. We all want to make a quick buck but come on now, that shit gets old really quick.

Now take this and stop scrolling and start engaging. Press Subscribe for more tips.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Look For Trending Keywords To Turn Into Hashtags

If you aren't researching what's trending before you use a hashtag then you are definitely missing out on opportunities to heighten brand awareness.

Once upon a time on Instagram you were allowed to use the same hashtags in multiple posts which made it easy to be discovered. Now that feature has been disabled. If you use the same hashtag in multiple posts your account will no longer be in the discover feature. Only the people that follow you will be able to click on those hashtags. Why? Instagram developers want you to learn new techniques that don't heavily upon hashtags but guess what? You can still use them to be discovered. Here's what you can do.

Google Trends

You found a topic that you want to discuss now you need to know what words are actually trending. Is it "summer beauty" or is it "summer makeup". With Google Trends you are able to a comparative analysis on multiple words but I suggest only comparing 3 words. Insert that word in hashtag format of the search feature and see how many results pop up.

Instagram Discover aka Search and Explore

Look at the hashtags that you are currently using and find a similar word that will give you a different hashtag. Test it for 2-3 weeks to determine if it is working for you then check your analytics to see the amount of clicks and interaction you are receiving.

Track Analytics

If you have a business account on Instagram check your"insights" weekly. These will show your impressions, views, clicks, reach along with the amount of likes and comments you have received. If you have either a business or personal account you can also see how many people have viewed you Instagram Story insights and at what point they stopped viewing. If you do not have a business account but want to know more insight then FREE tools such as Squarelovin, Brandwatch and a few more can assist you. Click here for a list.

On social media everyone is in a rush. We want what we consider "news" as fast as we can scroll in hopes that our fingers and eyes can move at the same right. I am at fault of that myself. Hashtagging has changed on Instagram which means that you have to change you strategy. Remember to research then share. Read more about hashtag research here.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Top Reasons To Have Social Media Management



There are a limited number of tasks that you complete when you are a 1 person team. Granted you take pride in being an entrepreneur and sole proprietor of your own business. You love every bit of it. From seeing the interactions on you social media channels, to reading and responding to reviews of your company and seeing emails asking you to do a podcast interview or a possible collaboration. It is an amazing feeling. Then there are all the things you cannot do.

You cannot stay on top of all of your social media channels because sometimes a client's work take precedence over your own so your engagement stats to decline and the stress and anxiety starts to build due to the fact that this is how you got the word out about your company. Then comes the chest pain because you are panicking now. It's becoming unbearable. Always checking the stats, missing some of the peak posting times, responding to emails and comments a day too late and always on the hunt for the best free option to advertise and market. It's too much. What do you do?

Start the simple way. Find an intern or maybe 2 of them.

They can help ease your workload while making it a learning experience for them as well. Lots of college students in their junior and senior year are looking for opportunities to gain experience. One site I recommend using is Internships.com. This site is free for employers to post jobs and internships.

Remember, Team Work Makes The Dream. You don't have to continue building your company alone. Branding requires more than one person.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Stop Downloading Images. Link Them To Your Posts.

There are tons of images on the internet that you want to use or have uploaded to your Instagram and other social media accounts but your phone is over it's memory. You literally cannot store anymore because Apple keeps asking you to increase your memory, so what do you do? Find the image that you want on the internet, copy the URL and CREDIT THE SOURCE. Unsure how to do it? Let's do a quick walk through.


  • First find the image that you want in a browser 💻. These images may be from a search, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ page (make sure the image is for public access) or from your Pinterest account. 
  • Copy the URL and leave that browser open. 
  • Click the option to upload an image. Depending on what website hosting blog platform you are using such as Google Blogger which I use, click to image icon, choose to upload from a URL. Once you have clicked to upload it in the draft of your post you will see the image but you will also see a snippet of html code and an error message. If this pops up DO NOT DELETE the image or press anything other option other than DISMISS. This will allow you to still use the image. 
  • Press the preview (post) button. If this does not work for you then there is also a simple code that you can embed into the post by clicking "HTML". Here is a link on how to insert those. 
  • At the end of your blog posts CREDIT THE SOURCE IF IT IS NOT YOUR IMAGE👉📝

Simple, right. Goes to show that you do not have to eat up the memory on your phone or whatever device you use to write your blog posts in order to have great images.  

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