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Instagram tests letting you add a friend to live stream

Instagram tests letting you add a friend to live stream | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram is testing a new feature that lets you stream live Instagram broadcasts with a friend in split-screen mode.
Adding a friend to your broadcast is simple: just tap the new icon o
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This is a possible game-changer from Instagram. A new split-screen live video feature means you could interview your VIP guest before/after an event, talk to superfans about why they like your product - whatever is the limit of your imagination. How could you use this new feature?
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How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions : Social Media Examiner

How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to increase your conversions from Instagram stories? Discover how to use Instagram stories ads to improve your marketing results.
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Instagram introduce new ad opportunities for their Stories - here's the skinny . . .
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John Thomas's curator insight, July 9, 5:38 AM
How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions
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Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know - April 2017 Edition

Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know - April 2017 Edition | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Did you hear about the latest Instagram's updates? Stay updated, check the newest features and learn how to use them to improve your Ads
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Whats new in Instagram? You get the latest here including a great tweak to Instagram Live . . .
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Instagram is using an algorithm, Facebook data to sort its new Stories feed

Instagram is using an algorithm, Facebook data to sort its new Stories feed | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram’s algorithm will decide the order of Stories by referencing whose content people engage with on Instagram, as well as on Facebook.
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Unlike Snapchat, Instagram will be pushing the most engaging content to the top in their new Stories  . . .
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Coming Soon: New Instagram Business Tools

Coming Soon: New Instagram Business Tools | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram is a place where people can turn their passions into livelihoods. For instance, handmade accessory business JACKSON AND HYDE started an account a year and a half ago to raise awarenes
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We knew it was coming - Instagram For Business gives you new tools to make your Instagram page much more like an e market place - here's the skinny . . .
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Instagram Engagement: 8 Ways to Get Better Results

Instagram Engagement: 8 Ways to Get Better Results | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
No matter if you’re just starting out or if you already have an established following, you’ll find some useful tips on Instagram engagement in this post.
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How many hashtags should you use? How should you use your images? This post gives some sound advice to improve your Instagram channel . . .
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fredericblue's curator insight, April 1, 2016 2:44 PM
How many hashtags should you use? How should you use your images? This post gives some sound advice to improve your Instagram channel . . .
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How to Connect With Influencers on Social Media . . .

How to Connect With Influencers on Social Media  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to get the attention of influencers? Discover how to find and connect with influencers on social media.
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Whether your building a new business or looking for speakers for your event, social media can help you find influencers in you area in a number of ways. This post by Dasheroo's John Hingley (@GetDasheroo) explores how . . .

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How Ford’s Instagram Campaign Encourages Fans to Drive Safely

How Ford’s Instagram Campaign Encourages Fans to Drive Safely | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Ford's latest Instagram campaign warns fans against "liking and driving," using a series of simple yet powerful images.
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A really innovative idea from @Ford on how to use Instagram for a safer driving campaign . . .

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How to Build a Periscope Audience for Your Business

How to Build a Periscope Audience for Your Business | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you marketing on Periscope? In this article, you'll discover how to build a Periscope audience for your business.
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Up Persicope! "What do you mean, use Periscope for business? Are you stark, raving bonkers?" you might rant. Well, this excellent article from @BrianHonigman gives some great advice on how to build Periscope into your social media mix . . .

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Mery Elvis Mt's curator insight, October 7, 2015 12:55 AM

Oportunidades de Periscope 

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10 Instagram Marketing Tips to Make People <3 Your Brand | Wordstream

10 Instagram Marketing Tips to Make People <3 Your Brand | Wordstream | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram recently announced that they’ve gained over 300 million users, even surpassing their much older cousin Twitter. “Over the past four years, what began as two friends with a dream has grown into a global community that shares more than 70 million photos and videos each day,” writes co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom of Instagram, a Facebook-owned social photo-sharing app born in 2010.
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Instagrammies share 70 million photos and videos everyday. It's become a real major player in the social space. This great post from Margot de Cunha has some excellent tips on how to get it working for you and your business . . .

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ValStilwell's curator insight, July 17, 2015 11:21 AM

Great guide for how to #doitwell for using instagram

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The Illusion of Visual Content Strategy - 8 Experts Share Tricks

The Illusion of Visual Content Strategy - 8 Experts Share Tricks | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
8 experts and brands reveal their magic tricks for executing a successful visual content strategy that gets results.
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Its all about the buzz! Thats the buzz you can create with your visuals that is. Some expert tips on how to get creative on social media with your visuals . . .

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Ivana Dacheva's curator insight, March 25, 2015 8:58 AM

Another good post by Donna!

Tamika Singleton's curator insight, April 25, 2015 2:10 PM

If you're needing visual content strategies that works then this is for you ENJOY!

 

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Nicholas Stickle's curator insight, April 30, 2015 6:24 AM

Visual content that is appealing or arresting has a much higher percentage chance to go viral or receive a large quantity of shares and thus bring to you the exposure you desire or the clicks or the actions that you need to earn money.

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6 Ways to Use Short Video for Social Marketing

6 Ways to Use Short Video for Social Marketing | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Have you considered sharing short video content as a social marketing tactic? Here are six ways you can use short video to grab attention. .
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A great read from the excellent Donna Moritz about how to use short-form video like Vine and Instagram for marketing. She rounds off with 10 cool editing tools too . . .

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Cindy Peters's curator insight, February 13, 2015 9:22 AM

Video is proven to be an easy and engaging way to market your school!

dave610jones's curator insight, February 13, 2015 9:53 AM

Here are some great tips for creating social media content. Enjoy!

Nicholas Stickle's curator insight, April 30, 2015 6:22 AM

I would love to discover a method by which to include video marketing into my processes.  It is an extremely effective medium.  I need to find the focal point for the videos to be topically acquainted with tho.

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5 Brands Shaking Up Visual Content Strategy with Hyperlapse

5 Brands Shaking Up Visual Content Strategy with Hyperlapse | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram allows brands to create professional looking timelapse videos - I highlight 5 brands shaking up their visual content strategy with Hyperlapse.
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Since Instagram released their new timelapse video app, Hyperlapse, many brands have been experimenting with it. Donna Moritz shows some great examples here . . .

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Chris Anne Raymond's curator insight, November 4, 2014 9:42 AM

What ideas can you come up with to tell a story?

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Instagram Live Replays: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

Instagram Live Replays: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you using live video on Instagram? Discover how to get an extra 24 hours of view time for your live videos with Instagram Live video replays.
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Instagram News! New Live Replays means that you can now get more than 24 hours exposure for your live video content. Instagram expert Jenn Herman tells you how . . .
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Facebook Live vs. Instagram Live: Differences & Best Practices

Facebook Live vs. Instagram Live: Differences & Best Practices | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook LIVE vs. Instagram LIVE: A comparison of Facebook Live versus Instagram Live Video.
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Whats the difference between Facebook and Instagram live-streaming? Its all the same isn't it? <well Kim Garst tells you just why it isn't . . .
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John Thomas's curator insight, July 9, 5:39 AM
How to Create Instagram Stories Ads for Traffic and Conversions
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Instagram Stories Are Officially a Success (And What That Means for Marketers) | Simply Measured

Instagram Stories Are Officially a Success (And What That Means for Marketers) | Simply Measured | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Yesterday, two months after introducing Instagram Stories, Instagram announced that it will now include Instagram Stories in the Explore feature . . .

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This looks like an excellent opportunity for brands to tell their stories on Instagram . . .
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26 Ways to Use Video for Your Social Media Marketing : Social Media Examiner

26 Ways to Use Video for Your Social Media Marketing : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to increase video views and engagement? Discover 26 ways to use video to improve your social media marketing.
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Great fact - 85% of Facebook videos are watched without sound! Your social video needs to grab visual attention from the off . . .
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5 Tips for Better Facebook Live Broadcasts : Social Media Examiner

5 Tips for Better Facebook Live Broadcasts : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Thinking of going live on Facebook? Discover five tips to succeed with your next Facebook Live broadcast.
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Blab has just about bitten the dust but fear not live streamers, Facebook Live video is upping the ante and I am confident its use will explode this year. If you haven't already used it, here are some excellent tips from our friends at @smexaminer
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How to Make Instagram Ads That Stand Out : Social Media Examiner

How to Make Instagram Ads That Stand Out : Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Ready to take your Instagram ads to the next level? Discover four features you can use to create Instagram ads that stand out.
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Instagram have upped the ante with their ad offer, very influenced by parent company Facebook. Take a look at what you can do now with Instagram ads . . .
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How to Use Facebook Business Manager: A Complete Guide

How to Use Facebook Business Manager: A Complete Guide | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you familiar with the Facebook Business Manager? Discover how to use Business Manager to securely manage pages, admins, ad accounts and more.
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If Facebook is one of your main social media marketing tools, chances are you should be using Facebook Business Manager to keep track of all your activity. This is an excellent "How To" guide from @SMExaminer contributor, @KristiHines . . .

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How to Drive Website Traffic With Instagram

How to Drive Website Traffic With Instagram | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you using Instagram to market your business? In this article, you'll discover how to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website.
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Really good post that you should read if Instagram is part of your marketing mix . . .

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UCanRow2's curator insight, September 30, 2015 10:37 AM

Rowing, including the indoor variety, is such a photogenic activity.  It's perfect for Instagram!  Here's a great rundown on how to use this popular platform to promote yourself. 

Mery Elvis Mt's curator insight, October 7, 2015 12:54 AM

Instagram es una gran plataforma para atraer tráfico a tu página web

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Visual Content Marketing: A Resource Guide for Marketers

Visual Content Marketing: A Resource Guide for Marketers | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to discover how to market your business with visual content? This article will help you create the perfect image to improve your marketing.
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Getting your visuals right on social media is vital to help you cut through the noise. Those lovely people at Social Media Examiner help you with this excellent compilation of blog posts, podcasts and other goodies . . . 

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Travis Tbone Talbot's curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:37 AM

Getting your visuals right on social media is vital to help you cut through the noise. Those lovely people at Social Media Examiner help you with this excellent compilation of blog posts, podcasts and other goodies . . . 

Jean-Pierre Blanger's curator insight, August 2, 2015 4:10 PM

Getting your visuals right on social media is vital to help you cut through the noise. Those lovely people at Social Media Examiner help you with this excellent compilation of blog posts, podcasts and other goodies . . . 

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The 5 Qualities That Make an Image Shareable

The 5 Qualities That Make an Image Shareable | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Images are more likely to gain attention, entice your community to take action and inspire brand advocacy if they accomplish one or more of five key goals.
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What makes an image shareable? Donna Moritz from @SociallySorted gives some great pointers on how to capture your audience's attention . . .

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, June 24, 2015 2:39 AM

Agree with all five.

ValStilwell's curator insight, July 17, 2015 11:15 AM

Always think "repost".  its the digital word of mouth. By providing both repostable images and content you are both empowering and affirming others to gain social equity - one of today's most important currencies.

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Twitter's new 30-second video platform: Better then Vine and Instagram? . . .

Twitter's new 30-second video platform: Better then Vine and Instagram? . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Alex Hern discusses the new features offered by Twitter from Tuesday. They include a video-hosting platform for clips of up to 30 seconds
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Have you started using the new 30-second twitter live video feature yet? Here's what its all about in a nutshell from the Guardian tech journo, @alexhern . . .

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, February 21, 2015 5:12 PM

Just getting ready to try this.

Julio Ruiz's curator insight, February 23, 2015 4:48 PM

Interesting info

Alex Rich's curator insight, February 26, 2015 8:59 AM

Lots of positive options for social media engagement with this new tool...

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14 Ways to Make Your Twitter Updates More Creative

14 Ways to Make Your Twitter Updates More Creative | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you looking for creative ways to improve your Twitter updates? Do you want to spark better conversations with your followers? Coming up with interesting content ideas for tweets can be challenging for social media marketers. In this article I share 14 ways you can achieve more engagement with your Twitter audience. #1: Questions Tweet…
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Great ideas - Love this very simple photo tweet from KLM that is an easy way to promote your brand in the moment with a smart phone and bit of inspiration. Not everything needs an expensive photo shoot . . .

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Ann Windham's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:45 AM

BE Creative, NOW.. we hear this every day.  Here are some tips for creative ways to improve Twitter updates.

Cindy Peters's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:23 AM

Twitter updates need to be interesting - here are some creative ways to improve your tweets, and engage your followers.

Valerie Adler's curator insight, January 17, 2015 4:56 AM

There are some really great - and fresh - tips here on how to write tweets that get people engaged!