To say that social media has changed the way people interact with one another is an understatement. Social media and its countless array of Internet-based tools and platforms have become an integral part of modern society from sharing photos and videos to connecting with old friends and relatives.
As thousands of new social media users log on every week, the numbers relating to the flow of information on Facebook become ever more staggering. The infographic in this post illustrates just how much data is generated in a mere 60 seconds on Facebook.
The internet should be a fun space where you get to do whatever you want. Post as many baby photos on Facebook as you want. Watch amputee porn. Write racist YouTube comments. Do whatever makes you happy. This is YOUR internet. Twitter is dumb and should be fun and don’t think too much about it.
But allow me to make one suggestion that might make it more fun for all of us.
STOP TWEETING INSTAGRAM LINKS.
They just don’t work. If you really feel your Twitter followers NEED to see this photo, just upload it separately through Twitter so it’s easy to see.
If your business wants to see the same engagement numbers successful brands on Instagram have seen, you need to build a following, and the best way to do that is to get a creative with your marketing approach. Posting a picture of your product or an ad might seem like a good idea to draw attention to your company, but there’s no call to action included.
Ever been to a business networking event and wondered why you bothered. You had your ear twisted, cards shoved into your hand and the next day emails arrive in your inbox trying to “sell” you? You then thought… “there has to be a better way?
Infographic - The Nobody Likes You Twitter Button Be honest, if this button existed you would use it 20 times a day. I know I would haha I see annoying blah, blah, blah on Twitter all day everyday and I’m sure you do too.
Which means data never sleeps, and the internet sure likes to use up a lot of it. How much? In any given minute, 277,000 tweets are published on Twitter, 216,000 photos are sent to Instagram and 8,333 videos are shared on Vine.. and we’re just getting started.
Social media is a great way to promote your brand, expand your reach, and increase followers who will hopefully become customers. However, it can also create trouble when not used correctly. One mistake on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+, and your brand is suddenly dealing with a serious reputation issue.
Since we don’t want you to experience that migraine-inducing nightmare, here are 30 things you should avoid doing on social media:
Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it was going to start using all of that ever-so-illuminating app and website data it collects to serve us with more targeted ads. In other words, Facebook is getting ready to use your browsing history to benefit advertisers. Here's how to stop them.
Asking questions is a more direct way to get people’s opinions on your company or any variety of topics. You might even take a vote to find out how people feel about a subject. These strategies can help you figure out what motivates your customers and could lead to some future business ideas.
A husband and wife are on a romantic vacation at a beach resort. The husband, thinking his wife looks hot, snaps a photo with his phone of her in her bathing suit and posts it to Facebook and Instagram.
The wife, hating the way she looks in a bathing suit, finds out about the photo after her phone after her phone starts blowing up with notifications that she had been tagged and the comments are flooding in.
She demands he take down the photo. He'd better do it, too -- or he might have to fork over thousands of dollars.
When you’re a great content marketer, you not only write engaging brand related articles for the corporate blog, you’re often involved in crafting ever more powerful marketing copywriting for your company landing pages. When you knock it out of the park, you can get conversions, leads and even brand advocates.
Your aim should be to evolve a thorough-going social media strategy that will take care of the social media risks in business.
There is no denying that social media is gaining in importance among business houses of all sizes. Social media platforms have become integral parts of doing business these days. But as the popularity of social media is growing, the risks related to it are also commensurately growing.
You probably know how important social media is to any company. Businesses both large and small have the opportunity to engage with customers in news ways, making social media a vital element of any business strategy. Enacting an effective social media strategy is a whole different matter.