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Increase Engagement on Social Media in 6 Steps

Increase Engagement on Social Media in 6 Steps | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
You surely have your own strategies to increase engagement on your social media channels. Check out this article for some additional tips
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides information on how to increase engagement on social media.

 

It's important to have a community that is interested in your brand content.

 

Drive Up Your Social Media Conversations

 

As you grow your audience online you will want to build lasting relationships with them. I agree that in order to encourage engagement you need to review your current strategy and make adjustments.

 

Barker explains how to post content that people will want to respond to.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Include humor in your tweets and posts. People want to be entertained, not just informed. Include images and relatable captions.

 

  • You will improve your chances of being seen if you include great images. There are free online programs that can help you achieve this.

 

  • Publish more video content -- these tend to get more reactions and feedback. Do this in between your images in a balanced way.

 

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Image: Courtesy of 123rf.

 

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Is Your Website In Need of an Update?

Is Your Website In Need of an Update? | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
If a website does not meet certain user-friendly standards, visitors will have no problem clicking away. Here are 3 areas yours may need improvement in
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I selected this article from Curatti written by Avinash Nair
 because it provides the latest information to bring your website up to date.

 

Three ways you can improve your website design

 

Top Reasons to Update a Website

 

Every second a new website is born on the Internet. I agree that knowing what needs to be fixed is the first step to rebuilding a presence that your visitors will love.

 

Nair goes over the what to look for when assessing your business's most important online real estate.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • If your traffic is declining this could be due to an outdated design. If it was created years ago it can appear to be sloppy and won't get the attention it deserves.

 

  • We are well into the mobile purchase age, and this means all websites should be responsive or fall behind. It's important to be recognized on all devices.

 

  • The general rule of thumb is for a website to load in two seconds or less. Anything longer than this can turn a visitor away quickly. One of the top culprits are images that are not optimized properly.

 

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Image: Courtesy of 123rf.

 

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Pinterest: Everything You Need to Know About the Hottest Niche Site [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pinterest: Everything You Need to Know About the Hottest Niche Site [INFOGRAPHIC] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

I rescooped this from my topic Pinterest Watch, because I feel this infographic really gives you some insight into what's really happening on Pinterest and it's definitely something I want to bring to your attention.


If it makes sense, this site is a great mix in your marketing efforts. Niche sites, especially ones that are visual with less text are becoming more popular everyday and Pinterest is definitely leading the way. Take a quick look at what's happening.......


Intro:


"How fast is Pinterest growing? How many people work there? This infographic lays it out.


**Pinterest has emerged as the runaway social media hit of early 2012. You probably knew that already. But did you know the company just has 12 people? Or that 97% of Pinterest’s Facebook fans are women?


**Lemon.ly, a visual marketing firm, took a deep dive into the data to catalog Pinterest’s stunning rise and produced the infographic below.


**What’s clear is that with 10 million users, Pinterest has already made its mark in terms of web design influence, if nothing else.


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Attract Readers To Your Blog with Images [Infographic]

Attract Readers To Your Blog with Images [Infographic] | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Blog posts should use images effectively to attract readers to their post, and once there, how to retain them by helping to explain the subject better.
janlgordon's insight:

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to capture your readers with stand-out visual images in your blog posts.

 

Capture the reader's attention with eye-catching graphic images.

 

How Your Content Can Stand Out with Images

 

You can keep your audience interested in reading your posts by capturing their attention right away. I agree that great images will help you achieve just that.

 

Elliott explains how to use images effectively in your blog posts in order to attract more readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Both colorful and vibrant pictures can really help your blog posts stand out. These are both attractive and inviting for the reader.

 

  • Sometimes you don't need a lot of text in your articles when you use the right images. A picture can convey the right message for your audience.

 

  • Include words over your images to help them be more striking. This is especially true with text that resonates with your readers.

 

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Images Make Social Media Marketing Unforgettable - Here's Why

Images Make Social Media Marketing Unforgettable - Here's Why | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Jeff Bullas, I selected my own image from Thomas Hawk's collection because it's gorgeous and when I posted this on Pinterest many people were drawn to it, repinned it and several of them started following me there, here, and everywhere, it works! It has happened to me over and over again.


I'm retweeting my friend, Robert Caruso but thought I'd put my own spin on it. Jeff Bullas is talking about something that is on the minds of many due to the overwhelming success of Pinterest, Facebook's purchase of Instagram a few days ago and more events to follow in the future because images are hot! as Jeff says:


"It's a well-known fact that people are visual.


**They like things that attract their eyes. Color, images, movement, all these things bring them in and make them stay and brings them back".


Here are some highlights and things we should all be doing to keep our audiences coming back


Drive Traffic from Pinterest


**Everyone can see everything on Pinterest, which makes it ripe for the picking. All you need is one great image and people will come flocking, click on the link and end up on your website -


Generates Likes and Comments


**Facebook likes and comments are great. They get attention, they add to each other and they get the word out.


Promotes Shares


**They take comments and likes and get your name out there in a way t]hat says 'valid'


Gets Attention


**To simplify, pictures get attention and keep it. It takes only a split second to look at an image, versus a few to read a summary or small paragraph


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