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Tips on Tuesday

For our very last tip of the year, our advice to you is….have a break!

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Whilst we’ve often said how the consistency of social media posting is important, it is equally important for you to be recharged, rested and ready for all the challenges of 2019.  By all means do some pertinent holiday posts, but then give yourself time away from insights, responses and general scrolling through your timeline.

A very Merry Christmas and a happy and successful 2019 to all!

Tips on Tuesday

As we rush head first into 2019, you should use this time to take stock of your online year!

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It’s important to remember that social media – and your wider online presence – is an ever-changing landscape.

At this time of year we always recommend reviewing your online year.  Check back using social media insights into which posts worked, and which were less successful.  You can then use the data you collect to create your online schedule and plan for next year!

Remember, as Warren Buffet said “it’s a good idea to review past mistakes before committing new ones.”

Tips on Tuesday

If you’re the proud owner of a company page on LinkedIn, have you seen the new “tagline” function?

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Appearing on your company home page, the feature gives you the opportunity to “

Your tagline doesn’t need to be long, simply a few snappy lines giving any readers an insight into what you do.

To insert a tagline, visit your company page and hit the small pen icon to edit.  You can then upload your description which will then appear right on your home page.

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It can be difficult when you’re starting out on social media to know what content works and what doesn’t and finding the right content to share is half the battle.

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Don’t be afraid to check what your established competitors are doing.  Obviously you don’t want to copy them, but you can certainly get a feel of what content they find successful and use that to help your own strategy.

Once you’re sharing your own ideas, you can roughly gauge if the content works by checking: –

  • Did it have any positive likes or interaction?
  • Did anyone recycle your content or share it on their timeline?
  • Did anyone acknowledge you as a source.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with differing content styles until you find your niche.

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You’ve written a great blog post, or you have a great special offer on, or you have a really important event coming up; what is the best way to ensure messages like this are really visible on your social media channels?

We’re big fans of the “pinned post” facility on both Facebook and Twitter.

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When you’ve shared your link, or written your content – make sure you pin that post.  This keeps the post at the top of your Facebook page, whilst on Twitter it means the tweet is pinned to your profile, keeping it easily visible when people check your page!

Whilst a pinning facility isn’t currently available in the same way on Instagram, you can create Stories and add pertinent content thereto.  Stories can be pinned into your Instagram profile and sorted by genre.

A word of warning, make sure once the content is outdated, you remove the pin, thus returning the content to the relevant place by date on your timelines.  There’s nothing worse than seeing a great product you want to buy, only to find out it was on sale 6 months ago!

Tips on Tuesday

Ok so here’s the thing.  You’ve created a fantastic social media profile, now you can relax, right?  WRONG!

ProfileAlways make sure your profile is up-to-date.  Make sure any website changes are reflected therein.  Keep on top of contact changes, changes to contact details and changes to team members.

There’s nothing more frustrating for a potential customer than to follow a link on your social media only to find it is out of date.  The customer is trying to contact you – make it easy for them! It is unlikely you’ll get a second chance.

Tips on Tuesday

When making a post on any of your social media channels it is important to get a good balance of content.

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That means not making it all about you!

Make sure your posts are a decent mix of your news together with posts that add value for people reading, sharing interesting content and simply interacting with other people.  There is nothing more likely to make followers hit the big “unfollow” button than a social media feed that contains nothing but posts on what you’re selling.

Be creative, be innovative and share well!

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Picture the scene, you’ve set up your social media profiles and think they look great.  All that’s left is to make them live, right? Wrong!

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Before you put anything live, make sure you take a look at it through your customers’ eyes.  Use a private window to view the profiles to make sure they look as good to other people as they do to you!

Such a small and quick activity, but one that could make a huge difference to your online presence.

Tips on Tuesday

Your online presence is very important, we all know that; and this applies just as much to your website as to your social media channels.

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A good website should have: –

  1. An engaging biography – make it lively and tell your story.  The more engaging this is, the more likely a potential customer is to read more!
  2. Testimonials – do not underestimate the value of word of mouth.  Ask your satisfied customers for a testimonial and upload to your website.  Share your positive feedback!
  3. Clear calls to action – make it very obvious how people can contact you.  How they can buy your product.  How they can find more information.  The easier the journey for the site user, the more likely a sale is to occur.
  4. Make your social content obvious – a customer might not want to buy something immediately, but if you give them options to follow you, you will remain in their consciousness for when they DO want to make a purchase.

Make your website and social media channels work for you!

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If you really would like to become an industry influencer on Twitter, consider hosting a Twitter chat.

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A Twitter chat is a live event where people include a hashtag in their tweets to discuss a particular topic.

remember to keep your hashtags short and punchy, and make people aware in advance the chat is coming.  It is a great way to really connect with people on Twitter and share your industry expertise whilst really giving off an approachable and helpful vibe.

Give it a whirl!