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Tips on Tuesday

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.

Tips on Tuesday

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A word of warning, make sure once the content is outdated, you remove the pin, thus returning the content to the relevant place by date on your timelines.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There’s nothing more frustrating for a potential customer than to follow a link on your social media only to find it is out of date.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!

Tips on Tuesday

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!

Tips on Tuesday

If you ask any business what is their number one priority, the answer will surely be to generate leads.

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Don’t be tempted to use your social media channels as nothing more than a vehicle to try to sell.  Make sure you share engaging content, write posts that add value, behind the scenes images and become an industry expert.  Y

Your followers don’t want to be spammed with nothing more than “buy from us”, so make it worth their while to follow you.  Once you’re in their consciousness, the chances are they will remember you when they DO want to make a purchase.

Tips on Tuesday

Remember to make your social media channels work for you.

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Don’t be afraid to use your social media accounts to drive people to where you want them to be! Want a customer to see your pictures on Instagram?  Tell them about it on Twitter.  Need your customers to visit your website?  Share a link on Facebook.

Social media channels work best if you utilise them as a package; none exist in a vacuum and for maximum impact you need maximum exposure!

Tips on Tuesday

Today’s tip, whilst mainly in reference to social media, can be used more widely in your marketing plans.

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Don’t be afraid to check out what your competitors are doing on their social media feeds.  Whilst of course we don’t advocate copying them, take a look into their posting history to find out: –

  • The content they post
  • Who they follow
  • Who’s following them
  • How often they post
  • Their most popular posts

Use the information you gather to mix up your social media schedule a little to see if it makes a difference to your engagement and reach.