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Tips on Tuesday

The hashtag.

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Just a small chap, but really important to use in your Instagram posts.  But how many should you use?

We recommend using between 5 and 10 hashtags per post; which should be a mix of trending and hashtags unique to your brand.  Using too many hashtags, whilst tempting to try and cover every eventuality, can actually be counterproductive as you risk diluting your message.

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Clients often ask me if there’s any point them being on Instagram because they don’t believe their business lends itself to the channel.

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My response is, if you can take a picture of something related to you or your business then get on Instagram!

I love Instagram to have a bit of fun with, to really show the personality behind the business.  As we all work towards a new normal, why not try using Instagram now.  Share some images of your new work-mates, your new workspace.  Keep the team together whilst they can’t actually be together!

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“Social media channels give you the chance to be in a room when you can’t be in the room!” ~ Rachel Barratt

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In very uncertain times it can be especially hard to know that being together is not possible.  Remember you have a wealth of ways at your fingers tips to be in contact with your family and friends even if you can’t be together in person.

Use your social media to check up on loved ones, to create local groups offering assistance and give each other a platform to connect when loneliness is a big concern.

As a business we understand these are particularly worrying times, and we would say your online presence is more vital than ever.  Connect with your customers, ensure your business remains in people’s consciousness – remember, whilst we’re all dealing with a new normal there are ways for you to try to adapt.  Consider what you can do remotely – can you offer video calls? Training online? Remote support?

We’re all in this together and we WILL get through this.

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Anyone else get that social media panic?  Am I posting the right content?  Am I posting at the right times?

The answer is…there’s no such thing as “right content” merely the content most likely to get what YOU want in return.

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If you’d really like to get an idea of how your content is measuring up, don’t be afraid to check out what your competitors are doing.  Whilst we obviously don’t advocate directly copying their social media performance, it may give you some ideas of new things you’d like to try.

Why not do a key word search on Twitter and see what content is pertinent regarding your sector – retweet the good stuff and add your own thoughts!

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If you blog and like to share your work across your social media, think about how you’re sharing your content.

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Rather than simply sharing the blog title, why not include an excerpt from your blog; or a relevant quote from somebody else that reflects what you’re blogging about.

An engaging snippet of content will encourage your readers to read more!  Don’t be afraid to share excellent content more than once, by using difference quotes and images to drive traffic to your site.

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Twitter is a great tool for marketing, especially as you can use it to grow totally organically; which for companies with a smaller marketing budget is ideal.

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Our tip today is talking about the retweet. 

Twitter retweet arrowsRetweeting is a great way of gaining exposure, telling someone “yes we like what you’ve said here” or even sharing specialist knowledge from other industry leaders on Twitter. Do make sure that you achieve a reasonable level of retweeting.  Don’t spam your followers with random retweets all day.  Make sure content is non-controversial, pertinent and relevant! 

Add your own comments to the retweet for added value! Twitter is all about sharing – make that sharing work for you!

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Back with a slightly more sensible Tip on Tuesday than “don’t break your foot” but one that can be applied to all your social media channels.

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Every message you send out is marketing.  You might not think it, especially if you’re not directly advertising a service, but each time you make a comment on any of your social media channels you are representing your business and therefore marketing it.  With that in mind make sure your messages are well presented and structured and make a valuable contribution. 

Remember though, contribution isn’t necessarily directly about your business, simply a valid and relevant or even personally interesting comment.

 

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For today’s tip we’re looking at one of the tools you can use on Facebook with a business page.

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Don’t forget that the Facebook analytics tool lets you see how well each of your posts are doing in terms of reach and engagement.  This is such a valuable – and free! – resource as it means you can get a really good insight into what type of posting works best for you.  It is certainly worth doing more of whichever type of posts statistically reach the most people!

 

Tips on Tuesday

For today’s tip we’re going to take a look at Facebook.

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Although only a small tip, we believe it is really important to have the Messenger feature on Facebook activated on your business page. 

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Although it is another form of contact to manage, it gives potential customers another method to get in touch with you.  If a customer is already on your page on Facebook, you have made good progress – it seems counterproductive to ask them to leave Facebook and go elsewhere to Contact You!

You can always set up your account so you receive notifications of new messages – and remember, if you respond quickly you turn on the 100% response rate badge!