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Tips on Tuesday

You know the old saying “you can’t be all things to all people”?

Well that’s true of social media too!

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When creating your content, really try to narrow down your audience to the most important group and direct your content specifically for them.  If it appeals to other people, that’s a bonus, but instead of trying to create generic content all the time, don’t be afraid to create really specific content to appeal to your potential ideal customer!

Tips on Tuesday

Today’s tip is what we like to call our “Power of Three” – and for us is a must do every time we post on social media.

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We have created a 3 point checklist to ensure your posts are the best they can be aesthetically, the content – of course – is up to you!

Have you checked your grammar and spelling?

There’s nothing worse than a really great social media post with a glaring spelling mistake in the text.  Always take time to proof read your posts!

Have you checked your links?

Have you added links to your post? If so, do check they’re working and directing people to where you want them to go!

Have you added images?

Adding an image to a social media post is a sure-fire way to make it more interesting.  But make sure the image is relevant and of good quality before you hit post!

Apply the Power of Three to your next social media posts!

Tips on Tuesday

One of the biggest battles on social media is getting people to follow you!

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Make it easy for people! Include links to your social media feeds on your literature, your business cards and even on your email signatures.

The easier you make it for people to find you, the more likely they are to follow you.  Remember that when it comes to number of followers, quality is far more important than quantity.  Far better to have 500 engaged, relevant followers who are interested in you and what you have to say, than 1000 more transient followers!

Tips on Tuesday

We’ve spoken often about how important it is to add images to your posts on social media.

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Studies show that after 72 hours people only remember 10% of what the read, however with the use of a carefully chosen image, that figure can rise to a massive 65%!

A few times recently, we’ve seen people posting “image for attention” in their posts, and the image used has no relevance whatsoever to the post in question.

Make sure when you use an image, you make it pertinent to your content.  A funny picture is lovely, but if it has no meaning it won’t be long before your followers will get bored.  

There is a vast stock of royalty free images on the web – make sure you choose carefully and share away!

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

Admit it, we’ve all had a sneaky look at who is following us.  And discovered that people have unfollowed us and felt rather affronted!

Follow MeTry and remember that your followers list will be an ever-changing landscape and this is positive!  Don’t be tempted to ask people why they’ve unfollowed you and give ideas to other people!  Continue to post regularly, add value and interact with the people who DO follow you.  For every follower you lose, you will gain new followers to interact with.

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Remember that half the battle in gaining new followers across your social media is being visible, so it is really important you take every opportunity to alert new contacts as to your social media profiles.

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Make sure you add your social media profiles to your email signatures.  Every email you send will act as a shop window and give your contacts a chance to find – and follow – your profiles.

Make sure you include a clickable link and a clear call to action (“follow us”, “like us” etc).  Make it simple.  Make it quick.

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. 

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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!

Tips on Tuesday

One of the things I’m often asked is “how do I get more followers”.  Whilst number of followers isn’t the single most important facet of your social media strategy, it is the first thing that you tend to notice about your accounts.

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My favourite method of engaging with more followers isn’t by stating what YOU do, it is sharing what OTHERS do.   By sharing good posts with relevant, interesting or amusing content you are making yourself visible to potential new followers.

Don’t be afraid to share and comment on other people’s posts.  Social media is about just that, being social!