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Tips on Tuesday

You know what they say about first impressions, and your social media profile picture is the online equivalent of a first impression!

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Is there such a thing as the perfect profile picture?  Probably not, but excellence is the next best thing!

Simply, use your logo in a size to fit into the space!  Your profile picture needs to be instantly recognisable, even at fairly small-scale and of good resolution.  If you logo is too large or the wrong shape to work well as a profile shot, consider creating a smaller version of part of your logo for social media purposes. 

The key is consistency across all your branding.  Use the same image as a profile shot across all your social media channels.

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Remember to make use of all the tools social media platforms offer you for making the most out of them!

One of our favourites is the option on Facebook to view your page as a visitor.

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It gives you the opportunity to take an objective look at your page to ensure you have completed it as fully as possible and that you’re getting across the information you want.  It is always a good idea to regularly check your profile in this manner to make sure your Call to Action buttons are working, your messenger options are working and that your posts work well on a timeline.

You can find the option by navigating to your business page, clicking the button marked with three dots in the menu bar under the cover photo and selecting  the “view as page visitor” option.

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With January being the traditional month to think about positive changes, why not apply that thought to your social media channels too?

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January is the perfect month to set some time aside to review your social media profiles in-depth.  Ask yourself whether the information is still relevant and correct.  Have you made any changes in 2018 which you can reflect in your profiles – both personal and business? Make sure your profile images are recent and of good quality. 

It is also really important to see whether the social media channels themselves have made changes giving you new tools to improve your profiles.

Remember, your social media profile is your shop window so really make sure it meets best practice.

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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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We’ve mentioned this tip in part before, but we’re going to extend it a little here.

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We’ve often emphasised how important it is to ensure there are no errors in your social media postings; but it’s really important that you apply that to your website too.

Your website is, in effect, a shop window.  If it is littered with spelling errors, then you’re already fighting an uphill battle to get customers to engage with you.

Copy and paste all the text from your website into a programme like Word (other programmes are available!) and make sure your spelling, grammar and punctuation are perfect!

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Social media can be the greatest (free!) tool in your arsenal when it comes to marketing, especially for SMEs or those that don’t have a large marketing budget. Our Tips on Tuesday aim to give you bite-size chunks of advice to help you perfect your strategy.

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The “About” section on any social media channel is your chance to shine.  It is, in effect, your shop window so make the most of this opportunity and make it work for you!

Ensure your brand is clearly described and it is obvious what you do! Ensure contact details are up to date and that you utilise the chance to add the URL of your website.  The easier you make it for potential clients to understand your brand and to get in touch the better.

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A very happy new year, and a Tip on Tuesday that acknowledges just how early in the year we are!

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It is always a great idea at the start of any year to review your social media policies.  Ask yourself some questions about the previous year.  What did we do well?  Which posts worked best?  Did we make any mistakes?

Use the answers to prepare your social media strategy for the coming year.  Do more of the good stuff!!

As part of the review make sure your profiles are up to date, clear and fully completed.  Ensure your profile and header images are good quality and work well on all devices.

Start the year in perfect, prepared fashion to be a social media success!  As Benjamin Franklin said “by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”