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Tips on Tuesday

Hopefully you’re reading this following a restful festive break and you’re ready to really get stuck into 2019!

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At this time of year we like to make a rough schedule of our social media marketing plan for the year; think about promotions you might like to run, any events you’re going to be attending and schedule in social media posts for these.

Whilst we never make a firm social media calendar – after all social media is reactive – we like to have some content pencilled in.  Somehow it makes planning for the year a lot less scary when you KNOW you have things to talk about!

Let us know how you make your plans!

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

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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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

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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You’ve, obviously, been following Tips on Tuesday from the start, and your social media profiles are absolutely fantastic.

But people know how to find them, right?

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Don’t make people work to find your profiles.  Link them from anywhere and everywhere! Have your handles on your business cards, email signatures, websites, literature and make your usernames as intuitive as possible.  There is nothing more frustrating for someone who wants to listen to what you have to say, but cannot hear it because they can’t find it!

Make sure you make it as simple as possible to hear what you have to say!

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.

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A lot of our Tips on Tuesday are about how you can use social media to promote your online presence, but it is always worth thinking about the mechanics of social media and more generic online matters.

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Today’s tip is a really simple one.  Think about your online security.  Make sure you don’t have the same password for all your social media accounts and make the password something strong and difficult to crack.  After all you wouldn’t have the same PIN for all your bank cards would you…WOULD you?!

It is important to maintain your social accounts as professionally as possible – and by having strong and secure passwords you are minimising the risk of hacking. 

 

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!