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3 iPhone Tips or Tricks you didn’t know about

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

There are so many hidden features on the iPhone - I thought I'd share some with you that I recently found out most people don't know. How do we miss these things! So here 3 iPhone Tips or Tricks you didn't know about. 1.MOVING THE CURSOR WITH TRACKPAD When you are typing and you make a mistake is always a pain to get back to the place you want to make changes. You have to try two or three times to click or tap the correct place. Now with this hidden feature, this is so much easier. Instead of trying to accurately place the cursor in the correct place with no luck, now you can move and to jump bits of text without even having to tap on the screen. You just move it around like you would a mouse or a trackpad. To activate this you need an iPhone with 3D Touch or any iPad will work. iPhone Press firmly anywhere on the keyboard - then drag your finger around to move the cursor. iPad Drag down on the [...]

How to make your YouTube Channel a Success

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

It's ALL about video right now, well it has been for at least the last 2 years.  You've got a YouTube channel but you aren't making the best of it, then you need to know How to make your YouTube Channel a Success. Cisco's report says Live Internet video will account for 13 percent of Internet video traffic by 2021. Live video will grow 15-fold from 2016 to 2021. It would take an individual more than 5 million years to watch the amount of video that will cross global IP networks each month in 2021. Every second, a million minutes of video content will cross the network by 2021 And most importantly - Globally, IP video traffic will be 82 percent of all consumer Internet traffic by 2021, up from 73 percent in 2016. Although Facebook live is probably leading the race, at the moment and is all the rage.  You still don't want to miss a trick and utilise YouTube, the grandad of video.  So you really need to know How to make your YouTube Channel a Success. This quote from [...]

How to Turn off Snap Map or set Ghost Mode on Snapchat

By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

So, you may have heard by now that last week Snapchat brought us all a new update and people are going crazy about it. Snap Map!  I'm going to tell you How to Turn off Snap Map or set Ghost Mode on Snapchat. However, before you freak out - Snap Map location finder isn't on until you turn it on.   People seem to think that they need to rush to turn it off because their locations are being shown to everyone. You first have to allow to share your location by turning on the location settings and ALLOWING your location to be found.   To just turn off Snap Maps on your phone and bypass all the drivel scroll to the end. Before all that you have to find it - if you go to your camera screen like you are going to send Snap - pinch on the screen (like you are zooming out from a photo) and you will see this.   This is what Snapchat support say. If you and a friend follow one another, you [...]

Why do I need to be on Instagram

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

I've had several entrepreneurs and businesses owners ask me, why do I need to be on Instagram. Business owners and brands just don't get why they need to be on Instagram. With over 600 million ACTIVE users, Instagram is a great platform for many brands and small businesses.  It's really a trick that they should not be missing.  Of course, you may want to look at the demographics for Instagram before you jump in and sign up for an account. Why do I need to be on Instagram? Research from the Pew Research Center discovered that in 2016... Around one-third of online adults (32%) report using Instagram – roughly the same share as in 2015, when 27% of online adults did so. I would imagine its a lot more than that now. It's not just celebrity accounts that are the top accounts on Instagram, with Selena Gomaz in the lead with her 121m followers.   It seems that beauty and fashion brands are doing very well too - a report from L2 in 2015 said that brands get so much more engagement [...]

How to Switch Between Two Profile Accounts on Facebook

By | May 21st, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

There was an update on the Facebook app recently which prevented me from being able to Switch between two profile accounts on Facebook.  Since once click log in was introduced I've never even thought about how to do this, it was just so easy just to click on the profile picture of the facebook acount - but now I had to enter an email and password everytime I needed to go to another profile account. Of course on Facebook, you aren't allowed to have two profile accounts but you might like me, have to run other people's accounts for them or you might have family that want to use your phone to get to their own accounts. which I've had to do on holiday when no-one else had data!  On Facebook its different its allowed and easy to add multiple Instagram accounts  What Facebook Say About Multiple Accounts Facebook is a community where people use their authentic identities. It's against the Facebook Community Standards to maintain more than one personal account. If you want to represent your business, organization, brand or [...]

#Branding – Creating a Custom LinkedIn URL

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Social Media, Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

Today I wanted to help with a very important part of branding - Creating a Custom LinkedIn URL. [URL - Universal Resource Locator meaning - The address of a World Wide Web page] such as https://www.michelleharris.social I didn't realise until today that people still aren't taking the advantage of creating a customer LinkedIn URL. And its so much easier to get than other networks to get. I noticed that one of my clients had the URL that LinkedIn assign you with and so I checked a few more, and I found many people not using the Custom LinkedIn URLs. When you first sign up to LinkedIn and create your account LinkedIn will assign a URL to your account, this URL will be comprised of letters and numbers.  Usually your name with a dash separating it and some numbers. Which looks something like this linkedin.com/in/your-name-b439-4321 This URL isn't good for branding, SEO or getting found on a search. It doesn't look savvy at all - It needs to go right away, and its very simple to do. Creating a Custom LinkedIn URL First, you need to [...]

Everybody Panic Whats App is Down

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , |

Whatsappdown for many users and we are flocking to other networks to check if its only us or just Virgin Media have broken it again. Users are unable to send or receive chats we are just faced with the whirling "connecting" timer when we attempt to send or read a message. Everybody Panic Whats App is Down Whatsapp being down (not working) is one of the most talked about things on Twitter this evening as people cannot connect to their favourite chat app - some are even threatening to send SMS text messages to their friends and family. At last check there were 1.58 MILLION tweets about Whatsapp The website is it down right now - shows that it is actually working for some people. Whatsapp hasn't tweeted for some time,  so we aren't going to get an answer there - however we have seen tweets that have said its being worked on. The best thing though is just how creative everyone is being with their memes, gifs and images to show their boredom and panic of not being able to [...]

Emotely – the new social network with feelings

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

Emotely - the new social network with feelings, an app where your feelings count.  Emotely is a platform that enables users to express how they feel by sharing their emotions to the world. Emotely has just released a new beta version on iOS which I saw on Betalist.com and  I knew I had to test it out. I've just had a few mins with this app, it's very easy to use but I thought I'd give a quick run down to how it works and let you  know about this new emotional application.   Emotely - the new social network with feelings We know how people love to share how they are feeling with emotes, now they have their own social network to do just that. How to sign up to Emotely With Emotely you can just use your phone to sign up, sort of like you do with Whatsapp - or you can sign in with Twitter, Facebook or your email and a password.  I chose the email sign up route for testing, firstly because I don't think Twitter is [...]

Best hashtags for Instagram and other tips – #infographic

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Social Media, Social Networks|Tags: |

There are 139 Facts about Instagram in this infographic by Website builder. I loved the best hashtags for Instagram here and thought they might help you, these are actually the top hashtags for Instagram so do bare in mind that there will be many many people using them but it doesn't hurt to put a few into your Instagram posts to get more views and likes. You can add hashtags in the caption or comments of your post. If you add hashtags to a post that's set to public, the post will be visible on the corresponding hashtag page. Best Hashtags for Instagram The infographic lists The best hashtags for marketing The best hashtags for restaurants The best hashtags in general I also like the history part, which tells us that Instagram was launched in October 2010 by Systrom and Krieger - I bet that they could not believe it when they reached 1 million users in just 3 months, not many apps can say that.  Instagram just grew and grew from then on and was acquired by Facebook in 2012 for around 1 billion [...]

How to Streamline your Twitter Notifications

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Social Networks, Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

I'm sure everyone by now should have the new controls which can streamline your Twitter notifications. These settings on mobile and web (Twitter.com) enable us to have better control of our what we see on Twitter in our notifications. Do you click notifications when you go to Twitter and wonder why the heck you need to see all of those messages in your feed when they mean nothing to you?  Sometimes I do - you get tagged in things what you really don't want to see. This can stop you from having to see them in your feed. The settings that you now have available to you mean that you can mute any notifications in your Twitter feed from people you really do not want to hear about, like people who haven't bothered to put up a profile picture or people who haven't confirmed their email.  This makes Twitter much more streamline and prevents us from having to see spammy tweets.  It also stops us from seeing the bullying type tweets from accounts just set up for that purpose.  Remember [...]