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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 [...]

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 [...]

Worried about Social Media ROI?

By | March 5th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram posting updates to your hearts content but are still worried about Social Media ROI (Return on investment)  We all know it's very difficult to measure the RIO for Social Media, as it's just not as obvious as other mediums but it's not impossible. We need to remember that Social media success isn’t measured by the number of followers or even the number of likes. "Boom"  there I said it.  Many businesses get so sucked into the vanity numbers game and then they wonder why they are not seeing any Social Media ROI. It's too difficult for businesses to work out if what they are spending is financially viable. Businesses see big numbers and think, wow I should be selling loads of my products now.   The trouble is they are concentrating on things that don’t really matter. Don’t get me wrong - I’m not saying that you cannot measure Social Media RIO or that you shouldn’t even try, you can, but its time to stop thinking about how many followers and likes you have but the [...]

YouTube rolling out mobile live video for users with 10 thousand subs

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Finally. Google's YouTube rolling out mobile live video for users with 10000 subscribers,  yep 10,000 that's a lot huh! It seems ages ago when YouTube announced that they were going to start allowing mobile live streaming.    Select users have been using it for about 6 months now. Well, it's finally here, to mere mortals - no that's not true,  mere mortals don't really have thousands of subs, I think I might have 100 ha! - but the top YouTubers have loads so they are the lucky ones - and even then its only starting to roll out to users with 10,000 followers, or subscribers on Youtube. Don't panic apparently the rest of us will get it soon! The announcement YouTube rolling out mobile live video came from Youtube creators - Google Blog Who said.. The mobile Livestreaming was integrated directly into the mobile YouTube app. To start Livestreaming, you just need to open YouTube, press Record, and you're already live - easy! Streamed videos offer the same features as normal YouTube videos. They can be accessed via the search function, recommendations or playlists [...]

Change your Password – Skype Accounts Being Hacked

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

A quick warning to change your password - Skype Accounts Being Hacked. I've seen many people on Facebook and Twitter complaining over the last two days that, their Skype Accounts have been hacked, most people say its an account they hardly use or haven't used to for a while, so doesn't sound like a Phishing Scam in Skype. It could be that someone has got hold of some or all of Skype's credentials database. Or there is a virus coming in from somewhere else maybe an email. And that is the need to change your password right away. Although Skype users are complaining that their Skype accounts being hacked and then links are being sent out to everyone in their contacts, so I would assume that is causing more people to have their Skype Accounts Hacked.  Do not click any links from friends or contacts ask them first if they sent it.  And don't click any links in Emails that look like they have come from Skype, go directly to the Skype App. Change your Password - Skype Accounts Being Hacked [...]

Tweet Live Video – Twitter app update

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Twitter today announced that we can tweet live video direct from the Twitter app, which is "powered by" Periscope.  Live video is the new black for 2017 we are all going to be live streaming, and if we are not we should be. The thing is now there is no excuse as it is going to be easy to do it from your mobile. We've had updates on Facebook Live and Instagram and the popular Snapchat of course, all of our social networks are fighting for you to show everyone what is happening in your world on their network. The reason live streaming is so popular is that your can connect and interact with your audience in real time.  This creates a way for people to really get to know you.  Transparency: you don't get that from creating videos which have been tweaked and edited beyond their life or from words on a page.  Live video (unless you have a special overlay) is live, real and right now.   Tweet Live Video using iOs To stream your live video on Twitter all [...]

How to find more Customers on Twitter

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Social Media, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |

If you are using social media for your business, you need to have a targeted following, which is easier than you think on Twitter.  How to find more customers on Twitter, is a question that everyone asks. Twitter is a powerhouse of information which businesses sometimes overlook.  Twitter makes it easier than any other network to find and target new customers. We all want new customers, followers, clients to get more visits to our websites and to essentially get more sales.  There is really no point in having 100k followers on Twitter who aren't interested in what we do.  What we want are people who are interested in us and what we do.  We can search for these people or business in Twitter without even using adverts. Twitter Bio First of all, you need to make sure that your bio is set up correctly so that people who look at your profile know exactly what you do, and where you are. Add keywords and include a link, the link is very important, this can be your website, your LinkedIn, or [...]