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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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This Platform Actually Schedules and Posts Instagram Updates

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: |

This platform schedules Instagram updates quickly and simply, directly from your PC.   We have lots of platforms who claim they schedule Instagram posts but in reality, most of them don't. What happens is, the tool only allows you to upload your images and schedule them but they don't post them for you.  These tools can only remind you of your scheduled time so that you open Instagram and post it yourself. Which might be of some help to people but it's not much use for most of us especially those who work in social media management. Most of the problem is that Instagram was designed as a mobile app and they want it to stay that way. So there are or have been in the past certain restrictions.  They don't want you to download pictures from the internet and post them on your feed, they want real-time updates. It's all in the name Instant Gram these are supposed to be real pictures which you have just taken to show to the word.  However, we want to share images from our holidays that [...]

How to increase engagement with prospects and influencers

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: |

The key to engagement on social networks is to connect with relevant people. If you are following or have people following you that aren't within your niche you will never have anything in common and therefore you will not get engagement on your networks. So, we thought we'd show you how to increase engagement with prospects and influencers just by using Thryyve to find people that match your criteria. What and Who are Thryyve Thryyve is a free social media discovery tool.  It has a very clever search engine that searches for keywords used on Twitter and Facebook that are important to you. The Start-up team of 5/6 people are based in Loughborough, Leicestershire in the United Kingdom. They are from a Start-Up Incubator at Loughborough University called The Advance Technology and Innovation Centre. ATIC is a brand new building specifically designed to meet the evolving needs of early stage to larger SMEs. The centre is comprised of 54 business units and offers a range of workspace including; offices, labs and studios. The guys are constantly working to improve the platform and [...]

More Facebook Engagement with PostPlanner

By | February 21st, 2016|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: |

Many people struggle with Facebook engagement, whether it be on their own profile or their Facebook page and we heard big claims that you can get more Facebook engagement with PostPlanner, so we set out to test it. It takes time to build up a good following on Facebook - and it takes time to find high-quality visual content to share on your Facebook pages, especially non-copyrighted visual content, This is where PostPlanner steps in, they have reams of content right there on your homepage for you to choose. More Facebook Engagement with PostPlanner PostPlanner have been around for around 3 years now, but if you don't know about it - here is a little taster! You can sign up to a have a free account but you are extremely limited to what you can share, and its really not worth it.  However, the price plans start at just £7 per month so you can start with this to see what you think and then just upgrade if you wish.  You can also pay monthly or yearly which is cheaper - this is [...]

How to add multiple instagram accounts

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: |

We've been waiting and waiting and finally, you can add multiple Instagram accounts to your phone - we actually thought it would be just two accounts you could use but you can add 5 Instagram accounts, and you can quickly switch between them without having to log out. We thought you might need to know How to add multiple Instagram accounts If you didn't know already - Instagram is a mobile photo sharing application, where you can post videos and photos and share them with your followers, whether they are friends of family or you can share them publically. You also have the option to share these images to your other social networks from the app too. More than one Instagram Account For people with more than one Instagram account - for instance, one for business and one for pleasure - or even social media managers with many clients this is going to be a godsend, we know from personal experience, the pain of having to log in and out of accounts. To be able to add more than one Instagram [...]

Twitter are introducing Twitter Polls

By | October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: |

Yesterday Twitter announced that they are introducing Twitter Polls.   In the coming days, they say that users will be able create polls on Twitter. We don't know if this is an experiment that Jack Dorsey has implemented as he seems to be making some waves over there but its said that there are a lot more experiments going on to improve our Twitter experience. We aren't sure if we want Twitter to change anymore we like it as it is, but as long as Twitter isn't overrun with Twitter Polls we think this might be helpful and fun. We didn't really get inundated with videos when they first started on Twitter, the only annoying thing was that they used to play but at least now you can stop Twitter videos auto playing. Twitter Polls Twitter Polls will be in a simple format similar to the old Facebook questions but with just two choices. Coming soon! We're rolling out the ability for everyone to create polls on Twitter: https://t.co/pH5a8q9Ujz pic.twitter.com/ijAKEMUdf1 — Twitter (@twitter) October 21, 2015 Its a great way [...]

Not a Dislike Button – Facebook has created Reactions

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: , |

We are pleased that there is not a dislike button - Facebook has created Reactions.    Chris Tosswill the Product Manager have Facebook reported yesterday that they are testing out an extension of the like button which will give people more ways to react to a post then just a like. About a month ago - it was reported by many websites that Facebook had said there will be a dislike button, which we didn't think would be true as Mark Zuckerberg has always been against a dislike button.  Even though many people have asked for a dislike button on Facebook for years, he thought that there could be a better way.   Mark said that he wanted to way to show empathy rather than to go down the road of likes and dislikes. Facebook has created Reactions Reactions looks like it may be a great choice.  Its a selection of emojis that show various emotions: Angry Sad Wow Yay Haha Love Like These Reaction Emojis are being tested in Spain and Ireland who will be able to react to [...]

SumoRank – Analyze Facebook Pages to Improve your Own Engagement

By | September 15th, 2015|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: |

Today there was a new launch from BuzzSumo - SumoRank - Analyze Facebook Pages to Improve your Own Engagement. Matthew from BuzzSumo said today that together with Buffer (One of our top five tools), BuzzSumo analyzed 500 million Facebook posts to discover key strategies so that you can improve your Facebook engagement by analyzing what performs best for others.  What a fantastic idea! We looked at how you can increase engagement in our last post about PostPlanner, and were keen to test SumoRank out also. SumoRank - Analyze Facebook Pages to Improve your Own Engagement The great thing about SumoRank  is that you can put in any Facebook page to analyze how they are getting views and what their most popular day is, to see how you can be doing things better.  We decided to nip over to check on PostPlanners Facebook page. The information supplied on the first page is Most Popular Post Type - Image Category Sumo Rank - #170 Most Popular Day - Saturday (this was interesting as that came up on a few pages we tested) Most [...]

Our Top 5 Free Tools for Social Media

By | August 8th, 2015|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: |

Juggling social media accounts and different networks can be a daunting and expensive affair for some - so we have put together our top 5 free tools for social media. You don't need to spend lots of money on loads of tools for social media - remember that its best to be you, be real and be there.  To much automation is not social.  The tools we have selected are the simplest and the easiest to use and won't make you look like a robot online. All networks require different things so its good to be armed with a few free tools to help you. Most of these tools to offer more services if you pay but for the most part the free options work very well. Our Top 5 Free Tools for Social Media Canva - We love Canva - as it is free unless you use some of their own images - we have been using it from day one. What is Canva? - Canva allows you to create social media graphics, design presentations, cover pictures and more. [...]

Buffer adds Scheduling for Pinterest

By | April 27th, 2015|Categories: Social Networking Tools, Social Networks|Tags: |

We love Buffer and we love Pinterest - and after many requests from users, today Buffer adds scheduling for Pinterest.  This is going to please many Buffer/ Pinterest users - but only the users that pay for "Awesome",  Those with the freebie accounts can only try it out for seven days. Pinterest, if you don't know is a popular free website with around 70 million users according to expanedramblings.com - On Pinterest people create Pin-boards to upload, save, manage and share images we love, called "pins".  Because of the increasingly visual world we live in, users including many brands and marketers are finding numerous ways to use Pinterest. Buffer adds Scheduling for Pinterest You can already start Buffering your pins right this minute, all you need to do is to go to your Buffer account. On the bottom of the left Click Connect more Click Connect Pinterest or Try Pinterest for 7 days and then Connect. Log in to Pinterest (If you are already logged in it will directly go to..) Click Authorise App Now you can schedule your pins using Buffer. How to schedule your pins using [...]

24 Tips for Writing a Perfect Blog Post

By | March 5th, 2015|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: |

We came across this wonderful infographic with 24 Tips for Writing a Perfect Blog Post that we want to share with you. It has some great information, facts and tips on how to get more views on your blog posts. Of course we all have different styles on how we like to write but there are some principles that you should try to follow if you want more likes, shares, comments and most importantly views on your website. Are you blogging for your business? As businesses, thats what we want, more traffic to our website, to achieve more views and more conversions you must be blogging, and blogging regularly - yes, it is difficult to find the time, but the benefits are immense. Building your audience online doesn't happen over night or just by blogging a few words with an image - although images are very very important as you will see from the infographic but stick with it and you will soon see the difference. How long should a blog post be How long should a blog post be, is always the question bloggers ask and [...]