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Instagram For Creatives: How to Build a Following of Rabid Fans

Published on Oct 02 ,2019

Show your work. That’s what every professional creative will tell you. Whether you’re an artist, a singer-songwriter, or a woodworker, if you want to make it in your niche, you have to share your work. Luckily, there’s an easy way to do that. Instagram. This is a social media platform you don’t want to sleep on because, here, you can share your work, behind-the-scenes, inspiration, and so much more, through visuals. You’re a creator, and people who create have fans. You may not see them yet, but they exist, and once you’ve put yourself out there, they’ll follow you. There’s a problem, though. There is too much noise on Instagram. There are millions of other creatives showing off their work like you are, so if you want to reach people, you need to be willing to be different. You have to distract people, get them to stop scrolling, and eventually, follow you. Like you’ll here for any industry, you have to stand out. The question is: How do you stand out to build a following? Instagram for creatives: how to build a following of rabid fans 1. Share your work You may have a fear of sharing your work because you don’t want to be judged or feel embarrassed, but it’s time to get over that fear. The first thing you must do is share your work. There’s no avoiding it, and you can’t get “famous” in your niche if you refuse to show it. Don’t be stingy with it. No one’s going to directly steal what you share (well, the truth is, you never know, but it’s unlikely). Plus, the first few people who follow you aren’t going to judge you; most likely, they’ll praise you. How do you share your work? Posts Take pictures of everything or record everything (this depends on what type of creative you are). When you’ve finished writing a song, record yourself singing and playing it, and now you have a piece of content. If you’ve finished a new painting, sculpture, or drawing, upload the video of you painting it or take a picture of the end result. In the caption, you can talk about how you came up with the concept, what or who inspired you, how long you’ve been working on it, and so on. Create a story that will draw your followers in, one that intrigues them as much as the art itself. Finally, remember to use hashtags! Stories You can post pictures on stories, but this is where you want to be recording 15 seconds of what you’ve done. Say that you’ve recently made a vase, and you want to share it at every angle. With an Instagram story, you can record and show every inch of it if you circle around it. You can also talk about it as you do so. If you want to allow your followers to engage, you can use the stickers available to you. You have the option of the slider sticker, the poll sticker, and the questions sticker. If you’re summarizing a new story you’ve written, you can add a poll sticker that asks, “Would you read this?” If you’ve crochet together an elephant, you can use the slider sticker, and ask, “How much do you love this?” Or if you’ve recently uploaded a new blog post for your lifestyle blog, you can use the questions stickers, and ask, “Do you have any questions about my latest adventure?” You can also use hashtags in stories. Lives On Instagram lives, you can do the exact same thing you do in stories and record what you’ve been working on at every angle. Show off your new bracelets or bookmarks, and talk about them. Here, you would talk about what you would write in a caption—the inspiration, how you came up with it, the story around it, etc. You can’t use stickers on here, but you can encourage people to ask you questions in real time. It’ll give your followers a chance to interact with you. Think of them as impromptu Q&A’s. People love Q&A’s because it’s a chance for them to ask you whatever they please. 2. Show behind-the-scenes While people love to see, read, and/or hear your finished work, they also love to see the process. They love to know how you were able to get to call something “finished work.” This is when they find out how they connect with you on a human-level, and find ways to improve. You’ll find that you’ll inspire some to emulate your process, and get results. Show the “failure” They want to see scrap on the desk, the paper you printed with all the edits, and the trash can filled with bad ideas. They want to see how you “failed” your way to success because this makes you more relatable. When your followers see that someone they admire messes up too, you’re suddenly more human and people can connect to you better. Show the inspiration How did you get your ideas? Share that. Share the song you were listening to, when you got the idea for a new pin directly, from Spotify. Give the title of the movie that inspired your new sticker. Creatives can gather inspiration from anything, so take a picture or talk about the color of the sky, the book, the quote, or even the yellow banana that inspired your new t-shirt. Show the actual work Have a friend or family member take a picture of you while you work. Whether you’re sitting in front of your laptop, have a journal in front of you, or you’re working on your messy desk, people will love to actually see you working. Zoom into the headphones in your ears, and talk about what you listen to while you work. Mention the small details, like how you love to have the television on because you can’t stand the quiet when you’re working. As a creative, just share everything.

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If You Want to Succeed on Instagram, Here Are 7 Things You Should be Doing Every Day

Published on Oct 02 ,2019

There are certain things you should be doing on Instagram every day if you want to be successful. Being consistent is very important because when you show you’re committed, your followers come to depend on you. Showing up permits your followers to trust you. You not only gain followers but keep them. Are you willing to show up every day? I hope you are because we want you to succeed, and while you may make it far while being inconsistent, you’ll make it ten times farther by being there every day. If you want to succeed on Instagram, here are 7 things you should be doing every day 1. Uploading pictures/videos It’s not something you can debate anymore. You must be uploading on Instagram every single day. Some people will tell you to post one to two times a day, others will say two to four (I’ve never heard anyone say more than four times a day), but that’s up to you. Do what’s best for your audience, and figure out what’s best by experimenting. The amount is debatable, but uploading is not. You don’t just want to upload any content you create, you want to create engaging content. Upload pictures and videos that you know your followers will love so that you can get likes, bookmarks, shares, and comments. (You can view this information with a business profile.) 2. Creating Instagram stories Instagram stories are very popular. According to Business News Daily, they’re more popular than Facebook Stories. You don’t just want to upload to the Instagram timeline every day, you want to upload stories too. Don’t worry about running out of content ideas because Instagram stories require different content. In Instagram stories, you can record the view from your hotel, talk quickly about something you’re planning, or take pictures of what you’re working on. Instagram stories are behind-the-scenes, done-in-the-moment type of content, while regular posts are planned (if you’re a brand or business, that is). People will love to get an insight of your life in your stories. 3. Interacting with your followers in your stories There aren’t any rules regarding how many Instagram stories you should upload per day. However, you should be uploading at least one story every day that allows your followers to engage with you. You can ask people to DM you if they have any questions, but the greatest thing you can do is use stickers. There are numerous stickers available to you, but the questions, poll, and slider stickers are the ones that allow your followers to interact with you. With the questions sticker, your followers can ask you a question or vice versa. You can have a poll and let your followers vote with the poll sticker, and the slider sticker is great for figuring out how much your followers like or dislike something. 4. Replying to comments You need to be replying to the comments under your posts. Your followers are taking the time to engage with you; the least you can do is interact back. You don’t have to reply to all of the comments if you have too many, but at least reply to ten of them. You want your followers to know that you’re there for them and that you appreciate them. Remember, some things aren’t better left unsaid. ‘Heart’ as many comments as you can, and then reply. Your followers notice when you don’t interact, they’ll be annoyed, and then you’ll lose followers. 5. Answering DM’s Your general followers can’t see when you reply to direct messages on Instagram, unless you screenshot the DM and share it or the person you replied to does the same. However, not everything is about getting more attention. You want to reply to your DMs because you want your followers to know you’re grateful them. Think about it. If someone you looked up to replied to your DM, wouldn’t you feel special? Wouldn’t you love and respect them more for taking the time to do that? Replying to a DM may only impact one person, but that person matters. So, take the time to reply to DMs because not everyone does, and it’s a special thing to do. 6. Finding trends/researching You want to stay up to date with the content you’re posting. If you post a meme that was popular two years ago and everyone forgot about it, it’s not as cool as you think it is. For example, the Ten Year Challenge is still pretty popular, but if you do it three months from now, it’ll only look like you’re trying too hard and failing. Search for new trends every day, not just on Instagram but on other social media platforms to see if they can be applied to Instagram. Go on your explore page, search through hashtags that apply to your niche, and check out the Instagram profiles of the people in your space. What are they posting, and how are their followers interacting with it? Stay up to date, and your followers will love your content. 7. Interacting with those you follow/people you want to be friends with This is something that you want to do mostly for you. You want to connect with influencers or even people you admire who may not have a lot of followers because these are the people that you can do business with. Don’t just connect with anyone who has over ten thousands follower because you want to use them to promote your business. Connect with people (by commenting on their posts every time, DMing them, and so on) who you genuinely want to be friends with because they seem like great people, because you want to offer them value. If you’re trying to connect with someone just to use them, they’re going to be able to tell. So, be real and genuine, and only befriend those you just want to give back to. Later, if you do business with them, that’s great.

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The One Thing That Will Turn Your Instagram Followers Into Raving Fans

Published on Oct 02 ,2019

I’m going to tell you right away what the one thing that turns your Instagram followers into raving fans. That thing is to be more real. To be more real means to be more honest, open, and vulnerable. It means showing the sides of you that you’re too afraid to show because you don’t want to be judged. Being more real means that you finally show who you truly are, on Instagram. It doesn’t mean that you show every side of you. You’re not going to spread any hate, be a pessimist online, and you’re not going to rant about one of your least favorite family members. You can rant to your partner and they’ll still love you, but on social media you’ll simply be seen as annoying. People aren’t following you, your brand, or your business to get rants. They’re following you because they either want to buy from you or they want to get value from you. You just need to be real in the process while keeping in mind that social media is not your diary. The question now is: How do you be more you on Instagram? How do you be more “real”? How to be real on Instagram: The one thing that will turn your followers into raving fans 1. Share the ordinary, mundane parts of your life You’ve probably shared dozens of pictures of yourself and an influencer on the beach or uploaded stories of the views from your various hotels. You’ve shared pictures of great moments you’ve been able to live because you work hard. While you should continue to share those, your followers would like to see that it’s not all luxury and glamour. Share also the moments where you’re just reading a self-help book in your undone bed, having late breakfasts at home, or taking a break from work by walking your dog. People relate to ordinary moments, and it reminds them that if someone “ordinary” like you can reach a certain level of success, they can too. 2. Show the work Like I said above, you’ve shared a lot of great moments. You’ve earned to live and share those moments, but the truth is that isn’t your life a lot of the time. Most of it is spent working. Upload a story of the view from your hotel, but take a picture of your laptop on your lap as you lay in that hotel bed, editing the slides for your big speech at a conference tomorrow. Share the book you’re reading, the pencil and the notepad, the spreadsheets, the mess. Show the funnels you’re making at one-thirty in the morning or the writing you’re getting done a five-thirty in the morning. Show the work. 3. Show off your failures and mistakes as much as your successes and wins Don’t stop sharing your successes and wins, but share your failures and mistakes just as much—maybe even more, because we all know that we mess up more than we succeed. If you’re constantly sharing the successes, you might unknowingly be making your followers feel as though you never mess up, and because they look up to you, then when they fail, they’re going to feel like they’ll never be able to amount to where you are. You might be afraid to share your mistakes because you don’t want to be judged, but there’s nothing wrong with failing. We both know failing is good, so share it. Conquer your insecurities and do it for your followers. 4. How do you deal with bad days? Your Instagram profile makes it look like every day is a good day. Of course, that’s not true. Every now and then, we all have bad days; usually for no reason. We wake up and we’re in a bad mood. What if on those days, instead of plastering on a fake smile and taking a picture of your coffee and writing a caption that says, “Ready for work!” when in reality you wish you could bury your head back in your pillow, you share that instead. Tell your followers that you’re having one of those days, and then let them into your life on a bad day. Show them self-care. Upload pictures and stories of you re-reading your favorite book, buying your favorite hot chocolate from the coffee shop across the street, and then taking a bath. That’s something everyone will be able to relate to—self-care on a bad day. 5. Share your past struggles and how you overcame them/current struggles What’s a problem or struggle you currently have? Share it with your followers, not only to be more real, but to gain insight and help. Ask a question, and your followers will gladly provide you with solutions. They’ll love that they can help you after everything you’ve done for them. You can also share past struggles and how you overcame them. Your followers will love to know what you’ve struggled with for two reasons. One, they could be struggling with the same thing and your solution could help them out. Two, you’re being open, honest, and vulnerable by telling people what your problem was. It’s hard to do something like that, and you’ll gain respect for it. 6. Introduce people to your family and closest friends Introduce your followers to the people you love most—your parents or siblings, your best friends, your favorite aunt—as if you were introducing them to your friends. In the caption, you could write about what that person does and what you do together. This makes your followers feel like you really care about them because you’re taking the time to introduce them to your favorite people. Plus, they love getting to know you! 7. Share the small things that make you happy This point is short and sweet. Just share pictures and Instagram stories of the small things that make you happy. Not the huge successes or the fancy places you’re staying at, but the small things like your favorite song, or the rain, or your favorite sitcom, the one you watch to wind down at night. It’s these small things that will make your followers smile.

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Location Tagging - Why You Need to Be Adding This to Your Posts

Published on Oct 02 ,2019

When posting content on Instagram, businesses need to optimize these in order to get noticed by their target audience. One way to to this is to add relevant keywords and hashtags on the text content of their posts. Another way is by adding a location tag, which is a great way to attract users who happen to be within the same location and browsing through the photos that contain that specific area’s geotag. A location tag may be a business’ physical establishment or an area, such as a town or city. When you add a location tag to your post, this will be displayed at the top below your username once you have published your post. Users can tap on any geolocation tag to see all the photos and videos from people who have tagged this particular place. Benefits of Location Tagging With more and more consumers using their smartphones to search for local businesses, adding your business’ geotag to your Instagram posts increases your chances of being seen by those who belong to your target niche and are using this app to look for a nearby café, an online store, or a new product. According to a report, 70% of smartphone users first use their phones to get information about a product before making a purchase. More than 50% of internet users search for videos related to a product or service before going to a store. In another report, Instagram posts which have location tags enjoy 79% higher engagement compared to those without geotags. Whether you are a neighborhood bookstore or a global brand that ships to several countries all around the world, your business will benefit from the increased exposure and engagement from location tags. Adding your business’ location tag not only allows users to see all of your posts with the same tag, it also shows them all of the posts from other users who have tagged your business. This can function as a social media version of word-of-mouth. When they see actual photos and videos from real people who have experienced your brand and are raving about your products or services on Instagram, these posts can motivate them to try out your brand. In addition, tagging your location on posts can raise awareness among your current roster of followers and influence them to do the same, increasing your brand’s reach to their circle of friends and their families. How to Add a Location Tag to Your Post Adding a location tag to an Instagram photo or video post is pretty easy and won’t take much time. As long as you have the Instagram app installed on your smartphone or tablet, you can use the app to add the geotag of your business. You can add the location tag as you are posting a new photo or video, and even for past visuals that have been published on your Instagram feed. For new posts, you just need to tap “Add Location”, enter your business name in the Search field, and choose your business’ location from the list of options. If you wish to add a location tag to older posts, you can do so by tapping the “…” on the top right of the post you want the tag to be added to, tap “Edit” then “Add Location” below your username, enter your business name in the Search field, and choose your business’ location from the list of options. Creating the Location Tag for Your Business The location tags you see on Instagram all come from Facebook, so businesses that have a Facebook page would likely be shown among the geotag options on Instagram. For some businesses, their location can be found on Facebook even when they don’t have a business profile on this social media channel. This happens when their customers have created their geotag for them, so these customers are able to tag these businesses on their posts. However, if you have tried adding your business’ location tag on Instagram and your business is not showing among the options, you can actually create a new location on Facebook so you can tag your Instagram posts with your location. Begin by tapping on “Create the Location” setting in your Facebook account, create a new post, click “Check In”, enter your brand’s name, provide your business information, and then submit. You can now see your business’ geotag on Instagram. Add Location Stickers to Your Instagram Stories, Too! Aside from tagging your posts with your business location, you can also add a location sticker to your Instagram stories. By doing so, you will be able to expand your reach to Instagram users who view IG stories. When these users tap on your location sticker, they will be taken to the same page where all the posts tagged with your geolocation are featured. As of January 2019, there are 500 million daily active users on Instagram who view IG stories. If you want exposure for your brand on this social media channel, you definitely need to frequently post stories and add your location tag on these. How to Add a Location Tag to Your IG Stories To add a location sticker to your Instagram story, start by creating your Instagram story by either tapping the camera icon seen on the top left portion of your screen or swiping right from anywhere in the feed. Take a photo, record a video, or choose from your gallery, then from the options shown at the top of your screen, tap on the sticker icon (the “square” smiley face). Tap “Location” then enter your business name in the Search field, and choose your business’ location from the list of options. From here, you can rotate, resize, or move the location sticker, as well as add text to your story. Once you’re happy with how everything looks, tap “Your Story”. Don’t Forget to Track! Once you’ve started adding your location tags to your posts and stories, you will notice that more Instagram users are liking your posts and your followers are growing. The next step for you is to track the number of views, likes, and engagement on these geotagged posts. You can find a lot of online tools to help you assess the individual performance of your posts and stories, or you can use the built-in tool in Instagram called Insights which is a free feature of the app. By using this tool, you can see which type of posts work for your brand and what time of day or week is best for reaching your target audience. Continue using this and tweaking your posts so you can grow your audience, increase your followers, and increase your sales!

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Trolls in Your Instagram Comments? Here Are 6 Tips to Dealing With Haters

Published on Oct 02 ,2019

While I’d like to say that once you reach a certain level of “fame” or followers you’ll start receiving hateful comments, the truth is that you can receive them at any point. Hiding behind a computer makes it easy for people to do that, and the trolls, as they’re called, don’t care that you only have a hundred followers. If they dislike you, your brand, or your message, they’re going to say something about it. Everyone deals with haters at some point on Instagram, so the question is: How do you deal with it? It’s easy to get sucked into these comments, let them pick at your insecurities, and leave you hurt. Words, even from strangers who we know don’t actually know who we are, can hurt. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of how to deal with hate on Instagram. Trolls in your Instagram comments? Here are 6 tips to dealing with haters 1. Remember: Only those doing something worthwhile get hate The ones who don’t receive hate are the ones who aren’t being noticed, the ones who aren’t doing anything worthy. You’re doing something that actually has an impact. You may be receiving negative attention, but you’re most likely receiving a lot more positive attention. The most famous celebrities get the most hate; that’s how it works. You’re getting to someone. You’re challenging their views, their beliefs, the things they believed to be facts. They don’t like that they’ve been thrown something they don’t understand, something they fear. That’s all it is. They fear something, so they hate on it. Meanwhile, you can keep doing the worthy thing. Don’t back down at resistance. 2. Bullies usually bully because they’re insecure and/or jealous You may have heard this copious times, but I’m repeating it because it’s true. When a bully bullies, it’s not usually because they genuinely despise you. They bully because you have something they wish they had or you can do something they wish they could. You’re picking at their insecurities just by being you. You can effortlessly do what they’ve struggled to do, and they’re jealous. Because of that, they’re going to make you feel bad about it. It’s not logical, but it’s how it works. Keep that in mind. If you’re receiving hate comments, it might simply be that the person trolling you is feeling like they’re lagging or like they’re not enough. They shouldn’t be lashing out, but they have. So, keep scrolling. 3. Keep in mind: We all have bad days Have you ever accidentally snapped at someone because you were having a bad day? Maybe you called your partner something rude because you were angry and they were the only ones around. Obviously, you didn’t mean what you said. It’s just that we make mistakes when our bad day gets to us. Sometimes, that’s all that happens with some of these trolls. Someone could just be having a bad day. They don’t mean what they called you at all. Something bad happened, they snapped, and your post just happened to be the first one to appear when they opened Instagram. Don’t take every hate comment to heart; most people don’t mean what they say. 4. Reply with kind comments Like I said, sometimes people have bad days, and they end up saying things without thinking. The one thing you must never do, for numerous reasons, is reply rudely. Don’t answer sarcastically, don’t curse people out, and don’t insult them. Not only does that lower you down to their level, but people will see it, and you’ll gain a bad reputation. Plus, it’s just wrong! If you feel like replying, reply with a kind comment. Be genuine. For example, let’s assume that someone said, “You’re content is trash. You’re fake.” Instead of replying with a mean comment, what if you replied nicely? Instead say, “I’m sorry you feel that way! Might I suggest checking out @username’s content instead? They might be a better fit.” Not only is this surprisingly kind and will help your reputation, but it might also make the commenter realize they’ve made a mistake. They’ll know to think twice before commenting next time. 5. Know your truth It’s difficult to simply ignore hateful comments because they’re right there. Don’t actively seek them out, of course, and if you do see them, scroll past them before you can read more. However, sometimes, we can’t help but read them. The problem with reading hate comments, the reason they hurt, is because we believe them. So, what if you didn’t believe them? You know your truth. You know who you are. You already know that you’re not the thing they’re calling you, that your business isn’t bad, and that your message is doing exactly what you want it to do. The best way to deal with hate comments is to unapologetically love yourself and be self-aware. You know who you are, so don’t let the comments sway you. Don’t give into what they’re saying because they don’t know you. 6. Take it into consideration Sometimes what looks like a hate comment at first glance may actually be constructive criticism. Ignore the ones with the curse words and insults, but what about the one that says, “Your website layout is ugly. It’s too complicated, and I always get lost. Never visiting again”? That’s clearly a rude comment, there’s no denying that, but re-read the comment. They called your website ugly, and then they said they were never visiting again. What if this person is telling you the truth? How can you find out? Pay attention to what others are saying, and ask. You can pop into your Instagram story, and ask people if they think your website layout is confusing. If the majority of your responses are yes, then fix it. If you receive mostly no’s, then this person really was a hater. But it was worth asking! While most comments might just be mean, every now and then, you’ll get something constructive. Pay attention to those. Worse comes to worst, block the person or report the comment.

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افزایش ممبر تلگرام

Published on Sep 15 ,2019

امروزه کانالهای تلگرام زیادی تاسیس شده است که هر کدام به نوبه خود در حوزه هایی مختلفی فعالیت دارند .انچه مهم است تاثیر این کانال ها در رونق گرفتن کسب و کار حیرت آور است؛ به طوری که تعداد زیادی از صنف ها فروش و تبلیغات محصولات خود را در بستر کانال تلگرام انجام میدهند دارد و اکثر سعی می کنند که یک کانال تبلیغاتی یا معرفی محصول و… برای کسب و کار خود داشته باشند. اما رقابت اینجا است که هر کسب و کار یا شرکتی که تعداد ممبر های کانالش بیشتر باشد ارزش و قدرت کانالشان افزایش میابد . . پس برای مدیر این کانال افزایش تعداد ممبر تلگرام بسیار مهم است. علاوه بر این کاهش اعضا که ریزش هم نامیده می شود امری کاملا طبیعی است و روزانه ممکن است افرادی بنا به دلایلی از جمله نامرتبط بودت محتوای کانال، عدم ارائه هدمات مناسب از طرق مدیر کانال از کانال شما خارج شوند. از اینرو هم حفظ ممبر های موجود و هم افزایش ممبر کانال تلگرام موضوع مهمی برای هر مدیر کانال میباشد، هزینه و انرژی زیادی را به خود اختصاص می دهد. در ادامه سعی میکنیم روش و استراتژی های درست افزایش اعضا فارسی زبان و واقعی را به شما آموزش دهیم در این مقاله آموزشی میخواهیم بررسی کنیم که چطور می توانید اعضای کانال و گروه خود را افزایش دهیم. لطفا به جزئیات دقت فرمائید 200 ممبر رایگان را استفاده کنید تلگرام به هر سازنده کانال اجازه میدهد برای شروع کار و گسترش کانال 200 ممبر از طرف مدیر کانال به کنال دعوت گردد. سپس سایر افراد خودشان باید جوین به کانال شوند و این نیازمند نشر محتوای از طرف مدیر میباشد توجه داشته باشید کلا مدیر کانال خودش میتواند 200 ممبر به کانال اضافه کند و آن هم روزانه 35 کاربر اگر مدیر کانال در روز های اول تاسیس کانال بخواهد در یک روز بیشتر از 35 نفر به کانال اضافه کند کلا دسترسی مدیر به اضافه کردن ممبر بسته میشود در هر صورت وقتی ممبر های شما به 200 ممبر برسد کلا دیگر هیچ ممبر از طرف مدیر قابل اضافه شدن نیست.س حتما بادتان نرود از این دویست نفر به بهترین نحو استفاده کنید . این 200 نفر میتواند شروع خوبی باشد تولید محتوا رمز موفقیت محتوای دست اول تولید کنید. با اگر کپی برداری میکنید آن را ویرایش کنید با کمی ابتکار و خلاقیت می توانید محتوایی تولید کنید که نمونه ی آن در هیچ کانال دیگری نباشد. مطمن باشید در اینصورت مخاطبین وافاداری پیدا خواهید کرد و به تدریج نام کانال شما زبانزد و مشهور خواهد شد.بکی از راه های افزایش ممبر تلگرام به طور یقین تولید محتوای میباشد. ترفند های تلگرام را استفاده کنید 1- در معرفی کانال حتما اطلاعات تماس ادمین را در قسمت اینفو کانال بنویسید. مخاطبین کانال حق دارند تا نقد و پیشنهاد خود را به گوش شما برسانند. بهتر است شماره تلفن ؛ آدرس ؛ ای دی تلگرام مدیر کانال در قسمت مدبر کانال قید شود . مانند کانال ممبر تلگرام 2- قبل از ارسال پست، چند بار آن را مرور کنید بهتر است یک کانال تست داشته باشید که ابتدا پیام ها به انجا ارسال شود و بعد از بررسی نهایی در کانال اصلی قرار دهید هر چقدر که می‌توانید آن را کوتاه تر کنید. اندازه مناسب برای یک پست، همان اندازه صفحه نمایش گوشی است و بهتر است که خواننده برای خواندن پست مجبور به پیمایش صفحه (اسکرول) نشود. 3- از قدرت تصاویر برای تاثیر گذاری بر مخاطبین به درستی استفاده کنید.این موضوع در افزایش ممبر تلگرام موثر است عکس‌ها می‌توانند در انتقال بهتر پیام به مخاطب تاثیر مثبتی داشته باشند. اما در استفاده از عکسها زیاده‌روی نکنید. به هر حال لود شدن عکس‌ها برای اینترنت کم سرعت، زمان بر است و شاید برای بعضی‌ها آزار دهنده باشد . 4- در گوشه‌ی تصاویری که در کانال ارسال می کنید، شناسه یا لوگوی کانال خود را درج کنید. به این ترتیب هر کسی که تصویر کانال شما را کپی و منتشر کند، نام و برند کانال شما بیشتر شناخته خواهد شد.افزایش ممبر تلگرام 5- محتوای دست اول تولید کنید. با کمی ابتکار و خلاقیت می توانید محتوایی تولید کنید که نمونه ی آن در هیچ کانال دیگری نباشد. مطمن باشید در اینصورت مخاطبین وافاداری پیدا خواهید کرد و به تدریج نام کانال شما زبانزد و مشهور خواهد شد. بهترین مطالب برای جذب ممبر کانال تلگرام مطالب سرگرمی و طنز میباشد. طبق تجریه مردم به مطالب علمی و چیزی به جز سرگرمی علاقه ندارند. 6- برای طبقه‌بندی موضوعی پست‌های کانال از هشتگ‌ها استفاده کنید. به این ترتیب مخاطبین کانال می‌توانند راحت‌تر مطلب یا موضوع مورد نظر خود را بیابند. 7- برای کانال خود لوگوی اختصاصی طراحی کنید. یک لوگوی چشم نواز می‌تواند حس بهتری به مخاطبین کانال شما بدهد. توجه کنید که لوگوی کانال در لیست چت‌های مخاطبین و همیشه جلوی چشم آنها است. 8- در انتهای هر پست‌ شناسه‌ی کانال (Channel ID) خود را بنویسید. (شناسه کانال با علامت @ شروع می‌شود). بعضی‌ از مخاطبین شما به جای ارسال مجدد (Forward) پیام‌، آن را کپی می‌کنند. با درج شناسه کانال در انتهای پست، کانال شما شانس بیشتری برای دیده شدن خواهد داشت. 9- ارسال پست‌ها را با برنامه ی مشخصی انجام دهید. مثلا هر شب راس ساعت ۱۱. سعی کنید این زمان را طوری انتخاب کنید که تعداد زیادی از مخاطبین وقت لازم برای خواندن مطلب شما را داشته باشند. در گوشه سمت راست یک آیکون با نماد “زنگوله” را مشاهده می‌کنید. این آیکون را لمس کنید تا خطی بر روی آن کشیده شود. با این تنظیمات پیام های که در کانال ارسال میکنید به شکل بی صدا در اختیار کاربران قرار میگیرد. به این نوغ پست ها بی صدا گفته میشود. برای افزایش ممبر کانال تلگرام هزینه کنید برای افزایش ممبر کانال تلگرام هزینه کنید. کانال های زیادی وجود دارند که از لحاظ موضوع مرتبط با کانال شما میباشند. بهتر است در ابتدا این کانال ها را شناسایی و در قسمت توضیحات کانال ای دی تلگرام و شماره تماس مدیر کانال را یاداشت سپس با مذاکره با مدیر آن کانال بخواهید لینک شما را در کانال خود قرار دهد.در این صورت مدیر آن کانال یا از شما هزینه ای بابت این کار میگیرد (اکثر کانال های بزرگ و قوی قطعا هیزنه میگیرند خیلی از سایت های فروش ممبر تلگرام از شما هزینه ای دریافت از همین راه کسب درامد میکنند) یا از شما میخواهد شما هم لینک کانال وی را در کانال خود قرار دهید به این کار تبادل گفته میشود و اکثر مدیران کانال های نوپا این روش را حتما قبول میکنند.اما به یاد داشته باشید تبادل بیش از حدباعث افت کیفیت کانال می شود و اعضا کانال را ترک می کنند. هنگام تاسیس کانال، شما تعدای محدودی ممبر دارید و کم بودن تعداد ممبر های ابتدایی کانال شما، ممکن است باعث عدم اطمینان سایر افراد جدید در جوین شدن به کانال شما باشد لذا برای جلب اعتماد و افزایش کلاس کاری بهتر است در ابتدا اقدام به خرید ممبر تلگرام نماید.به طور مثال از سایت : www.LikeDepot.net که این سایت در حوزه افزایش ممبر تلگرام فعالیت دارد به تعداد ممبر های خود اضافه نماید.با این شرایط شما در روز های اولیه به جای تعداد کمی ممبر میتوانید از تعداد 2 هزار ممبر شروع کنید.این سایت ها با استفاده از شماره مجازی یا به اصطلاح ممبر فیک/مجازی تعداد ممبر های شما را افزایش

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ترفند و روش های افزایش ممبر واقعی و اعضای ایرانی کانال تلگرام

Published on Sep 15 ,2019

یکی از چالش های مدیران کانال ها تعداد اعضا یا به اصطلاح ممبرهای واقعی کانال تلگرام است. هر چه تعداد اعضای یک کانال تلگرام بالاتر باشد نشان دهنده رضایتمندی و استقبال بیشتر کاربران است. یک کانال فروش محصولات را در نظر بگیرید. هر چقدر تعداد اعضای این کانال بیشتر باشد احتمال فروش مدیر این کانال بیشتر است. پس برای مدیر این کانال تعداد اعضا بسیار مهم است. علاوه بر این کاهش اعضا که ریزش هم نامیده می شود امری کاملا طبیعی است و با سرعتی متفاوت برای اکثر کانال ها اتفاق می افتد. از اینرو مشکل حفظ و افزایش تعداد ممبر کانال پر رنگ تر شده و زمان ، هزینه و انرژی زیادی را به خود اختصاص می دهد. در ادامه سعی میکنیم روش و استراتژی های درست افزایش اعضا فارسی زبان و واقعی را به شما آموزش دهیم. وقتی که یک کانال در تلگرام ایجاد می کنیم اولین سوالی که پیش می آید این است که چطوری تعداد اعضای کانال را افزایش بدهم؟ شما به عنوان مدیر اصلی می توانید مخاطبینی که شما شماره آنها را دارید وآنها نیز شماره شما را دارند را به کانال اضافه کنید. این عمل برای خوب است اما عضویت افراد بدون اطلاع و جلب رضایت آنها ممکن است باعث ناراحتی و به طبع ترک کانال توسط آنها شود به علاوه اینکه در افزودن تعداد مخاطب محدودیت وجود دارد. امروز در انزل وب به شما راهکارهایی برای افزایش ممبر فارسی زبان کانال تلگرام به صورت رایگان و اصولی معرفی میکنیم. ۱- داشتن محتوای مفید و مناسب برای افزایش رایگان تعداد اعضای کانال تلگرام وقتی که هدف خود را از ساخت کانال مشخص کردید و کانال را ساختید به هیچ عنوان بعدا موضوع کانال و لینک کانال را تغییر ندهید. مطالبی که در کانال منتشر می شود باید با نام کانال و مطالبی که قبلا ارسال شده است باید همخوانی داشته باشد مثلا در کانال انزل وب که یک کانال آموزشی است و بیشتر به اندروید و ویندوز و مباحث کامپیوتر ارتباط دارد نباید محتوایی در مورد شیمی یا فیزیک انتشار دهیم. ممکن است اعضا از این موضوع خرسند نباشند و کانال را ترک کنند. داشتن محتوای مفید و مناسب برای افزایش تعداد اعضاء کانال تلگرام بهتر است هنگامی که مطلب یا عکسی در کانال انتشار می دهیم لینک کانال را در زیر مطلب یا عکس قرار دهیم تا اگر پست یا عکس کانال توسط اعضا کانال فوروارد شد لینک کانال هم فرستاده شود. ۲- تبادل با کانال های پرمخاطب برای فزایش ممبر کانال تلگرام ما دو نوع روش تبلیغ کانال داریم : تبلیغ متقابل (تبادل) و تبلیغ پولی. در روش تبلیغ متقابل شما لینک کانال دیگری را در کانال خود قرار می دهید و مدیر این کانال هم لینک کانال شما را در کانال خود قرار می دهد. در روش تبلیغ پولی مدیران کانال های دیگر از شما مبلغی پول می گیرند و سپس لینک کانال شما را در کانال خود قرار می دهند. استفاده بیش از اندازه تبادل لینک باعث افت کیفیت کانال می شود و اعضا کانال را ترک می کنند. سعی کنید در روز یک یا نهایتاً دوبار اینکار را انجام دهید و تا حد امکان کانال هایی را برای اینکار انتخاب کنید که تناسب موضوعی با کانال شما داشته باشند. تبادل با کانال های پرمخاطب برای جذب اعضا کانال تلگرام ۳- تبلیغ کانال در شبکه های اجتماعی و سایت ها برای معرفی کانال تلگرام لینک کانال خود را در فیسبوک، لاین، گوگل پلاس و غیره قرار دهید و یا آن در وب سایت هایی که لیست کانال های تلگرام را به اشتراک می گذارند حتما معرفی کنید. اگر خدمات ویژه ای ارائه میدهید پیشنهاد تخفیف ، اشتراک و.. را در عوض قرارد دادن و معرفی لینک شما به کاربران رسانه مورد نظر برای مدیریت سایت ارسال کنید ، اینکار برای شما هزینه ای ناچیز یا بدون هزینه خواهد بود اما نتیجه آن افزایش اعضا کانال شما با کمترین هزینه ممکن است. ۴- ایجاد جذابیت در کانال برای نگه داشتن اعضای واقعی کانال تلگرام برای اینکه اعضا کانال خود را حفظ کنید شما باید در کانال خود جاذبه ایجاد کنید که وقتی عضو جدیدی به کانال اضافه شد به جای اینکه کانال را ترک کند، علاقمند به ماندن باشد. مطالب تکراری را در کانال خود ارسال نکنید چون باعث افت جذابیت کانال می شود. عکس نوشته و ویدیوهای کوتاه ، گیف های تلگرام و.. میتوانند یک نوع جذابیت باشند. ۵- افزایش ممبر کانال تلگرام با کار گروهی برای مدیریت مطالب منتشر شده از کسانی که می شناسید و مورد اعتماد شما هستند چند نفر را انتخاب کنید و در صورت تمایل آنها، به عنوان مدید آنها را به کانال اضافه کنید. با کمک چند مدیر انتظار مطالب در کانال بیشتر خواهد شد و کیفیت مطالب بیشتر خواهد شد که به طبع آن احتمال انتشار کطالب در گروه های دیگر افزایش یافته و اعضا بیشتری جذب می شوند. البته باید توجه داشت که انتشار بیش از حد مطالب خوب نیست و باعث کلافگی اعضا شود و کانال را ترک کنند. مثلا در یک ساعت ۵۰ تا مطلب منتشر نکنید. براساس زمانبندی مطالب را انتشار دهید. در ساعات ۱۲ شب تا ۹ صبح در کانال تلگرام مطلب تا حد امکان مطلب منتشر نکنید که باعث ترک اعضا شود. میتوانید از ارسال مطلب خاموش در کانال تلگرام برای اینکار کمک بگیرید. ۶- ایجاد کانال های عمومی در هنگام ایجاد کانال، حتما نوع کانال خود را عمومی انتخاب کنید زیرا کانال های عمومی در نتایج جستجوی کاربران نمایش داده می شوند. آموزش ساخت کانال در تلگرام،Telegram Channel ۷- انتخاب لینک کوتاه لینک کانال خود را کوتاه و مختصر انتخاب کنید تا کاربران بتوانند آن را به حافظه بسپارند. ۸- استفاده از افزونه وردپرس برای اشتراک اتوماتیک مطالب در کانال تلگرام Telegram for WP یکی از افزونه هایی است که از طریق آن می توانید وردپرس را به تلگرام خود وصل کنید. از طریق این افزونه می توان اطلاعاتی را از وردپرس وارد تلگرام کرد مانند ثبت نام کاربر، بازیابی رمز توسط کاربر، ثبت شدن کامنتی جدید و …امکان ارسال نوشته ها در کانال تلگرام نیز وجود دارد. حتی اگر کسی از طریق فرم تماس برای شما ایمیلی ارسال می کند شما بر روی تلفن همراه خود، در نرم افزار تلگرام آن را مشاهده خواهید کرد. telegram-for-wp-ameer ۹- از گذاشتن پست های بلند در کانال جدا پرهیز کنید در صورتی که حجم متن شما زیاد باشد مخاطب در برخورد اول با دیدن حجم متن بیخیال خواندن می شود. با توجه به اندازه نمایشگر گوشی های مختلف، حداکثر ۵۰ کلمه برای هر پست متنی کفایت می کند. ۱۰-از تصاویر و عکس های زیبا به فراوانی استفاده کنید مخاطبان شبکه های اجتماعی و ارتباطی به خصوص تلگرام علاقه زیادی به تصویر دارند و به همین خاطر به پست هایی که عکس داشه باشند، بیشتر توجه می کنند. ۱۱- تهیه ویدیوی آموزشی با زیر نویس جهت افزایش ممبر کانال تلگرام به صورت رایگان اگر مدیر کانال آموزشی هستید که محتوا با عکس به خوبی آموزش داده نمی شود، سعی کنید که فیلم آموزشی مناسب بگذارید و زیر نویس های مناسبی برای فیلم ایجاد کنید. در صورتی که با مشکل عدم ارسال عکس تلگرام و یا لود نشدن عکس و ویدیو مواجه شدید پیشنهاد می کنیم ۷ روش حل مشکل عدم ارسال ، پخش و باز نشدن عکس ، فیلم و.. در تلگرام را مطالعه بفرمایید. ۱۲- ایجاد مسابقات ، تخفیف های ویژه ، بخش درخواستی ها برای اعضای کانال هرچند وقت یکبار مسابقه و امکانات جالب در کانال خود بگذارید مشهورترین این مسابقه به عنوان مثال مسابقه عکس بچه است که با ارسال عکس فرزند خود می توانید در مسابقه شرکت کنید. یا مسابقه ای که برای صنایع دستی برگزار می شود با ارسال عکس یکی از کارهای خود می توانید در مسابقه شرکت کنید و اگر تعداد بازدید از عکس شما بیشتر از همه باشه شما برنده این مسابقه خواهید بود. اگر شما مدیر یک کانال فروش هستید می توانید هر چند وقت یکبار برای جذب خریداران تخفیف های ویژه قرار دهید ، یا برای کانال موزیک تلگرام یک بخش درخواستی نیز در نظر بگیرید.

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ترفندهای افزایش لایک اینستاگرام

Published on Sep 15 ,2019

در این مقاله از سری مقالات آموزش‌های اینستاگرام نحوه استفاده و کار با استوری اینستاگرام را برای شما بیان می‌کنیم. مطالب آموزنده ای در مورد استوری های اینستاگرام برای شما بیان خواهیم کرد. همانطور که می دانید اینستاگرام در میان همه ی شبکه های اجتماعی، در بین کاربران از محبوبیت خاصی برخوردار است. اگر به عنوان یک کاربر عادی از اینستاگرام استفاده ی شخصی می کنید و یا برای تبلیغات خود عضو اینستاگرام شده اید، فرقی نمی کند، برای همه ی کاربران مهم این است که تعداد فالوورهای خود را افزایش دهید و لایک بیشتری بابت عکس ها و پست های خود در اینستاگرام دریافت کنید..در مقاله‌های قبلی در مورد ترفندهای افزایش فالوور اینستاگرام صحبت کرده‌ایم. در این مطلب ترفندها و راهکارهای افزایش لایک اینستاگرام بیان می‌شود. با لایک دیپو همراه باشید. آنقدرها هم سخت نیست! بله لایک گرفتن را می گوییم. این ترفندها را به کار گیرید تا پست ها و عکس های اینستاگرامی شما روزی ۱۰۰۰ لایک داشته باشد. ۷ راه حل برای افزایش لایک در اینستاگرام ۱) اینستاگرام را با فیس بوک همراه کنید • آیا می دانید که تقریبا بیشتر از ۲۰ در صد کاربران اینستاگرام و فیسبوک، مشترک هستند؟ • آیا می دانید که ۳ درصد از مخاطبان فیسبوک شما، جز فالوورهای اینستاگرام شما خواهند شد؟ پس با برقراری ارتباط بین این دو رسانه اجتماعی با یکدیگر شما قادر به افزایش فالوورهای اینستاگرام خود خواهید بود. همچنین به این ترتیب آشنایان و دوستان شما نیز می توانند جز فالوورهای شما بشوند؛ شما نیز می توانید برای آن ها یک status فیسبوک فرستاده و در آن کاربران را از صفحه ی اینستاگرام خود مطلع کنید. ۲) استفاده از هشتگ ها همانطور که در توئیتر از اهمیت خاصی برخوردار است، در اینستاگرام هم بسیار کاربردی و مهم هستند. ولی توجه کنید که حتما هشتگی که ایجاد می کنید با پستی که ایجاد کرده اید ارتباط داشته باشد تا کاربران از مطالعه ی آن ها لذت ببرند. اما آیا می دانید که هشتگ چیست و با کاربرد آن در اینستاگرام آشنایی دارید؟ شما در اینستاگرام می توانید هشتگ هایی که دارای بازدید بیشتری هستند را شناسایی کنید و با جستجوی آن ها هر چه عکس مربوط به آن هشتگ وجود دارد را مشاهده کنید. در واقع کاربران هشتگ های پر کاربرد را بیشتر جستجو می کنند. در این جا چند نمونه از مهم ترین و پر کاربردترین هشتگ های فارسی را ذکر خواهیم کرد. پرکاربردترین هشتگ های فارسی : کلیپ ، فوتبال، ورزش ،خبر، لباس، عکس دابسمش، ویدئو و… ۳) استفاده از فیلترهای محبوب سعی کنید مانند هشتگ های معروف، از فیلترهای معروف اینستاگرام هم استفاده کنید. برخی از این فیلترها عبارتند از : X-Proll ، Earlybird، normal، hefe،rise، Brannan، Amaro، valencia،Lomo-fi، hudson بیشتر بخوانید: چگونه از فیلترهای چهره در اینستاگرام استفاده کنیم؟ ، نحوه گذاشتن استوری در اینستاگرام ۴) انتخاب زمان های درست و مناسب طبق آمارهای به دست آمده، ساعت ۵ تا ۶ بعد ازظهر روزهای شنبه، بیشتر کاربران اینستاگرام آنلاین هستند. ساعت ۳ تا ۴ عصر روزهای سه شنبه تا پنج شنبه زمان بسیار خوبی است برای اینکه بتوانید کامنت بگیرید و یا لایک بیشتری دریافت کنید. پس برای افزایش فالوورهای خود در اینستاگرام، باید بدانید که چه زمان هایی برای کدامیک از مخاطبان هدف خود در اینستاگرام فعال تر باشید، همچنین زمانی که پستی را ارسال می کنید چند ساعت بعد از آن، برای برقراری ارتباط با کاربرانی که کامنت برای شما می گذارند، آنلاین باشید. برای افزایش فالوور در اینستاگرام باید زمان های مناسب را با توجه به گروه هدف خود شناسایی کنید و در آن زمان ها حضور فعالی داشته باشید. بیشتر بخوانید: بهترین زمان پست گذاشتن در اینستاگرام چه مواقعی می باشد؟ ۵) با ایجاد عکس ای ترکیبی، لایک های اینستاگرام را افزایش دهیم. با استفاده از اپلیکیشن هایی نظیر Diptic می توان در اینستاگرام ، چند عکس را در یک عکس قرار داد و آن را در پروفایل قرار داده و ارسال کنید. آمار انجام شده در این خصوص نشان داده است که عکس هایی که با استفاده از این ابزار ساخته می شوند، لایک و کامنت بیشتری دریافت می کنند. ۶) برای اینکه دیده شوید، نظر بدهید یکی دیگر از راه هایی که برای افزایش لایک و فالوور در اینستاگرام وجود دارد این است که با دیگر کاربران اینستاگرام ارتباط فعال برقرار کنید. در مورد پست های دیگران نظر دهید و عکس ها و ویدئوهای دیگران را لایک کنید. به این ترتیب آن ها هم از پست های شما دیدن کرده و کامنت گذاشته و پست ها را لایک می کنند. ۷) هر چه فالوورهای بیشتری داشته باشید، لایک بیشتری دریافت خواهید کرد. اگر می خواهید که در اینستاگرام لایک بیشتری داشته باشید باید بتوانید تعداد فالوورهای خود را افزایش دهید. شما می توانید از ربات های لایک دیپو برای افزایش فالوور در اینستاگرام استفاده کنید. زمانی که شما پست های جالب با عکس های جذاب در اینستاگرام ایجاد کنید فالوورهای بیشتری پیدا می کنید. اگر شما در اینستاگرام تنها یک کاربر ساده نیستید و برای اهداف تجاری خود در اینستاگرام فعالیت می کنید، بهتر است به کاربرانتان خدمات ویژه ارائه دهید. مثلا برای آن ها مسابقات مختلف طراحی کنید و یا تخفیفات ویژه برایشان در نظر بگیرید. با استفاده از سرویس لایک دیپو نیز می توانید برای خرید فالوور اقدام نمائید.

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What is Drip Feed?

Published on Sep 15 ,2019

Drip Feed is a service that we are offering so you would be able to put the same order multiple times automatically. Example: let's say you want to get 1000 likes on your Instagram Post but you want to get 100 likes each 30 minutes, you will put Link: Your Post Link Quantity: 100 Runs: 10 (as you want to run this order 10 times, if you want to get 2000 likes, you will run it 20 times, etc…) Interval: 30 (because you want to get 100 likes on your post each 30 minutes, if you want each hour, you will put 60 because the time is in minutes) P.S: Never order more quantity than the maximum which is written on the service name (Quantity x Runs), Example if the service's max is 4000, you don’t put Quantity: 500 and Run: 10, because total quantity will be 500x10 = 5000 which is bigger than the service max (4000). Also never put the Interval below the actual start time (some services need 60 minutes to start, don’t put Interval less than the service start time or it will cause a fail in your order).

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How to Tell Powerful Stories On Instagram to Get More Sales

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

One of the most important tactics you can use to get more sales is to tell stories. The reason stories are so powerful is because they connect us. Besides being filled with lovable characters and lessons, stories pull us right in. Storytellers, can make us feel exactly what they want us to feel. Your biggest advantage is not only words but visuals too. Pictures, paintings, and other visual creations can be used for storytelling too. However, if you pair storytelling through the pictures you upload on Instagram with a stellar caption, then you can start getting more sales. Before you get started 1. Remember that your customer is the main character Keep in mind that your followers are the main characters. They’re not only the reader, but the protagonist. More importantly, you’re the narrator. You don’t want to write a story in which you make yourself the main character because you’ll only write appealing to your own senses and motivation. This isn’t about you, it’s about the person you’re trying to target. To make this easier, it’s best if you identify your ideal customer. Pinpoint exactly who they are, what they like, what they react best to, and so on. Once you’ve got this person detailed to a T, then create a customer profile in which you organize all the most important information on a piece of paper. You may print out a picture of someone to paste on it. This is the person you’re going to imagine writing to. 2. Know what they want Since you know who your ideal customer is, then you should know exactly what type of content they’re looking for. If you don’t, go through what your competitors and people in your space—the ones you have the followers you’re looking for—are posting. What type of pictures are they posting? What do their captions say? What hashtags are they using? Go through the content in those hashtags. Pay attention to what receives the most engagement, and what flops. Why did one post succeed and why did the other fail? What are the differences? At first, you’re going to emulate some of the content others are creating. Eventually, you’re going to put your own spin on things so that they look completely new and unique to you. After all, that’s all originality is. How to tell powerful stories on Instagram to get more sales 1. Take pictures of someone interacting with the product Your potential customers want to see themselves using your product. They want to know how it would feel to have your pillows on their couches and your mug filled with their favorite coffee. Don’t just upload a picture of your product, take a picture of someone using or interacting with it so your followers can see themselves (or their kids, pets, etc.) in that person’s place. 2. Have an overall feel for your Instagram profile An overall aesthetic feel for your Instagram profile is just as important as the individual pictures themselves. For example, say that you sell couches for living rooms. If your entire profile looks comfortable and warm then, you follower will feel that warmth. They’ll think, “If the couch can make that living room feel like that, then it can make my living room feel like that too.” 3. Use user-generated content This is basically the same as having someone interact with your product, but this time you’re re-posting the pictures of real customers using your product. When your followers see real people with your product, and they’re happy about using it, then they’re more likely to get that product for themselves. It’s like they’re reading a five-star review. 4. Make what you’re selling the main point You want your product to be the main point. It’s all about how you arrange the product. For example, if you’re selling a pillow, and you’ve taken a picture of your entire living room to promote that pillow, you want the pillow to stand out. That way, your followers will understand that that’s what you’re trying to sell. No matter who or what it’s interacting with, it has to be the main point. How to write the perfect storytelling caption 1. Tell someone else’s story Reach out to the people who are posting pictures of themselves (or someone) using your product, and ask them to give you their story. When you share their story, write about when they purchased your product, how they’re using it, and more importantly, how it has made them feel. 2. Write in the second person When you write in the second person, you use the word “You.” You don’t use “I,” or “me,” or “she,” or “him.” For example, if you’re selling blankets you can say, “It’s another lazy Sunday, and you want to relax in bed as you read a book. What better way to feel comfortable than with our new 100% cotton blanket?” Speak directly to your followers so they can really imagine themselves in their comfortable bed, a paperback in their hands, and your blanket draped over their laps. 3. Tell them how they’ll feel People don’t buy products, they buy feelings. The most important thing you can write in a caption is telling your potential customer exactly how they’ll feel using your product. Your followers don’t necessarily want, for example, the blanket you’re selling. They want the feeling it will bring them. The possibilities. Your blanket could bring them comfort on their day off, it could bring their kid safety at night if they’re scared of the dark, or it could bring entertainment for a family who likes to build forts. As you can see, they’re not buying the blanket for the blanket itself, but rather for the experiences they’ll be able to have with it. In summary Figure out your ideal client Tell stories Sell the feeling, not the product Write in the second person Allow your customer to imagine themselves interacting with your product Sell the feeling, not the product

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5 Ways to Inspire Your Followers On Instagram

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

There may be a million reasons why you started an Instagram account—to promote your business, for brand awareness, etc.—but one reason that stands out to you is the need to help other people, to inspire. That is, after all, the reason you may have started your brand or business in the first place, too. The problem is that you don’t know how to inspire people. You’re not sure what to say or do. So how do influencers with huge followings inspire people? Or think about it this way, how do your biggest inspirations inspire you? What are they doing and what are they saying that you could apply to inspire your own followers? 1. Share your life One of the best ways to inspire your followers is to go on with your life like you usually do, but share it on Instagram. This may sound too simple, but hear me out. There are hundreds of thousands of people who talk a big talk about what they’re “going to do” but conveniently never get around to actually doing it. So, what you’re going to do is announce a few of your goals publicly, then you can show yourself working to reach those goals every single day. You’re going to do it in the form of stories, lives, posts, and IGTV. You’re going to show the process, the hard work, and all the stuff in between. That will inspire your followers to do the same thing: work toward their goals. 2. Post your own inspirational quotes There are already countless accounts that are posting quotes that celebrities or well known brands have said. There’s nothing wrong with sharing a quote that inspired you every now and then, but you want to stand out and be original. Instead, give your followers quotes that you came up with to motivate and inspire them.You don’t want to inspire your followers with someone else’s words, right? What I recommend is sitting down for a half hour and writing down anything inspirational you come up with. You’re basically batching. After, you’re going to hop into Canva to create unique content to your brand, then share it on Instagram. Once you see that your own words get hundreds of likes, you’ll realize the work was worth it. 3. Upload stories in which you give short motivational speeches Instagram stories are great because they’re only fifteen seconds long. Yes, you can keep holding down the button to continue a story, but you don’t have to do that unless you really want a longer one. Anyway, on Instagram stories, you can jump in for a few seconds and give a short motivational speech. It doesn’t have to be anything grand, it just has to be something that will motivate your followers to take the action you’d like them to take. You could say, “Hey, guys! I’m on my way to a coffee shop right now to get some work done, and I just wanted to remind you that if you have dreams, you have to turn them into goals, and you turn them into goals by working on them. So stop viewing this and get back to work!” If I saw that, I’d remember that I shouldn’t be on Instagram, and get back to what I’m supposed to be doing. 4. Share stories of when you overcame something You don’t have to always give real-time short and sweet motivational speeches. I know for a fact that you’ve gone through some things in your life that you didn’t think you were going to overcome. You may have felt afraid or hopeless, but here you are, still standing. It doesn’t matter what the story is about or if it has “nothing to do with your brand.” If you have a story in which you overcame all the odds, or did something crazy even though you were terrified, that’s a story you want to tell. Stories are powerful. Share them not only because your followers will appreciate you opening up to them, but because you’ll help someone who may be having the same struggle, or inspire someone to do what you did. They’ll, “Feel the fear, and do it anyway,” as Susan Jeffers says. 5. Use Instagram stickers to your advantage Another great way you could inspire people is by allowing them to interact with you via Instagram stickers in your stories. I’m going to give examples of how you can use stickers and what questions to ask to inspire and/or motivate your audience. (I will not be explaining how the stickers work, but you can check that out here.) The questions sticker What is your number one goal for today? What are you working on this week to reach your next goal? What are you getting done in the next hour? What’s your ‘why’ for the project you’re working on right now? The poll sticker Are you going to kick butt today? Are you going to crush your goals this year? Will you be making today a great day? Will today be THE day you finally get started? The emoji slider sticker How hard are you going to hustle? How confident are you that you’re going to do something amazing today? How much do you love what you do? How are you feeling about the day ahead? The countdown sticker There’s not much you can do with the countdown sticker, interaction wise, but it could be a fun way to band together with your followers. For example, let’s say you set a goal to wake up at five tomorrow, something you’ve never done, and you told your followers about it. You could turn it into a group challenge in which you could say, “You know what, what if we did it together? A Five a.m. Challenge, who’s in?” Then, you would set the countdown for five in the morning tomorrow. This is a smart way to not only inspire your followers to take action, but to remind your followers that you’re in this together.

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حذف موقت اکانت اینستاگرام

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

راه های حذف موقت اکانت اینستاگرام اینستاگرام قابلیت حذف حساب کاربری را به دو صورت در اختیار کاربران قرار میدهد. در حالت اول، حذف موقت اکانت اینستاگرام بوده و امکان دسترسی دوباره به اکانت وجود دارد. در حالت دوم، اکانت شما بطور کامل پاک شده و دیگر قابل دسترسی نیست. در حذف موقت اکانت اینستاگرام بر خلاف حذف بصورت موقت (آموزش حذف و پاک کردن اکانت اینستاگرام)، این امکان به شما داده میشود تا دوباره به اکانت، همراه با تمامی اطلاعات حساب کاربری‌ مانند قبل دسترسی داشته باشید. این نوع حذف کردن که با عنوان Disable Account یا غیرفعال کردن اکانت هم شناخته میشود، برای زمانی کاربردی است که کاربر میخواهد برای یک مدت زمان از اینستاگرام خارج شود و بصورت موقتی حساب کاربری‌اش را حذف کند. مراحل حذف موقت اکانت اینستاگرام: *توسط مرورگر موبایل و یا کامپیوتر، وارد اکانت اینستاگرام خود شوید. دقت کنید شما قادر به حذف اکانت توسط آپ اینستاگرام با گوشی هوشمند خود نخواهید بود بنابراین با کامپیوتر و یا لب تاپ خود وارد سایت اینستاگرام شوید و با اکانت خود لاگین شوید. *سپس بر روی آیکون آدمک کلیک کنید تا پروفایل شخصی شما در اینستاگرام باز شود. *در صفحه باز شده بر روی “Edit Profile” کلیک کنید. *در این بخش بر روی “Temporarily disable my account” کلیک کنید. *در صفحه جدید باز شده باید دو قسمت خواسته شده را پاسخ دهید. *بخش “Why are you disabling your account” دلیل شما برای حذف اکانت در این بخش شما میتوانید گزینه ی “just need a break” را انتخاب کنید تا به صورت موقت اکانت شما پاک شود و بخش “Re-enter your password” وارد کردن دوباره رمز عبور شما را میخواهد. *پس از وارد کردن موارد خواسته شده بر روی دکمه آبی رنگ “Temporarily Disable Account” کلیک کنید. *با این کار حساب کاربری شما بصوت موقت از اینستاگرام پاک شده و دیگر کسی قادر به مشاهده آن نخواهد بود. برای اطلاعات بیشتر از اینستاگرام و همچنین برای خرید فالوور اینستاگرام میتوانید با لایک دیپو در ارتباط باشید تا یک صفحه ی بسیار جذاب با فالوور زیاد داشته باشید.

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فواید برنامه اینستاگرام برای کاربران

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

اینستاگرام از جدیدترین ابزار ها برای صاحبان کسب و کار است. با توجه بعدم فیلترینگ و دسترسی به این شبکه اجتماعی پر قدرت، کاربران ایرانی بسیار زیادی در آن حضور دارند و همچنین بسیاری از شرکت‌ ها و سازمان‌ های مختلف اقدام بمعرفی کالا ها و خدمات خود در این بستر نموده‌ اند. از سرویس هایی که اینستاگرام در اختیار کاربرانش قرار داده امکان به اشتراک‌گذاری راحت تصاویر و ویدیو برای افراد وکسب‌وکار ها است. این سرویس، امکان ثبت رخداد ها, همایش‌ های تخصصی و اجتماعات مختلف کاری، پروسه تولید محصولات مختلف، خدمات قابل ارائه و …. را ایجاد نموده است. قابلیت دیده شدن بسیار بالای ارسال ها یکی از دلایلی که باعث میشود تا ارسالهای انجام شده در شبکه اینستاگرام از نرخ بالایی از تعامل مخاطبان برخوردار باشد اینست که ارسالها از قابلیت دیده شدن بالایی برخوردار میباشند. هیچگونه الگوریتم خاصی وجود ندارد که ارسال های شما را بصورت انتخابی و یا اتفاقی به مخاطبین شما نشان بدهد. ترافیک زیادی را به سایت خود هدایت کنید یکی از مهمترین مواردی که ما خواهان آن هستیم، داشتن ترافیک بیشتر در وبسایت خودمان است. شما میتوانید ار طریق اینستاگرام ترافیک بسیار زیادی را به سایت خود هدایت کنید. حتما بخاطر داشته باشید که در بخش مشخصات خود در این سایت لینکی از سایت خود را قرار دهید. استفاده لذت بخش ! یکی از بهترین نکات در رابطه با استفاده از اینستاگرام این است که این موضوع همراه با سرگرمی و لذت بردن میباشد! ارسالها موجب خنده شما میشوند، شما مجبور میشوید تا از تصاویر بسیار فوق العاده ای برای جلب توجه مخاطب استفاده کنید و شاهد زیبایی در ساده ترین چیز ها خواهید بود. اینستاگرام موجب تغییر نگرش شما در مورد بازاریابی محتوایی میشود.

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قابلیت های جالب اینستاگرام در ویرایش عکس

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

قابلیت های جالب اینستاگرام در ویرایش عکس در نسخه ی جدید اینستاگرام قابلیت های جدید در ویرایش عکس اضافه شده است که شما بدون استفاده از نرم افزار های دیگر می توانید به راحتی عکس را ادیت کنید و افکت های مختلفی به عکس خود اضافه نمایید. شما در زمان اضافه کردن عکس میبینید که اینستاگرام یک قسمت پر از فیلتر های متفاوت دارد که دست شما در انتخاب هر نوع فیلتر که میخواهید باز گذاشته است. دیگر نیاز به نرم افزارهای دیگر برای ادیت کردن عکس ندارید یه راحتی میتوانید در اینستاگرام با استفاده از افکت های متفاوتی که گذاشته است هر مدلی که میخواهید عکس را افکت های خاص و متفاوت بدهید. برای بیشتر بازدید خوردن عکس هم این کار موثر است چون عکس را زیباتر می کند و مخاطب و فالوور شما جذب می شود و باعث می شود بازدید بیشتر شود . حتی میتوانید در زمانی که میخواهید با دوربین خود عکس بگیرید و روی صورت خود و کسی که همراه شما است مانند برنامه ای معروف است و حتما به گوشتان خورده است B612 که شکلک روی صورت خود می گذاشتید ، به راحتی شکلک مورد نظر را قرار دهید و عکس را بگیرید. افکت دادن به عکس چه فایده ای دارد؟ افکت دادن به عکس باعث می شود که بازدید از عکس بیشتر شود و این موضوع بالا رفتن فالوور و لایک را به همراه دارد. اگر فکر می کنید که افکت دادن به عکس هیچ تاثیر مثبتی ندارد صد در صد اشتباه هستید چون افکت هایی که اینستاگرام در ورژن جدیدش قرار داده است بسیار زیاد و زیباتر است که عکس را به طرز تعجب آوری زیباتر از اورجینالش می کند. پس نتیجه می گیریم که یکی از راه های افزایش فالوور و لایک می تواند زیبا کردن عکس قبل از قرار دادن آن در صفحه باشد. برای اطلاع از اخبار های روز درباره ی این برنامه ی محبوب و پر از مخاطب میتوانید با لایک دیپو همراه باشید.

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قابلیت های باورنکردنی اینستاگرام

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

قابلیت های باورنکردنی اینستاگرام را بشناسید !! اینستاگرام با افزوده شدن قابلیت های گوناگون و جدید از یک برنامه ی ساده به یک برنامه ی فوق حرفه ای تبدیل شده است. از یک برنامه موبایل ساده به منظور اشتراکگذاری عکس تبدیل به یک شبکه اجتماعی همه فن حریف شده است. فیلترهای جدید برای صورت یکی از جذابترین قابلیتهای جدید اینستاگرام فیلتر های صورت متنوع آن است که با استفاده از آن‌ ها به هیچ برنامه ویرایش تصویر دیگری نیاز نخواهید داشت. فیلتر های صورت اینستاگرام مانند مورد مشابه آن در اسنپ چت در بخش استوریز قابل استفاده بوده و به کمک آنها میتوان صورت خود را با افزودن اشیا مختلف، به حالت‌ های بسیار خنده‌داری درآورد. اگرچه به عقیده برخی افراد این ویژگی نیز مانند بسیاری دیگر از قابلیت‌ ها از اسنپ چت کپی شده، اما واقعیت این است که کاربران روی خوشی به آن‌‌ ها نشان داده‌ اند و امروز تعداد کاربران اینستاگرام به مراتب از اسنپ چت بیشتر است. یکی از جذابترین قابلیتهای جدید اینستاگرام فیلتر های صورت متنوع آن است که با استفاده از آن‌ ها به هیچ برنامه ویرایش تصویر دیگری نیاز نخواهید داشت. فیلتر های صورت اینستاگرام مانند مورد مشابه آن در اسنپ چت در بخش استوریز قابل استفاده بوده و به کمک آنها میتوان صورت خود را با افزودن اشیا مختلف، به حالتهای بسیار خنده‌داری درآورد. اگرچه به عقیده برخی افراد این ویژگی نیز مانند بسیاری دیگر از قابلیتها از اسنپ چت کپی شده، اما واقعیت این است که کاربران روی خوشی به آنها نشان داده‌اند و امروز تعداد کاربران اینستاگرام به مراتب از اسنپ چت بیشتر است. امکان Hashtag گذاشتن روی عکس از دیگر امکانات جدید اینستاگرام باید به امکان افزودن استیکر به هر استوری اشاره کرد. در ادامه میتوان بر روی این استیکر یک هشتگ دلخواه نوشت. این استوری به وسیله هشتگ نوشته شده با دیگر تصاویر دارای همین هشتگ دسته‌بندی خواهد شد. بهتر است برای جلوگیری از شلوغ شدن تصویر از قرار دادن چندین هشتگ خودداری کنید.

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خرید فالوور اینستاگرام

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

اگر در مقالات قبلی همراه ما بوده باشید درباره روش های مختلف جذب فالوور صحبت کرده ایم و امروز میخواهیم درباره خرید فالوور صحبت کنم. زمانیکه در پیج های مختلف اینستاگرام در حال چرخیدن هستید بارها شاید برایتان پیش آمده باشد که با پیج های جدید روبه رو شوید. و همین دلیلی می شود برای ورود شما به پیج جدیدی که با آن روبه رو شده اید. اولین نکته ای که در آن پیج نظر شما رو به خودش جلب می کند تعداد فالوورهای اون پیج است که احتمالا عدد بسیار بالایی دارد که توانسته شما را هم مانند دیگر مخاطبان جذب خود کند. چنین پیج هایی با خرید فالوور مسلما سرعت بالاتری برای جذب فالوورهای جدید خواهند داشت. روش خرید فالوور برای خرید فالوور برای پیج خود می توانید از دو روش زیر استفاده کنید: روش های خرید فالوور خرید فالوور روش تبلیغات مستقیم : در این روش شما با قرار دادن عکس و متن مناسب درباره پیج خود انتشار می دهید ومی توانید در کنار آن از صفحه های پیج های پر بازدید که محتوا و مطالب آنها به پیج شما نزدیک می باشد نیز برای انتشار و به اشتراک گذاشتن محتوای خود نیز استفاده کنید. این روش به شما و پیج اینستاگرام شما کمک خواهد کرد که به تعداد بازدیدکنندگان پیجتان اضافه شود، و همین موضوع می تواند وسیله شود برای اینکه پیج اینستاگرام شما بیشتر و توسط افراد بیشتری مشاهده شود و ناخواسته افرادی را که به پیج شما علاقمند شده اند را جذب کرده و باعث افزایش فالوور پیج شما می شود. و بصورت رایگان توانسه اید خرید فالوور داشته باشید. روش غیر مستقیم : این روش از خرید فالوور شیوه های گوناگون دارد. مثلا فالوورهای فیکی در صفحه هات اینستاگرام که توسط افراد یا ربات ها درست شده اند. شاید این کار یعنی خرید فالوور فیک به نظرتان کار اصلا جالب و خوبی نباشد ولی شاید اگر بدانید که خرید فالوور اینستاگرام به صورت فیک چقدر می تواند در افزایش فالورهای پیج شما تاثیر گذار باشد نظرتان عوض شود. و این موضوع تنها مزیت خرید فالوور می باشد. در صورتیکه بزرگترین عیب خرید فالوور فیک طبیعتا غیر فعال غیر واقعی بودن آن است که هیچ کاربری را به سمت پیج شما جذب نخواهد کرد و طبیعتا زمانیکه اینستاگرام این موضوع را متوجه شود با حذف آن ها ، تعداد فالوور های صفحه شما به طور ناگهان کاهش می یابد. استفاده از ربات اینستاگرام یکی دیگر از روش هایی که برای خرید فالوور مورد استفاده قرار میگیرد، استفاده از ربات است.با کمک ربات می توانید به میزان کاربرهایی که به صفحه اینستاگرام شما علاقه مند شده اند سرعت بخشید و تعداد آنها را افزایش دهید. از مزیت هایی دیگری که ربات دارد این است که کار خود را بصورت۲۴ ساعته و در طول هفته انجام میدهد که همین کار باعث افزایش فالوور های پیج شما می شود.

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لود نشدن اینستاگرام

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

لود نشدن اینستاگرام اینستاگرام یکی از محبوب‌ ترین اپلیکیشنهای فعلی موجود و مرتبط با شبکه های اجتماعیست، متاسفانه گاهی در این برنامه باگ هایی دیده می‌ شود. لازم دانستیم که در مقاله ای به آموزش رفع مشکل بازنشدن اینستاگرام و Crash شدن آن بپردازیم. اگر در رابطه با هر یک از بخشهای شرح داده شده نیاز به توضیحات بیشتر داشتید، از طریق شماره‌ های موجود با کارشناسان موبایل کمک تماس و از آنها راهنمایی دقیق‌ تر بخواهید. مشکل عدم اتصال به اکانت یکی از رایجترین مشکلاتی که اکثر کاربران پس از sign out و دوباره sign in شدن به اینستاگرام دارند، مشکل عدم اتصال به اکانتشان میباشد. بسیاری از افراد پس از اینکه برنامه اینستاگرام را از گوشی خود حذف میکنند یا از اکانت خود لاگ اوت میکنند، برای دوباره وصل شدن به اکانت خود به مشکل بر میخورند. مشکل رایجی که بین این افراد وجود دارد، معمولا عدم دقت در نحوه وارد کردن اطلاعات، در مکان صحیح میباشد. حتما قبل از لاگین کردن به اکانت خود، از وارد کردن صحیح اطلاعات خود اطمینان حاصل کنید. اما اگر با بازهم نتوانستید به اکانت خود متصل شوید، بهترین پیشنهاد، اتصال به اکانت از طریق ایمیل میباشد. برنامه اینستاگرام را حذف و دوباره جدید ترین نسخه آن را نصب کنید راه حل دوم مربوط به حذف و نصب دوباره جدید ترین نسخه برنامه اینستاگرام بر روی دستگاه می‌ شود. توصیه می‌ کنیم که حتما برای نصب جدید ترین نسخه اینستاگرام از گوگل پلی استور (Google Play Store) استفاده کنید. در بسیاری از شرایط دیده شده که انجام این کار منجر به رفع مشکل بازنشدن اینستاگرام و Crash شدن آن یا حتی کند شدن عملکرد اپلیکیشن می‌ شود. از کامپیوتر استفاده کنید! راه حل آخری که توصیه می‌ کنیم برای مقابله با مشکل بازنشدن اینستاگرام در اندروید و کرشهای آن به کار ببرید، مربوط به استفاده از اینستا در کامپیوتر می‌ شود. برای مثال می‌ توانید شبیه ساز بلو استکس را بر روی کامپیوتر یا لپ تاپ خود نصب و سپس اپلیکیشن اینستاگرام را بدون هیچ مشکل و کاملا مشابه با اندروید بر روی کامپیوتر اجرا کنید.

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از کجا بفهمیم از طرف شخصی بلاک شده ایم؟

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

همانطور که اطلاع دارید اینستاگرام برای حفظ حریم خصوصی افراد،این امکان را به کاربران خود نمیدهد که بتوانند بفهمند چه کسی آن ها را بلاک کرده است. ولی در این پست قصد داریم یکسری ترفندهایی را برای شما همراهان عزیز بیان کنیم تا بتوانید با استفاده از آن ها، اگرکسی شما را بلاک کرده است به آن پی ببرید.پس در ادامه با ما همراه باشید. اگر در اینستاگرام بلاک شوید، دیگر نمیتوانید به شخص مورد نظر خود پیام دهید یا صفحه او را مشاهده کنید. اگر مواردی که در زیر نام برده شده را در مورد شخصی تایید میکنید، شما در اینستاگرام از طرف او بلاک شده اید. ۱- اگر شک دارید که “شخص خاصی” شما را در اینستاگرام بلاک کرده، در مرحله اول سعی کنید اکانت او را در صفحه جست‌و‌جوی اینستاگرام، جست‌و‌جو کنید. اگر مطمئن هستید که نام اکانت او را درست وارد کردید ولی اسم او و اکانت او ظاهر نشد، احتمالا بلاک شده اید ، او را Mention کنید. اگر احساس میکنید که او شما را بلاک کرده ولی این بلاک کردن صرفا از روی اشتباه یا یک تصادف بوده، به او تلنگری بزنید. زیر یکی از عکسهایی که ارسال میکنید او را Mention کنید. به این صورت که ابتدا یک علامت @ و سپس اسم اکانت آن شخص را وارد کنید. مثلا اینجوری: ali361@ اینستاگرام بطور اتوماتیک لیست کسانی که شخص را Mention می کنند برای او خواهد آورد. اگر شما را ببیند و بلاک کردن شما صرفا یک تصادف بوده باشد، احتمالا شما را آنبلاک خواهد کرد. اگر موارد بالا در مورد شما صحت دارد، شما از صفحه آن شخص بلاک شده اید.

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خرید لایک فعال اینستاگرام

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

چرا باید با لایک فیک پست ها پیج خود را گسترش دهیم؟ با توجه به شرایط به وجود امده در رابطه با معیار سنجش کاربران در مورد پیج ها، زمانی که شما محصولات، خدمات، مطلب و تصویری در پیج به نمایش در می آورید، باید پست شما با تعداد لایک بالا به نمایش درآید. در این صورت کاربر برای لایک کردن و کامنت گزاشتن در صفحه شما بیشتر تمایل پیدا می کنید و این ذهنیت برای کاربران به وجود می آید ک پیج شما پر مخاطب بود و همچنین برای استفاده و خرید نهایی از شما بیشتر ترغیب خواهد شد. خدمات ما شامل : خرید لایک ایرانی ارزان اینستاگرام ، افزایش لایک ایرانی اینستاگرام ارزان ، افزایش لایک فعال ایرانی اینستاگرام ، خرید لایک اینستاگرام ارزان فعال ایرانی ، قیمت لایک ایرانی اینستاگرام ارزان ، لایک دیپو ، افزایش ممبر تلگرام ، افزایش پلی رادیو جوان

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افزایش لایک فعال ایرانی در اینستاگرام

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

چگونه در اینستاگرام لایک جمع کنیم: بیشتر کاربران به دنبال جواب این سوال هستند که چگونه لایک بیشتری بگیریم در اینستاگرام ترفند افزایش لایک اینستاگرام امروزه در فضای مجازی طرفداران بسیاری دارد و اگر نمی دانید که چگونه لایک بیشتری بگیرید، این مطالب شما را کمک خواهد کرد که در اینستاگرام لایک خور بیشتری داشته باشید …. که باید آنها را رعایت و لحاظ نمایید که شامل گزینه های زیر می باشد: 1 : میزان فعالیت خود را در اینستاگرام افزایش دهید و اسم و رسمی برای خود فراهم نمایید و هیچ وقت این موضوع را فراموش نکنید که حق پیشکسوتان در فضای اینترنت باید رعایت شود 2 : در صفحات اینستاگرام دیگران فعال باشید و برای دیده شدن صفحه اینستاگرام خود لایکر اینستاگرام باشید و پست های دیگران را نیز لایک نمایید. 3 : کامنت گذاری را فراموش نکنید اینگونه خود را فعال نشان می دهید و از هیچ گونه اظهار نظری کوتاهی ننمایید این گونه علاوه بر جلب توجه دیگر صاحب نظران خود را هم فعال نشان می دهید. 4 : در اینستاگرام، بامزگی و شوخ طبع بودن بسیار مهم میباشد و با استفاده از تیکه کلام های زیبا و البته شوخ طبع، نظر دیگران را به صفحه لایک اینستاگرام خود جلب نمایید. 5 : سعی کنید در پست های اینستاگرام اولین های نظر دهنده و بامزه گی باشید این گونه لایک بیشتری جذب می کنید. 6 : شعر و گراف در بیشتر شدن لایک اینستاگرام بسیار تاثیر گذار میباشد پس سریع عمل نمایید. با ما با ادامه مطلب چگونه در اینستاگرام لایک جمع کنیم همراه باشید. یکی از راه های خوب برای رشد سریع فالوور، لایک کردن است. یکی یکی پست ها را نگاه کنید وسعی کنید بیشتر عکس ها یا حتی همه پست های دوستانتان را لایک کنید.

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How to Figure Out What Your Instagram Followers Want With Instagram Stickers

Published on Sep 14 ,2019

If you want more followers, you need to give your target audience what they want. As in, you give them the content they’re looking for when they want to see it as often as they want it. Don’t focus on what you want because your brand or business account isn’t for you. The question this leads to is, how do you figure out what your Instagram followers want? There are numerous ways to do this: ask your subscribers on your email list, ask on other social media platforms, but what better way than to ask directly on Instagram? How to figure out what your Instagram followers want with Instagram stickers Instagram stickers are the perfect way to ask your followers what they want and how they feel about your content. Stickers are found in your Instagram stories, and they’re really easy to use. If you’d like to learn more about how they each work, how to use them, and how to yield the best results, check out this article we’ve written. There are multiple stickers on Instagram, but we’ll only be covering the three that can help you figure out what your followers want—the question sticker, the poll sticker, and the emoji slider sticker. Let’s dive into how to use them to figure out what your followers want to keep and gain them. 1. The question sticker The question sticker is used for just that, asking questions. By default, the question sticker is about letting your followers ask the questions. The sticker automatically says, “Ask me anything,” and when you upload the story, people can click on the sticker and write out their question. You would then respond. However, you can flip it around, and ask a question yourself. Right where the default question is, you would click it, and change it to any question you’d like. In this case, you could write: What type of content would you like to see from me What type of content do you usually like? How do you get the most value from my Instagram posts? How often do you go on Instagram? What times are you usually on Instagram? Your followers would reply to your questions, and you’ll gain great value. Once you’ve gotten your information, you need to adjust. For example, if the majority of your followers say they’re on Instagram at twelve, and you don’t post until three, you’ll need to start posting at twelve. The important thing is that you take their answers into consideration, and then start putting out the content they asked for. The question sticker simply makes the entire process a lot smoother and quicker, rather than having to rely on creating a survey on Survey Monkey. 2. The emoji slider sticker The emoji slider sticker is exactly as the name says. It’s a bar in which, on one end, an emoji rests, and it permits your followers to slide it to where they’d like, depending on what you ask them. The default emoji is the ‘heart eyes’ emoji, but it can be changed if you tap on it. When you change the emoji, you change the emotion. For example, if I uploaded a post of a product and asked, “How much do you love when I upload product pictures?” I would use the ‘heart eyes’ emoji so that my followers can slide the emoji wherever they’d like on the bar. If they slide all the way to the end, it means they like the pictures. Say that I got a hate comment on a picture, and all of my followers saw it. I could ask in my story, “How do you feel about what happened yesterday?” and I’d change the emoji to an ‘angry face’ emoji. The more my followers slide, the angrier they are. Since this slider is all about knowing how your followers feel about something, here are ways in which you can use it to figure out what your followers like or dislike: How much did you love my new post? How excited are you about the video I’m releasing tomorrow? How much did you like my story in the caption of my last post? How in love are you with the content I’ve been putting out recently? How disappointed are you with my content? Again, once your followers respond, adjust your content to what they like. 3. The poll sticker The poll sticker is used when you want your followers to vote on something. You ask a question, and then you put in your two options in the squares underneath. There can only be two voting options. By default, the poll options say “Yes” and “No.” Here are some example questions you can ask to figure out what your followers want to see: Did you like the style of my last post? Did you like what I wrote in my caption? Do you like the video I uploaded? Are you a fan of carousels the way I styled them? Are you interested in seeing more content like the one I just uploaded? Truth time: Do you like the inspirational quotes I upload? If you don’t want the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ options, you can change the poll options to say anything you’d like (though, the amount of characters is limited). Here are some examples: Do you prefer videos or pictures? Your options would say ‘videos’ and ‘pictures’ Say you upload a picture onto your Instagram story from Canva with a quote and write #1 in the corner. Then, you upload another with the same quote but on a movie board. Then third story would be a poll. Are you a fan of #1 or #2? Your options would read ‘#1’ and ‘#2’ What kind of pictures do you like more? The options could be “Selfies” and “Professional pictures” What should I upload next? “A behind-the-scenes picture” and “A video of me talking” Use all of these stickers to your advantage to figure out what your followers want to see from you, then give them the content.

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10 of the Best Websites for Instagram Businesses & Marketers

Published on Mar 29 ,2019

In the Information Age, Instagram is on top of the marketing game. For one, businesses, influencers, and marketers have access to more than 1 billion users. If that's not enough, Instagram has a plethora of inbuilt features and tools specially developed for businesses...and third-party apps are readily available. Thanks to the many features and tools Instagram offer, businesses and marketers are constantly using the social media platform to boost not only user engagement but also brand awareness, product and/or service perception, customer satisfaction, and many more. So once you can wrap your head around how Instagram works for businesses, you possess a surefire technique, leading to an increase in customers and sales. But Instagram is a comprehensive platform, which means you need a wide knowledge to fully utilize and manipulate the system. In other words, the effectiveness of Instagram in the marketing of your business requires a certain learning curve. To completely understand Instagram marketing, therefore, you need to follow some guidelines, access some materials, and use some strategies. What we mean by "best websites for Instagram businesses and marketers"... Well, there are different kinds of websites you might need for Instagram marketing. There are influencer marketing platforms (such as AspireIQ, Upfluence, and NeoReach), automated scheduling apps (such as SocialDrift, Later, and Tailwind), social growth services (such as ViralUpgrade, Ampfluence, and Social Growth), complete management tools (such as Buffer, Hootsuite, and Social Sprout), Instagram likes for sale (such as Stormlikes), and many more. These websites are stories for another day; let's use today to look at 10 of the best resourceful websites for brands and individuals using Instagram to market their service and/or product. In this context, we are looking at websites that share tips on how to market on Instagram successfully. Websites that teach you how to improve your Instagram profile and content, how to tell your story with photos and videos, and how to optimize IG posts with the ranking algorithm in mind. Let's proceed. The 10 websites are... 10. Hopper HQ Blog If you want to create, plan, and schedule IG posts, Hopper HQ is one of the numerous fully-automated Instagram scheduling apps you can opt for. The app prides itself as an essential tool for businesses to manipulate the ever-growing IG community because scheduling is quite important on social media. However, Hopper HQ's mention on this list is linked to its blog, not its marketing course or scheduling tool. The Hopper HQ blog features blog posts on everything Instagram marketing—from news and updates to tips and guides. As expected, most blog posts are geared towards scheduling IG posts but there is far more knowledge on there to take for yourself. 9. Schedugram Blog Similar to Hopper HQ, Schedugram helps you with the fully-automated scheduling of your IG content and visual planning of your feeds. Its blog is the weighty page here, which guides you through different levels of Instagram marketing. So whether you're just starting out or you already have a social presence, there are enough marketing tips and trends to help improve your Instagram content and how you reach new and existing customers. 8. Smart Insights Smart Insights is not your regular website. It is a community of actionable digital marketing experts, where you're blessed with the RACE (Reach, Act, Convert, Engage) framework, various toolkits, and an enormous list of integrated digital marketing strategies. The website helps businesses drive impressive growth through strategic planning, while its dedicated Instagram marketing page features trends, charts, case studies, updates, guides, and even more. 7. Entrepreneur If we dive into entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur is definitely the best website to visit. Its primary aim is to give advises, insights, and guides to entrepreneurs of varying levels, but the website offers just a little more than that. For one, its Instagram marketing page is one of the best resources for businesses using Instagram to drive traffic, user engagement, brand awareness, or sales. The website has been filled with countless marketing advises, insights and guides to help you start your Instagram business and eventually succeed. 6. Social Media Examiner Social Media Examiner is one of the most popular websites that is dedicated to social media marketing. From Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and Snapchat, Social Media Examiner will examine the competitive market and enlighten you on how to stay afloat the competition by connecting with your customers and driving massive sales. Social Media Examiner has helped millions of businesses worldwide; now is your turn to be helped. 5. Sprout Blog Managing your social media account or presence is a tedious task but often overlooked. When you realize how important a social media management software is, you can turn to Sprout Social for one of the best options in 2018. Sprout Social is also a robust social media marketing platform for engagement reports, campaign management, and content creation. Its blog, Sprout Blog, handles its own fair share, which is a combination of insights on some of Instagram's overlooked opportunities and underrated features, latest Instagram tips and guides, and exceptional marketing strategies. 4. Hootsuite Blog If you've ever taken Instagram management seriously, you probably know the complete social media management platform Hootsuite. Even though Hootsuite is not exclusive to Instagram, its blog is dedicated to tactics that drive business results via social media. Its Instagram marketing page goes further to provide resources that maximize the effect of Instagram in the marketing of your brand, i.e. improved brand awareness, the development of a winning Instagram strategy, growth and engagement of your audience, and even how to use analytics and track results. 3. Later Blog The Later Blog is a comprehensive source of information on Instagram marketing. The bloggers provide the latest Instagram trends, Instagram marketing strategies, case studies, innovative ideas, useful tools, et cetera. They offer video tutorials, well-detailed articles, growth tips, engagement tricks, e-commerce insights, and design guidelines—all sprinkled throughout the weeks of the month. 2. Iconosquare Blog When it comes to Facebook and Instagram marketing, the bloggers at Iconosquare are well-versed and blessed with great storytelling skills. Iconosquare itself features exclusive management tools and insights, but its blog attracts thousands (or millions) of Instagram and Facebook marketers and business owners with something entirely different. The blog posts tell you what to do, exactly how to do it, and results to expect from what you've done. Simple as that. 1. Stormlikes Blog Stormlikes Blog puts forward some of the most useful Instagram marketing tips and tricks in easy-to-understand English. With up to 5 posts in a week, Stormlikes Blog showcases the latest Instagram news, updates, trends, strategies, case studies, tips, tutorials, and stats. All these are properly detailed to help boost brand awareness, user engagement, product/service perception, traffic, and sales. Topics range from Instagram Stories to hashtags, IGTV to security, et cetera. Honorable Mentions 1. r/InstagramMarketing As a subreddit, r/InstagramMarketing is not the most organized website on this list. Granted, some users ask basic questions you might have answered a year ago; but still, you can never go wrong with this super resourceful subreddit. Apart from the eye-opening answers Redditors are evidently ready to offer, other users will call your attention to any error or issue they're facing with Instagram so you can also keep an eye out for it. 2. Sue B. Zimmerman If YouTube suits your style, Sue B. Zimmerman is the ideal channel to widen your knowledge. This Instagram marketing expert touches every single area that helps develop small and mid-size businesses. With 17 million followers, Sue B. Zimmerman has offered help to tons of businesses of varying sizes and demands, and success is the only word Sue B. recognizes. She also operates a blog, where she mostly posts transcripts of her YouTube videos. 3. Shopify Blog Shopify is one of the world's best e-commerce platforms to sell online and on social networks. Knowing the importance of Instagram marketing, bloggers at Shopify Blog unveil hidden tips to help their clients (and even non-clients) reach the ultimate goals of marketing: increased customers and sales. 4. Social Media Today News When it comes to social media news, Social Media Today has your back. Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter, Social Media Today publishes headlines on literally everything social media. In fact, you have access to informative insights, popular trends, and practical how-to's. Supercharged with 10 different websites (and 4 honorable mentions), you are now ready to feed your Instagram marketing mind with up-to-date tips and updates. These websites detail how to succeed using the many marketing opportunities, ideas, tools, and features of Instagram. Cheers!

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Nifty Tricks to Help You Outsmart the New Instagram Algorithm

Published on Mar 29 ,2019

Just a few months ago, Instagram updated its algorithm and you probably have noticed the changes yourself. Unlike before, posts are no longer showing on your feed based on their chronological order. Instead, you may be seeing more posts from people or brands that you constantly like or comment to. This is because, as Instagram’s product lead recently shared, “Instagram relies on machine learning based on your past behavior to create a unique feed for everyone. Even if you follow the exact same accounts as someone else, you’ll get a personalized feed based on how you interact with those accounts.” While this move may be great for most users who prefer to see more posts from the ones they are really interested in and not just the ones who happen to have posted at the time they checked their feed, the new algorithm can be quite a challenge for Instagram users whose accounts are primarily utilized for the purpose of promoting their brand. If you happen to be feeling the gruesome repercussions of this recent change, don’t worry. These tricks will help you outsmart the latest Instagram algorithm: Plan the Layout of Your Profile Page It’s all about setting the stage for users to click on your posts, double tap on them, and leave their comments. And what better way to lure them into your posts than to layout your photos and videos ever so nicely that they look like a well-planned out collage? Take Nike’s Instagram profile, for example. Looking at their grid, you’d see a handsome arrangement of sports athletes’ close ups and action photos. Even the videos are meticulously edited to show cover photos which are aligned with the rest of the posts. Let Your Brand Image Shine Through Just as you make sure that all your marketing and advertising show your brand’s uniqueness, so too should your Instagram account. Developing a strong visual brand enables users to easily distinguish your posts from the rest of the feed. Take a look at Jansport’s page and you’ll see what a strong sense of branding is. Aside from their iconic bag design that’s visible on almost all of their posts, their profile is teeming with hip, young people enjoying life, which is basically what this brand is all about. Hire a Professional Photographer or Videographer If you want to stand out and get those very important likes on your Instagram posts, your photos and videos should be of excellent quality. Unless you have the skills and the right camera for the job, hiring a professional to take photos and videos for your Instagram post is the way to go. This way, you are sure to have attention-grabbing posts that are designed for storytelling, like those from Houzz’ Instagram profile. Write Engaging Captions Your posts should be accompanied by captions that either ask questions or compels your followers to comment or click on a link on your bio. Again, it’s all about engagement. And when people respond to your caption through comments or direct messages, make it a point to respond back. Post More Instagram Stories The new Instagram algorithm takes into account engagement in Stories as well, so be sure to post frequently on this feature, too. Aside from using its cool filters, effects, and add-ons to attract attention, be sure to reply to reactions or comments provided by your followers because the more the engagement, the more likely that your stories will show up in the users’ feeds. Your stories need not be confined to just one update per topic or day. Take Maybelline’s Instagram Stories, for example. This makeup brand shares more than one story from their events which, when watched altogether, gives the viewer a better feel of what’s happening. Go Live Similar to Stories, posting Instagram Live videos is another way to engage with your followers. While Instagram Stories allows users to share photos and short videos which may be viewed and shared within 24 hours, Instagram Live allows users to share a live feed for a longer length of time, which other users can tune into and engage with in real-time. Live videos are bumped up in the Stories feed and if your followers opted to get notifications, they will be alerted whenever you go live. Get Real Followers on Instagram are more likely to engage with you on this social media channel when they can relate to you and your brand. Instead of posting over-staged photos, show actual products as used in real life and behind-the-scenes shots. As mentioned earlier, it is recommended to hire professionals for taking photos and videos for your Instagram profile. This is necessary so you can capture your brand in the best light possible, not to enhance or alter it in a misleading way. The more real you are with your posts, the better. Know the Perfect Timing To improve your chances of engagement, you need to know when your target audience is most active and schedule your posts accordingly. It is useful to switch to a business account on Instagram so you can view the days and specific hours which have the most engagement among users. A lot of online platforms, such as Hootsuite, can be used to schedule your posts. Host a Contest One failproof way to increase user engagement on Instagram is to host a contest on a regular basis. Everybody loves winning free stuff, so you can expect a lot of people to join these activities. This is also a great way to increase your followers and to create a positive image for your brand. There is no single formula for determining how frequent these contests should be done, but you might want to launch these during less active months so you can increase engagement and brand awareness. Keep in mind that Instagram introduces changes in its algorithm every once in a while, so it pays to always be updated and to take the necessary steps to maintain your brand’s visibility to your target audience. Take note of these tricks, and watch your engagement rate on Instagram soar!

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4 Things You Need To Experiment With First On Instagram

Published on Mar 29 ,2019

As a brand or business that’s new to Instagram, the thing you'll be seeking most is engagement. However, in order to get real followers, likes (if you’re not buying them), and comments, you need to earn them. As always, in order to earn something, you need to work hard for it. On Instagram, one of the most important things you can do in the beginning is to experiment. Experimenting is what’s going to help you figure out what your followers like and when they like it. So, what are the things you need to figure out that will get you more engagement? 4 things you need to experiment with on Instagram before getting it right 1. The types of pictures you post There are different types of styled pictures that you can upload on Instagram, and you have to experiment to know which ones your followers like most. It’s a matter of uploading the same type of content, and then seeing how your audience reacts to it. You could be posting pictures with inspirational quotes five times a week, and they may be getting you a hundred likes, but if you pay attention, you’ll see that maybe the behind-the-scenes pictures you’re uploading during the weekend are getting you three hundred likes. Don’t be afraid to experiment. One of your experimented posts could flop, but there's nothing to be embarrassed about. You had to try it out first to see what the reaction would be. Try out different images, see what sticks and what doesn’t, and then do more of what works. Try to pick images that relate to the tone of your brand. If you’re a creative brand, maybe colorful images would work better than black text on a white background. Instagram is all about images, so if you want your brand to be seen, this is a pivotal part of the process. 2. The time you post According to Sprout Social, the best time to post on Instagram is “Wednesday at 3 p.m., Thursday at 5 a.m., 11 a.m., and 3 to 4 p.m. and Friday at 5 a.m. The safest times to post to Instagram are Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.” Even though this data exists, there are some brands who choose to completely ignore this tested data, and their own posting schedule works for them. You might read different times from the data above, and you might hear “Post whenever your specific customer is on. Not when someone tells you your customer might be on.” While it would be easier to tell you which opinions to follow, it's best to just experiment. You can follow the times above or just figure out when some of your followers are posting, and post when they do. Keep in mind that even if the data is tested, it may not work for you. You could have a completely different audience that isn’t up until 12:00 p.m., but they’re fully awake at 3 a.m.. That’s something you’ll have to test. 3. The hashtags you use The hashtags that you use are one thing that can determine how many likes, comments, and/or followers you get. There are numerous hashtags that exist already that you can utilize for your brand, and you can even invent your own (if you can get your followers to use them). To experiment with hashtags and to figure out which ones would work best for you, gather a list of different hashtags you can use (here’s how you can find the right hashtags to use for your Instagram posts) and then use them in different posts. For example, you might find that using the hashtag #booksbooksbooks will get you more engagement than #booksonbooks. However, it’s not just about the kinds of hashtags you’re using, it’s also about how many hashtags. While most people recommend that you use all thirty hashtags available to you, there are some people who recommend only using eight to fifteen hashtags, and that works extremely well for them. So, try different types of hashtags on your posts, and then mix around the amount you’re using. Make sure you’re really tracking the engagement you’re getting. If you find that neither is getting you too many likes, the problem may be in your picture or caption. Pay attention to everything for the first few months! 4. The captions you write Your Instagram caption isn’t just something that you can write with no thought, especially if you’re a brand or business. You’re not just uploading to share your stories, and to connect (though, those should be huge reasons) you’re also there to gain customers, followers, and/or readers. Every word that you’re putting out there matters. Captions can’t be written while you’re one-third listening to your partner, one-third shoving toast in your mouth, and one-third typing on your phone. People don’t just look at the images on Instagram, they also read the caption. They're interested in what you have to say, not just show. If you want to experiment with your captions, make sure that everything you’re writing correlates with your brand, tone, and message. So, what do you need to experiment with your caption? One thing is how you can get your followers to comment. You can: Ask if people agree and why, what they’re doing in their business, life, etc. Ask people what they need help with, what you can do for them Tell people to comment “YES” if they agree Tell people to comment your name letter by letter if they want to enter some sort of giveaway You also need to experiment with your captions being long or short. If you’re targeting busy momprenenuers, maybe you’ll find that a one-paragraph caption gets you more engagement, but if you’re targeting teens who spend to much time on social media, you could get away with something longer. It all depends on who your target audience is. Finally, do your readers prefer something witty and funny or do they prefer something more formal? Do they love your bluntness and curse-filled captions or do they prefer sweet and caring? This depends on how you want to put yourself out there and who your readers are. Like I said, try it all for a few months. Forget what doesn’t work, and do more of what does.

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How Large Brands Upped Their Awareness Game with Instagram Stories

Published on Mar 29 ,2019

Visual imagery is one everlasting element that helped Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, and a number of investors generate billions of dollars in a few years. Well... but you are not here to learn how the co-founders and investors of Instagram became multi-millionaires and billionaires in less than half a decade. Instead, we are here to discuss how you can use the brand awareness tips from different success stories of large brands using Instagram Stories. Stories, meanwhile, exists on the basis of visual imagery (photos and videos) coupled with its addictive 24-hour-old system. These success stories have nothing to do with small results or even small-size brands, but some of the largest brands in the world today — relatively to their industries — seeing impressive results with the help of Instagram Stories. Let's dive in. 5 of the largest brands seeing incredible results with Instagram Stories are... (The figure in parenthesis is the approximate number of IG followers of the corresponding brand.) Vogue Magazine (19.9 million) When it comes to the fashion or lifestyle industry, Vogue Magazine is as respected and well-known a Aretha Franklin was in the music industry. The brand was founded in 1892 but has shown that such longevity doesn't necessarily ascertain old-fashioned strategies. In lieu, Vogue Magazine uses modern brand awareness strategies powered by Instagram Stories to proliferate their audience and sales. The technique used by this magazine is quite straightforward: make use of every opportunity to attract healthy attention. Vogue Magazine once used a historic event being broadcasted live to attract attention to the photographers capturing the newsworthy event. The brand published a Story with a number of photos accompanied by a link to the webpage with the full gallery. E! News (11.7 million) E! News is widely known in the pop culture community for spreading the latest celebrity news in a timely fashion. This particular brand appeals to its audience on the basis of 'content delivered swiftly'. As a result, E! News has optimized its Stories to meet the needs and expectations of its audience. Its Stories consists of short news to spark conversations and prompts to read full news on its website — all delivered swiftly. To use this precise technique, you must first understand how best to communicate with your audience and what they expect. Then you must strive to always meet their expectations. Travel + Leisure (3.6 million) As the name implies, Travel + Leisure treats its customers to an assortment of good food, wine, and trips. The brand uses Stories to unbolt one of human's most inevitable emotions: curiosity. How does the brand do it? Well, let's take an example. Travel + Leisure once asked its followers to guess where a certain photo was taken. It takes such interactive and playful questions to keep people watching. And when existing customers watch, more customers will jump in. Anthropologie (3.5 million) With #MyAnthropologie, Anthropologie displays its followers rocking its very own apparels, accessories, and many more. This tactic brings the brand closer to its audience and vice versa, and each photo has a link to the product page so the sales are as important. If we're to pick the best tip on this list, we'd pick this one because of three pros: It reduces the brand's expenditure. No more expensive hour-glass models. Just free pictures generated by real-life customers. Instead of the typical Photoshopped photos, the user-generated contents are more natural and humanized and are loved on social media. It works perfectly well for both user engagement and brand awareness. To engage users, make your customers brand ambassadors and give them the spotlight they deserve. To call attention to your brand, make your customers proud of using your product or service, thereby encouraging others to do so. 5. Airbnb (3.3 million) The hospitality service and lodging company Airbnb uses Instagram Stories with a little more finesse. Instead of uploading photos or videos to promote their Travel Tuesday series, the brand uses a number of quizzes to interact with its audience and provide expressive travel ideas. This increases user engagement immensely as viewers are also asked to specify the location in the story via polls. (Users are then directed to the company's website.) Additionally, this strategy allows Airbnb to evaluate its follower engagement. The lesson here is to build sure-fire momentum and finish off with a strong call-to-action (CTA). The use of polls, quizzes, and links are all geared towards improved user engagement, thereby increasing brand awareness. And even more... 6. Coach (3.0 million) While Coach might have done nothing special to laymen, smart marketers and business owners understand (and credit them for) how well the brand uses Instagram Stories. Scheduling is as precious as time, so the brand doesn’t upload content randomly. No! Everything is planned. Coach once uploaded three photos on a Friday to promote its Parker bag. The first photo caught people's attention thanks to its New York night theme while the second photo suggested a place to use the bag. The last photo closed up the deal with a "Swipe up to shop Parker" CTA. With just three photos, Coach engrossed its audience, promoted its product, and multiplied its sales. The overtone is to deliver products and the perfect scenarios for their usage. 7. J.Crew (1.9 million) There are two takeaways to learn from J.Crew's Stories. The clothing brand once introduced a brand new pair of sunglasses via Instagram Stories. The sunglasses were first teased on IG; J.Crew offered a pre-sale exclusive to its followers. However, the brand pre-sold just 50 pairs of sunglasses to build a powerful sense of urgency and hype the product. You can also employ this strategy: reward existing users (e.g. giveaways, contests, and sale promotions) and create urgency. In a way, J.Crew used this to test-run its Stories strategy and to anticipate the sales of its new product. J.Crew uses Stories to promote certain blog posts. At first, there were three photos with the latest displaying the CTA that directed viewers to the blog post. When J.Crew realized this was ineffective, the brand began uploading screenshots of the blog posts with the text-and-coloring feature instead of the default 'See More’ CTA that appears when you include a link in your Story. This teaches you to track your performance so you can know which method works best for your brand. The concept of Stories works efficiently because it seems more natural and personal than normal IG posts. Posts are now considered boring or "too old" for this time, so Stories is the next big thing. When all is said and done, you must have upped the awareness game of your brand with the strategies carefully deciphered above. Do note that you can mix some tips to create even better results. That is, experiment and define how you want to use Instagram Stories — with its many business features and marketing tools — to open your business to more sales, customers/clients, and prospects. Cheers!

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4 Ways to Find Hashtags For Your Instagram Posts

Published on Mar 04 ,2019

One of the most popular ways to get your posts seen on Instagram is by using hashtags, as you already know. However, the question that’s probably running through your mind is, “Which hashtags do I use?” The best way to create an interaction between you and your followers is to not only use hashtags, but to use the right hashtags. How to Find the Right Hashtags For Your Instagram Posts 1. Search up hashtags If you know what your brand looks like, whom you’re targeting, and what you’re about, you should have a broad idea of some of the hashtags you'll be utilizing. For example, if you’re in the fashion industry, the first hashtags that would come to mind are #fashion and #style. While you should be including about one to three of these broad hashtags, if you use too many, your post won’t be seen. They’re too broad, and it’s hard to break through the noise. They’re good hashtags, but if you were to post a picture of say, a model wearing one of your newest looks with that hashtag, your picture would be pushed down at lightning speed because of how many other people are using it. According to Instagram, the #fashion hashtag alone has 564 million posts. When you’re using that hashtag you’re among hundreds of thousands of other fashion brands (shoes, clothing, hair, etc.), young people posting their #ootd, and random selfies. Most of those people aren’t your ideal client. Your ideal client knows about fashion, so they’ll be looking up more specific and niche hashtags. Those are the ones you want to use, so how do you use the search function to find them? You can find these hashtags by: Going to the ‘Search’ option on Instagram Once you click the search bar, click the option that reads ‘Tags’ Search up something broad relating to your niche (for the sake of the fashion example, say you look up #fashion) Click the hashtag Once you click that hashtag, you’ll find the page with the millions of posts. Above the posts is a section that says ‘related.’ There you’ll find ten related hashtags that others are using. If you click those hashtags you’ll find even more related hashtags. Some will have about the same amount of posts but others will have a dramatically lower amount. Have a good mixture of both, and use the ones you think would be best. 2. What hashtags are brands similar to yours and in your niche using? Since you’re already in the hashtag section, and there’s an abundance of images in those hashtags, another good tip is to research what brands similar to yours and in your niche are using. Click any picture that looks like something you would post, and then find their hashtags. The hashtags will either be in their caption or in their comments section. Ask yourself whether or not the hashtags they’re using are of value to you and your followers. Write down all of these hashtags on your Notes app so you don't forget them! Make sure you’re not writing down branded hashtags because those are hashtags specific to that account, and it would not be ethical to post in their space. 3. Use resources like 30 hashtags There are a few websites that allow you to input one hashtag like #selflove, and it will generate 29 of the best hashtags related to the one that you input. If you want something quick, this is the best resource for this. All you have to do is copy and paste it into your caption or comments. This is the best thing to do if you want to take all the thinking out of the process. Websites like this include All Hashtag (this is definitely the best one) and Tag Blender. Top Hashtags will give you the top 30 hashtags for specific categories such as animals, holidays, and art, and all you have to do is copy and paste them. 4. Make up your own The point of social media is to interact with people. It was designed so people could share snippets of their life and make connections. Maybe it’s hard to believe, but people not only want to connect with strangers they think are cute, but they also love to connect with brands. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the fashion, self-help, or baking industry; there are people who want to: Talk to you Connect with others like them Share their own stories or pictures of their delicious cupcakes Join your family You want to create a community around your brand—these will be your ideal clients. This is a great way for people to have a specific place to connect. Invent your own hashtag! For example, Instagram expert Sue B. Zimmerman invented a challenge on her Instagram page. She said, “Here’s the challenge. If you do this challenge use the hashtag #suemademedoit.” She got 120 people to use the hashtag, and people were excited about it. It made them feel like a part of the family. Another example is a brand that we all know—Forever XXI. Forever XXI invented the hashtag #ForeverBabe where they encouraged users to post pictures of themselves in Forever’s clothes. This not only encouraged their followers to interact with the brand, but also gave them user-generated content (content that you can repost or share that was created by your followers). You too can invent a hashtag for your followers to use that will give them an opportunity to interact with you and your brand. You can come up with a hashtag that revolves around a weekly challenge, a product you’re launching, or your tribe name. Have fun with it! Bonus tip: You don’t have to use the same hashtags all of the time. You can have five different sets of thirty hashtags that correspond with the type of picture you’ll be posting. Experiment with these hashtags, and figure out which ones give you the most likes, comments, and/or sales.

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10 Cool Features to Use Instagram Stories Like a Pro

Published on Mar 04 ,2019

Considering you've used Instagram for at least one minute, chances are you're aware of Instagram Stories. Quite frankly, this is the most widely used social tool in this time of ours. While Instagram itself surpassed a billion users in June, this tool alone has roughly 400 million active users daily. Even though Instagram Stories is a direct rivalry to Snapchat, Stories has about double the users of Snapchat, which is ironic since the latter pioneered the Stories-like feature that creates visual imagery episodes that disappear after 24 hours. Instagram Stories: 10 Cool Features Similar to Snapchat, Instagram Stories is blessed with a plethora of obscure features—both engaging and astonishing—you might not even know the developers have perfected. Since the tool was launched in August 2016, more and more impressive features have been rolled out—call it a healthy competition. Thanks to this, Instagram Stories has become a go-to tool for brands and businesses to strengthen user engagement by sharing photos and videos and asking questions. Another perk is to drive excellent results with optimized and targeted Stories ads. In fact, businesses have been accountable for about 34% of the most viewed Instagram Stories since December 2016. Now, here are 10 cool features to use Instagram Stories like a pro... 1. Add a soundtrack to your Story The journey of Stories coolness starts with music. We might not all be music aficionados but no one genuinely hates music. Music—well, the right music—can drive more attention to anything, including your Stories. Tap the Stickers icon after you have selected a photo or video to include in your Story. Open the music library by tapping the MUSIC sticker. Select your preferred song. You can search by genre or mood or even check out what songs are trending on IG. You can also search for a particular song. Use the Play button to listen to the song. You can move the song to a particular point so it doesn't have to start at the beginning. After adding the song to your post, tap Your Story to publish it. If your brand is more hip than usual, you can use Spotify instead of IG's music library. Open Spotify and find your preferred song (or album). Use the Options menu (the three dots) to share the song on Stories by tapping on Share then Instagram Stories. Once the Instagram app opens, you can add a sticker or text to the song's cover art. Tap Your Story to publish it. 2. Track the performance of your Story Without quoting any professional, business is as good as performance goes. Instagram Stories allows you to see exactly who has seen your photo or video. Open your Story and swipe up. You can now see the number of views and those who've seen the content of your Story. Note: Earlier this year, IG introduced a feature which lets you see who took a screenshot or screen recording of your Story. The feature was eventually jettisoned because many—probably stalkers—hated it. 3. Record video hands-free As far as social networking is concerned, visual imagery (photos and videos) is a veritable 800-pound gorilla. And, that is the whole point of Instagram. Stories now allow you to record videos without holding the capture button. Open the Instagram app and swipe right to open the Stories camera. From the options visible at the bottom, choose the rightmost option called HANDS-FREE. (Sometimes you have to swipe left to view this option.) Tap and release the Capture button to start recording the video. Pro-Tip: Always make your Stories fitting for vertical screens because almost all users use their smartphones this way. 4. Stickers: Change the color or info and use multiple Instagram Stories is being used by individuals and brands to engage with their audience and, thanks to Questions Stickers, even their following. To change the color or info: Choose your preferred sticker. Tap it to change the color. However, some stickers cannot change colors. For example, you can only change the unit of the temperature sticker. The weather sticker is one that has a lot of color variations. To add more than one sticker: Tap the Sticker icon to choose your preferred sticker. You can change the details as stated earlier or leave it as it is. Repeat the process as many times as you wish. Pro-Tip: The five most common stickers are the like, weather, hashtag, digital time, and vibrant location stickers. 5. Use the Hide My Story From feature Even as a brand, you might find the Hide My Story From feature quite practical especially since privacy invasion and social media stalking are major issues on the Internet. While tracking the performance of your Story, click on the three dots beside the user you want to hide your Story from. Simply tap Hide Story From [Username] and you're done. Here's an alternative: Go to your profile and locate the Options. (Three dots on Android; a gear icon on iOS.) Click on Story Settings then Hide My Story From. Select those you want to hide your Story from and click on Done. 6. How to pin your best Stories Some Stories are just too good to sit at the bottom; instead, use this cool feature to pin them to the top of your profile and they will stay there for as long as you want. This feature called Highlights is specially made for Instagram for Business profiles. Go to your Instagram for Business profile and click on the New button. Choose your preferred archived Story. (Your Stories are automatically archived as soon as they expire.) Pick a cover icon and name for your Highlight, and it'll appear as a circle. Your Highlight will open as a Story whenever someone clicks on the circle. Tap and hold your Highlight to delete or edit it. 7. Zooming in and out on videos Open the Stories camera. Tap and hold the Capture button to record your video. Zoom in or out by sliding up or down respectively with the finger with which you hold the Capture button. 8. Add text to posts in Stories without any limit Let's face it, you've once wanted to share some words with your audience but exceeded the standard IG limit. To rectify this, Stories let you add text without any word limit whatsoever. Open the Stories camera. Ready your video or photo and tap the screen or the aA icon to add text. Write your text and click on the > icon. Repeat steps b and c to add as many texts as you want. 9. Use different colors for words or letters in your text Slightly juvenile but one of the coolest features of Stories is to use different colors for words or letters in your text...how cool is that? Go to the Stories camera. Ready your content and tap the screen or the aA icon to add text. Write your text. Highlight any word or letter you wish to change its color by pressing and holding the word or letter. Pick your preferred color and publish the photo or video, or continue editing until you're satisfied. 10. Save your Story to the camera roll This will save you time if you're planning to use your photo or video somewhere else. Open the Story tool and swipe up. You'll see a circle icon, click on it. (The icon is in the top right corner.) Or, you can use the download icon (i.e. an arrow facing downwards) in the bottom left corner to save a photo or video as you upload it. Also, you can use the three dots icon to save a photo or video you've already uploaded. Just click on the icon (located at the bottom right corner) and select Save Photo. Among Instagram's arsenal of business tools and features, Stories is one that stands out and does its job perfectly. In a way, Instagram Stories has more features than you can even imagine. Some of these impressive features have been listed above so you can engage and amaze your followers simultaneously while improving brand perception and awareness. Get your Stories coolness on!

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Instagram IGTV: Everything You Need To Know

Published on Mar 04 ,2019

What is IGTV? No doubt you will have seen the new small TV shaped button inside your Insta home screen? If you’re in the 1% that hasn’t, it’s located above stories and next to the direct messages button in the upper right corner. Let us introduce Instagram TV, or Instagram’s long form video app. IGTV is specifically built for high-quality vertical video, which is no longer limited to one minute. Videos can now be up to an hour long. Launched earlier this year, IGTV is a new platform for anyone with an Instagram account to create, view or share great video content. You can watch your favourite followers’ videos from the iOS or Android app (available from the App Store and Google Play store). Or for those who don’t want to use the stand-alone IGTV app, the service lives within your main Instagram account too (available through an update). Instagram TV Now home to an epic one billion global community, Instagram is THE place to connect with people that inspire, educate and entertain. IGTV is popular for those: Hoping to launch their video career. Creators not only trying to earn money, but also to grow their audience. People wanting to keep up with their favourite celebrities. Learn How IGTV Works in 6 Easy Steps... 1. No More 60 Second Recordings IGTV allows users to upload videos up to 10 minutes in length, or up to 60 minutes long if you are verified (or popular). That said, in future everyone will be able to upload hour-long videos. Like TV, IGTV has channels. Yet the creators are the channels. When you follow a creator on your Insta account, their IGTV channel will show up for you to watch. You, me or even your dog can start our own channel and upload videos in the app or on the web. This is not just for big-name celebrities. 2. Vertical and Full Screen Videos Those genius Instagram designers have built IGTV on how we actually use our phones. IGTV videos are built for vertical video, not horizontal. Furthermore, videos are full screen. So, either set up your shots with this format in mind, or use crafty editing to make a horizontal video look sick when viewed vertically. Even if you try to flip your phone to landscape view, the video will stay vertical. A simple swipe up means you can switch between ‘For you’, ‘Following’, ‘Popular’ and ‘Continue Watching’. We’ll go into more depth on this further down. Like Instagram, there is an option to like, comment and send videos to friends in Direct. You can also get callouts from your IGTV to alert you of new content. 3. Link Like a Boss Do you have an online presence elsewhere? Perhaps you’re an avid Tweeter or YouTuber? Now you have the option to insert links and more info in the video descriptions to drive traffic elsewhere. A simple tap on the video title at the top of the screen will enable this. Once you’ve uploaded a video to IGTV, you can also link to it in your Instagram Story. When someone views your Story, they can simply swipe up to view the video you’ve linked. IGTV can also be used as a ‘behind the scenes’ look at your life, with clips that are not shared on other platforms. In addition, you Grammers can take inspiration from popular TV genres and create an on-going video series to showcase your talents. 4. The Mobile TV Like regular TV, IGTV starts playing when you open the app. No more searching to start watching content from people you already follow or others you ‘might like’ based on your history. There are no ads in IGTV…. yet. However, we think it’s only a matter of time before they appear due to its big user base attracting advertisers. Instagram has clearly learnt from Facebook’s video flop of not to pay creators direct for videos. 5. Setting The Scene The settings you use are just as vital as the content you shoot. Don’t forget to turn on the grid in your camera to perfectly frame that shot. If you can, shoot your video in 4K (gives you more freedom when editing). Remember – good lighting makes all the difference. The general rule to follow is that the higher the frame rate, the more light you will need. When you share a video, IGTV will use the first frame of the video as its cover photo. However, you can edit the cover photo as long as it’s done before you finish your upload. Either choose your own cover photo from your library or select a different video frame. 6. So Let’s Get Started Because IGTV and Instagram work closely together, you don't have to create a separate IGTV login. As long as you're logged into the main Instagram app, all you need to do is hit "Continue." The app automatically pulls videos it thinks you'll like under the "For You" tab. The video in the background will autoplay, but don't worry about your boss or teacher hearing - the sound defaults to "off." When you want to check out available videos, just scroll through the tiles along the bottom. Under the "Following" tab, you can watch videos from creators you already follow on the main Instagram app. Under "Popular," you'll see trending videos from people you don't follow. The "Popular" tab is similar to the "Explore" tab on Instagram, and is Instagram's way of helping you discover new people to follow. When you find a video you want to watch, just tap on the screen to remove the tiles and make your video full screen. You can also like and comment on people's videos in IGTV. Just tap the heart or comment button at the bottom of the video. Instagram has generously added pre-set emoji reactions. Once tapped your thoughts will post on the creator’s video. If you pause in the middle of a video, IGTV will remember where you left off. You can find the video again under the "Continue Watching" tab. Once ready to start your own channel, just click on your profile picture. This will take you to your own landing page. If you click the "+" button, you'll be able to start uploading videos to IGTV. As at the time of typing, you can't record a video inside the IGTV app. So you’ll have to rely on your trusty camera roll for now. However, within Instagram's own IGTV; videos, text and images are overlaid on the video, and it all looks pretty similar to Instagram Stories. Perhaps a hint of what’s to come in the future? Finally, we wonder if Insta sent a memo to YouTube that went something along these lines:

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Top Instagram Hashtags For Summer 2019

Published on Mar 04 ,2019

We all love posting our summer memories to Instagram, and for some seasonal businesses and brands, Summer snapshots can be their social bread and butter! Because everyone loves posting the sun, sea and sensational ice creams, Instagram becomes flooded with more of the same each moment. It’s your job to overcome this problem and rise above millions of similar photos – Otherwise your brand and message will sink beneath your competitions efforts. Instagram is fierce and you need a way or method to stand above the crowd. Fortunately for you, there is a solution, carefully crafted hashtags. So how are you meant to find the best hashtags to make your photos stand out? It’s essential to pour over Instagram trending hashtags, this will keep you on your toes and at the head of the pack when new trends arise. Take note of new topics and understand how trends change and interact with each season. You will quickly learn what to expect and make the most of seasonal trending hashtags. This method takes a little time, but the extra exposure and new followers makes it well worth the effort! As an extra part of the method, you must learn and understand how hashtags develop and emerge in response to specific events. Finding and researching the best hashtags for personal or business/branding use needs to be the first thing you do before even thinking about posting. Your sunsets, sea and sand shots will sink beneath Instagram’s waves without carefully selected hashtags which balance popularity and relevance. This is why we’ve challenged ourselves to create and dig up this summer’s best Instagram hashtags. So here are some ideas and how you can properly use these to get maximum exposure of yourself or your brand. Tip #1: Based on our professional experience and what really drives results, 3 optimized and trending Summer hashtags are worth a million times more than 30 random, unfocused or insanely popular Summer hashtags. The good ol’ saying “quality over quantity” is applicable to using hashtags as well. Here is an example of what we consider as a vague, lazy attempt to get more likes and exposure that everybody else seems to post: #Sunset #FirstDayOfSummer #Summer2019 #SunShine #Beach #Hot #SummerTime #Summer Party #SummerNight #SummerLove #Sun #SummertimeWeather As you can see in the above hashtags set, there is nothing specific or relevant to your brand that may catch your target audience’s attention. If 1000s of other companies use the same hashtags, you are in for a rude awakening--you simply won’t get the exposure you wish to get as people won’t be able to find you. On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are companies that will use only too specific hashtags that people hardly ever check out, which is also counterproductive e.g #fishrodsforexperiencedfishermen #32inchwirefishtapekit The key to use the most efficient hashtags for your brand is to combine some general tags with specific ones that are relevant to your brand, niche, and target audience. For example, let’s assume you are a wine making company. A good mix of general and specific hashtags would be: #Firstdayof summer #Lastdayofsummer #Summerwine #SummerParties #SummerRedWine #PinotNoir #SummerChampagne #YourBrand Starting from a few more general ones and then working your way to the ones that are more specific and closer to what you have to offer, is generally a very effective method to gain more likes and followers from your hashtag campaign. Tip #2: Post regularly. Besides proper hashtag optimization, you also have to think of a good frequency to post your hashtags to keep the social juice flowing. This is also important when it comes to the platform feeding results as well due to the fact that the Instagram algorithm prioritizes more frequently posted hashtags as opposed to those being posted more sporadically. A good frequency of posting new hashtags is between 3-5 times a week or almost daily, if you have the time and effort to spare. Of course, it would be unwise to keep posting spam and excessive sets of hashtags just for the sake of keeping up - so make sure that your hashtags are optimized and relevant as well. Tip #3: Follow and engage with locals. Instagram is a multi-way social interaction platform and it is best to make the first step and interact with your market or seek partners instead of just sitting and waiting for others to check out and follow your brand. One method to do so is partnering up with some more popular yet non-competitive brands in your niche and use their hashtags along with yours. Let’s say you are a new local car rental business and there is a well-known brand in your area hiring bikes and buggies. After making a deal with them, a good example of collaborative and regional-oriented hashtags would be: #Carhiresummer #HighSeasonCarhire #SummerCarRentals #Buggie&Bikerentals #Londoncarhire #WestLondoncarrentals #YourBrand #PartnerBrand As long as it’s a not competitive business, your joined partnership efforts will multiply your exposure by 2X at least compared to promoting yourself only so get cracking and seek brands that will jointly help maximize your exposure! Tip #4: Connect and follow in your niche Besides partnering with other brands and using local hashtags so local clients can find you, you may also start following influencers around your niche or do promotional measures such as holding Instagram contests and giveaways that guide participants to do specific steps. e.g like and follow your postings to gain entries. That way, you will give people some incentives and good reasons to check you out online without forcing anything. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. And don’t forget to use other social media together as well e.g Facebook or Twitter to gain and redirect some traffic from there as well. Using more than one channels for the same marketing purpose always yields more exposure than simply focusing on one. After all is said and done, the key to using summer 2019 hashtags to promote your business successfully is doing a research first to see what’s currently trending and then using a good mix of general, niche-specific, and local or partnership hashtags. Results are never fully guaranteed but by doing all the above, you will dramatically raise the odds of spreading the word and generating more buzz around your brand.

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How To Use Instagram Stories Question Stickers For Your Brand

Published on Mar 04 ,2019

Back in July, Instagram announced the Questions Sticker, an interactive way to let your friends submit questions for you to answer. The purpose of the feature is to create a great new way to engage with your friends and followers in a different way, one that goes beyond the direct message inbox. How does it work? The questions sticker works by selecting the feature from the sticker tray on the bottom of your screen, when in Instagram Stories. Click on the “Questions?” option and type in your statement that you want to pose to your followers. We’ve seen many users have an open ended question, like “I’m waiting for the bus, ask me questions!” To see responses to your question prompt, you can find these in your story’s viewers list. The questions will begin to populate. Tap any of the questions you wish to answer and the question you’re answering will appear on your story. While you are able to see who submitted questions, your viewers will not be able to see photos or usernames when you decide to respond. How can brands use Instagram Stories Questions? We’ve seen personal brands use questions as a means to engage with their own followers, having their friends ask them their burning questions - but what about brands? How can brands use Instagram Stories Questions to engage with their audience? Here are 5 ways brands can use the Instagram Stories Questions feature… 1. Run a Question and Answer Session No brainer, but a simple tactic for you to try! Create a post to publish on your Instagram feed that invites your followers to join you for a question and answer session at a set date and time (ideally within 24 hours of the post). At this specified date and time, introduce on Instagram Stories that your question and answer session is beginning. For 30 minutes, respond to questions that are posed by your followers. You could do this through video, or simple respond through text (or a bit of both!) A question and answer session is a great way to provide value to your followers. 2. Use Question Stickers to Encourage Feedback This is especially useful if you have a B2C company. There is no better feedback than consumer feedback! If you have an upcoming product or service release, you might want to gather feedback from your followers, users of your business or brand. We have seen some great examples of brands soliciting feedback from their audience through Question Stickers. Calpak is a company that creates travel wear (suitcases and more) and has an Instagram strategy that encompasses plenty of user feedback. Recently, Calpak asked their followers where they should travel to next, what content they want to see more of on Instagram and more. 3. Increase Engagement of Your Instagram Stories With the Instagram algorithm changing each and every week, it seems, we predict that Instagram Stories engagement could soon have an impact on the overall feed algorithm. Although it’s not clear as to whether or not engagement on Instagram Stories has played a part in feed algorithm yet, increasing your Stories engagement can’t hurt! Posting a Question Sticker on your Instagram Stories once or twice as week can aid in overall engagement through Stories. Test and see if this will help your account! 4. Get To Know Your Followers Instagram Question Stickers will help you get to know your followers by starting a conversation, a very important 1:1 conversation. If you have a user who constantly asks questions, consider them engaged. You might decide to take the conversation to direct message, where you can further engage and learn more about them; or, you might use subsequent posts after questions to ask your followers for advice or give them a chance to discuss how they’re feeling about your products or services. 5. Run a contest through Instagram Stories Using Question Stickers doesn’t have to be used as a conversation, only. Instead, use Instagram Stories to run a contest. If you are a restaurant brand, you might develop ROI by giving away a $100 gift card weekly, in exchange for email addresses. To make this more engaging for your audience, consider asking them a question in exchange for an entry into your contest. You could ask a question like, “What’s your favorite dish?” or “What would you like to see as our next weekly special?” Running a contest through Instagram Stories is a great way to increase engagement and utilize Instagram Question Stickers in a meaningful way. Instagram Stories is a fantastic way to engage with your audience, and Questions Stickers are an even better way to further engage with your following. We encourage you to differentiate yourself from others in this space, and keeping on top of trends can position your Instagram account and overall strategy as thought leaders in your vertical. If you haven’t used Instagram Questions Stickers, consider trying it out this week!

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Here's How To Protect Your Instagram Account Online

Published on Mar 04 ,2019

Back in September 2017, six million Instagram accounts were exposed online, revealing private phone numbers and email addresses. The scale of the hack was tremendous, with celebrities even the likes of Selena Gomez impacted. In addition to leaking hundreds of A-list personal profiles - and the personal profiles of the other 6 million accounts - an online database was created where criminals could search for private user details. The fallout was tremendous, with experts advising users to update passwords and protect personal information for accounts on their website. And again, a hacking attempt happened; on August 13 2018, Mashable detailed how another hundreds of Instagram accounts had been hacked. Yet, Instagram continues to grow year over year, with 1 billion users on the platform. The growth is tremendous and although this kind of security breach happens far and few between, people are of course wondering how they can protect themselves from being hacked. So, if you’re concerned about how to protect your own Instagram account, we’ve put together the tips you need to implement now. Here’s how to protect your Instagram account from being hacked 1. Select a strong password Instead of choosing your mom’s name, boyfriend’s name, year of birth, it’s important to select a strong password. Add symbols and number into your Instagram password. Choose something that you will need to write down in order to remember. Better yet, add a punctuation mark where a hacker would least expect it! 2. That goes for your email address, too Your email address is associated with your Instagram account. If your email password is not secure, though your Instagram password is, your email account could be jeopardized. This email address is a gateway to your account, so be sure that you’ve implemented the tip about to your own email. 3. Check your third party apps There are many third party apps for Instagram, especially those that were created before before Instagram opened their API to allow for legitimate applications to publish and schedule posts. To manage your third party apps, or to check these apps, open your Instagram profile, click settings and ‘Authorized Apps’. Note: you will need to do this on your desktop If you see something on this list that doesn’t look right, it probably is cause for question. It is important to un-authorize anything that looks suspicious. You can do so by clicking “revoke access”. 4. Consider using two factor authentication Two factor authentication is used for so many accounts and applications, such as corporate email addresses, and can very well be used for your Instagram account. With two factor authentication, when you log-in to Instagram from a device that has not been used before, or that is unknown, you will be asked to enter a SMS code that is sent to the phone number associated with your account. This helps ensure that your account is not used by anyone else. When you have two factor authentication on your phone and email address, this helps ensure security. 5. Sign out of Instagram when you are on a public computer Let’s say you check Instagram when you’re at a hotel, or perhaps a friend’s house. That’s the beauty of Instagram for desktop, isn’t it? You can check it anywhere! When leaving these computers, be sure to sign out and not click the “remember me” box. Clicking this box could inadvertently save your password, without you even knowing. 6. Do not click on links you don’t know Hackers are sending emails more and more to accounts, trying to get them to click on links that take them to a fake Instagram login page. This page requests that you sign in to your account with you real password. Unbenounced to you, the fake website will steal your password and have access to the credentials you worked so hard to protect. It’s important to not click on links you don’t know. This goes for any and all emails. If you don’t recognize the sender, or if you don’t understand the body of the email, do not click on links. Be sure to look at the sender first and foremost to determine if the email address is known and recognizable. If not, delete it and mark as spam. Protecting your Instagram account doesn’t need to be challenging, though you do need to be smart. Select a password that is difficult to remember (and write it down, don’t save anywhere else online!), check all third party apps and be sure to not click on links you do not recognize. Protecting your Instagram account is like protecting your personal information. The less you share through password protection, the better.

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Here's How To Document Your Vacation Through Instagram

Published on Feb 17 ,2019

When it comes to travel, your phone is most certainly everywhere you are - from taking photos and videos to playing with plenty of filters and captions. Documenting your travel, your vacation, is a great way to hold your wonderful memories of cities, countries and making your way through to destinations. Not only can you save these memories and look back on them in the future, you can use Instagram to share these moments with your friend. Since Instagram now has over 1 billion users, there are so many people who could see your photos and videos from your vacation. With this in mind, we’ve put together our favorite ways that you can share your content on Instagram while on vacation. Here are 5 ways to turn your vacation into an Instagram series 1. Decide on your color and filter scheme The best Instagram accounts have a clear color scheme and variation - that is, when scrolling through Instagram feeds, there is a clear and consistent theme. This can be done in one of two ways. Decide on the colors you will take a post when on vacation. For example, if you’re in a tropical area, you might consider taking photos of blue, green and yellow photos (images of the ocean, lavish greenery and yellow florals). Determine which filter you will use. The easiest way to have a consistent Instagram feed is to use the same filter throughout your vacation. 2. Highlight only the best images and videos With the advent of Instagram Stories, it’s more important than ever to highlight only the best images and videos on your Instagram feed. Highlight your best image or photo from the day - morning, noon or evening. Posting in the evening will allow you to provide an overview of where your visited or what you learned that day. 3. Don’t forget Instagram Stories The number of daily active Instagram Stories users has increased 4X since 2016, and it’s not slowing down. Instagram Stories is consistently releasing new updates, from the latest facial filters to stickers, and polls in between. Posting regularly throughout your vacation on Instagram Stories will allow your followers to stay engaged with your activities in an organic way. Just be careful - posting too frequently can lead to follower fatigue. 4. Save your Instagram Stories to Highlights We’ve seen this done really well on personal accounts - saving your Instagram Stories to Highlights. For example, if you head to Bali on vacation, you can create a Highlight on your account for “Bali” and remember some of the best stories from your trip. This stays on your account until you decide to archive it, so it’s a great way to remember some of the most important and memorable videos and images from your vacation. 5. Tag locations in every image If you don’t do this already, it is recommended to include or tag your locations in every image or video that you post. Bonus points if you can tag accounts in this photos or videos, too. Tagging locations in your image or video can help create a map as to where you’ve been. This is a great resource if you’re back home, months down the line, and want to refer a friend or even have yourself check back to see where you were, what you ate, where your favorite beach was located and more. Tagging locations and mentioning Instagram handles can also help grow your following, as it is a great way to extend your overall reach. Vacations are a great way to relax, travel and create memories at the same time. While we used to store those memories in a photo camera, your memories are now on your iPhone, Android or other mobile device to save and refer back to as our own memories fade. When you are on your next vacation, consider these tips as ways that you can turn your travel into an Instagram Series, one that you are sure to remember and look back on time and time again.

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5 Instagram Metrics You Need To Track

Published on Feb 17 ,2019

Growth metrics and vanity metrics. The two are often confused, especially when social media managers or marketing representatives aren’t focused on the bottom line, the revenue, the metrics that actually matter. This often leads to tracking of far too much data, especially data that impacts key business decisions. Growth metrics through Instagram are those important progress metrics that can accurately depict performance. Vanity metrics, on the other hand, are easily manipulated and do not correlate or reflect numbers that actually matter. Businesses can get lost in a deep, dark funnel when it comes to vanity metrics - they can be hyper focused on these metrics that won’t impact revenue or progress made to a business. On the other hand, growth metrics will help measure efforts in a meaningful way. Here are 5 Instagram metrics that you need to track - metrics that truly matter. 1. Comment engagement Comments, or comment engagement, will tell you how engaging your content is. This can inform key business decisions as it relates to content that you audience is most interested in. A comment takes much more time to type and post versus a like, which can be easily left with just the tap of a button Comments are engaging, they show interest in your business, and they express a love for your content. When your followers go beyond the like, it shows that they resonated with the photo or video you posted. 2. Views on your Stories Instagram Stories are an excellent tactic to engage with your followers in a way that offers behind the scenes, or a different and unique look into your brand or business. With the effort and strategy that goes into your Instagram Stories, it’s important to not post and ‘forget’ about it. Instead, track the views on your Stories and report based on trends you identify. For example, if the data is telling you that views are higher when you post at 9:00AM versus 1:00PM, this could impact your posting strategy for the next month as you continue to track data. You can also identify which days are best to post, or if weekends result in higher view rates versus weekdays. 3. Followers gained over time This data tells you the total reach of your posts, as well as interest in your brand over time. If your audience grows in certain months, certain quarters, or even as granular as certain days, this can provide great insights into when your brand is attracting the highest organic attraction. If you have a paid advertising strategy that is (or isn’t) generating followers, this can identify the impact of your paid strategy. 4. Referral traffic through Google Analytics If you haven’t implemented Google Analytics on your website, what’s stopping you? Google Analytics will provide a plethora of data for your website, particularly, that will help inform larger, strategic decisions; however, it’s referral traffic through Instagram particularly that you need to pay attention to. This will help determine how much traffic your website receives from Instagram. To track this, it’s important to use UTM parameters in links that you include in your Instagram bio. UTM parameters are essentially tags that are added to a URL, that give Google Analytics information needed to determine where traffic came from. Here’s a great guide on how you can add UTM parameters to your links. 5. Demographic information from your Business Account followers When developing a customer persona, there are a few things that are must-haves to include - age, location and interests. Age can help you determine where you should target your users, from social media platforms to advertising purchases. Interests help determine how you should form your copy and who you should be writing to and for. Location, however, is an excellent way to truly strategize your in-market activations. If you relatively new to generating a specific customer persona for your brand or business, using data is a great way to start. Using Instagram Business accounts, you can determine where your followers are located. This data can be cross referenced against Google Analytics (your website visitors) and other social media networks. When it comes to tracking key Instagram metrics that will drive business decisions, it’s important to ensure you do not get vanity metrics in the way - those metrics that do not correlate to numbers that truly matter. Ultimately, the data you need to focus on is retention, repeat usage, and customer persona data that can help you make actionable decisions. Although you might track such vanity metrics as part of your monthly reports, be sure to avoid making key business decisions based on these metrics.

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Instagram Business Profile: To Switch or Not To Switch

Published on Feb 17 ,2019

You might have held back from making the switch to Instagram’s new business profile, smart move! Millions of businesses and brands have already made the switch and have come back with all the gossip you need to know about changing from personal Instagram profiles to business accounts. Now we have huge amounts of fresh opinions, arguments for and against this new feature and tons of obscure, hard to find information – We can make sure you make the right choice, for your brand’s long-term success within Instagram’s marketing minefield. We’ve gone through hundreds of responses, comments and articles from successful brands and businesses selling on Instagram. Then we collected the best and worst points, weighed them all up for this in-depth guide to help you make the switch… or not. Core Business Profile Features The new contact button allows users to call, email and see the address of your business. A Niche/Industry tag which shows users what niche you’re working in. Instagram Analytics which show user’s demographics, most active times, and post reach. Of course, Instagram paid post boost which expands the audience which sees your posts. Best for Brick and Mortar Retail Businesses? For businesses selling products and services in physical retail spaces, (brick and mortar businesses) making the switch is simply the best choice for you. Potential customers are able to connect with you in an instant with Instagram’s business account contact button. Potential customers can find your physical location within moments. (This also helps customers save time scouring your website for the information they need!) But it’s not all sweet smelling roses. Here’s one aspect of Instagram’s new business accounts which could turn against you in the long-run… Deal Breaker Problem with Instagram’s New Business Account? To understand this problem well, we need to go back in time. Back to Facebook’s good old days! Facebook pages used to be incredible tools for connecting with current and potential fans. Your posts would be sent out to followers and fans without a hitch. But then Facebook went into full profit hunger mode and reduced the amount of organic reach your posts would have. Essentially, after the update, Facebook limited the amount of people who could see your posts. Since then each Facebook page receive just 2% organic reach without purchasing extra post boosts. So what has Instagram got to do with that? Businesses and brands using Instagram for marketing and promotions are worried the same thing will happen with their Instagram Business accounts. Lower reach, less connection with followers and forced “pay to play” scenarios, is the possible outcome many brands are afraid of. Now is this just a conspiracy? Could this happen? Well Facebook has done this before, and now owns Instagram. Would you put faith in their hands? We’re attempting not to get ahead of ourselves or spread rumours. Instagram has shown no signs of following Facebook’s path. However, there are millions of brands and businesses that are cautious of the switch for just this reason. It’s no wonder questions like “Should I switch to Instagram’s Business profile” keep popping up from time to time. It seems as though we’re caught between two overpowering rocks! On the one hand, Instagram could throttle our posts, demanding payment for the organic reach – which we worked for. On the other hand, these new business profiles might increase engagement, look more professional and benefit our work in the long-run. Should you switch your common personal Instagram profile to one of the new business accounts? Don’t make your mind up just yet! We’ve considered only a few reasons so far, and now we’ve weighing them up even further. To Switch or Not to Switch, That’s the Instagram Question You might already be leaning one way or the other. Transforming your profile might be the best choice but continuing with your personal account isn’t all that bad either. The deciding factor might be the extra Instagram business account features listed below. Instagram’s Email Contact Button Instagram’s email contact button isn’t valuable for all businesses. Can you imagine waking up to hundreds of emails each morning? Whenever there’s a contact button, people with questions turn to that first before searching through website FAQs. Instagram’s Phone Number Button There’s also the option of having your phone number listed on your business profile. This works out well whenever there’s someone on the other end equipped to handle customer calls. For most online businesses and brands this feature is overkill. You often don’t need or have the resources to handle calls 24/7 and it’s possible to stretch yourself too thin. Physical Address on Instagram Well, this one’s quite simple. For physical retail businesses and brands, Instagram’s address button is perfect for helping customers get the information needed in a heartbeat. However, for most of us, you don’t need or want this feature. Showing your followers and fans the address of your online business is useless, potentially dangerous and ineffective. Using this feature means inviting random people to pop up and knock on your front door. Weird right? Instagram’s Back-end Analytics Instagram’s analytics are great, but these can be found elsewhere on the internet, often free of charge. Also, it seems that personal accounts have also been given access to these analytics, without switching to business. Because of this, we’re under the impression that all accounts, regardless of type will gain access to analytics sometime in the future. Instagram Ads Business Accounts Vs Personal Profiles Instagram adverts can be created within Facebook, without an Instagram business profile. Boosting posts for potential fresh reach is possible without the new features. All that’s needed is to setup the advert within Facebook, there are thousands of tutorials online showing how this is done. Our Conclusion Overall, most online businesses won’t need the extra features these new accounts offer – And there are hundreds of other resources to set up and analyse Instagram analytics. Work out what you need, and what you want from Instagram. Does the switch from personal account to business account make sense and fulfil those needs? If not, then the change might just waste your time, cause more fuss than is needed and come back to bite in the future. Take some time, think on this for the next few days then make the decision.

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6 Brands We Love To Follow On Instagram

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

While taking courses on social media, focused on Instagram, and learning all of the tips and tricks you can from others are certainly valuable, there is truly nothing like following brands and absorbing all you can learn from the best of the best - those brands who truly understand Instagram, have a clearly targeted audience and strategy to engage their following. It’s comparable to ‘learning on the job’ or practical skills training; although you can absorb information from reading great guides, white papers and eBooks, you are more likely to retain and engage with brands that you follow on a daily basis through Instagram. There are so many brands that we love, and so many who would have been deserving of finding a place in our hearts (and on this list). However, we’ve gone through our absolute favorite brands on Instagram, ones that are a must-follow when it comes to keeping an eye on the professionals, and taking inspiration for your own strategies. Here are 6 brands we love to follow on Instagram 1. Starbucks There should be no surprise that Starbucks is at the top of our list. A coffee house with humble beginnings in Seattle, Washington has expanded to become one of the most valuable fast food brands worldwide. Originating with the intention of creating some of the best drip coffee one can find, the company’s expansion has seen it become a global provider of Pike Place Brew and so much more. Why We Love Starbucks on Instagram Starbucks has a clear focus on creating great, engaging visuals through their Instagram account. While most images include product photos, they’re done so in a way that is appealing through an array of color and appeal. Interestingly enough, about 50% of content on Starbucks’ Instagram is user generated content, that is, content where users have posted and tagged Instagram. Starbucks is certainly taking advantage of this user content, which is a great tip for all Instagram accounts. 2. Oreo Who knew that a black and white cookie could have so much personality on social media? Oreo sure has a great time with their Instagram feed. Relying on video content to fill their feed, from images of Oreos being dipped into a traditional milk glass. The brand also taps into timely events, such as sporting events like the FIFA World Cup, Valentine’s Day, Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and more. Why We Love Oreo on Instagram We especially admire Oreo’s ability to take advantage of opportunities around the aforementioned timely events, which is something that all brands can use as part of their marketing strategy, particularly on social media. Tapping into timely events is an easy win for brands of all sizes. 3. Whole Foods Recipes, recipes, recipes! Whole Foods is focused almost entirely on creating easy to replicate recipes for their followers, such as tacos, salads and soups. Instead of highlighting the ‘brand’ or ‘product’ of whole foods (a brick and mortar grocery store) their Instagram channel has taken the approach of focusing on useful and practical applications of food. This encourages users to come back for more, and to engage with recipes that they love. Why We Love Whole Foods on Instagram Whole Foods is clearly focused on engagement through recipe sharing and content generation. The result is a bright, colorful feed with images that attract the most simple of chefs, to restaurant connoisseurs. 4. Apartment Therapy A leather chair with a footstool next to a piano with an exposed soundboard With over 1.5 million followers on Instagram, Apartment Therapy is the place to be for interior design enthusiasts. Sharing beautiful images that are curated from their followers means that Apartment Therapy has invested only in management of the account, not photo generation and creation. This is a great way to engage audiences, much like Starbucks. Through the account’s bio, Apartment Therapy encourages followers to share their unique, beautiful photos with the hashtag #apartmenttherapy. Their internal team monitors the hashtag for photos to showcase. Why We Love Apartment Therapy on Instagram Apartment Therapy understands their audience, and engages with those who share great content. As such, the company is less reliant on their own image creation, and more reliant on curating photos from others. It’s a great way to be featured on such a public account. 5. WeWork WeWork is a co-working space that offers monthly memberships to freelancers, remote employees and others. We love how WeWork utilizes the power of Instagram Stories. Through Instagram Stories, the company showcases different spaces around the world, personal stories and bits of advice around WeWork locations. Why We Love WeWork on Instagram We love how WeWork uses Instagram Stories, particularly to go behind the scenes and showcase great content that wouldn’t otherwise be featured on their feed. Their feed, on the other hand, is dedicated to impeccable imagery that displays cities around the world where WeWork locations are built. 6. The Keg The Keg is a North American steakhouse that has generated quite the following for a small chain, though we wanted to include this as an example because of the great way they showcase their food images. In their feed, consistency is key - that is, all images have the same graphic treatments and overlay, making it consistent across desktop, mobile and other scrolling devices. Why We Love The Keg on Instagram We’re big fans of consistent imagery, in terms of filters, graphic treatments and more. We are surely impressed by the consistency we see on The Keg’s Instagram feed, especially for a relatively small North American brand. The best form of flattery is to follow brands you love and learn from them; heck, take some of the ideas above and make it your own! With Instagram users ‘liking’ over 4.2 billion posts per day, the network continues to grow and grow. By following the best of the best on Instagram, you too can develop an engaging, interactive Instagram feed for your brand.

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5 Ways to Connect with Your Instagram Followers

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

Engaging with new fans and followers on Instagram isn’t hard. However, creating new connections for fresh businesses and brands on the platform can be confusing! So here are 5 ways to connect with your Instagram followers, on their level. Before we get started, here are 3 important things you need to know. 1) Useless Instagram Spamming First off, there are millions of accounts spamming Instagram with soulless posts and the most useless comment imaginable. However, these dull and worthless actions make our content shine even more. Taking the extra time to design valuable, relevant and engaging content for real connections elevates your potential for success on Instagram more now than ever before! 2) Great Content For Deeper Connections Ok, so, creating great content for followers and new potential fans is the recipe for Instagram success. But what makes great content and connections? Soulful communication is the start. You’re trying to connect on their level, understand what they want to read, see and experience. Then, deliver them exactly that, and more. Your posts aren’t meant to be fillers or fluff, it’s meant to be useful, engaging content. Advice, jokes, connections which you would want to receive, and respond to! Don’t bluff your followers with poorly thought out content, it’s more damaging to your brand than anything else. Instead, find out the message you want to share, and base your helpful content around that. 3) Half-arsed Instagram Content Here’s the last point. Don’t come into this thinking it’s possible to half-arse your Instagram content. Instagram followers and non-followers can smell bad writing, bad composition and laziness from a mile off! Content without thought could almost be worse than spamming. When in doubt, leave the post for later on when you have a chance to come up with something fresh, exciting and engaging. Authentic communication is two sided, and full of genuine thoughts and feelings. Ok, so here are 5 ways to reach your Instagram audience efficiently and effectively. Instagram Niche Hashtags First of all, we’ve got to find our audience and potential fans, right? So, the first most important thing we must do is find their favourite hashtags. Hashtags are the secret sauce of incredible growth on Instagram, but they’re also responsible for so many brands failing too! Failure comes from lack of knowledge, and lack of initiative. Often newbie businesses use tags which are too broad and general, like “#business”. Instead of using something so unspecific, target hashtags which are niched down such as “#businessforstartups”. Get specific, Get creative, Get tagging and researching well. The key here is relevance. Relevant hashtags are keyed into your industry, niche and audience in the most intimate ways. They show you’re in touch with your customer base. You know what they’re looking for, understand what their needs and you have the perfect solution for them! Essentially, you want them to “stumble” across your post, and see that your brand understand them inside and out. Here’s a more detailed, niched down example: In our first example, we targeted start-ups and businesses. We could go further into the niche too. If we were selling courses for lean startups, we could use the tag, “#businessforleanstartups”, or, “#leanstartupbusinesses”. These tags might become too specific, so it’s always important to search for yourself and see what tags are already in use. You don’t want to use tags which aren’t searched for, but you also don’t want to use tags which are too popular either. To find the best hashtags, search through general related keywords, open some posts and take note of other unique tags being used. On the other hand, become creative and start a new, unique hashtag of your own! Connecting through Instagram Posts After we’ve found these hidden hashtags, we’ve got to come up with incredible posts that catch user’s attention, and encourage them to comment, like and tag friends. Here’s a question, how well do you know your audience? To make content that connects on a deeper level of understanding, it has to be intimate. You’ve got to know at least two of these three things: What is your audience passionate about? What will make them talk, offer their own advice, share thoughts and tag their friends? These insights will help you craft the exact content which will get them engaged, commenting and sharing with the world. What do your followers and target audience dislike? This one’s kinda important. At all costs you want to avoid showing or sharing with them content that causes anger. Focus on content which promotes positive emotions, thoughts and feelings. Knowing what’s off limits and detrimental does seem simple, it’s is easily overlooked. Causing shock and awe through negative information isn’t sustainable or helpful. · Which trends are your audience following? Which trends should they be following but haven’t noticed yet? Part of successful Instagram marketing is being ahead of the pack at all times. One step ahead of the game. Wherever possible, research your competitors, scout around for great content ideas and turn them into your own unique version. Something which catches your audiences eye, their intellect and invite their response through a conversation in the comments. You often notice hot topics on Instagram’s feed, why not capture that passion and use it yourself too? Further the conversation by adding a fresh perspective! The ultimate piece of Instagram content is one which is easy to respond to, easy on the eyes, and intuitive. Something which tugs at the user’s heart, it understands their pains, wants and needs and delivers them just that. That’s the fundamental trick. Continuing the Conversation Through Comments Whatever you post, once it’s sent, the content is in the audience’s hands. But it’s not all lost to Instagram’s void. Here are some tricks which we often forget or ignore which will turn your Instagram game into success. 1) Keep the conversation flowing. You’re on the other side, so talk to them and express your own feelings in the comments with your audience! If they’re making a point to respond, comment and share their unique thoughts then why wouldn’t you do the same? 2) Ask them for more opinions in the comments, challenge them with different ideas or ways of doing things. Keep the questions and challenges open, limit yes or no questions because those lead nowhere. This will help you learn more about them, and in time they’ll discover more about you and your brand too. They’ll become more invested with your story, and wrap themselves up in it too, becoming loyal and open to promoting your content for you. Finding perfect hashtags can be time consuming at first and crafting the best posts and responses difficult and full of hard work initially too! But once you’re practicing each day, it’ll become easier and more intuitive. Then you’ll notice followers coming to you, coming for the conversations you started.

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5 Tips For Advertising on Instagram

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

Fueling the war against its competitors, Instagram pumped out new features and tweaks like there’s no tomorrow. Haven’t you been left wondering where to focus your Instagram advertising and marketing efforts after these changes? Well we have, our simple tips help small businesses and brands control their marketing efforts while the rest scramble and grapple for answers on their own. 1. Searchable Profile Name Make sure your name is searchable and related to the services and products offered. Users aren’t searching unique brand names to find solutions to their problems. Instead, they’re looking for general purpose names, perhaps the location too. The photo below, is a terrible example. Who’s searching for IknonicBikerz? No one that’s who. Instead of choosing an unintelligible name, go with something clear and concise like those below. · Carpet Cleaners NYC · Web Developers York · Local SEO Nebraska, Omaha Of course, some non-followers might know your name, but that’s not an excuse to cut yourself off from the rest of Instagram. Whatever the product or service, make sure your name reflects that. You’ll gain more exposure, traction and keep ahead of the competition with making non-followers lives easier. 2. Optimize Your Description Your profile’s next. Get your notepad out, and start mapping ideas. For new businesses and established ones too, your profile also needs to reflect the services and products being offered. Non-followers check profile descriptions within seconds, making sure it’s the right service for them Plain and clear, in few words, explain your services and benefits. (Not Features) · Professional Carpet Cleaners NEW YORK CITY 24/7 Sweet, Fresh & Fragrant Results · Website Creation & Site Renovation Fast, Efficient & Affordable Free Consultation Local York Area · Local Search Engine Optimization Maximize Leads - Tailored Needs Omaha, Nebraska Whatever you write, make is simple, clear and quick. You have just split seconds to hold their attention, click that link and become a lead. Mini Marketing Tip) For some people, that’s not enough. Add some spice to the bio, make it special and related to your brand. But make sure it doesn’t confuse or dampen the message. 3. Never Forget the Link 3 Seconds to search your service name 2 Seconds to scan the description 1 Second to click the link. People’s attention is nonexistent. People want instant connection with your service, without the link, you’re making the user work harder. Create an account that’s easier to navigate, understand and interact with. Direct the user to content, campaigns, landing pages or whatever else nurtures leads. Contests are great, and so is a little description above the link if there’s still room. · Free Cleaning Samples · Free Consultation Contest · New Content, Accelerate Leads No need for the caps of course, especially if that detracts from the service description. But, make it clear where the link leads too. Mini Marketing Tip) Not enough room? Attempt to cut down the description, keep the link line to bare minimum. Click Below, Learn More, See More, Click. 4. Link Comment Communication Once your profile description and name is clear, along with your link, whatever that might lead to, the next thing to concentrate on is connecting users to your profile. Users can do this their own ways, clicking through your profile name, however advertising is more successful when we make it easier for users. In the comments section, add an “@profilename mention”, once clicked, the user will be transported to your profile. This can also be written in the photo description, put it in both if it works. Use your captions wisely, direct their attention towards the link, you want them off from Instagram and engaging with your offers, services and products. Keep them clear, just like your profile description, ask them to follow the link, using direct terms. People find your photos all over Instagram’s feed, sometimes in the explore page, not just through your profile. Providing the user an @ link with the call to action helps them jump straight to the offer, content or landing page which you have linked. Above the link, to make it plainly obvious, you could add “The link below.” Or “Here’s the link!” Keep it clear, and actionable. Take the decision making away from the user. 5. Adding Text to Photos Ok, this might heat up some debate. Posting photos with text on Instagram, useful or useless? Some Instagrammers believe it should just be photos, no text. However, adding text to photos sends a clear message to other users about you, your business or brand. It’s the easiest, fastest and most straightforward method of communicating on Instagram. The user doesn’t have to read the caption, doesn’t need to dig for more information in the comments, he or she knows within an instant what’s being shared. This is effective because there’s only a few milliseconds per photo to grab the user’s attention. Instagram, like all other social media platforms are made up of users with the shortest attention spans. Give them a jab with these word photos, Send them the message in an instant. Perhaps you have an incredible offer, of 40% off, well how are the users going to know about this in one split second with just a photo of the product? You can’t hedge your bets on the user reading your captions, comments or clicking through to your profile without good reason. Mini Instagram Marketing Tip: You’ve heard it before, use good photos. Use photos which are going to cause an impact. Something that grabs attention and doesn’t hold back the message. Use photo’s which complement the message, the typography itself to create images that hog attention. Now there’s no point reading this without implementing these tips. Instagram’s getting more complicated, and fast with each moment. Take a few minutes to optimise your instagram profile. Use simple, clear and actionable messages, those will make the most difference. Leave the ones which take time until last, focus first on the easiest changes. Your name, description and adding that link in there with a call to action is just the beginning. That’s all folks. Until next time!

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Our Favorite Instagram Management Tools For You

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

Back in the early days of Instagram, brands needed to manage their accounts through their smartphones - that is, brand managers needed to be tied to their smartphones in order to add filters (which were once very limited), include a great caption and insert hashtags. Brands, businesses and individuals alike were truly only figuring it out, and everyone was really in the same position. It was a brand new network! Since then, Instagram management tools are everywhere. This network has become one of the most popular and powerful social media management platforms and, with growing popularity, there are a plethora of Instagram tools that will help make your lives easier, while strategically creating the best account for your business. Here are our favorite Instagram management tools that you can use for your accounts now. Person takes a picture of their brunch on their smartphone 1. Hootsuite Hootsuite is a social media management tool that works for a wide variety of platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and more. It helps you schedule your content in advance, which means that you don’t always need to be tied to your phones in order to post. Specifically with Instagram on Hootsuite, this tool enables users to schedule and publish Instagram posts directly from the network to Hootsuite. You can also manage Instagram as a team, if you have multiple users in one account. You can plan and launch campaigns across multiple Instagram accounts. 2. Combin Combin is a tool for managing Instagram, though it offers different functions than Hootsuite. Combin manages your Instagram account using a few different methods, including mass following and unfollowing, communication with potential followers, scheduled according to Instagram limits, sorting and previewing who you should follow. At this time it doesn’t allow you to schedule Instagram posts or access direct messages and comments, though this is on the roadmap. 3. Later Later is a relatively new start-up on the scene, based out of North America. Later allows users to plan weeks of Instagram posts so you can see your visual content calendar, plan your feed and schedule automatically to Instagram. This Instagram Management Tool is a certified Instagram partner and uses the Instagram Graph API for all publishing, which means you are in good hands. The beauty of Later is that it started as an organizer tool, especially for brands who are focused on creating a beautifully curated feed. You can find content quickly, switch between accounts and import media from your desktop, Google Drive, Dropbox or - of course - your phone. 4. Foursixty Flipping to an Instagram management tool that helps drive revenue from your accounts, Foursixty is a UGC, shoppable machine for Instagram. With this tool, you can turn your Instagram content and UGC into shoppable galleries for your online store, emails, blog and other campaigns. It’s trusted by thousands of brands and agencies. Foursixty offers a platform, so it’s up to the user to determine how to use it. There are partners who you could align with to help execute your UGC strategy, so be sure to keep this in mind as you turn Instagram into a revenue generator for your business. 5. Repost Repost is a very simple app that allows you to repost photos and videos from other accounts onto your own. This can give you ready-made, easy content to distribute to your followers, without needing to dream up the perfect caption. Simply repost your photos or videos and voila, your feed is populated. 6. Crowdfire Crowdfire has been on the market for quite some time, though Instagram capabilities are relatively new. This tool allows you to discover and schedule your content, while managing your content all from one place, much like Hootsuite. You can also discover relevant content based on your interest or followers’ interest, publish content, pre-schedule all of your content, get images based on your favorite topics and so much more. 7. Soldsie We’ve reference revenue and ROI throughout this article, and Soldsie is all about this. Instagram captions and photos are not linkable to your website or other third party sites (at this time) though you can link through your profile URL. Soldsie utilizes this real estate and showcases content that encourages fans to click through this link on your profile. There are options for both stores and publishers, so all Instagram business accounts can benefit from this feature. It’s a powerful tool, especially for businesses who are selling products or services through their Instagram accounts. With the most appropriate Instagram tools for your business, and with the proper use, of course, Instagram is building to become the number one social media tool for businesses. Not only do Instagram management tools offer so many different features and functionalities, they can equip you to manage multiple accounts at once. When you find the best one that fits you and your needs, your business strategy will surely flourish.

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How To Create The Perfect Instagram Bio For Your Business

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

Take a look at your Instagram bio right now, and ask yourself - “When was the last time I updated this?” The answer might be yesterday, or it might be never - or, perhaps, it’s somewhere in between. Whatever the case might be, it’s important to remember that having a good Instagram bio is not only important to attracting new followers, it’s essential to telling your new followers exactly who or what you are, and the content you will offer them. Your Instagram bio needs to be fully equipped with everything you need to make that great first impression. Here’s how you can create the perfect Instagram bio for your business Make it short and sweet, and to the point Writing an Instagram bio that speaks to your target audience is essential, and making your bio short, sweet and to the point is even more essential. If you are a restaurant in New York, for example, you know there is plenty of competition. Plenty. What makes you different? What’s your unique proposition? Is it your location, or your culinary expertise? Your interior fusion or your service? Make sure this unique advantage seeps into your Instagram bio. Introduce who you are, and keywords that explain why visitors to your profile should click ‘follow’. Meet is a great example. This is a Vancouver, Canada-based restaurant that prides itself on creating great Vegan food. By reading their bio, you know exactly who they are, what they do and what you can expect if you visit their location. You know this within moments, instead of needing to scroll through their feed. Mention accounts, add hashtags and include links Guiding your users through associated accounts, branded hashtags and links to your website is not only a best practice, it’s essential to generating ROI through Instagram for your business. Mentioning accounts through your Instagram means that you can guide your users to other accounts that are related to your business. For example, if you are a retail brand, you can link to your store manager’s Instagram account, where he or she can post branded images of new products, great outfits and sneak peaks at what is ahead. Branded hashtags can lead your followers to check out more great content, ideally focused on User Generated Content (UGC). This encourages your followers to share their own images, increasing your brand impressions and potential new followers. Links to your website through your bio will increase visits and potential ROI generated through Instagram. If you have an e-commerce store, linking to your store through your site is always a great best practice. Be sure to track source traffic to your website in Google Analytics and measure traffic over time - if Instagram is increasing, you could optimize your website for Instagram traffic over time, to ensure a seamless user experience across platforms. Make sure you’re using the Instagram Business profile To make your Instagram account truly ready for new visitors, you want to be sure that you have the Instagram Business account activated for your profile. Instagram Business gives you the ability to create posts and ads, add links to your Instagram Stories, gather insights and analytics and add contact information to your Instagram bio. Adding this key information to your bio is essential for business profiles. With such information, you can link users to a shop link, a link to call your business phone number, and a link to email your business account. You can also add a physical address to your profile, if you have a brick and mortar location. Use emojis in your Instagram bio We’re big fans of using emojis in just about everything, especially in our Instagram bios. Using emojis can not only help tell your brand story in an effective way, in the character limit of an Instagram bio, it can add visual detail to your bio description. Going back to the example of Meet, the Vegan restaurant in Vancouver, Canada - this account uses emojis in an effective way. The emojis help break up the description between the explanation of benefits. No need to go overboard with your emoji use. Using it tastefully, yet somewhat sparingly, can help to visually tell your story. Most of all, have fun with it! Create a few variations of your bio - and pass it through the employee test Once you’ve created one version of your Instagram bio, create a few more and pass it along to your employees for their feedback. We recommend writing 3-4 variations of your bio and take it for a ‘feel’ test; that is ask your employees to rank their favorites. You might be surprised at their responses, or it might affirm your top selections. When creating your Instagram bio, it’s important to remember why you’ve created your profile on Instagram in the first place. Ask yourself, what is the objective of your effort on this network? What is the purpose of creating beautiful images with engaging captions? By tying your strategy to your objectives, and articulating the perfect Instagram bio for your business, you can attract and retain visitors on this growing network.

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Gaming Instagram’s Algorithm

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

Recent newcomers join Instagram to be up there with the veterans, welcoming followers and the attention they bring. But sometimes after being on the platform, for even years you can get stuck on the same follower count. Well first take a step back, realise we have all been there! Here are some tips and actions you can use to your advantage, to pull you from your Instagram slumber. Algorithms are ruining Instagram! False. Whether we like Instagram’s algorithm or not, it’s here and we need to start going with it, to clear a path for our content. You’re about to find out how the algorithm can work for you, but first, here’s how Instagram’s algorithm started changing, and how that’s affecting your brand or businesses on Instagram. Instagram’s Older Algorithm Before Instagram’s updated algorithm took shape, we had the old chronological feed. It worked well, really well. We could upload a photo, write sweet captions, posdot and in that moment, our followers would see the post show up right at the top of their Instagram feed. Instagram’s team then changed the feed’s algorithm, which now shows us what we’re interested in, based on what we liked, commented on and who we followed. The Problem with Instagram’s Algorithm So, what’s the problem with Instagram’s new algorithm? Well, compared with the previous version, there’s a drastic change that affects all accounts. Imagine this, an IG user follows 75 Instagram marketing accounts and 25 travel accounts. (Normal feed shows 75% marketing posts and 25% travel photos) One day the user decides to get their dose of wanderlust. Visiting the explore page, User starts liking and following accounts left right and centre of beautiful beaches, sunsets and Pina Coladas. The user moves on and goes about their day while Instagram’s algorithm picks up on the sparkling beaches and changes their feed behind the scenes. On opening Instagram again, their feed is populated with sunsets and sand. Most other posts that would usually show up from the marketing accounts have been pushed to the bottom. Instagram does this because the data shows, at that moment, you want sunsets! This is all to do with your past Instagram sessions. This can be terrible for your accounts growth and as you can see, this presents a new can of worms to navigate. Posts at the bottom of the pack aren’t liked, shared or commented on, found on the explore page nearly as much as those surfing at the top. Adding insult to injury, Instagram assumes your account, and all of your posts are uninteresting and not important. Thus, your account sinks into Instagram’s deep abyss! Instagram’s New Algorithm Strategies What would you do with more information about your follower’s interests, likes and dislikes? Could there be some trick to gaming the system, or developing strategies to utilise Instagram’s new feed effectively? Well, provided in the business back end is the statistics suite with all the tools and data you need to dig through all your posts. Even the stats from your top performing posts, and those which sank to the bottom of the pool. So, what’s hidden in the business back end? And how can it help grow your accounts traffic exponentially? Location (Country and city) You can see the location of your followers, their country and even down to the cities they are from. You could start forming posts targeting specific cities, local events and developing news. Festivals going on nearby? Hit them up with hashtags and get access to the non-followers involved. Make your posts related in a natural and open way. You can see which time zones are most popular for your followers. Make the most of this knowledge and start posting within these time zones. Finding the best hours to post will be time well spent, but don’t forget to change this up occasionally to reach other, new followers. Gender & Age Gender demographics and age are crucial to understanding your audience, if you haven’t already found this out, then you’re missing out! Here are some questions you should be asking yourself. Are your followers engaging more with certain posts than others? Could that be related their age and interests, or gender? Could you increase user engagement by creating similar posts to the best performing ones? Check what the right ratio of similar well engaging posts are. You don’t want to spam or over saturate your account or alienate new followers and non-followers alike! You can break down the amount of new follower growth each week, and the ratio between male and females in a circular graph. Follower Activity (Average user time, clicks) Learning more about Instagram’s analytics and statistics will help you determine which posts are the most powerful within your target demographic. Play around with Instagram’s back end, get to grips with the terms and meaning behind these statistics. Using these statistics will help give you the confidence to follow your Intuitional instinct. Create successful engaging content, test and find out what will surge towards the top of the explore page. Now, going back to the most important part of building your Instagram business and brand accounts. Instagram Statistics – Best & Worst Posts Crafting an engaging post takes a little testing and creativity on your part. But looking into Instagram’s statistics can take away some of the uncertainty. Opening up your statistics page, find two posts. One of your best performing posts One of your worst performing posts The one that has done well, will often have more non-follower engagement than the worst performing content. Posts with high amounts of non-follower engagement likely appeared on the Instagram’s explorer page. That’s where most, if not all of the non-follower engagement comes from. Experienced brands and businesses engage like this with their followers. Intuitively asking for their opinions. Inviting other people and follower’s friends into the conversation. Encouraging Hashtag use and more comments. These questions drive engagement and creates a snowball which increases exponentially with more comments, likes and shares. Creating unique posts and crafting engaging captions takes a bit of intuitive thought. Using the statistics based on your follower’s interests, demographics, and other information will help as a starting point and launching block. Another research effort would be to check what your competitors are doing. Assess their best and worst posts, are there any glaring differences? Anything reason for the popularity or lack thereof in the comment section? Are your competitors successes consistent? The more information you can gleam from researching these statistics, and looking at your follower’s comments, profiles and interest keys you in to developing consistent engagement. These posts should be natural and non-intrusive, you want to attract not repel! Be creative, be different, be special.

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5 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Instagram Stories

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

When Instagram Stories were first released, the sentiment was neutral. Snapchat had seemingly cornered the market on live video, at the time, and was followed by the masses. Yet, in November 2017, Instagram Stories had reached 300 million daily active users with users under 25 years of age spending more than 32 minutes each and every day on the network. Brands were moving to Instagram for many reasons, most of which were because they had already built a significant following on this platform versus needing to build a new community on Snapchat. New features were arriving every few months, with these features being of interest to brands - advertising potential, CTA integration within stories and the ability to mention other brands and users right from the video. When live video hit the scene, Instagram had truly set and delivered their strategy - one that catered to brands connecting with their followers. As a brand, you might wonder how you can get more out of your Instagram Stories, generating awareness and greater interest of your business online. Here are 5 ways to get more out of your Instagram Stories. 1. Create Instagram Story Highlights Let’s say you have an epic series of videos for your latest Instagram Story. Before Instagram Story Highlights came around, you could save it, sure, and perhaps repurpose the content later. If you didn’t save it, the content would disappear after 24 hours, never to be seen again. Epic videos gone, in the blink of an eye! Instagram Story Highlights were released in December of last year, and acts as an archive of your favourite clips. It appears as a pin to your profile of sorts, within the ‘Highlights’ tray under your regular story tray and Instagram bio. To create a Stories Highlight, you can perform the following actions: Head to your Instagram Profile, where you will see a “Highlights” section underneath your Instagram Bio The first circle in Highlights should say “New”. Click on this. You will be taken to your archived stories, where you can choose what to include in your first Stories Highlight group Click “Next” and give your highlight a name Click “Done” then “Add” Voila - you’re done! One tip when creating Highlights - ensure that it has a clear and concise theme. From a user perspective, it would be unfortunate to scroll through many, many highlights to find one that it is engaging. If you are a retail brand, consider creating a “New merchandise!” Highlight. If you’re a restaurant, you could include a “Day In The Life Of Our Chef” Highlight. 2. Tutorials, education and knowledge will engage your audience Using your social accounts to educate your audience is not only helpful, it’s also engaging and can help grow your networks. Tutorials, tips and tricks can be a great way to do this. Consider how you choose to follow your favorite accounts. Chances are, you have an affinity for such brands or you get value out of their Instagram profiles. Including tutorials, education and knowledge can not only position your brand as a leader in your industry, it will also help grow your audience. 3. Link to other accounts - such as partners or influencers Especially if you work with influencers or brand ambassadors, linking to other accounts can help to increase your own visibility on Instagram. Users scrolling through Instagram Stories will frequently jump to other stories within their account. Remember the statistic we provided for you as we started this blog - users under 25 years of age spend more than 32 minutes each and every day on Instagram. Sharing other accounts within your Stories is not only an act of strategic goodwill, it can come back to help you as other accounts do the same. 4. Take advantage of all features Instagram Stories has so many features that you can use - from filters to text, the pen tool to locations, and polls in between. Engage your audience by using the features available to you. We especially love the integration of polls within your Stories, as it’s a great way to generate engagement. Pose a question, gauge sentiment and use the data to inform your marketing decisions. 5. End with a CTA If you are investing time in your Instagram account, this means you’re investing money - time is money! On Instagram, just like any other network, it’s important to generate revenue and ROI with your time (and money!) investment. CTAs are a great way drive traffic and awareness of your services or products. For example, you can drive website traffic by prompting users to swipe up (if you have at least 10,000 followers). If you don’t have 10,000 quite yet, you can change the link in your Instagram bio to act as a CTA in the meantime. Consider encouraging your Instagram Story viewers to visit the link in your Instagram bio for more information on your services or products. CTAs present a huge opportunity to prompt users to interact with your brand. Take advantage of this opportunity. Conclusion Instagram Stories provides plenty of opportunity to engage your followers on your daily activities as it relates to your business. Not only can this engage your audience in a more meaningful way, it can also help generate greater interest and connection with your following. When creating your next Instagram Story, ask yourself - will this engage my audience while impacting my business objectives?

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6 Tips For Writing The Perfect Instagram Caption

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

If you manage a brand or perhaps your own business on Instagram, you know how difficult it can be to come up with your own Instagram captions each and every day. Depending on the tone of voice for your business, or the story your post should tell, captions can be funny, inspirational, more serious in nature or perhaps not include much copy at all. Yet, all too often we see brands upload a beautiful photo on Instagram, yet the copy is less than stellar. In reality, your Instagram captions should considered and strategized just as much as your images are. Next to the scrolling feed of imagery, captions should engage your audience and encourage them to do more - like comment, like or click on tagged accounts, or purchase, share or learn more about your brand. So, how can you write the most perfect Instagram caption for your accounts? That’s exactly why we’ve compiled our expert tips to help you create the best Instagram account for your audience. Here are our 6 Tips For Writing The Perfect Instagram Caption Photo of a phone with Instagram app 1. Write for engagement when posting your impressive images Instagram’s algorithm favors brands and posts that receive engagement within the first few minutes of being uploaded. A post that generates nothing but crickets will find itself decreased down the Instagram feed chain, while posts that receive comments and likes shortly after being posted will signal to Instagram that this is high quality content - and it will find itself placed higher in your users feed. This means that you should be conscious to write Instagram captions that have clear and effective calls to action, encouraging your followers to like or comment on your posts. Be wary not to overtly ask for likes and comments, but instead engage your audience in a meaningful way. 2. Use a consistent voice across all posts and accounts When building your following, your audience will learn to expect a brand voice that is consistent. This means that your posts should all have the same tone, and certainly the same sense of humor, inspiration or serious caption. If you are a retail brand, for example, you might integrate humor into posts every so often. If you are a charity or non-profit organization, inspiration could be at the core of what you share with your audience. Consistency across industries and accounts is key to your success. Your brand voice should be consistent across accounts on other networks, too, such as Twitter and Facebook. iPhone camera 3. Don’t be afraid of emojis! Emojis can draw attention to your CTA (and help tip #1 - engagement), so don’t be afraid to use these in your captions. You can insert emojis at the end of your caption to express emotion about your posted photo, or you can even use emojis in the middle of a sentence to replace a word. One example could be: Monday ? Are we right?! (As a short caption, for example). Or, you can extend a caption beyond a quick few words to: We are so excited to share this latest top available through our online store now! ??? Is your wardrobe ready for the weekend? ?? 4. Use handles strategically within your captions Using handles in your captions, or even in your comments for that matter, does two things - one, it engages your audience to click on other handles, keeping them involved with your account and two, it can help your brand promote another account, be it an individual or a brand. Engaging other audiences will help build your brand through integration on Instagram. Mentioning and including handles in your captions will alert the mentioned account, which could be a strategic move to grow your audience. Use handles sparingly and strategically. 5. Hashtags are your best friend. Hashtags are essential when it comes to Instagram captions. Using hashtags can help you gain more Instagram followers, find content that is related to your followers, and even help contextualize your content. If you are a restaurant in New York, for example, you might want to use hashtags such as #eatinginNYC, #dineoutNYC, or #NewYorkDining. You can include hashtags at the end of your caption, or you can integrate it into the post itself. For example: What an incredible menu we have tonight! #eatinginNYC has become ? on Wednesday nights. Click on the link in our bio to book your table. Instagram Profile 6. Yet, be strategic with those hashtags… Including hashtags can be done strategically, like in our post above. Or, you can post up to 30 hashtags as a ‘first post’ (which is a comment) immediately after posting. Here’s how: Immediately after posting your photo, add a comment as if you were engaging with a regular post Add your hashtags (up to 30 hashtags per post) Your comment will appear in the thread with […]and not visible to your audience This is an effective way to increase awareness of your posts and engage a new audience. Writing the perfect Instagram post can be a unique challenge if attempting to brainstorm and execute the ideal caption on your own. Working with the tips above, you can plan your Instagram calendar strategically and with confidence knowing that you have the experts behind you at every step of the way. With these tips in mind, have you started to plan your next Instagram caption? Bookmark this blog post to keep the tips handy!

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6 Ways to Engage with Your followers on Instagram

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

Instagram is an excellent medium for advertising a business. However, if you want to get the most out of your Instagram account, then you will need to know how to engage with your followers properly. Here are some great tips for engaging your Instagram followers. 1. Include a Call to Action on Your Posts Having a call to action on your posts is an excellent way to engage your Instagram followers. This is because it lets your followers know what you want them to do next. For example, if you post a picture of a few items that you are currently offering on sale, you can include the following call to action: Go to our website to buy items on sale now! Not only does this increase the chances of your Instagram followers making purchase, but it helps your posts to be more appealing to them. This is good for creating better engagement and a stronger connection with your followers. 2. Create Posts that are Naturally Interesting to Your Audience The more people who view and share your posts, the better. One of the best ways to get people to view and share your posts is to make them naturally interesting to your audience. So, for example, if your company sells shoes, then posting a picture of a person running in a beautiful location could be naturally appealing to your audience. This is especially true if you can find a good hashtag to go with it. Anything related to running or shoes could be very helpful. The point is that if you provide content that appeals to your audience, it is going to have a much stronger impact than if you provide content that comes across as boring or irrelevant. So, try to make posts that catch the eye and are interesting. 3. Use captions Captions can be extremely beneficial for engaging with your Instagram followers effectively. This is because captions add extra value to your post and make them more interesting than posts that do not have captions. Captions are a great place to add a quote, to say something funny, or to provide extra information about the picture. All of these things can make your Instagram post more appealing to your following and make your posts more likely to get shared. Captions help your posts to stand out and standing out is great for effective engagement. 4. Respond to Comments on Your Posts If you have a lot of Instagram followers, then there is a good chance that your posts will receive a decent amount of comments when you publish them. A great way to engage with your following is to respond to comments. This is effective because it allows you to build a stronger relationship with your followers. It could be as simple as saying “thank you :)” if someone compliments your post. However, you can respond to anything they say. If someone asks a question you can answer it, if you want to ask a question, you can do that too, etc. Just by interacting with your followers, you will help to increase their connection with you. This can help to create brand loyalty. It can also give your followers extra incentive to both comment on your photos and share them. 5. Run Contests Running contests is an excellent way to engage your Instagram following. This is because many people like to play games and participate in contests because they are fun. You can also give away a free prize to the winner. This can just be a small piece of merchandise from your company, a gift card, etc. Contests that you can run include a best caption contest, a best hashtag contest, etc. You can also tell your Instagram followers that anyone who likes or shares your Instagram post will be automatically entered in a contest to receive a prize. Then you can just choose the winner at random. Contests help to create interest for and awareness of your brand. Whenever people can win something, it is more likely to draw their attention. If you do contests regularly, then this can help you even more than just doing one or two. 6. Post consistently A good target to shoot for is four posts a day. The reason why posting consistently is so key is because if you do not, then people can forget about your brand and lose interest. However, if you post regularly, then your brand will stay fresh in your follower’s minds. This can be extremely beneficial for your Instagram engagement. Regular posting will help you to be viewed as an authority in your niche. It shows dedication and commitment. This is what followers want to see from brands. If you barely post at all, then it will make your company appear lazy and not dedicated. This is not desirable. So, you should do the opposite of this and post regularly to have the opposite impact. Conclusion If you take the right approach and do the right things, then you can dramatically improve your engagement with your Instagram following. Using hashtags, creating naturally appealing posts, using captions, responding to comments, running contests, and posting consistently are all things that can be very helpful. The goal is to get your Instagram following to come to view your account as a source for great information, entertaining content, and responsiveness. If you do all of the things listed in this article, then you can achieve this goal. In addition to boosting your engagement levels, doing the above things can also help you to grow your following. Growing your following is key for getting the most out of your Instagram account. Larger followings help to increase brand awareness, boost sales, and make your company look better in general. So, having a larger following is very desirable. If you can, you should incorporate all of these strategies. However, even if you can just implement one of them, it should help.

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How to get your content on the explore page

Published on Feb 12 ,2019

How to be featured on Instagram’s Explore page Do you want to know the fast track to growing your account on Instagram? It’s called the Explore page, and a feature on there can result in a huge boost in followers, engagement, and lead generation. But, finding your way onto that page is shrouded in mystery for many aspiring influencers. Especially with all the constant algorithm changes, it can feel very frustrating when you’re putting so much time and effort into your account, without seeing any real growth. If you manage to get your post shown on the Explore page though, you’re getting extra exposure and accelerated growth! But, how do you get there? What is the explore page? Let us begin by giving you a nice rundown of exactly what the explore page is, and why it’s so useful for growing your account. The explore page has long been a feature on Instagram, and its primary use is to help you find more accounts that you’ll enjoy on the platform. It highlights popular accounts by showing their recent images to people who aren’t currently following them. It is a constant stream of content that Instagram thinks you would enjoy, and a great way to expand the kind of accounts that fill up your follow list. How does Instagram choose what posts to show? The explore page is different for every user, as it is based on past activity and individual interests. But the way that they select which images to highlight still works the same from account to account - it’s only the results that will differ. Engagement One of the biggest factors that determines what content is shown on the explore page is the amount of engagement that a post attracts. Engagement covers everything from likes, comments, and saves. Already, we know how important high levels of engagement are because of the latest algorithm changes, but they are essential for getting your content shown on the explore page. Instagram understands that good engagement means people are interested in your post. If people are interested in your post, then it must be of good quality and therefore deserves to be highlighted on their explore page. But, it’s about more than just attracting good levels of engagement - you have to attract it quickly. The algorithm favors content that attracts high levels of engagement within the first 15 minutes. Because of this, you need to be keeping track of your accounts analytics through your business account to see exactly when your followers are most active. The Network Effect The easiest way to have your content highlighted on the explore page is to have a bigger account interaction with your content. Instagram fills your explore page with content you’ve liked, and content that accounts you follow have liked. This is called the “network effect”. If you manage to attract a like or comment from a big account, then your post will be shown to the rest of their followers through their explore - really expanding your reach. This is one way that your content can quickly go “viral”, as every like or comment you get from people will show your content to their followers on the explore page as well. If your post relates to a particular account with a high following, don’t be afraid to tag them, or mention them in the comments. Don’t just tag random accounts though - that is one quick way to mark your account as spam! How to get your content on the explore page Attracting engagement is key, and here are some simple ways you can improve your content to have it featured on the explore page. Tailored content First and foremost, you need to be posting high-quality content on your feed. Low-quality posts will do nothing to improve your brand or attract engagement. Without the engagement, you’re not going to appear on the explore page - which is why we’re here! But, more than this, once you’re on the explore page, you want your post to stand out from all the others. And the easiest way to do this is with top-notch content. The best way to create the kind of content your followers will like is by engaging in a little bit of online stalking! In the marketing world, we call this “social listening”, and it’s an invaluable tool for anyone trying to improve their social media presence. Take a look at your follower's profiles and following lists and find out what kind of content they’re engaging with the most. Then, use this information to dictate your own content calendar. Include a call-to-action If you want people to like or comment on your photo, sometimes the easiest way to do so is simply to ask! Including a call-to-action in your caption helps your followers to understand exactly what you want them to do, and they don’t have to be complicated or fancy. “Be sure to click that heart if you like this!” “Tell me your favorite flavor in the comments!” “Tag a friend who would LOVE this in the comments!” See? Simple and effective ways to increase the engagement on your post! The Power of the Hashtag If you’re on Instagram and not working your hashtag game to its full advantage, then you’re really missing out! This platform was built on the power of hashtags, and ignoring them is the perfect way to halt your growth. Including just one hashtag in your post’s caption can result in an average of 12.6% more engagement than leaving them out altogether. Hashtags help bring even more people to your feed, helping you get more engagement, helping you get onto that all-important explore page. There are loads of sites out there with hashtag lists, or you can investigate some of your favorite accounts to see which one they’re using. Experiment with what combinations work best for you, and apply these to all your posts to bring in those extra likes and comments. Getting featured on the explore page is a great way to grow your account on Instagram. Follow these simple tips, and you’ll soon see an increase in engagement, followers, and website clicks from your profile.

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Do More Likes Make Instagram Posts Look More Attractive?

Published on Feb 05 ,2019

Growth is the key to social media success. That’s why most Instagram users are on a quest to gain more followers, more likes, more engagement, and more reach. The number of likes on your posts may not seem as important as other measurements of growth, such as comments, follower count, reach, and engagement. But likes are more important than you might think, and they tell your followers a lot about you. The more likes your post has, the more impressive it looks. A large number of likes shows that your followers engage with your posts. That suggests that your followers are genuinely interested in you and what you do. If you’re unsatisfied with the amount of likes your posts are getting, you’ve come to the right place. This handy guide will tell you everything you need to know about why likes are important and how you can get more of them. Why Your Posts Need More Likes The answer to this seems pretty obvious. More likes equals more engagement. That’s what we all want, right? But there are a few other reasons why your posts need as many likes as possible. Here are just a few of them. Gain new followers. Think about the last time you found a new account to follow on Instagram. Chances are you came across one of its posts first. You decided to like it before checking out the account yourself. You liked what you saw, so you followed them. That’s how it goes for a lot of Instagram users. Boosts your self esteem. Amassing a lot of likes on your posts makes you feel good! It means your content and your efforts are valued. A like is essentially a little piece of positive feedback, a follower’s way of saying, “Good job!” Everyone can use a little more positive reinforcement now and then. Promotes growth. One of the main reasons for having an Instagram account is to grow your audience, or to promote what you do. If you’re not growing, then what are you doing? Do Fewer Likes Make a Post Look Bad? Short answer – no, but it can have an effect. Think about an unsuccessful post you’ve seen recently. It can be your own or someone else’s. Did you look at the number of likes and think, “Aw, only a couple of people liked this post”? Chances are good that you did, especially if the post seemed to have all the right elements. The problem with fewer likes on posts is not that it makes the post itself look bad – it makes the poster look bad. It may suggest that the person who posted it didn’t put enough effort into promoting it, or that their planning is subpar. Fewer likes also makes the poster feel bad, too. Instagram users work hard to create and publish excellent content. When that content doesn’t attract sufficient likes, the poster may feel like their hard work has gone to waste. Luckily, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve for rectifying this problem. How to Get More Likes Now that you know how likes can affect your image on Instagram, here are a few tips on gaining more of them. Add relevant hashtags to your posts. Not getting as many likes as you want? Make sure you add a few hashtags to your posts! This will put your post in front of more people. Don’t go overboard, though. Try not to add more than five hashtags to a caption. This detracts from readability. Plan and set goals. If your posts aren’t performing as well as you’d like, you should take some time to evaluate your social media strategy. If you don’t have one, you need to make one! A thorough social media plan is vital for social media success. Make sure you’re posting quality content. No one likes bad content. You don’t have to be an expert photographer, but you should know what good content looks like. Not sure where to start? Check out these photography tips for beginners. Diversify your content. Your content needs to be both unique and diverse. If you post photos of the same thing all the time, your followers will get bored. Mix it up! Post photos, videos, and quotes for maximum engagement. Use an Instagram service like ours. There’s a simple solution for getting more likes in less time – using a service like us Like Depot, to get real, unique likes on your posts. This option is especially good for businesses looking to increase their engagement but don’t have the extra time to spend. Find out more about how it works. Connect with your audience. If you use Instagram to aggressively promote your product or brand, chances are your followers will get annoyed. One-sided promotion doesn’t look good for anyone. If you want real engagement, be real! Show your human side. Tell a story. Talk to your followers. Stick to a color scheme for your posts. Look at your Instagram feed. What kind of story does it tell? Does it look attractive? Do the colors in the photos complement each other? The color scheme of your feed is more important than you might think. Clashing colors can turn followers off your account. Check out this post for tips on creating a vivid and consistent color scheme to make your feed pop. Post at the right times. Sometimes, the reason you’re not getting as many likes as you want is because your timing isn’t right. Fixing this problem is easy. Just do a little homework on the best times to post to Instagram, and make a note or set reminders so you’ll remember them. Use mentions and locations. Mentioning people – or businesses, if your account is professional – in your posts will increase its reach. Locations achieve the same thing, and put your post in front of other people in your location. Just remember to use them sparingly and appropriately. Hopefully now you can see why likes matter, and how they can help you achieve your social media goals. Take your newfound knowledge and use it to create and promote excellent content that will receive the likes it deserves.

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This Is How Your Brand Can Benefit From Buying USA YouTube Views

Published on Feb 04 ,2019

For centuries and decades, the world has viewed the United States of America as the ultimate entertainment industry empire: whether on the big screen, the silver screen or theater stages, we all look at Uncle Sam in search for the next best thing in entertainment. How your brand can benefit from buying USA YT views This Is How Your Brand Can Benefit From Buying USA YouTube Views For centuries and decades, the world has viewed the United States of America as the ultimate entertainment industry empire: whether on the big screen, the silver screen or theater stages, we all look at Uncle Sam in search for the next best thing in entertainment. When YouTube emerged for the very first time, it was only logical to find out that the world’s first and biggest creators on the platform were, in fact, Americans. It wasn’t long before the new American dream became synonymous with “becoming a YouTuber.” Although only 20% of the platform’s users come from the USA, global YouTubers will always try to break through in the American market in the hopes of one day moving to sunny California or New York and live the glorified “American Dream” of becoming rich and famous. For local Americans, this venture is much easier than it is for foreigners (for obvious reasons). However, as time progressed, and the platform grew, more and more non-American YouTubers seemed to have taken over the American viewership and have managed to break through and gain a huge American following, just take a look at VanossGaming (Canada), PewDiePie (Sweden), whinderssonnunes (Brazil) and many, many others. How Do You Do It? YouTubers and YouTube have a set of universal “rules” or steps that each one of the most successful creators on the platform follow - regardless of their motherland. We have discussed these steps numerous times in our previous blog posts, but if this is your first time here (welcome!) or in case you’ve missed it, we’ll do a quick recap, just for you. Rule #1: Be yourself. The one thing all YouTubers, American and Non-American alike, have in common is individuality. The reason these people gained the level of fame that they have is that they weren’t like everybody else, and in a way, they were pioneers in their respective niche. There can only be one first, however, and since niches have already been created and already saturated with creators, you’ll need to stick to your authenticity and individuality while doing things that others have already done before. You can gather inspiration from other creators and add your little twist to the plot to make it yours and make it different. Don’t just try to mimic what the “big kids” are doing. Rule #2: Commit yourself. Any social media platform is founded on establishing an interpersonal relationship between users, and in YouTube’s case, it’s based on said relationship between a creator and his subscribers and viewers. As in with any other social interaction, you need to stay consistently friendly and present in your subscribers’ lives, meaning you’ll need to commit yourself and post your content on a regular schedule and not disappear off the radar for long periods with no warning. Rule #3: Promote yourself, shamelessly. The greatest thing about social media is that there are so many platforms you can use to promote yourself. Last week, for example, we talked about how you can use Instagram’s platform to grow your YouTube channel, but the strategy can work for other social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or any other platform you’re connected to. The secret to getting people to notice you is to be right in their faces, so whenever you upload a new video, let the entire world know about it and make sure no one could miss your announcement. Rule #4: Educate yourself on SEO. A big part of getting better exposure on YouTube is figuring out how the search engine in the platform works and how you can optimize your videos’ meta-data to be ranked higher on the search results page. Another important aspect of SEO on YouTube is making good thumbnail pictures for your videos and using the right keywords and tags in your video’s title and description. How To Optimize Your Channel Specifically For The American Audience Make your videos accessible to English speaking audiences Although there are countries around the world that speak English, there are plenty of others that don’t. If you want your audience to be entertained, you’ll need to make sure they understand what you’re saying. If you’re fluent in English, think about speaking it in your videos. If you want to “stay true” to your native tongue, make English subtitles for your videos so your American viewers could understand you and enjoy your content. Create “targeted” content If you want to succeed, you’ll need your American audience to relate to you and find a common denominator with you. Try to follow the American trends and fads and see how you can incorporate them into your videos and make them relevant to your niche. Purchase some USA-targeted views For the algorithm to expose your videos to an American audience, it needs to know that there’s an initial American viewership to your content. If you can’t get it organically, you can always go online and buy USA Youtube views, to get you started. Doing so will let the algorithm know that it can expose your content to more people from the US, thus increasing your chances of gaining future organic growth in that country, specifically.

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How to Grow Your YouTube Channel with Instagram

Published on Feb 04 ,2019

It’s no secret - social media has taken over our lives and is no longer a place used only to keep in touch with friends and family, but is now one of the world’s largest entertainment outlets. Every day, more and more people sign up for the various platforms. How to grow your youtube channel with instagram How to Grow Your YouTube Channel with Instagram It’s no secret - social media has taken over our lives and is no longer a place used only to keep in touch with friends and family, but is now one of the world’s largest entertainment outlets. Every day, more and more people sign up for the various platforms. Currently, there are a total of 7.7 billion people on earth. 4.2 billion of them are using the internet, and approximately 3.397 billion people are active social media users, spending a total average of 116 minutes a day on their favorite platforms. If these numbers aren’t overwhelming enough, YouTube and Instagram are currently two of the world’s most popular social media platforms - YouTube has a staggering 1.5 billion users, and Instagram is right on its’ heels with 1 billion users. Just saying. If you’re reading this blog post, you probably have an account on both platforms: either as an active creator on YouTube or as a “recreational” user, and an Instagram account of your own. If that is indeed the case, it only makes sense to use one platform in order to leverage your success on the other, and today, we’ll share a few tips on how to do just that. Tip #1: Open a business Instagram account for your YouTube Channel To some, it might seem redundant, but there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for this. Just like the CEO of a particular brand won’t publish brand-related things on their own personal account, neither should you as a YouTube creator. It’s all about separating your “business” persona from your personal life. The goal of promoting your channel on YouTube through Instagram is to give your channel some added value that can’t be done on YouTube’s platform. Use your logo/channel art as a profile picture for your YouTube-related Instagram profile and make sure you use your channel name as your Instagram handle (@”channel-name”), so your subscribers could find you easily. Most importantly, don’t forget to add a link to your latest video in your bio section! Tip #2: Use Instagram video posts to release “teasers” for upcoming videos The folks in Hollywood’s film industry know what they’re doing: to get us, as an audience, excited for a new project that is to be released, they make teasers. They take the best, most compelling footage from the film they’re working so hard on and compile it into a short “preview” of the actual movie. The same principle applies to your YouTube videos: after filming your upcoming video, while you edit, pick the best “scenes” and post them as short Instagram videos on your feed. Just like with any other post, use your hashtags, write a caption (relevant to the content, of course) and let people know that there’s something great for them to look forward to. It can be as short as 15 seconds - you want them to have a taste and leave them wanting more. Tip #3: Take them behind the scenes People are curious creatures by nature. Everyone wants to know how things work, and everyone wants to understand how entertainment works - whether it’s on a movie set, a recording studio, a photo shoot location, you name it. Taking your subscribers and followers behind the scenes on Instagram is as easy as it gets - you can take pictures of your filming space, or of yourself, while editing videos; the possibilities are endless, and your only limit is your creativity. Tip #4: Use your channel’s Instagram profile to showcase fan art As you grow, you’ll start gaining actual fans. Fans love nothing more than showing their adoration and appreciation, and a lot of them do so with fan art. The best way to show gratitude to your fans and even help them gain more exposure is by “showing off” their work on your own channel’s Instagram profile: upload a picture of the fan art, tag the fan in the captions and let your fans know you appreciate them just as much as they appreciate you. If you have any doubts about its’ effectiveness, the hashtag #fanart on Instagram currently has over 17.7 million posts on the search results page, meaning people are actively searching for new fan art to look at, and wouldn’t it be nice if your face popped up when they did? Tip #5: Instagram Stories are a lethal weapon We’ve discussed Instagram Stories and Highlights thoroughly in a previous blog post, so if you aren’t sure how they work - feel free to go and read all about it. Instagram Stories are a game-changing feature on the platform that allows you to interact with your followers in the most entertaining ways possible - whether you’re posting pictures, texts posts or short video clips. You can add stickers and cute filters to each and every story you create, and they will stay “live” for 24 hours before they disappear. Instagram stories also allow you to add a link to a story for your followers to “swipe up” on and it will send them directly where you want them to, and you can use it whenever you upload a new video and save your followers and subscribers the hassle of looking for it on their YouTube feeds. Other than that, you can post polls and ask your followers and subscribers what they want to see you do next on your channel, ask them for ideas if you’re in a creative rut or just “check in” with them to let them know what you’re up to as you go about your day. Tip #6: Watermark your Instagram content with your channel name Adding watermarks to pictures is ridiculously easy and takes mere seconds to do. You can use photo-editing software such as Photoshop, or you can use online services such as Canva to do it. Watermarking your content on Instagram means you’re letting the entire world know that your content is yours, and every time someone will re-gram (or re-post) your content, your channel or brand’s name will be splashed on the picture (it should be somewhat transparent, as well, so people could see the content and not just a bulky text box). Having your name on the post itself could also give people a clue of where to go if they want to find more of your content, assuming you weren’t tagged in the captions and credited for your work. Tip #7: Give your Instagram some love on YouTube We’ve already mentioned the fact that Instagram can enhance and support your YouTube channel’s content immensely. However, you should always promote your channel’s Instagram account and let your subscribers know it exists with a call-to-action (“for behind the scenes sneak peeks/bloopers go check out my Instagram page…”). That way, you’re proactively promoting yourself on two separate platforms to gain even more exposure and a bigger audience. Don’t forget to add links to your Instagram account in annotations, in your video description and directly on your channel description - so no one could ever miss it. Bonus Tip: Buying followers and likes on Instagram and/or subscribers and views on Youtube Although frowned upon by the general public, this is actually a legitimate way to create a big “buzz” or “hype” around yourself and is actually done by some of the biggest celebrities out there, from movie stars to athletes, from models to musicians. The idea behind doing this is creating an illusion of success to make it happen, eventually. People will be much more inclined to follow you on Instagram and subscribe to your channel on YouTube if there’s a “crowd” hanging around there - whether that crowd is paid for or not is irrelevant. The biggest marketing agencies have been pulling this simple “trick” for years now, and it never ceased to work perfectly. You can create that illusion of a crowd by buying YouTube subscribers, views, likes and comments and/or by buying Instagram followers, comments and likes. As easy as it is, there are a couple of critical things you should pay attention to when going down this road: You want real, organic promotional services, and not services that are generated by bots or by third-party apps. This is crucial if you're going to make sure your money is well spent and that your promotions stick and don’t drop due to a violation of the platform’s terms of service. You want to make sure the numbers make sense. You can’t have 2,500 followers and 3 posts on Instagram, and you can’t have 10 followers and 1,000 likes per post. It just doesn’t make sense, and people aren’t stupid. Same goes for YouTube - a channel with no videos can’t have 20,000 subscribers, nor should a video have 100,000 views and zero likes and comments. Make sure you keep your numbers proportionate and rational and don’t underestimate your audience’s intelligence. And there you have it! Our top tips for using Instagram to boost your YouTube channel. Using these tips, you will be even closer to greatness and success, and you’ll find your fanbase growing more and more each day!

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Instagram Stories and Highlights: Why You Should Use Them

Published on Feb 04 ,2019

Instagram Stories and Highlights: Why You Should Use Them For quite a while now, everybody on Instagram noticed a significant change in the platform - it started showcasing a new feature called “Stories”, allowing users to share videos and pictures with other users on the platform for a limited 24 hours period of time, and then it vanishes, leaving no trace behind. The principle behind it was simple: Instagram wanted to capitalize on Snapchat’s feature success and compete with it. From that day on, Instagram Stories has been one of the most popular features on the platform. With over 500 million active daily users, approximately 400 million of them watch and interact with Instagram Stories every day. Businesses started incorporating stories into their marketing strategies as well, and over 50% of companies on Instagram post stories daily. Even better, it’s reported that 20% of posted stories result in direct interaction with Instagram users, and 25% of viewers “swipe up” when asked to do so to follow a link and engage directly with a company’s website. How Does It Work? Posting Instagram stories is ridiculously easy and fun. To create your own story, all you have to do is click the + on the top left corner of your screen or swipe left anywhere on your feed to reveal the camera. Once it’s open, you can start snapping pictures or take videos and boomerangs, add some cute filters, stickers and even your own doodles; and there you have it, you’ve posted your very own story. A sweet addition to this is the fact that you can also upload content from your phone’s camera roll and share it on your stories. You can also see how many have watched your stories and even who viewed your story by watching your own story and swiping up to reveal the data. If you really liked your story and don’t want it to go away after 24 hours, you can “pin” that story to your profile and create your very own “Highlight” which will be available for as long as you wish it to be. In a sense, “Highlights” are your personally curated collection of stories. Why Should You Use Instagram Stories? We’ve already mentioned the ridiculous ease and intuitiveness of using Instagram stories, but there is actually a lot more behind it than you’d expect: it radically transforms the way we interact with the platform and turn it into something more than just an online photo album for the world to see. The added stickers will allow you to add geotags, polls, Q&A’s and hashtags. You can use cute and funny filters, doodle and add text boxes to your posts and even include a “swipe up” option to refer your followers to an external link. Furthermore, with most of the platform’s users logging in on mobile devices, Instagram stories are perfect for viewing short “bursts” of content and engaging with it “on-the-go.” Stories are made on smartphones that are held vertically to accommodate mobile users, both as creators and as content-consumers. Another great thing about stories is how spontaneous they are. If in previous blog posts we’ve mentioned how important it is to plan out and execute the creation of new content carefully, Instagram stories are the best way to add authenticity to your brand and give users a glimpse of what happens “behind the scenes.” The best part about this feature is the fact that it makes you discoverable. Followers and non-followers can view your Instagram stories and interact with you through them. In a way, stories are your best chance at making an impression on potential followers, and not using it is merely foolish. Moreover, the stories are presented at the top bar on the mobile app and are presented chronologically, so if you want to be “first in line” on your followers’ bar, all you have to do is keep uploading stories! Finally, the Highlights feature allows you to present a carefully curated collection of their favorite, most viewed stories, or your favorite stories, for them to go back and watch again whenever they want to - they’ll appear at the top of your Instagram page, easily accessible. Other Things You Can Do to Grow Your Instagram Page As great as Instagram stories are, they can’t be the main focus of your Instagram account if you really want it to be successful. While you incorporate stories in your overall strategy, you also need to make sure your Instagram account stays active and sought after, and deliver high-quality, entertaining content to your followers if you want to keep them around long-term. If you don’t have a lot of followers and engagement on your Instagram account and you want to give it an additional boost, we highly recommend buying Instagram followers, likes and comments. The logic behind doing this is that the algorithm will recognize your Instagram page as a place with a lot of engagement and a following and will then promote you on the “Explore” page accordingly. You should always plan your posts ahead and strive for perfection. Instagram is all about quality, not quantity. Even if you don’t post daily, your followers will enjoy looking at your content once a week as long as it’s visually pleasing, entertaining and exciting. The greatest thing about Instagram as a platform is the abundance of niches and interests people share and familiarize themselves with, so if you pick your niche and post great content, you’re already bound for success. Remember to use relevant, highly engaging hashtags on every post to ensure your exposure to an interested audience. Finally, make sure you keep a close eye on your analytics, whether you have an Instagram business account with “Insights” or if you’re using external analytics apps. This is important for your own knowledge and future growth: you can tell a lot about what works and what doesn’t by looking at data such as engagement levels and audience demographics. You can even have a look at your followers’ activity times and see when most of them are online, and then plan and schedule your posts to upload at that same time to make sure they get to see them when they’re “fresh out of the oven.” Ultimately, operating and maintaining a successful Instagram account takes a lot of hard work, but it should be fun. The more you experiment with the platform’s various features and functionalities, the better your chances are to reach that level of success you want.

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How to Keep Your Instagram Audience Engaged

Published on Feb 04 ,2019

Have you ever had that feeling when you're hitting a perfect stride in your business, you've got a ton of momentum. Suddenly you hit a bump in the road, and you feel like your following is bored and find they've entirely disengaged. We've all been there. It happens from time to time, just like your car sometimes breaks down. No one enjoys it when it happens, but you can always call up AAA and get immediate help. That’s precisely what we’re here for today, and in this blog post, we will address this with the AAA's of getting out of an Instagram lull and we’ll give you some tips on keeping your audiences engaged and interactive. 1 - Attention If your following has gotten tired and disengaged with your content and you seem to be hitting a plateau, it's time to win their attention back. A relatively easy method to do this successfully is by capitalizing on Instagram stories. Stories are a relatively new piece of the social media playing field, but they're a great way to stay fresh and relevant. Why, you ask? Well, for example, Instagram stories keep you at the top of the feed in the app (and we already know that most Instagram users prefer the mobile app than the desktop version of the platform). Instead of just posting regularly to Instagram, draw attention to your Instagram post and yourself using Instagram stories. Another great way to get more attention is by doing "live" sessions. Live sessions give a new element to your content because merely knowing they can interact with you in real time gets people excited. You can even pre-promote your live sessions or set up a series of them on a precise schedule, so people know exactly when they should be tuning in and coming to see you. You’ll have their undivided attention during that live session, so this is an excellent way for you to get their attention and pull them back in to get them re-engaged with your content. 2 - Ask Although asking seems so simple, but the amount of companies, brands, small business owners, or entrepreneurs who avoid asking their audience's questions on social media is staggering. Conduct a little experiment: ask your followers a question in the caption area on your post and see what happens (hint: the question is immediately going to boost your engagement). Another quick small way to ask your audience for more engagement is giving people a specific call to action. They are extremely easy for them to do, so you'll immediately see a boost of engagement. In other words, you're just asking people for engagement and interaction by telling them exactly what it is that you need them to do for you. You must remember that just because you're on social media all the time, that doesn't mean that your audience and community is, too, or that they know what the behavioral codes and norms are. Sometimes, you have to be very straightforward and let them know what you want them to do because otherwise, they don’t realize it’s what you want. Another way to ask for engagement is "polls" and "asks": you can ask your followers what's their opinion on a logo, a product you want to buy or even an outfit that you might want to wear that day. Those are a couple of ways that a lot of celebrities and influencers use to boost their engagement, and again, stay in front of their audience more interactively and retain their followers' attention. Don't forget: social media is just that - social. Just as in every other aspect of social life, it's important to ask for what you want or need and get feedback from the other side of the equation. If all you do is talk at people (and not to them) and interact one-sidedly, you'll eventually end up talking to yourself because they will either tune out or go away. 3 - Audit We can't stress this enough. If you continue to post the same things over and over and over again, people are going to lose interest. That's just human nature. What you can do to audit your content is pretty simple. Pay attention to the analytics. Or, even better, you can pay close attention to which posts that are getting a lot of engagement and those that are not getting any engagement at all. Is there a common denominator to them? Is there anything that you're uploading consistently, that seems to be getting better feedback and interaction? Great! Do more of that! You can also take a look at competitors or other people in your niche and see what they're up to and if it's working for them. On top of that, you can always get ideas from other niches and industries. Sometimes, because of social media niches, all we see is what everyone else in our niche is doing, and eventually, we all start copying each other because even creativity has its' limit. A great solution for that problem is to look at other industries that aren't necessarily related to your own, and see what they're doing and how you can implement some of their game-changing strategies into your content as well. More Tips: Fake it till you make it: if you feel like you’re not getting anywhere or growing fast enough, there’s a quick fix for that. You can use Social Proof theory to boost yourself up the ranks on Instagram. Social proof essentially claims that people are more likely to act on numbers, meaning if they see a buzz or hype around something, they’ll gladly jump on the bandwagon. Not all of us were born rich and famous or devastatingly beautiful, obviously, and we aren’t the Pied Piper, as sad as it is. However, we can create an illusion of hype, just like promoters, Public Relations representatives and production companies do: we can always buy Instagram followers, likes and comments. Doing so will artificially create that buzz you want to lure people in with, and you’ll be amazed at how smoothly it works. Don’t be afraid to experiment: the greatest thing about Instagram is that you can delete your unsuccessful posts and never worry about them again. If you want to try something new - by all means, go for it! Just remember to track the analytics and see if it works for your audience. If it doesn’t, no biggie - just delete it and write it down in the “don’t do” list in your mind. Remember, it’s virtual: if you’re shy around new people in real life, you can have a huge sigh of relief online, because you have a secret weapon: you’re hiding behind an electronic device! The best thing about it is that you don’t have to be afraid of having your voice crack or maintain eye-contact. Just send a quick message or comment. As with every weapon, please be smart about it and avoid writing mean comments and spreading unnecessary hate. Don’t fuss over negativity: people have different tastes and opinions. The platform allows you to block those who harass or hurt you and you can forget about their existence. Instead of getting into ridiculous fights, use it. The classier you are, the more your followers will appreciate you as a creator. Use other platforms: Instagram allows you to upload to other platforms straight from the app itself. If you’re on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube or any other social media outlet - don’t forget to share your new post on them, as well.

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Why You Should Optimize Your Instagram Account For Better Results

Published on Feb 04 ,2019

As we all already know, Instagram is one of the world’s three largest social media platforms to exist as of yet. Its unique emphasis on visual content and aesthetics makes people around the world flock to it, with more and more users creating content, both on personal profiles and on business accounts. Have you ever thought of running a real launch for your product or service, but you're not quite sure how to properly use Instagram to spread the word? Today we're going to teach you how to maximize your profile and your next campaign using Instagram optimization, starting from the very basics. Simply put, a campaign is a focused promotion of a specific offer during a particular period. Now, this offer can be a product, like clothes, or a service, like Spotify, or an online course, or even a movement like gay pride or me too. It can also be a launch of a book. What you must remember is that people do not like feeling like they are on the receiving end of a sales pitch, nor do they like being aggressively coaxed into making a purchase, when all they wanted was some entertaining content to consume. This means you might want to consider changing the look and “feel” of your Instagram profile if you're going to leave a strong impression. The Basics The first thing you should do is take a good look at your bio section. It might seem a little obvious at first, but people - brands included - often neglect that aspect of their Instagram profile or downplay its’ significance in generating a loyal, engaged following. Your bio should include your “mission statement” and inform your followers on the very basics of your profile: who you are, what are you offering, where they can go if they want to learn more. In other words, your bio is like a business card: it needs to be clear and concise, mindful of your niche and target audience and informative. You can also add one link to your bio, so make it count: you can link your followers to a specific product or article you have just released. Make navigating the internet and finding more of your content more accessible for them to keep them coming back for more. Another critical factor in optimizing your Instagram profile and using it for effective marketing is your profile picture. A lot of people don’t give it the credit it is due, and you can utilize your profile picture and create a really powerful marketing tool with it. By occasionally updating your profile picture, you create a new medium to promote your campaign and to build a brand. Get a logo design and use it, and change it up a little whenever there’s a new product coming up that you’d like to promote. Optimizing Your Instagram Account for Efficient Marketing If you want to set your account - and your campaigns - up for success, you need what we like to call an overall "magazine look" and feel to your content. Meaning, each photo can stand alone on its’ merit, and the feed as a whole will have undeniable value as well. Then, when you are campaigning or promoting whatever it is that you're planning to launch or sell, people are a bit more ready to sign up, join, or purchase what you're selling, because it looks and feels professional, well put and cohesive. Here are some relatively simple ways you can do it: When Instagram gives you lemons - make lemonade A lot of brands are using Instagram’s grid layout very clever, artistic ways. Take Rolls Royce, for example. In one of their campaigns, they used a 9x9 grid layout to present a new car model they were releasing. When people visited their Instagram profile, what they saw was this: Feature your campaign in your profile bio While it’s important to promote your campaign regularly on your feed, you need to use your profile bio simultaneously, as well. Remember, you are only allowed to post one link in your bio; you have 150 characters to use, and you can also use emojis. As we’ve mentioned before, a good bio will let users know who you are, when the next event will be (the event can be a sale, a launch, a conference, etc.), the fact that the tickets, products or service are on sale or available now, and a call-to-action, asking users to “click the link in the bio”. Use your captions wisely Remind people in your post description to check out the link in your bio for their chance to be a part of your campaign. A very straightforward call to action combined with a great photo makes them want to go right to the link in your bio and see what it’s all about. Jumpstart Your Campaign To get maximum exposure in minimum time and stay ahead of your competition, we recommend using Instagram promotional services such as buying likes or followers for your Instagram account, as you're launching your campaign. Buying likes or followers for your Instagram will artificially create a buzz around your campaign and will draw people to look at your content. Use the “Stories” feature Stories are a curation of photos and videos you choose to share with your followers to keep them in the loop of how your day is going, what it is you're doing, your thoughts and opinions on a particular matter or showing off. The best part about it is that it only lasts 24 hours, and as people, we all suffer from FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out - so when we see someone posted a story, we feel compelled to have a look. As you can see, using Instagram is an effortless and fun way to promote your next campaign. Of course, as with any campaign, you want to make sure that you pay attention to your insights (if you have a business account), to the engagement that you get both in your post and your Instagram stories, And document what actually worked and what didn't work, so that you can improve on it for your next time.

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8 Reasons Why Instagram is Important For Your Brand, Career, and Business

Published on Feb 04 ,2019

Ever since its' launch in 2010, Instagram has grown exponentially and still does every single year. After the platform introduced advertising in 2015, over a million advertisers have joined Instagram; 90% of the world’s top 100 brands currently operate an Instagram account. With an average of 800 million active monthly users and an average of 500 million active daily users, it’s easy to see why so many businesses chose Instagram as a viable marketing resource and outlet over the last few years. Brands and businesses are looking for an engaged, loyal customer base. Instagram offers just that: 22% of the platform’s users log in at least once a day, 38% check their Instagram feeds more than once a day, and on average, people spend a total of 53 minutes on the platform every day, scrolling through, commenting on and liking posts created by their friends, relatives, celebrities and favorite brands. But statistics aside, what are other reasons that make Instagram such an essential tool for your career and business? Reason #1: Networking Instagram is an endless resource of networking opportunities in an infinite number of niches. You can be a makeup artist looking for models to work on, photographers to work with, or find a place to publish your work and put yourself out there, broadening your audience base and gaining exposure, practically for free and at the tap of a finger. As a platform, Instagram allows you to be as proactive or reactive as you wish - you can reach out and engage with other people’s content, or you can post your own and hope for the best. The more relationships you build within your professional or target niche, the better your chances are to snag some incredible opportunities that wouldn’t be available for you, otherwise. Reason #2: It’s Visual Since it’s so visually oriented, Instagram allows its’ users to be as creative and unique as they wish. Attracting potential leads and generating sales is a lot easier when your customer base has unlimited access to your product at their fingertips. The visual emphasis on Instagram means anyone can showcase their talents, products, skills or property without fear or “showing off.” Reason #3: Social Proof Social proof is the foundation of success. Based on psychological theory, this concept suggests that the more people follow you and know you, the likelier others will follow in their footsteps. Take Instagram influencers; for example, you can reach out to them, have them support your brand or business, and just by having their names linked with yours you will grow instantly - the bigger the influencer, the bigger the crowd. Reason #4: It’s free to use and isn’t costly to enhance Which is probably the best thing about using Instagram for promoting your career and business. You can use Instagram alone, for free, and work your way up slowly, or you can purchase promotional services from providers and buy likes, comments, and you can even buy real Instagram followers if you want to save time and give yourself a boost. For example, if you wish to increase your engagement on your posts, you can always use “calls-to-action.” If you feel like you still need a little “push” up the ladder, you can always combine those CTA’s with paid for Instagram promotional services - this way you can not only buy likes for your Instagram business account, you can also receive Instagram comments from your loyal, interacting followers! Reason #5: The conversion rates On social media, looking to benefit from mainly from direct sales and transactions won’t get you very far. What you can earn from, on the other hand, is conversion rates. Instagram is rated 4th in highest conversion rates among social media platforms. Case studies found that the average rate at which Instagram users click on links to a business’s website and make a purchase is 1.08%. In other words: out of one hundred people who found your site through your Instagram business account, one will proceed to make a purchase. These numbers may sound insignificant, but when you look at the average number of daily users on the platform - it all makes sense. Reason #6: Insights Instagram Insights is an analytics tool that gives the account owner information and data on their followers demographic, actions, and content engagement. This information is essential for anyone trying to promote their business and brand on the platform because it simplifies measuring and comparing different campaigns and content performances. That said, it’s worth mentioning that getting access to this tool requires opening a business account on Instagram. Reason #7: Easy to use and informal Because Instagram is a social platform, the users are already feeling very comfortable following their favorite brands and even contacting them if they must. Doing so not only creates a strong bond between businesses and customers, but it also enhances the customer’s experience with the brand and the more related to your brand on a personal level the people are, the higher the chances are that they will stay loyal for a longer term. Reason #8: Everyone is already using it Although it might sound counter-intuitive, since we all want recognition as individuals, trendsetters and unique, this holds a lot of value. It’s very probable that your competition is also on Instagram, which allows you to stay ahead of the game. You can keep an eye out for what they’re doing, how people are responding and what your business or brand can do even better to win the audience’s hearts and minds. Another perk for it being so commonly used is that you can show your appreciation and gratitude towards your customers by making them brand ambassadors. All you have to do is ask them to tag you in their posts (that are relevant to you, of course; showing your product, speaking about it, etc.) and merely repost their content on your page with credits given to them. User Generated Content (or UGC) is an effortless and effective way to create buzz around your brand on Instagram. Ultimately, using Instagram for your business and your career advancement and growth is only sensible in today’s social-media-oriented era. Being one of the largest platforms in the world, Instagram is used both by businesses and “regular”, run of the mill people on a daily - hourly, even - basis, and the opportunities to utilize the platform to your own advantage are truly endless.

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How To Become an Influencer on Instagram

Published on Feb 04 ,2019

Instagram's worldwide growth and popularity are unstoppable, which is why many people are considering turning this social media platform into their primary source of income. The potential benefits of making such a move are great: you get to work from home or travel all over the world on a brand's expense, you become famous ("Instafamous" is a real thing!), and it doesn't seem like too much work - all you need is a smartphone and an Instagram account, right? Wrong. how to become an influencer on Instagram Instagram's worldwide growth and popularity are unstoppable, which is why many people are considering turning this social media platform into their primary source of income. The potential benefits of making such a move are great: you get to work from home or travel all over the world on a brand's expense, you become famous ("Instafamous" is a real thing!), and it doesn't seem like too much work - all you need is a smartphone and an Instagram account, right? Wrong. Becoming an Instagram Influencer is hard work. Being born beautiful or rich doesn't instantly put you at an advantage point - you need to captivate an audience, you need to create compelling content that will compete with those who are already bigger than you, and you have to be present, 24/7, 365. Some people don't fathom the level of commitment that is required and fail miserably. Others seem to just "become" Influencers overnight because they have that natural quality about them (whether that indeed is the case or not is debatable). Then there are those who work day and night to get to where they are; these are the people that are going to last - they know what it takes, and they don't take their newfound success for granted. To become an Influencer, you ought to make sure that you truly understand the business. You have to make sure that your self-worth and confidence won't shatter if some people won’t like and appreciate your content, you have to make sure you have the stamina to keep pushing even when it seems like nothing is happening, and you need a reliable support system outside of the platform (meaning: in real life). Once you have these established, you're good to go with the rest of the process. In this post, we will go over the basics of starting your journey to becoming an Instagram Influencer. Open a business account. It sounds a little strange if you're not a business owner. However, business accounts on Instagram come with a feature called "Insights," which tells you everything you need to know about your audience: demographics, location, time spent, or content most liked when the majority of your followers are logged in to the platform. These are all crucial, and you can utilize this information to your advantage and growth. Start a blog or a YouTube channel. As much as people love visuals, they always want to know what the story behind the picture is, and the captions are a good place for that as well - but it is limited. That said, if you want people to stay interested in your content for more than 10 seconds on average, you need to give them something to consume - which your blog or YouTube channel can produce. Decide what it is you want to say, find your niche (travel, cooking, beauty, fashion, gaming - the possibilities are endless!) and get creative. Post on your blog/channel the very same day you post on Instagram and don’t forget to link from Instagram to your blog post/new video and vice-versa. Don't be afraid to be your total authentic self. Some people will like it, some won't - and that's just how life is. Work on your skills. Take photography, writing, and public speaking courses, if you can. Work on producing the best content you possibly can by learning how to create content in the first place. Writing, photography, and speaking to large audiences or in front of a camera don't come naturally to everyone, let alone those whose native language isn't English and they're trying to be known worldwide. If you aren’t interested in learning these skills - you can hire people who do have these skills and pay them to work for you in those aspects but keep in mind that it means you will have to pay them lots of money that you don't necessarily have. Know your competition. It's important to know who you're up against and what they're doing because that's the only way for you to understand what you need to do and how you can do it differently. Don't try to copy others because people will see right through it and it won't hold in the long term - they'll see you doing the same thing as “Influencer-X” does, and they'll think you can't come up with an original thought so they won't bother following you. There are plenty of tools and guides on how to conduct the most effective research on your competition, both locally and globally. We recommend looking at hashtags and “trending topics” first in order to find what it is people are talking about right now and carrying on from there. One of the best things you can do is befriend your competitors or follow them, that way you will always be “in the loop” and know what they’re doing (and maybe you can even ask for some advice from them or “pick their brains” and learn from their experience). Increase your Social Proof. A theory derived from the social psychology domain, social proof is the foundation for any business venture. Imagine you're standing outside of two clothing stores - one is a well-known brand that all your friends keep talking about lately, and the other is a small store, owned by no one special, that might offer some great deals and items, but there's no one going in there. Which will you choose? Probably the one people know and talk about, because if huge groups of people shop there and talk about it - it must be worthwhile. It's the same for movies - if you hear great reviews on one film but absolutely no reviews (good or bad) on another movie, you'll choose to see the one more talked about by people around you. You'll get that new iPhone because it's been talked about everywhere, you'll watch the TV show everyone online can't stop going on about, you'll eat at that sushi place you've seen people stand in line for 45 minutes at a time because it must be great if they're all waiting just for that. Social proof is even more significant when it comes to social media influencing. People will always try to imitate celebrities, who are essentially people with a large and loyal following. You won't hear about that fresh-out-of-acting-school actor until he's starred in a few big projects and had a buzz created around him. Make the algorithm work for you. On Instagram, you won't be followed if there's no one following you at all. Your posts won't be liked or commented on if no one else had done it first. It means that when you're first starting in becoming an Influencer, you need to build your buzz (somewhat artificially) before you can do it naturally. The algorithm changed recently and is now more focused on engagement than it is on the number of followers a person has. Meaning that if you've just created an account and didn’t post a single thing on it, yet went ahead and bought 1000 followers - it's going to smell fishy. Similarly, it’ll look odd if you’ve posted three times, got no engagement on any of the three posts and bought the same amount of followers - because it's not possible that none of these 1000 followers commented on your posts or liked them. When you are building your buzz, you need to think strategically and pay close attention to your proportions. Upload a few posts first, ask your friends and family to follow you (instant 20-30 followers right there), and then try to find a company that will sell you some followers as well. Keep your quantities small and keep posting - 10 posts and 10k followers is weird; however, ten posts and 60 followers seems about right. Don’t forget to buy IG likes for your posts as well - since Instagram is now all about engagement, the algorithm will look at the number of likes your posts are getting to decide if your content deserves to go on the “Explore” page and thus expose it to a bigger audience. Be mindful of your public “image” and reputation. On social media platforms, social intelligence is vital. You need to be cordial and pleasant even to the people you don't like, and you can't ever bad-mouth anyone if you don't want to get sucked into a drama tornado - although some influencers chose to make a living off of presenting a dramatic personality and getting into fights with anyone willing to engage further with them. You need to know how to gracefully accept criticism - whether you agree with it or not - and how to stand up for yourself when someone decides to come after you. Being in the public eye means everyone can see what you're doing and hear what you're saying and on social media, they can also document your every word and every step and bring it up when you least expect it and even long after you’ve deleted your mistakes and mishaps. Manage your reputation wisely, your actions on social media can indeed make or break you. Be spontaneous. Although well thought out content and high quality are essential, you can always share your day-to-day life with your audience through using Instagram Stories. Instagram stories are short clips/timed pictures that will appear for 24 hours since posting and then will vanish into thin air. If you’re traveling, have a great story to tell, want to interact with your followers in real time or if you’re just feeling silly while trying out different filters and effects (the bunny ears are my personal favorite), let the world see it. Don’t be shy about being normal and goofy, it’s a common denominator that all humans share: we all love a bit of silliness (and some more so than others). Be available. As your following will grow, brands and other influencers will start noticing you and might reach out with sponsorship or collaboration offers from other aspiring influencers. You should always read behind the brand and learn more about the person asking to collaborate with you, but if you follow the same ideology and values or really love the brand and can honestly recommend it to your followers, go for it! With new products and brands, don’t be afraid to test things out and give an honest opinion. You don’t have to accept every offer that comes your way and don’t be scared of saying ‘no’ or having your name written down in a ‘blacklist’ by a company you don’t really care for, anyway. Show gratitude. This might sound odd when you first think about it, but your followers like feeling appreciated and valued just as much as you do. It’s all about give-and-take in any social interaction, online or offline. Even the biggest stars don’t take their success for granted, because humility and gratitude are two undeniably relatable qualities that people appreciate, regardless of the culture they were raised in. Giving thanks is a universal concept and for a good reason. You can show gratitude in many ways: hosting contests and giveaways, going on a follow or like spree, offer collaborations with smaller accounts following you or just simply saying “thank you!” when you’ve reached a certain benchmark (a certain amount of followers, for example). We can’t stress enough how hard it is to become an Instagram influencer these days. The competition gets more and more intense and there are more and more accounts created every day. The bigger the platform grows, the more niches are created, thus the more complex the road to success becomes, and the more challenges you’ll face on your path. Ultimately, the right tools and services, determination and consistent, hard work are the three main factors in the making - or breaking - of an Instagram Influencer.

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How To Buy Real Instagram Likes Effectively - 2019 Guide

Published on Feb 04 ,2019

The colossal social media outlet was launched on October 6, 2010, and was bought by Facebook for $1 billion about two years later, on April 9, 2012. Since opening up advertising in 2015, there are over 1 million advertisers on the platform (90 of the world’s top 100 brands have an Instagram account!), along with an average of 800 million active monthly users and an average of 500 million active daily users. Recent statistics reveal that 90% of the platform’s users are under the age of 35, and 80% of the platform’s users live outside the US. Of all Instagram accounts, around 30% of them are considered “inactive” – meaning they post once per month, or not at all. A single user on Instagram can follow up to 7500 other users and view their content on mobile devices and on desktop computers. In fact, 22% of the users login at least once a day, 38% check their Instagram more than once a day, and on average, people spend a total of 53 minutes on the platform every day. 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The algorithm operates through machine learning, meaning it studies users’ past behavior (engagement and interaction) with content presented on the platform to create a unique and personalized “feed” for each individual user. buy real instagram likes There are three key factors that the algorithm considers when determining what you, as a user, will see in your feed: Interest: the algorithm continually attempts to predict what your reaction to specific content will be and ranks posts that you’ll specifically care about higher, thus placing it higher on your feed. Timeliness: the algorithm will choose the most recent posts and will display them first on your feed. Interaction: the algorithm also checks your relationship with the person sharing specific content and will rank people you’ve previously interacted with on the app much higher. Interaction on Instagram means liking posts, commenting on posts and sharing posts with other users on the platform. Other than these key factors, three other elements affect content’s rankings: - Frequency: the algorithm will address how often you use the platform and will constantly refresh your feed to present new content on each login. - Following: if you follow a lot of accounts on the platform, the algorithm will pick and choose the accounts with which you interact and engage with the most and will present them on your feed first. - Usage: Another thing the algorithm knows is the amount of time you spend on Instagram – meaning if you’re logging in for some short sessions or for more prolonged periods - and it will consider that time frame when deciding with posts show up first on your feed. Get Instagram followers and likes by making Instagram’s algorithm love you First and foremost, you need to find out what interests your followers and invest more time creating and posting content that caters to your followers’ interests. 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How To: Get More YouTube Subscribers in 2019

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

If you want to understand how to generate traffic on your channel and get more subscribers, you need to start with the fundamentals of creating an engaging channel and videos, and figuring out what does YouTube value most. If you want to crush it on YouTube, it's probably important to know what YouTube values and rewards so that you can play by their rules and achieve the most out of this platform. how to get more youtube subscribers in 2019 If you want to understand how to generate traffic on your channel and get more subscribers, you need to start with the fundamentals of creating an engaging channel and videos, and figuring out what does YouTube value most. If you want to crush it on YouTube, it's probably important to know what YouTube values and rewards so that you can play by their rules and achieve the most out of this platform. So, what does YouTube value most? Most people think it is either subscribers or views, but it's been known for some time now, that on YouTube, what matters most is actually the minutes. On the video analytics option of your YouTube channel, minutes are at the top of the list, and that is not coincidental. The reason is that YouTube realized a couple of years ago that although views are important, they are not the most important parameter to determine if a video is engaging or not. By adding a tricky “click bait” thumbnail and title, people will click on a video and get a lot of views and that's meaningless. If a one minute video was watched a lot for a second, or even 10 seconds, that is an indication for YouTube that this video wasn't interesting enough, that it's not engaging, or that it's not helpful or useful for viewers. In other words, watch time is YouTube's best indication for your video engagement, interest and value. The more watch time your video gets, the higher your videos will rank on YouTube’s search list, thus more people can watch your video and most importantly, more people are exposed to your channel and can subscribe to it. Create a good video, and people will want to hear and see more content, they will enjoy it and eventually, they will subscribe. Thumbnails - Usually, before viewers read the title of a certain video, they have a quick look at the video’s thumbnail. This requires you to be consistent, meaning you must build your thumbnails attentively and learn to that well. This might be common sense for those that have been on YouTube for a while, but it's not necessarily common practice. One of the thumbnail goals is to be enticing, interesting and capture the viewer's attention. One mistake users often make is having their thumbnail read the same thing as their title. 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5 Basics Steps: How to Start Growing on YouTube

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

Although there’s not a doubt about YouTube being a very competitive arena, there’s still a massive opportunity available to everyone to break through and make it on YouTube, whether you're just starting your channel, or even if you’ve been on YouTube for years. how to start growing on youtube Although there’s not a doubt about YouTube being a very competitive arena, there’s still a massive opportunity available to everyone to break through and make it on YouTube, whether you're just starting your channel, or even if you’ve been on YouTube for years. Even though there are numerous steps and actions you can doin order to grow and expose your channel, there are some basic steps and tips that always work, and you definitely should master these if you're planning to become a more successful YouTuber. Be unique - If you want to succeed, you have to think about how you can be different than everybody else and create new and unique content. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go out and find a subject that no one else has ever talked about, because when it comes to YouTube, it’s virtually impossible. However, you should think about how you could talk about a subject from a new and fresh perspective. Pablo Picasso was famous for saying: "Good artists copy, great artists steal." And Steve Jobs even quoted him saying that and added: "You know, at Apple, we've been shameless about looking for the best ideas, best strategies, best tips, best things that people are doing and pulling those into what we're doing." - And they sure did create something different! Use Keywords Wisely - Keywords are essential when it comes to YouTube success. Keywords are the map leading people to your channel and videos and by not using them properly, you might miss out on chances to get your video and channel out there. Learn how to use them well and try to use long tail keywords. They are specific for your video and can go a long way. Use a short title for your videos and insert keywords in it, and also insert tags and keywords in your metadata and into your descriptions. Aside from appearing on relevant searches, it will help YouTube categorize your videos in a more efficient way. Study Your Audience - First, you should get acquainted with YouTube's analytics and learn what each index means. This will teach you a lot about your targeted audience, where they come from and what interests them. Study your audience retention graphs, that’s the index that shows you how your viewers act when watching your videos. You can learn what engages them, learn exactly when people stop watching your video and what keeps them watching, when they are skipping ahead or when they going back and re-watching - These are the moments that count and you can learn a lot from them and work on improving. Think of how you can optimize your content and how you can take it to another level and preserve your subscribers. Commit to Hard Work - There are a lot of people on YouTube who work hard and create great content, and if you ask them, they’ll tell you it pays off. That is why you have to be willing to work as hard. Be patient during this process: it takes time to get exposed, gain YouTube fame, or even achieve monetization, but it will be worth it. You should start by finding your niche and becoming an expert; this will be your first step in becoming an authority and a source of information. Post new content weekly and invest the time needed in creating high-quality, interesting and relevant videos. Buying Subscribers - It's no longer a secret: people buy views and subscribers because it is incredibly hard to make it on YouTube and to become a famous YouTuber. The endless flow of new videos combined with YouTube's strict standards make it fairly hard to stand out among millions of videos, and more and more YouTubers are using YouTube's algorithm to their advantage. A good promotional service will provide real users as subscribers and viewers that actually watch your videos. This will increase your CTR and watch time, two of YouTube's most important search list rating factors. The longer your video is watched, and the more people watch it, the better your ranking will be on YouTube's search list. However, don't be mistaken: buying these services will not make you famous, it is merely there to give you a boost and an initial exposure. The rest is up to you. So, there you have it - 5 great tips that will help you grow your YouTube channel and achieve YouTube success! This is not an easy path to travel, but if your dream is to become an authority in your niche, a YouTube influencer and even go viral, you should start by mastering these basics.

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How To: Get More Views on YouTube Videos

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

YouTube is one of the largest social networks today. The increasing number of users on this platform creates endless opportunities for businesses in marketing and social aspects. YouTube has attracted billions of users across the world and according to recent studies, 300 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every minute! Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day in an average month. So, here are some tips on how to get more YouTube views, if you want to take advantage of this huge platform and succeed in it like a real pro. how to get more views on youtube videos YouTube is one of the largest social networks today. The increasing number of users on this platform creates endless opportunities for businesses in marketing and social aspects. YouTube has attracted billions of users across the world and according to recent studies, 300 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every minute! 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Find images that relate to your content and are attractive to your target audience and you will easily get more views on YouTube. You must know your audience if you wish to become an authority channel in your realm. Engage viewers Since YouTube is a social media platform, you should treat it as such. Don’t only post videos and remain silent expecting people to view and like it. You have to publicize your channel, you need to get social! Respond to compliments, comments (even negative feedback) and requests on your posted videos and appreciate people for viewing, even if they may not comment back and like your replies. By engaging and interacting with your viewers, you are establishing a relationship and a rapport, which is the essence of social media. Before you know it, people will start subscribing to your channel because they feel more comfortable doing so. The results? Of course, more YouTube views on your videos. Optimize your channel with contact information Be sure your channel is integrated with other social media profiles. Let the viewers know who you are; its social media, after all! Let viewers find you on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram and connect with them. Be a real person, with real life. Integrating your YouTube channel with other social media profiles is a sure strategy of attracting more viewers. Other social media platforms offer you a chance to market the videos and channel by sharing links. Be sure to include the YouTube link on your profile’s bio section. Let people know what you do. Create playlists This is more of a trick than a technique. If you are specializing in a niche, you are missing a lot if you haven’t created playlists sorted by sub-type subjects. By the time a user on the platform goes to your channel or video, they must be interested in something specific, which happens to be your niche. A playlist of videos in that field will guide the user to watch your next videos and will increase your channel general watch time. Buy YouTube views If you want to get YouTube video views without waiting too long, then buying YouTube views is a path you might wish to consider. One of the reasons you want to have more views is because you want to succeed and being popular on YouTube. When you buy organic views, real people watch your videos and they can become part of your audience. Additionally, views can drastically increase your social proof and make you look much more legitimate in their eyes. Not only that - buying views will take you to a high watch time average, so you will not only improve your social proof but also increase your ranking on the YouTube search page within a relatively short period of time. If you’ve decided to buy YouTube views, it will surely help you achieve your YouTube marketing goals effectively and quickly! Thanks for reading our tips! We have no doubt that if you follow those simple rules, it will eventuyally help you gain more views on your YouTube videos!

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How To: Grow Your YouTube Channel

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

Social media marketing is an ever-growing platform to produce, create and market yourself, your products and your ideas to a huge audience all over the world. This power is priceless and no wonder it is one of the top ways to create a successful marketing campaign these days. There are numerous social media platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. However, YouTube remains the colossus; it holds an almost exclusive control of the video streaming world. Billions of users spend their time on this site while watching tons of videos every single day. grow your youtube channel Social media marketing is an ever-growing platform to produce, create and market yourself, your products and your ideas to a huge audience all over the world. This power is priceless and no wonder it is one of the top ways to create a successful marketing campaign these days. There are numerous social media platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. However, YouTube remains the colossus; it holds an almost exclusive control of the video streaming world. Billions of users spend their time on this site while watching tons of videos every single day. If you are planning to broadcast and expose your content to as many people as possible, YouTube is not just an option, it is a must! We have gathered some strategic tips that will help you improve your channel and will teach you how to effectively grow YouTube channel quickly. Be unique and stand out In an ocean of billions of YouTube video offers, standing out is not an easy task by any means. You must find your own way to stand out from the crowd and become a phenomenon. You can try finding a topic no one has talked about yet - but that will be virtually impossible. Nevertheless, you have to find your own unique point of view and deliver an original perspective. Find a topic you like and are passionate about that is also popular among other YouTube users and build your video content around it. This will help you raise your number of views and get YouTube subscribers. Use the right tools and YouTube channel SEO Another very important thing you need to know how to do SEO or search engine optimization. SEO can help you improve ranking, drive organic traffic to your channel and increase visibility on the search engine. Make sure the topic or keyword you choose before embarking on developing videos will be able to bring you traffic and popularity. Use the popularity and demand of a certain topic and use it to your advantage. You will be surprised by the immense followers and growth of your channel. Create SEO-focused titles and descriptions, this will give your viewers idea on what the video is about and helps you get more YouTube views and subscribers eventually. Plus, proper SEO will allow your videos to be found on search engines, hence it will increase your exposure and performances. YouTube video promotion Great and relevant content is only the beginning, but how are your visuals? In social media, and especially in the competitive YouTube platform, appearance can go a long way. Create an appealing channel with your own custom background. Create personalized thumbnails, this is a great way to introduce your videos each with its own custom thumbnail, use bold colors to draw views and create your own brand. Most importantly, shoot your videos with a good camera - no one will like to watch your videos if their quality is low. Post regularly on a regular basis YouTube subscribers generally don’t like channels that don't create and upload content regularly and often, especially in the modern digital era where people constantly consume more and more entertainment. You need to have the ability to keep up with these requirements. Consistency is the key to develop a long-term relationship with your subscribers. You should start off by posting a video once every two weeks or even more frequently, and once you get the hang of it, attempt to publish one video every week. Create a schedule and stick to it: don't try to overdo it and “cheat” your schedule because this can damage your reputation and make you seem inconsistent. Remember: consistency will help you keep your existing subscribers engaged and gain new ones. Buy YouTube Subscribers Trying to “make it” in the YouTube world can be a tough task and it usually takes a huge amount of time. Buying YouTube subscribers can be the little push you need to get yourself out there and get noticed without spending the majority of your time only on this aspect. Your main goal is to gain exposure and reach targeted viewers that will eventually become subscribers, which you will be able to successfully do if you have a great channel and content. Buying subscribers is merely a shortcut to reach popularity: it raises your channel exposure and legitimacy and this will result in attracting organic subscribers to your YouTube channel, since they'll see your large number of subscribers as an approval and legitimacy for your channel. Promote your YouTube channel on social media If you’re on YouTube, you’re probably using at least one other social media platform - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Why not use these to your benefit? There are no restrictions and there is nothing like customer loyalty in social media. Advertise your channel on other social media platforms, this can be a great way of promoting your YouTube channel organically. Let your social circles know what you are doing on YouTube. Make sure you do not use your social media networks as a platform you only post links to, but as another platform to engage and interact in. You don't want users to feel like they are being overlooked or ignored when they’re trying to interact with you. Include a link to your channel on your social media profiles, it will surely draw people and will get more video views. This is how successful brands are made. By being visible on many networks around the internet, you give yourself a strong media presence. Interact with your subscribers Never underestimate the social media aspect of YouTube. Essentially, people are flocking to your channel because you have some common interest with them and they want to hear what you have to say. If all you do is upload videos without interacting with your viewers and subscribers, you’re definitely missing your mark. When you reply to comments and questions viewers post in the comments section on your videos, they feel important and connected to the video and most importantly, feel they have a relationship with you personally. This is a basic trick to gain YouTube subscribers without spending a dime. These are all just a few ways you can grow the number of subscribers on your channel, and there is no better feeling than watching a YouTube channel growing from zero to hero. It will take a lot of your time and will require hard work and dedication, but if you're committed enough, you will be able to become a YouTube influencer and generate a great sustainable living.

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How To: Get YouTube Channel Subscribers

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

Getting more subscribers to your YouTube channel is not an easy task. YouTube is a big platform with 5 million to 30 million daily visitors! This large amount of YouTubers can allow you to reach a large audience, but because of these enormous numbers, it's also very difficult to reach the audience that fits your niche. So, how do you get YouTube subscribers the right way? how to get youtube channel subscribers Getting more subscribers to your YouTube channel is not an easy task. YouTube is a big platform with 5 million to 30 million daily visitors! This large amount of YouTubers can allow you to reach a large audience, but because of these enormous numbers, it's also very difficult to reach the audience that fits your niche. So, how do you get YouTube subscribers the right way? Buy YouTube subscribers One of the fastest and most effective ways of getting YouTube subscribers is to simply buy them. If you are a beginner, this method is especially for you. Why? When you are a beginner or if you fail to accumulate the number of subscribers you want, you do not look attractive. When your channel has a low number of subscribers, it's more likely that people will not rush to be your first subscribers just because of the look of your channel. People prefer to be sure that they subscribe to an attractive channel. Buying YouTube subscribers will let you get more YouTube subscribers organically and will also increase your social proof, thus creating a popular and successful image to your YouTube channel. Creating unique video content consistently To achieve a long-term relationship with your YouTube subscribers, you have to create videos on a regular basis (for example, upload a video twice a week). Ensure that your content is of high quality and relevant to your niche. You really need quality content about relevant things that will be of interest to the viewers. This will help you cover many topics that your different subscribers share and enjoy to interact with. They will subscribe to the channel because they find you informative and relevant. Only quality videos can “make the cut” and become popular. The few amateur videos that go viral are lucky and rarely become successful. In addition, let your subscribers see new content frequently. This will help you to stay relevant and accessible to them. As a result, they will be addicted to your channel (in case your content suits their interest, of course). Who doesn't want that?! Promote yourself To promote your channel and to increase your YouTube subscribers count, all you have to do is ask at the end of every video you upload to subscribe. It's as easy as its sound. At the end of every one of your videos, you'll tell a little bit about your channel, create interest for the new viewers, and make them want to stay on your channel and click on subscribe. You don’t have to just ask, you can also add a link and make it easier for your viewers to subscribe to your channel - just be sure you’ve provided a correct link at the bottom of the screen. Aside from asking and linking in the video itself, you can also add a short explanation about yourself and the channel and add a link in the description box, as well. This, too, can help you increase YouTube subscribers in a very organic and steady way! Create Custom Thumbnails In the effort to capture the attention of your viewers fast, create a thumbnail image they just can’t miss or neglect. They may not get another chance to view it, so let the first time they see it be the moment they choose to click on it. A thumbnail image is meant to entice a viewer to click on your video rather than others, and by doing that you’re increasing your video’s CTR (click through rate). The higher your CTR is, the more times YouTube’s algorithm will expose it to a wider audience. It is a very critical moment for you, so make sure it is efficient. Make the design of your custom thumbnail striking. It will appear when videos are shared or embedded on other sites. There are simple Google rules for a thumbnail; it should have a resolution of 1280X720, be not more than 2MB and use 16:9 aspect ratio. The format should be either .jpg, .gif, .bmp, or .png. Every video you create represents your YouTube channel. Every viewer can become your next subscriber. Therefore, this is also a way to get more YouTube subscribers at the end. Use a Channel Trailer A great way to hook visitors to your YouTube channel is to create a channel trailer. The first time someone enters your channel, let them have something to watch immediately - a preview of what it is about – in order to capture his or her attention for those critical first few minutes. It should leave them impressed and interested in coming for more. In addition, having a well-done trailer will make your channel look much more professional and appealing. Your channel trailer should contain a brief description of who you are and what you do. It should highlight the value of your videos to expose their relevance. Just be careful not to give out all your information – always leave them wanting more... Also, ensure it is short and precise but mostly captivating. Focus on making it as attractive as it is informative. After some time, you should consider changing your trailer. Watch the trend and determine if it has served its purpose. If it is no longer giving you a good rate of subscriptions, it is probably time for an update. Therefore, in our opinion, it’s crucial to make a proper trailer in order to get more YouTube subscribers organically for your channel.

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How To: Make YouTube Keyword Research

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

If you have yet to incorporate videos as your main marketing strategy, you are missing out. These days, about 60% of all online users prefer videos as an advertisement, and thousands of new videos are uploaded each and every day. Join the people that are uploading up to 300 hours of video content every minute, and use this incredible power to market yourself via YouTube. how to make youtube keyword research If you have yet to incorporate videos as your main marketing strategy, you are missing out. These days, about 60% of all online users prefer videos as an advertisement, and thousands of new videos are uploaded each and every day. Join the people that are uploading up to 300 hours of video content every minute, and use this incredible power to market yourself via YouTube. As easy as it seems, superficially, in order to do this successfully and leverage from the incredible platform that is YouTube, you must learn how to use all of YouTube’s SEO tools properly and master them. One of the many SEO tools you should know and master is keywords. What are YouTube Keywords? Keywords play an essential part when it comes to making your videos and channel searchable and delivered to relevant and targeted viewers. These video and channel specific keywords are words and phrases that best describe your content and help YouTube’s algorithm rank your videos in the search engine. Keywords can be included in the video or channel titles, video description, in the 'About' section, and in your video's metadata. Metadata is the 'index card' of your data, information that is used in order to label and organize your video in the right place. This information enables search engines to analyze, categorize and catalog your video, so it can be quickly delivered in a given search. Your video metadata (including the description, tags, and titles) in combination with the right keywords will help YouTube display your videos higher on the search list. How do you choose the right keywords? The Autocomplete Feature When you want to choose the best keywords for your Google AdWords campaign, you can use the Google Keyword Planner tool. This tool is a free AdWords tool that helps you build strong keywords for your marketing campaign. Unfortunately, YouTube does not have this keyword tool, so each YouTuber needs to figure out the strong, laser targeted, most relevant keywords by themselves. However, there is a way detect these keywords is - the Autocomplete feature, located as a part of the YouTube search bar. As you start typing a phrase into the search bar, you will get an automated autocomplete based on the most frequently searched phrases and keywords – just as it happens when you search on Google. This will give you a general idea of what the strong competitive keywords are and which are not really worth using on your channel and content. For YouTubers, this feature is very useful and it will consequentially serve as a YouTube keyword tool for research. This is the first step in understanding how the YouTube keyword research feature works, and how you can use it when you are choosing your video's keywords. YouTube Keyword Research Keywords are a major YouTube SEO ranking factor that both Google and YouTube use when determining where to rank your content or videos in the search results - get the keywords right, and YouTube will 'understand' what your video is about. This means that by choosing the proper keywords, you are making it easy and efficient for YouTube to show your video on the search list as a response to a search query. Since YouTube is basically a search engine for videos, as well as a popular social media platform, the most efficient way to search and choose the proper YouTube keyword ideas is to look manually for them on YouTube, and it’s best to do it even before your video is actually made. If your goal is to create a successful YouTube channel, you should learn from the best – and there are none better than other successful channels and videos. Comparing the keywords your competitors are targeting can immensely help you improve your content strategy and keyword selection. It can direct you to highly watched videos and strong niches. You can even try and see for yourself! Try typing - 'how to create a...' or whatever it is you're interested in, and you can already tell what the most popular keywords on the autocomplete feature are. This can eventually help you choose your theme and keywords. Obviously, the most competitive keywords will be ranked first, but they also generate the largest traffic flow. Ranking first on YouTube's search list using these keywords will be very hard since they are highly competitive. As you add more keywords or head lower on the list, the competition is decreasing thus your chances to appear on the search list are higher. But, these keywords usually generate less traffic. So, to start, you should focus on finding a specific combination of keywords that will generate maximum traffic. As you grow, you can start competing for high competition keywords, but make sure your content is good enough, or else you’ll have very low chances of reaching number one on the search list. There are some great tools that can help you with keyword research such as Semrush, Ahrefs, SEOProfiler, Moz or the more traditional Google Search Console. These are great since they can help you find YouTube's most competitive sought after keywords. Generate an effective search To generate an effective search on YouTube, a search that will generate YouTube views, utilize keywords that will lead traffic directly to your video or channel. Try to avoid long, elaborate or irrelevant keywords that are not likely to be searched. For example - if you want to post a tutorial on how to create a woven bracelet (after you researched and found it to be a very popular niche, since it showed up first on the autocomplete feature), you should consider using a very simple and commonly searched phrase, such as 'How to create a woven bracelet', instead of 'how you can make this woven bracelet'. You don’t want to complicate things - you want to be spot on. Think like a viewer. Write a video description The description of your video is part of the video's metadata, which as we have previously stated, is a major player in your video's ranking SEO since you can incorporate your keywords in it. The video description is also one of the three things you see on the search list, along with the video's thumbnail and title. YouTube will only show a maximum of two lines of your video description so you should create a concise and very accurate description that explains exactly what your video is about. Use Tags Tags are just like hashtags, they help you to categorize your video and direct users to your videos. You should think carefully about each and every tag you plan on using, because YouTube has a limit per video for tags. Therefore, try to select between 10 and 20 single word tags to work with. When tagging, check for multi-word tags that are closely related to your title - these will be your brand specific tags. Then, you can use tags that are closely related to the subject of your video to create broad search options (a video that shows a cat playing with a mouse, both 'cats' and 'mouse' and ‘animals’ are related to your video, whereas 'horse' has nothing to do with it). Make a habit of using both single-word and wide-term tags to achieve a wide relationship with your topic. The idea is to get as many views as possible from the widest possible range of search results. This is a better strategy than striving for top rank with a single keyword phrase. The main goal is to increase the chances of your video title popping up in most of YouTube’s search results. A great way to find compatible tags is to look at your competitors' tags. Although they are hidden by Google, there are some great tools that will help you achieve it. Tools like vidIQ and TubeBuddy are just some of them, but are best for the job. Once you start tagging wisely and efficiently, you can start looking for the next steps to improve your ranking, things like user engagement and video retention. YouTube Video Optimization SEO video ranking is not just about picking out the best keywords and incorporating them into your metadata, you must also make sure your video is optimized in terms of content, length, and appearance. YouTube's algorithm will recognize the topic your video is about, but it will reward you with a high spot on the search list if your video is engaging and people are interested in watching it. Create Longer Videos By creating longer videos you can substantially increase your watch time. Watch time is a major factor in YouTube's algorithm since it's an indication of the engagement level and interest degree of the video. The longer the watch time, the better your ranking will eventually be. When you post a long video, you can reach a relatively high duration of watch time as opposed to a shorter video. Incorporate your keywords on your video Use your strong keywords on your video and say them a few times. This way you will gain credibility among your viewers and YouTube's algorithm (which apparently is actually listening, at some extent, to your videos) will know that you are using the matching keywords and not just using them to draw viewers. The first 15 seconds The first 15 seconds of your video are most crucial. It’s most likely that if a certain viewer has watched the first 15 seconds and didn't move on to another video, he or she will continue watching. You’ll want to make it impossible for your viewer to leave your video. Talk about what your video is about and create an interest. In summary, if you want success - explore and learn how to use the SEO tools, because whether you like it or not, it's an inevitable part of posting on YouTube. YouTube video optimization is the first and foremost step in understanding YouTube's algorithm and how it works. In other words - if you want your video to be at the top of the search list, you have to know how to do it right.

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How To: Optimize Your YouTube Channel

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

Just as with YouTube video optimization, channel optimization is just as major and crucial in creating a successful YouTube channel. Both beginners and experienced YouTubers and vloggers know: optimization is the key for a channel’s success. To effectively optimize your channel (similarly to optimizing your videos), you’ll want to follow several important SEO (or Search Engine Optimization) techniques. how to optimize your youtube channel Just as with YouTube video optimization, channel optimization is just as major and crucial in creating a successful YouTube channel. Both beginners and experienced YouTubers and vloggers know: optimization is the key for a channel’s success. To effectively optimize your channel (similarly to optimizing your videos), you’ll want to follow several important SEO (or Search Engine Optimization) techniques. Use Keywords Exactly like in video optimization, optimizing your YouTube channel is highly depends on words. Take the time to research keywords and don't be afraid to use competitive keywords! If you’ll use your words wisely, your channel will rank higher on YouTube's search results. Use keywords on your channel’s name, your video titles, in your channel and video descriptions and tags. Always use words that best describe your content and your featured videos - this is crucial for YouTube's algorithm in order to categorize your channel for relevant search results. You can easily add keywords in your advanced settings page if you need to. Fill in your “About” page The “About” page is your general info page on your YouTube channel. The page is an important introduction to your content and provides a description of what your channel is all about: topics, interests, personal info etc. Through this page, you get the opportunity to tell your viewers and subscribers exactly what it is you do. Keep it short and well written, include keywords that are closely related to your channel's content. The first sentence from your channel’s description will appear on YouTube's search results list, so keep it concise, accurate, well written and engaging. Another thing you can do on the “About” page is to fill in all of your social media info – you can type in all your social media contact info so other YouTubers, vloggers, affiliates and general viewers can contact you anytime if they wish to. This can be a great opportunity for you to grow, reach out and collaborate with other creators. Don't miss out on it and be as available as you possibly can! Create a trailer for your channel The channel trailer is the first and most noticeable video on your channel and it gives an important preview to the rest of your content – just as movie trailers give viewers a preview of upcoming movies to be released. The trailer is the formal, visual introduction to you and your channel's content, besides the 'About' page, and it will only be visible to unsubscribed users, which makes it an amazing opportunity for you to gain more subscribers. You only have about 15 seconds to seize and engage viewers, so keep it exciting, simple and concise. You need to make your pitch so it becomes a great first impression if you want to “hook” your viewers. Create consistent branding Your channel appearance plays a major role in your subscribers’ engagement, so think about branding your channel in a unique and consistent way. Create a profile picture that represents you and your brand and a customized banner, and make sure you style your video thumbnails to match it all to give your channel a cohesive, professional and polished look. This is a great and relatively easy way to optimize your YouTube channel. Create Playlists As you probably know by now, one of YouTube’s ranking factors is watch time depended - the longer the watch time, the more YouTube finds your channel and videos to be engaging and interesting or helpful to viewers. By creating playlists, you do not only engage viewers with your videos but keep them longer on your channel, which eventually increases your YouTube search results list ranking. In playlists, viewers are automatically directed to the next video of the same topic, this creates flow and interest, as well as organizes different content on your channel. This is a very effective tool with which you can engage your viewers for longer periods of time. We can’t stress this enough: your channel’s optimization is just as important as your video optimization! This is not only yet another way in which you can get more subscribers, but it's also a key element in creating a well-known, popular YouTube channel and becoming a successful creator on YouTube. These are just some of the things you can easily do to become a real YouTube pro!

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How To: Optimize Your YouTube Videos

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

If you are an active YouTube user, you probably know that the process of making a high-quality YouTube video and uploading it requires a lot of work and time. To ensure proper YouTube video optimization you must invest the same amount of time and work as in preparing the video. how to optimize your youtube videos If you are an active YouTube user, you probably know that the process of making a high-quality YouTube video and uploading it requires a lot of work and time. To ensure proper YouTube video optimization you must invest the same amount of time and work as in preparing the video. Once you upload your video, YouTube automatically defines it as private, so you have time to work on it and improve it before everyone sees it. Optimizing YouTube videos is a process that you need to learn how to do right and efficiently, whether you like it or not. Once you have learned it you have the best tools for YouTube success, since videos are no longer just about quality cameras, appealing background, and interesting content. Today, achieving success is a lot about the way you promote your videos and sell them to your audience. Here are some tips about how to do YouTube videos SEO: Select the best title! The very first step is to conduct YouTube keyword research. Start by checking what people in your niche are searching for on YouTube's search page. Just type a few words and let YouTube complete your sentences. If there are certain patterns of repetitive sentences, try changing the end of the “template” (meaning, your own sentence) and create some unique ones. For example, if your niche is food and you type "HOW DO I COOK", the first three sentences that appear to you are the most popular. You can now choose one of these sentences and try to add a word to see exactly what people are searching for. This process is identical to all niches - whether it's games, makeup, training, surfing and more... Description, tags and adding annotations In the description template, try to rewrite the video title, and introduce your viewers to your video – tell them what they should expect. Try to add keywords elegantly (meaning, don’t just write random keywords with no context or relevance) in order to help viewers reach your video. If you insist on “dropping” keywords and not elaborate in your description, use tags! Many people don't add tags to their videos and it's a shame. YouTube algorithm uses all these elements (descriptions, tagging etc.) to determine your ranking on the YouTube search page. Before you set your video to "public", add some annotations to your video. You can select notes, spotlights, speech bubbles and more. We recommend using notes such as "Don't forget to subscribe" or "Give this video a like!" - It reminds viewers to do these actions as they're actively watching the video. You might be surprised, but it works! Once you've done this, attach your video to playlists you have on your channel or are open to adding - it will give even more exposure to your YouTube video. Get more YouTube views Buying YouTube views will increase your ranking on the YouTube search page and improve your social proof. How? One of YouTube's criteria for ranking a video is watch time. When you buy views from a reliable source that provides real YouTube views (and not bots!) you increase your watch time, meaning you improve your ranking. Moreover, when you have a lot of views, you attract more people to watch your video – not just your own subscribers but new viewers too. The reason behind this is that people tend to watch what everyone has watched, so a video that has zero views, even if it is a great video, will be passed over by viewers or just ignored. Because of that, a lot of people buy YouTube views regularly to boost their channel rankings and visibility. Interact with your audience After you’ve uploaded your new video, do some YouTube video promotion: go to every social media platform you use - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or any other platform - and share your new YouTube video on your timeline or profile. Make sure no one ever misses a new video! In the first few hours after uploading your video, interact with your audience via the comments section: reply to everyone who comments on the video and even start a conversation with them.

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How To: Rank Videos On YouTube’s First Page

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

In today’s world, every YouTuber wants to rank first on YouTube’s search results page, since the potential is just unbelievable. The total number of people who use YouTube is 1,300,000,000. Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded the platform and almost 5 billion videos are being watched on YouTube every single day! So, how do you get ranked highly? It might not be simple, but it sure is possible! how to rank your videos on youtube In today’s world, every YouTuber wants to rank first on YouTube’s search results page, since the potential is just unbelievable. The total number of people who use YouTube is 1,300,000,000. Every minute, 300 hours of video are being uploaded to the platform and almost 5 billion videos are being watched on YouTube every single day! So, how do you get ranked highly? It might not be simple, but it sure is possible! Use Keywords! Currently, YouTube is the second largest search engine, in which people tend to look for answers to questions they have or search for things they're interested in. Find your own niche – think of an interest you have and start to type some questions, phrases, sentences or words that you would have probably searched for yourself. When typing your sentences, pay attention to YouTube’s suggestions: they will direct you to what most people are looking for! Now that you know what most people are searching for, select the sentence or words that are best for your next video and make sure you use it in your YouTube video title, tags, and your video description. Create Long Videos This may sound a little weird, but videos that are a bit longer tend to be ranked higher on the YouTube search page. One of the most influential things about video ranking on YouTube is “video watch time”. The longer your video is, the longer “watch time” you’ll have. YouTube chooses videos that will interest viewers to rank highly because they emphasize and value user experience on this platform. So, if your total watch time is high, your ranking will rise; and if your video is relatively long and people watch it from start to finish, that also indicates the quality of your video. A high-quality video (according to the criteria mentioned) will be ranked high on YouTube’s search engine. For example, let’s pretend we uploaded two videos to YouTube; one video is 15 minutes long, and the other is 4 minutes long. Let’s say that both videos have the same amount of views – 2,000. The watch time for both videos is half of the video, meaning people tend to watch video number one for about 7.5 minutes, and watch the second video for about 2 minutes. The total watch time for video number 1 is 10,000 minutes and the total watch time for video number 2 is 4,000 minutes - which means video number one will rank higher only because it is longer! Promote Yourself Find opportunities to link to your videos. Whenever you write content, engage in a forum or on social media, seize the opportunity and “throw in” your link. ‘Throw’ does not mean do it carelessly: fix the YouTube links as naturally as possible, just as you do for keywords. YouTube videos SEO is dependent on backlinks. While you are promoting the video in other ways including physical prompts to friends and colleagues, try and link to your video as much as you possibly can. The more links to your video has, the higher your chances of appearing on YouTube first page are. Buy YouTube Views and Subscribers to Boost Yourself When you are buying YouTube services, you speed up your way to rank high on YouTube’s search page. One of the best ways to do this is by buying YouTube views from a reliable source that provides real views. This works because real people will watch your videos for a long time and your watch time will increase in a short period of time; and if the provider is good, he will let people that are interested in your niche watch your videos. Additionally, you will have a bigger audience to your channel and YouTube will recognize you as an interesting channel with high quality content. In addition, there are lots of tips and tricks for you to do in order to improve your channel’s performances: choose a good quality image in your video’s thumbnail to spike interest in your video and attract potential viewers. Also, in the first few seconds of the video, tell your viewers about what you're going to talk about and engage them. You can also create a playlist of videos relating to the same topic and suggest your viewers to go and watch the playlist, or you can add links to other videos in the description box of the video they're watching – the possibilities are endless!

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Is it Safe to Buy YouTube Subscribers, Views or Likes?

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

It's totally safe to buy YouTube subscribers, views or likes. A lot of people assume that this action is illegal and risky, but these assumptions are wrong, since YouTube's TOS have no objection to buying YouTube services. is it safe you buy subscribers views or likes It's totally safe to buy YouTube subscribers, views or likes. A lot of people assume that this action is illegal and risky, but these assumptions are wrong, since YouTube's TOS have no objection to buying YouTube services. The main reason people are buying these services is to promote their YouTube channel and videos as best and as much as possible. Buying subscribers, YouTube views, likes, and comments have pros and cons, so you must educate yourself on both before making a decision. Today, the competition for relevance on YouTube is very high and demanding. There are at least 300 hours of video content uploaded every minute! This congestion minimizes your chances to get the relevance you need. This post will guide you on how to find the right website to buy youtube subscribers and views from that can provide you with the right promotion services towards success, and the pros and cons of buying these YouTube services. First, is it safe to buy YouTube views, likes, subscribers or comments? It is 100% legal and stands in line with YouTube's strict rules and terms, so from now on you should not hesitate to do it. You don't have any reason to feel insecure - it's completely safe! Feel free to read the rules posted by YouTube and be even more confident. The truth is, almost everyone uses it - from the most successful YouTubers in the world to actors, successful artists, gamers and so on. Long story short – everyone is doing it. The Advantages Buying YouTube subscribers, likes, comments or views affects your social proof drastically. You want to be known on the YouTube platform. To get recognized on the platform, you must build your social proof, meaning you have to develop an audience, gain high watch times and get a high ranking. The simplest way to do this is buying YouTube services. People tend to be more attracted to videos with a high count of views. The more activity on your video in terms of views, likes and subscriptions - the more lucrative your channel is. It is this assumption, that a video with more views is more interesting or authentic, that draws YouTube users to your channel and videos. The purchased YouTube service acts as a foundation on which you can build the activity that you desire. Except for social proof, if you choose to buy, for example, YouTube views, your video may be ranked higher on YouTube's search page. A high search page ranking means better exposure to a new targeted audience. So, when you buy real views (keep in mind that a quality source chooses the people that are right for your niche), your videos’ watching time will increase, and as you probably know, high watching time is one of the criteria used for ranking your YouTube video on the search page. Another advantage to buying YouTube services is that it significantly shortens the road to success. If you want to succeed in a 100% natural way, you will have to work very hard to get all the subscribers, likes, comments and views you long for - because no matter how high quality your video is, if your channel doesn’t look popular, people will not click on your video. This means buying YouTube services is a great way to achieve your goal a little faster and gives you a real boost to success! The Disadvantages In the YouTube services industry, many unreliable companies sell suspicious services/bots. Many people fall into the trap and waste their money for nothing. When using services that provide fake users, people usually end up back in square one, meaning service they have ordered has decreased and their counters returned to the same number they initially were, because bots tend to be flagged and deleted very easily and constantly. Be wary of fraudulent providers - you don't want to be their next victim. Therefore it is crucial to do your own due diligence and research before choosing a provider to buy from. How Do You Choose the Right Provider? As with any research, you must prepare a few questions that are important to you. We suggest some important questions you should consider asking - Are the services provided by real people? Now that you know how important it is, you want to make sure you get a positive answer on this question. Furthermore, if the source provides you with a positive response (which means they provide their services from real people), you can request a demo of the service. Don’t be shy!When I order, how long does it for the order to arrive? The answer depends on the number of views, subscribers, likes or comments you ordered. Optimally, the answer should be that you receive the order gradually and relatively quickly. This is important since you don’t want to make the YouTube algorithm detect any wrongdoing, so it’s best not to expect to accept the whole order too quickly.Are the prices within my budget limits? Always look for a site that matches your budget. If you have found excellent reviews about a particular source you want but it’s over your budget’s limit, try asking the provider for a small discount. This is not a question, but it is very important: try to find recommendations and reviews from other people who have used the same provider. That's a great way to know if you should buy from this specific source or not.

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How To: Get More Views on YouTube Videos

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

YouTube is one of the largest social networks today. The increasing number of users on this platform creates endless opportunities for businesses in marketing and social aspects. YouTube has attracted billions of users across the world and according to recent studies, 300 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every minute! Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day in an average month. So, here are some tips on how to get more YouTube views, if you want to take advantage of this huge platform and succeed in it like a real pro. how to get more views on youtube videos YouTube is one of the largest social networks today. The increasing number of users on this platform creates endless opportunities for businesses in marketing and social aspects. YouTube has attracted billions of users across the world and according to recent studies, 300 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every minute! Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day in an average month. So, here are some tips on how to get more YouTube views, if you want to take advantage of this huge platform and succeed in it like a real pro. Encourage existing viewers to view more of your content The mathematics mantra applies here: YouTube users don’t only watch one video, they watch at least 2 or 3 videos every time they visit the site. In this case, your viewer is probably already watching one of your videos, so all you have to do is encourage him or her to watch at least one more. This is a sure way to gain views in your other videos almost instantly. At the end of all videos, offer the viewers to watch more content that might interest them (always suggest the most relevant content). It is an almost definite method to ensure you will get more YouTube views from your existing user base. Be sure to provide a correct link at the bottom of the screen or zoom in on the middle of the screen after the video. Also, you can be even more proactive and invite viewers to subscribe, like, comment and share your content throughout your video. This is the most basic technique, which you already should have implemented by now. Again, include a link to make things easier for the viewers and lead them to watch other videos you have on your channel. Implement YouTube SEO techniques The titles on your videos matter a lot when it comes to the number of views you’re getting. Take the time to conduct a proper research on your niche, viewers and keywords you are targeting. Find out what they like to watch in your area of specialization, identify keywords and creatively include them in all of your video titles and descriptions. Most users on YouTube forget that it’s a social media platform and visibility largely depends on search engine optimization (SEO). Proper choice of keywords guarantees you a high ranked appearance on YouTube search engines; this, in turn, automatically translates to more YouTube views. In fact, videos on search engines are visible to anybody, and if you play your SEO cards well you will get more YouTube video views without any extra hassle. Customize thumbnail images Social media platforms are overwhelming with the number of posts uploaded constantly. Viewers on YouTube, for instance, do not have time to go through every single detail of a video suggested to them in the search results in order to choose the perfect one for them to watch. Scanning skills are at their best when it comes to YouTube. Ideally, you only have 5 seconds to win a viewer’s attention and make him or her click on your video, so you better make these few seconds matter! Don’t use the generic thumbnails provided by YouTube’s system - be creative and use more eye catching techniques that will stimulate your viewers’ curiosity. Find images that relate to your content and are attractive to your target audience and you will easily get more views on YouTube. You must know your audience if you wish to become an authority channel in your realm. Engage viewers Since YouTube is a social media platform, you should treat it as such. Don’t only post videos and remain silent expecting people to view and like it. You have to publicize your channel, you need to get social! Respond to compliments, comments (even negative feedback) and requests on your posted videos and appreciate people for viewing, even if they may not comment back and like your replies. By engaging and interacting with your viewers, you are establishing a relationship and a rapport, which is the essence of social media. Before you know it, people will start subscribing to your channel because they feel more comfortable doing so. The results? Of course, more YouTube views on your videos. Optimize your channel with contact information Be sure your channel is integrated with other social media profiles. Let the viewers know who you are; its social media, after all! Let viewers find you on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram and connect with them. Be a real person, with real life. Integrating your YouTube channel with other social media profiles is a sure strategy of attracting more viewers. Other social media platforms offer you a chance to market the videos and channel by sharing links. Be sure to include the YouTube link on your profile’s bio section. Let people know what you do. Create playlists This is more of a trick than a technique. If you are specializing in a niche, you are missing a lot if you haven’t created playlists sorted by sub-type subjects. By the time a user on the platform goes to your channel or video, they must be interested in something specific, which happens to be your niche. A playlist of videos in that field will guide the user to watch your next videos and will increase your channel general watch time. Buy YouTube views If you want to get YouTube video views without waiting too long, then buying YouTube views is a path you might wish to consider. One of the reasons you want to have more views is because you want to succeed and being popular on YouTube. When you buy organic views, real people watch your videos and they can become part of your audience. Additionally, views can drastically increase your social proof and make you look much more legitimate in their eyes. Not only that - buying views will take you to a high watch time average, so you will not only improve your social proof but also increase your ranking on the YouTube search page within a relatively short period of time. If you’ve decided to buy YouTube views, it will surely help you achieve your YouTube marketing goals effectively and quickly! Thanks for reading our tips! We have no doubt that if you follow those simple rules, it will eventuyally help you gain more views on your YouTube videos!

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Why You Should Buy Subscribers for Your YouTube Channel

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

Whether you're a YouTube beginner and whether you've been on YouTube for a while, creating a successful and engaging channel can be a very tough job. It is time-consuming, requires a lot of energy and if you want to promote your channel properly, it may get very costly. buy youtube subscribers for your youtube channel Whether you're a YouTube beginner and whether you've been on YouTube for a while, creating a successful and engaging channel can be a very tough job. It is time-consuming, requires a lot of energy and if you want to promote your channel properly, it may get very costly. Buying YouTube subscribers is a great, quick and inexpensive strategy to use if you seek to grow and expand your organic audience and get a very much needed boost towards YouTube success. However, buying YouTube subscribers could also be potentially harmful to your channel, since there are a lot of services out there that sell fake users (bots) as subscribers. This can cause a drop in your subscribers' count and could have your account flagged. Still, there are good, reliable and trust-worthy services that provide YouTube subscribers, and there are several undisputed benefits to buying this promotional service for your channel. A Legal Way to Increase Subscribers As a YouTube creator, your main goal is to reach a targeted audience, become an authority and build a successful channel that people love and maybe someday go viral. This is hard, very hard. In order to start following this path, you need exposure. One way to achieve this goal is buying subscribers since it allows you to reach a wider targeted audience. No matter what anyone tells you, it's perfectly legal. According to YouTube's terms of use, there is nothing illegal in buying subscribers and it is safe to buy YouTube subscribers nowadays, as long as buy real YouTube subscribers. Buying fake automated bots is not allowed and won’t benefit your channel at all. Improve Your Channel's Ranking YouTube's algorithm rewards content that is engaging, interesting, attractive and appealing by ranking it higher on the search list. The algorithm 'knows' how to rank channels by measuring the number of subscribers, channel engagement, and other parameters. Therefore, by increasing the number of your subscribers, YouTube's algorithm detects that your channel has good and attractive content and ranks you higher on the search list, consequently generating greater exposure to your targeted audience. Increase Social Proof When your channel has lots of subscribers, it will be more likely that users will click on it and subscribe. This may sound like a basic fact, but it's supported by a psychological principle called "social proof". According to social proof, a larger number of subscribers is more likely to draw attention and appear reliable and more engaging than a channel with fewer subscribers. By increasing the number of subscribers, you increase the odds of users choosing your channel over channels with a lower subscribers count. Get Your Channel Off the Ground It is virtually impossible to get your account going on YouTube as a beginner, and sometimes even as a more experienced vlogger. This has nothing to do with the quality of your content, but it does have a lot to do with proper exposure. By improving your search list ranking and increasing social proof, you increase your chances to reach a wider, new, targeted audience. If you want your channel to get off the ground and gain exposure, buying subscribers can be a great strategy to do that. It's Affordable and Doesn't Require a Lot of Effort Using marketing platforms to promote your channel can be very costly, and platforms like Google Ads are not very easy to understand and master. Buying subscribers will require a small investment and minimum effort on your part. While your channel's SEO and maintenance may take a lot of time, thought and effort, when buying subscribers, all you have to do is wait for the numbers to go up. Increase Social Engagement As previously mentioned, your main goal is to expand and become a professional, well-known authority in your niche. The way to get there is not only by gaining followers - creating channel engagement is equally important. You strive for your channel to become a place where your subscribers and viewers can comment, ask, like and learn. By buying subscribers you are exposed to an audience that finds your niche to be interesting, and all you have to do is draw them in. A larger number of subscribers looks credible, legitimate and reliable to YouTube's algorithm and users, and that's exactly what you thrive to achieve when starting your channel. However, buying subscribers does not make you a YouTube phenomenon - it merely helps you get exposure to an audience that shares a common interest. In order to become a phenomenon, create great content and always keep your viewers interested. Buying Youtube subscribers may have its disadvantages, but if you choose a reliable and trustworthy supplier, it can greatly help your channels popularity.

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Like Depot

Published on Jan 30 ,2019

Like Depot allows you to buy Likes, Followers, Views, Comments, Subscribers, Channel Members and Plays for your social medias and beyond. We make it easy to securely buy Likes, Followers & more. With the sleek and simple Like Depot App you can: * Buy Likes, Followers Easily - Instantly buy likes, followers, subscribers & more * Add Funds Securely - Securely add funds in your Like Depot account * Buy with confidence – No password needed Additional features include: - Buy Instagram and Facebook Likes, Followers, Comments, Views and more. - Buy YouTube Subscribers, Views and Likes - Buy Spotify, SoundCloud and Radio Javan Plays and Downloads - Check balance, transaction history and transaction details in a glance - Send tickets about your questions or concerns - Set a passcode to protect the app - Order delivery notification Supported Apps: Instagram – Likes, Followers, Views, Poll Vote, Comments, Mention, Impression and Save Facebook – Post Likes, Followers, Comments, Page Likes Twitter – Retweets, Like, Vote YouTube – Subscribers, Likes, Followers, Plays Spotify – Play, Followers SoundCloud – Likes, Followers, Downloads, Plays Telegram – Channel Member, Post View Radio Javan – Plays, Downloads LinkedIn – Followers,Post Likes, Post Share

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Instagram is Great Social Media Marketing

Published on Jan 27 ,2019

When I use Instagram for social media marketing, I get good results. You need to remember that the site is a social media site and it is not a business site. In order to keep up with that, it is important to make sure that some of your posts are more on the personal side. I use some inside personal stories about my market to do that. You can use whatever methods you want or do the same. Just be sure that the posts you leave are not all business and some of them are personally oriented. That way, it does not look like you are only business. I have found it important to learn all the tactics and to learn how to increase followers on Instagram. The followers you have are all that you want to keep. They are your potential sales leads so you need to be sure you gain as many as you can. When I was starting out, I found it useful to buy Instagram followers from a reliable and discrete website. By doing this, I was able to make almost all of my posts look like they had a big following even though they actually did not. Image is everything on Instagram. It is just a matter of psychology. When people see posts that are already being followed and liked by many others, they will have more of a reason to follow. People are just like that. They want to follow what is already followed but the way to do that is to buy your popularity, at least in the beginning. I do it sparingly and so should you. Do not use it as the only way to gain a following. In fact, if you do, it will not work so well. I spread the likes and followers I buy through various different posts to make sure it looks natural and that is an important point. You can use your bio to boost your email subscribers and I will tell you how right here. Your bio is the only place on Instagram that you can post an email subscription link. Keep you bio brief and to the point. Use a clear call to action in the bio. That means you make it succinct and offer incentives to your followers who subscribe to your email list. When you do that like I did, you will end up with a good number of subscribers. That is vital to your marketing as you subscribers are the people who will buy from you. While you are learning how to increase followers on Instagram, use all the smart methods you can use. Be sure you engage all of your followers by responding to their comments in a positive fashion. That way, they will know you really care. People are looking for that. Keep your followers in this way and they will probably be more likely to continue sharing your posts. You need to make your posts worth sharing for this to work.

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