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Getting followers on Instagram isn't easy and there are things about this rapidly growing social network that a lot of users still don't know. Revealing five scientifically backed secrets about Instagram that will help you use the network better and get more followers in the bargain.
We all want to see our followers on social media skyrocket in numbers. But numbers don’t necessarily equate to engagement, return on investment and…sales!
So you created a gorgeous, clever and super fun fan contest, but when you look at the total entrants number, you're staring at a big ol' goose egg, or something close to it? Well, that's no fun. Let's dissect what could possibly be scaring all your fans away, shall we?
The world of social media is opening up a vast array of possibilities for businesses, particularly in raising brand awareness and reaching out to customers. Using social media sites effectively can really give companies an advantage over their competitors.
Newspaper circulation has dropped over the last 18 months. Radio is now competing with podcasts, and TV is seeking an audience who’s attention is spilt between a smartphone device and Apple TV or playback on an iPad. People are listening via Spotify rather than buying CDs.
If your business needs leads and sales flowing tomorrow, then Google Adwords might be the best place to start. However, if your organization needs to build meaningful brand awareness, develop a continuous and long-term lead flow, then social media marketing is at the top of the list of viable solutions.
Many different types of people follow you on social networks. While every person is different, social media fans and customers can be broken down into roughly 7 categories. Once you understand who these customers are, it’s easier to target them to improve brand awareness, find leads, and drive sales.
This isn’t hard to respond to comments on some platforms like Facebook where most comments can be visibly seen on the post itself. However, mentions of your brand can be harder to track on forums you’re not a part of or on social networks like Twitter where you get a steady stream of content on your feed. To help you monitor mentions of your brand, you can use a tool like Mentions to track your name and get real-time alerts.
Last year an employee was sued for taking the Twitter followers he’d amassed with him when he left his company. The case focused attention on just how much a Twitter follower was worth. Suffice to say that since then, a good deal of effort has gone into highlighting just how many followers are fakes. So it’s clear that not all followers are of equal value to you.
Let me be clear upfront: If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide to gaining 15,000 new followers on Pinterest in a very short time this is not the blog post for you. My purpose, from a social media strategy perspective, is to solve a mystery.