Yesterday, I wrote about why Pinterest in the best social network for ecommerce. Today, let’s talk about how to get started on Pinterest. I’ve attached an infographic from Quick Sprout about getting your first follows onside.
How many Twitter followers do you have? How many Facebook fans does your page have? At the beginning these were the stats that we all wanted to know. Clearly, since then things have moved on and nowadays there are a wide variety of social media metrics that marketers, comms professionals and even customer service reps keep track of. But in the time poor world of modern business, collating and analysing this data can be time consuming, especially when you’re trying to extract data from different sources and it’s not always clear which metrics you need to be looking at.
For most of us, we equate big social media followings with big credibility. But is that right? In this post, Randy Milanovic questions the notion of large followings and how vanity metrics can be enticing, but they're not necessarily reflective of real-world marketing results.
The Hill has a pair of recent articles about social media and the still-far-off 2016 presidential election. The first, "Trump towers over 2016 field in social media" by Caroline Kelly and Austin Yack, is a nuts and bolts ranking of the contenders based on their like and follower counts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The rise of the huge YouTube celebrity in the past few years is usually discussed in the context of youth marketing, and basically how the kids are these days with their YouTubing and such and such tend to care more about their little videos than traditional marketing efforts like celebrity endorsements. Well, now that grumpy-old-man logic can be applied to adults as well.
Your blog has more traffic than all of your social profiles combined. Not to mention your visitors have made an informed decision to read your blog - as opposed to aimlessly clicking on a social profile of yours while they’re on the phone. This article will cover just one of the many strategies that can turn your blog into a goldmine of fans and followers: website scroll popups. I'll show you exactly how they work and give you four essential elements of setting them up right.
Gaining Twitter followers is one thing, and engagement is another. Sometimes you just want to get those follower numbers up--to jumpstart a business, for example, get those RTs and favorites rolling in
Learn how to make your brand become a community of brand ambassadors rather than a pool of unconscious followers. Yes, having 20,000 followers provides credibility in a sense, but that can only take you so far.
Off the top of your head can you name five brands you purchase or use regularly? Maybe it’s a clothing company you shop at, a laundry detergent you like to use or an airline you prefer to fly on. As consumers why do we make the purchasing decisions that we do?