Do you want to build your social media following?
Want some quick fire social media tips and tricks?
There’s so many social media platforms and networks out there to choose from, that you can become completely swamped by!
We can have so many fingers in so many pies, that we lose track of certain platforms, and some fade away; without us taking full advantage of them!
This can begin to feel frustrating, and you can even give up on a couple of social media platforms, without giving them your best shot.
So within this blog post, you’ll discover my quick fire tips for all of your social media platforms; from Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, to Google+. You’ll learn some quick tips to implement straight away into your business, brand, and boost your followers too!
This is meant to be a quick blog post for you to absorb and take in, and implement into your marketing strategy, that can make a massive impact straight away with your business, company or freelance career, so lets begin with Instagram!
- Use Hashtags Within Your Comments – To maximise your images on Instagram, and to get others to like, tag their friends and to encourage new followers, you need to use hashtags. Instead of hashtagging within your image description, use hahtags within your first comment of any new Instagram image, that will propel your success and chance of getting more likes!
- Capture Interesting Shots – Instagram is all about images, so the better and more enticing your images are, the more likes it will recieve. Think of your image’s composition, its colour, it’s lighting, and also consider video as well
- Use Appropriate & Popular Hashtags – Much like my first Instagram tip, you need to use relevant and popular hastags to get your images noticed. For example, for my illustration instagram page, I use hashtags like #illustration, #art and #design, that are all popular within the space!
- Always Link Back To Your Website – Pinterest is a great tool to boost your own backlinks towards your website, so always make sure you link back to your page within your images. If you’re not pinning images straight from your website, after you’ve pinned an image, hit the edit button, and add your link
- Create Specific Boards – In order for others to follow your boards, they need to be as specific as possible. There’s no use in creating a board with the title ‘Business’, as this isn’t specific enough. Create a board called ‘Business Infographics’, and this gives the user a clear idea of what your board is all about
- Create Inspirational Boards – The great thing about Inspirational boards is that you can share other people’s content, and not just your own! You only have a certain amount fresh content for Pinterest, so make sure you Pin other peoples images too!
- Use 2-3 Hashtags – It’s said that Tweets with 2-3 hashtags, (in comparison to those that only use one, or to the other extreme of 4-5), is much more effective, shareable, and gets searched more frequently. Like Instagram, use popular hashtags which are used within your niche
- Follow Your Competitors Followers – Want more followers? Well follow your competitors followers! Your competition is the ideal place to recruit new followers towards your brand, as these people are interested in what your competition is doing, so they’ll be interested in you too!
- Share Great Content – This is a given, but not everyone does it. Share a great Tweet, share what you’re up to, share someone else’s content, and be that user that everyone wants to follow! The better and more enticing your profile is, the more likely you’ll get followers coming through your door!
- Write Your Posts Like You’re Talking To A Friend – Facebook is cracking down on posts which are too ‘salesy’, so make sure you’re always creating your posts like you would to a friend. Basically don’t sell down their throats
- Use Imagery To Spice Up Your Content – Facebook posts which include imagery is much more likely to be shared, commented and Liked by other users, so always try and use imagery as much as possible throughout your posts
- Tag Other Pages Where Appropriate – A great tactic to get others to share your content is by tagging appropriate users. For example, if you share a piece of content that you love, make sure you tag the other person. They’ll likely say thanks, share your post, and gets your posts seen by their audience too!
- Max Out On Your Descriptions – The great thing about Google+, is that it’s owned by Google. Therefore, it’s a great idea to put lots of different keywords and information within your posts, so it’s more likely to be searched by people through Google
- Make Use Of Longer And Thinner Images – I’ve noticed that posts with long and thin images get the most shares, likes and comments, as these types of images look great on the feed, and gets noticed!
- Add Lots To Your Circles – Much like Twitter, the more you follow, the more followers and audience you’ll receive on the platform. Put lots of people into your circles, and see your followers go up massively as a result!
Use These Tips To Propel Your Social Media Marketing!
From Pinterest, Facebook, to Twitter, this blog post is here to help you take full control of your profiles, and succeed on building your platform!
The general tactic with all of these tips is to be consistent with your posting, to share great content to your audience (with whatever niche you find yourself), and to be engaging with other people too.
If you master all of this, it will have a massive affect with your business, your brand awareness, and get hundreds of more people through to your website, increasing your chance of sales as well!
Come back to this blog post whenever you feel lost with any of these platforms, and become a social media marketing pro with these tips!
How have you mastered your social media profiles?
Are there any tips I left out?
Comments are more than welcome below!
Summary Of Points
- Instagram – Share great images, use hashtags within your image comments, and capture interesting shots
- Pinterest – Always link back to your website, be as specific as possible with your boards, and create inspirational boards
- Twitter – Share great content that wows your audience, use 2-3 hashtags per Tweet, and follow your competitors followers
- Facebook – Spice up your posts with interesting imagery, tag people and other pages were appropriate, and construct your posts like you’re talking to a friend
- Google+ – Use long and thin images to add attraction, add a vast array of people to your circles, and max out your posting descriptions
Many thanks for listening to me today, be sure to comment below if you have any questions that you would like to ask me on this topic, I’ll love to hear from you. You can also check out me on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Thanks again, and have a great day!