Ever feel guilty spending hours on Facebook watching videos?
You’re not alone. According to one study, users consume as many as 100 million hours of video content each day on Facebook.
This makes Facebook video marketing a great opportunity for your brand to get in front of, engage, and grow an audience.
But while you may see the benefit, knowing how use it to solidify your brand in the mind of your viewer can seem daunting.
In this article, I’m offering a few kick-ass tips to help you grow your audience and build your brand with Facebook video marketing!
Read more: How to Grow Your Audience With Facebook Video Marketing via Post Planner
Do you know what your ideal customer on social media looks like – literally?
In day and age where people crave personalization from businesses online, it pays to get as specific as possible when it comes to defining your target audience.
But when you’re targeting hundreds or thousands of followers, how can you possibly guarantee that your message is on point?
Welcome the world of social media personas.
Read more: How to use social media personas to boost brand engagement via Sprout Social
When used right, few types of content can match the amount of attention, feedback, and interest in your social marketing campaigns as videos. Yet, the key operative in that sentence is “when used right.”
We already now know that, whoever your target audience is, using social media has become essential for any influencer or business that’s trying to bring attention to their brand, content, or services. However, when it comes to social media videos, I’ve noticed that people tend to get caught up on quality over everything else.
Read more: 6 Tips to Help Boost Engagement with Your Social Media Videos via Social Media Today
Social media monitoring has come a long way in the past 10 years. From free social media monitoring tools to full social search platforms that permit Boolean searches, track back months (or even years) and integrate social analytics and social CRM features, monitoring has boomed into a multi-billion dollar industry.
The most sophisticated platforms offer a full suite of monitoring features with integrated influencer analysis, sentiment grading and multiple on-going searches, enabling brands to monitor their products, competitors and industry keywords 24/7.
The likes of Sysomos and Brandwatch offer comprehensive solutions, but are priced accordingly and charge additional fees based on users, searches or data volume. While they may be worthwhile for larger organisations, what should you use if you’re just getting started? What free social media monitoring tools are available on the market?
Here are 10 of the best free social media monitoring tools available…
Read more: 10 of the best free social media monitoring tools via Our Social Times
Looking for reliable tools to monitor your brand on social media? Wonder which social media monitoring tools are best suited to specific tasks?
In this article, you’ll discover three social listening tools designed to help you capitalize on influencer marketing, online mentions, and lead generation.
Read more: 3 Social Media Monitoring Tools for Marketers via Social Media Examiner
The key to making the most of social media is listening to what your audience has to say about you, your competitors, and the market in general. Once you have the data you can undertake analysis, and finally, reach social business intelligence; using all these insights to know your customers better and improve your marketing strategy.
If you are a social media rookie, this list of the top free social media monitoring tools might come in handy. When looking for a tool, it’s a good idea to try a couple of them and choose the one that suits your needs best.
However, bear in mind that these tools are not an alternative to Enterprise-level tools, such as Brandwatch, which brought social media monitoring to a new level, offering a much higher variety of services, functionality, and in-depth analysis. It all depends on your needs.
Read more: Top 15 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools via Brand Watch
If you’ve been on Instagram recently, you’ll notice you probably haven’t received as many likes or comments as you did a year ago. When the Instagram algorithm was adjusted from chronological to algorithmic, many people worried engagement rates would drop.
Instagram’s own press release talked about favoring the moments you care about most, much like how Facebook’s algorithm operates.
So how does your brand stay present in users’ feeds without having to rely on ads? Luckily, there are some work arounds to get your Instagram posts visible.
Here are 14 ways you can make the Instagram algorithm work in your favor:
Read more: 14 Ways to Outsmart the Instagram Algorithm via Sprout Social
There has long been theories and speculations about how the Instagram algorithm works. Unfortunately, Instagram did very little to publicly explain how the algorithm works – until now. Instagram just recently invited a number of journalists to find out how exactly how it all works.
Instagram shared that they use THREE major factors to determine how content is ranked in each individual user’s feed.
Read more: Instagram Confirms How the Instagram Algorithm Works via Jenns Trends
Instagram’s goal is to monetize! Now you might think this is obvious or wonder how changing the algorithm does this, so let me explain. Instagram is a business and must make money, so how do they make money? By remaining one of the most important forms of social media. And how do they do so? By keeping users on their app as long as possible. How do they keep their users on Instagram? They don’t! We do! Because of this, Instagram favors accounts who can keep their followers as active and engaged as possible!
Below are the easiest ways to keep your audience engaged:
Read more: How To Beat The 2018 Instagram Algorithm via The Lovely Escapist
Traffic is the lifeblood of any website, without it you might as well not bother. Without traffic, your website is like that
proverbial billboard in the middle of the desert that no one sees. We’ve gathered lots of different ways, methods, and
strategies to get traffic to your site. Take a peek, I’m positive there is something here you can use.
So you’ve launched a blog. Now it’s time to learn how to drive traffic to your website.
It’s easy to hit publish on your website (or first blog post), kick back and wonder… where is everyone?
If you want proven strategies for how to drive traffic to your blog (or company website), then you’ve come to the right place.
Read more: 32 Best Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website (Increase Blog Traffic) via Ryan Robinson
Are you considering an overhaul of your business website for the new year?
It makes sense – new year, new approach. Time to get rid of that tired old website and try something fresh and new, right?
So how can you go about putting an effective, data-driven website development strategy? The CrazyEgg team have put their five-step process into the infographic below – or you can read their full report here for more context.
Read more: 5 Steps to Test and Improve Your Business Website [Infographic] via Social Media Today
In this post I’m going to show you how to drive more traffic to your website.
You’ll also see how I used these strategies to take my site from zero to 180k+ unique visitors per month.
It gets better:
All of these strategies are working GREAT right now (in 2018).
Read more: 27 Ways to Increase Website Traffic in 2018 via Backlinko
Organization is one of the keys to success in marketing, so if you are not managing your social platforms, or, if you’re an agency, managing your clients’ social media accounts, with a social media management tool, that needs to change today!
Not only will using a social media management tool make your life substantially easier, it doesn’t need to go through rounds of budgeting approval – because there are many robust free tools out there to help you accomplish all of your social marketing goals in 2018.
Social management platforms will help you manage multiple social profiles in one place, schedule posts in advance, run contests, track analytics across platforms, and the list goes on. These tools really are game changers for your social strategy!
Read more: The 7 Best Free Social Media Management Tools in 2018 via Word Stream
The best way to manage your engagement across multiple channels and platforms is through the use of social media management tools.
Social media management tools allow you to not only keep track of your posting and engagement with prospects; you can also schedule posts across multiple channels and much more.
The variety of social media management tools out there can be a bit overwhelming, for both the novice and the advanced user. So how do you choose the best management tool to meet your needs? How do you know what features to choose?
Well, we’re here to help! Here are some of the best free social media management tools available to help you manage your social media in 2018 and beyond!
Read more: The Best of the Free Social Media Management Tools for 2018 & Beyond via Bluleadz
If you want to know what’s happening with your brand’s social networking sites you need social media monitoring tools. Before you reach for your wallet and start to spend money try out some of the free social media monitoring services. This way you will get an understanding of what is available and if you need any paid services to monitor social media.
This time we have collected a lot of free social media monitoring tools. In the Group A are the social media monitoring services that I use regularly or seem interesting to check out immediately. The Group B is a list of tools for you to help with monitoring social media. Here we go:
Read more: 50 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools to Improve Your Results via Dream Grow