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How to Get Your First 10,000 Followers on Instagram (a Real Story and Strategy) I started like everybody else on Instagram: with no followers. In the brief span of just 50 weeks, I accumulated more than 14,000 followers. I don't want to brag. I want to teach you how to do the same thing. As a result, I now get about 15 to 30 leads a month from Instagram for digital marketing services. Instagram Ads: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner. ?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTWpsbFlUazNNR1JrWVRRMiIsInQiOiJFQ2lOU28xRGhDYUtCbUV0a3RTNDZhT3UweW1wK213OW5lRm1CNUQxb1c4XC9TRXRXbTdkSFVneDNYZnhneWkxZDJFTjJTYVROU2lOT3pLVFpYWXFwT1dDdU1ZNmJlUnUxRHlvaVN3aFgxSklUNWhXSU9XVDAwUXF6NlY1dkZ3VWsifQ==#sm.

Last week, we explained Instagram Stories, broke down how they compare to Snapchat, and gave you the marketers’ perspective.

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But we know that, even when you have the facts, sometimes you need a little creative inspiration to get your social content machine whirring. 5 Metrics to Measure Brand on Social That’s why I’ve done some scouting and found the early adopters of Instagram Stories. Here’s what the savviest, most forward-thinking brands are doing with Instagram Stories right off the bat, along with tips on how you can replicate these tactics for your own organization. 1. Yoga apparel brand Beyond Yoga, widely renowned for their supple and durable yoga pants, posted an entire Instagram story following a woman getting through her workout in their gear. What Your Brand Can Try: This is one of the most effective techniques a brand can try on Instagram Stories, especially retail brands. 2. How to take better pictures for your blog with your iPhone - Scoop.it Blog. As you’ve probably noticed, one of the biggest keys to successful blogging in 2016 is the ability to diversify content in a visually pleasing manner.

How to take better pictures for your blog with your iPhone - Scoop.it Blog

However, if you’ve been at it long enough, you also know how challenging it can be to find high quality imagery that fits your content. If this sounds familiar, then it may be time to try a new strategy. Do pictures really matter? Gone are the days when a few paragraphs of text sufficed as a successful blog post. Today, you need a handful of images and visuals to engage visitors and encourage sharing. Why Visual Content Is the Key to Conversion. Humans are visual creatures.

Why Visual Content Is the Key to Conversion

And visual content is the key to getting customers to consider you in the first place, and then to stay. A lot can happen in a first glance. And, increasingly, customers want information in the visual ways that entertain them, such as videos and infographics. If you don’t already know why your brand should invest in really strong visual content, this infographic from Bandwagon presents some statistics that explain why. For example, did you know: It takes about 50 milliseconds for a new site visitor to form a first impression. Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Killing It on Instagram. Starbucks' social buzz peaks around the pumpkin spice latte craze.

Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Killing It on Instagram

Starbucks has become a bit of a case-study example for marketers when it comes to creating social buzz for its products, and in no season is that more evident than fall when it sells the popular pumpkin spice latte drinks. To measure the hype (and subsequent hate) of the latte, social media analytics company Spredfast crunched a handful of stats in the week leading up to Tuesday when the drink was launched on menus. Per the firm's findings, chatter about the drink spiked on Wednesday when at one point users fired off 5,076 tweets per minute.

To compare, in the week leading up to the launch, the maximum number of tweets at one time was 2,855. ?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0RBelpUQXhZVEJoWmpGbSIsInQiOiJOQk5HbUpVN21QWVBmZmE3UVg1MzVOYzJmNU9VYkZOSCt5OUJJTzI0YUZ1XC9pamp1aEozS0R0aHdlSFN6dFNnUUhxQ2o3eld2WGR6WUVROVZPaGc2YW94cmVXa21hZnRXTTVuRGNVOEdJUEk9In0=#sm. Instagram has released many features in the past year, all of which are primarily designed to increase usability for both brands and typical users.

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The easier navigation is, the safer engagement feels, and the more enticing brand discovery is on a social platform, the more likely it is that the average user will engage with your brand’s content there. The Quick Guide to Social Media Attribution Models Here are the key developments that have made Instagram more “usable” in the past year, and why they matter to social marketers. Comment Filtering. Pinterest Launches Auction-Based Pricing to Take on Google's Ad Business. Pinterest is out to prove that it's a performance-driven advertising platform that can compete head-to-head with Google.

Pinterest Launches Auction-Based Pricing to Take on Google's Ad Business

Starting today, advertisers will be able to bid on cost-per-impression through an auction—much like Google's Display Network—to set prices. Brands can already buy ads based on cost-per-click and cost-per-engagement through the auction, but up until now, brands have had to buy CPM-based ads at a fixed price. In theory, brands will be able to optimize their media spend better to achieve either more impressions or cheaper ad prices with the new tool. Pinterest has also added frequency capping to limit the number of ads that consumers see at once.

How do social signals impact your search ranking? One question that refuses to go away in search marketing is how social signals impact organic ranking.

How do social signals impact your search ranking?

Google tells us there’s not much going on here but a large section of marketers seem to think otherwise. And, let’s face it, this wouldn’t be the first time Google has held back from giving us marketers the whole picture. So what’s the real deal with social signals and search marketing? Well, there is a genuine link between the two – but not in the way some marketers like to think. What does Google say about social signals? Not a great deal. In 2014, before Matt Cutts disappeared, he shed some light on the topic: To sum it up, he said Google can and does crawl social pages like any other. Something Cutts doesn’t mention in the video is how vulnerable search engines would be to manipulated social signals. Instagram Is Now Letting Marketers Use Videos in Its Swipeable Carousel Ads. Instagram is bringing videos to its Carousel ad format, allowing marketers to pick five videos—or a combination of videos and photos—for users to swipe through.

Instagram Is Now Letting Marketers Use Videos in Its Swipeable Carousel Ads

Launch partners include Airbnb, Taco Bell, Hollister, IBM and W Hotels. (Above is an example from Airbnb.) The new format is an extension of Instagram's existing carousel ads for photos that the company unveiled in March 2015. According to James Quarles, Instagram's global head of business and brand development, the platform's video views have increased 40 percent in the past six months. How To Use Pinterest For Marketing - The Ultimate Guide.

How To Get More Followers On Pinterest With 21+ Tactics. So you want to learn how to get more followers on Pinterest.

How To Get More Followers On Pinterest With 21+ Tactics

That makes sense since a hefty majority of you told us that you want to grow your audience and you measure your success through social media follower growth. Luckily for me, we have a Pinterest pro on the team here at CoSchedule. Instagram a attiré plus de 200 000 annonceurs publicitaires. Pinterest. What Every Marketer Needs to Know About Instagram. Instagrammers share stunning images and videos from every part of the world, and brands are continually migrating to the app to engage with them.

What Every Marketer Needs to Know About Instagram

Our data masters dived into the numbers from Q3 to find out the big picture on what’s driving social media marketing trends right now on Instagram - and how the most engaging industries like fashion are succeeding on the platform. Instagram has become the dominant force for branded visual storytelling – heck, NASA even gave it the exclusive of the first-ever flyby of Pluto! As a further sign of its popularity, over the last quarter Instagram surpassed the 400 million users mark.

How to Use Instagram for Content Marketing - ScribbleLive. Image-centric app, Instagram, is proving that a picture is worth more-than a thousand words, a couple dozen actions, too. According to an analysis by Forrester, Instagram has given brands 120-times more engagement per-follower than Twitter and 58-times more than Facebook. What does this mean for content marketers?

If you’re not already on the bandwagon, you better jump on it, right away. 9 Instagram Marketing Tips From The Best Brands. Follow these best practices for successful Instagram marketing Are you trying to use Instagram for your social media marketing? Are you finding it difficult to grow the channel to promote your brand? You’re not alone. Campaign Planning Template. 10 Best Practices For Your Next Instagram Campaign. Instagram Widgets and TOOLS. Follow Me Button. 20 Free Image Sources to Make Your Great Content *Epic* 13 Under-the-Radar Stock Photo Websites To Use When Creating Content. If you create content or manage social channels for your company, chances are you use visuals, photos, and images to help make your assets stand out. However, many of us get into the habit of resorting back to Google Images, or feeling restricted by the licensing limits of certain photo subscriptions. Thanks to creators, photographers, designers, marketers, and artists around the globe, there are dozens of alternative options for stock photos, royalty-free images, and everything in-between.

Perfect Pinterest Pancakes - how food brands are utilising seasonal events. - we think we think. It’s no secret that Pinterest is the perfect place to find pretty pictures (or pins) on baking, photography, weddings and crafts – or maybe that’s just my boards? Source: www.adweek.com. Scoopshot – The official Scoopshot site - The rights social media platforms have over your photos. As Yahoo Inc, Flicker’s owner, starts selling canvased prints from photos uploaded to the site (with all profits being kept by Yahoo), it brings into question who owns the rights to these images? We all do it. When the endless list of policies pops up, asking you to agree to the terms and conditions, we skim to the bottom bla bla bla and click accept without much thought. But reading the small print could do you a lot of favours in the long run. Would you happily upload personal images if you knew they could be taken and used by other companies or websites?

Here’s the lowdown on the privacy policies of the most popular social media platforms for uploading pics. Facebook. Free Images - Pixabay. Commons. How to Create Instagram Ads Social Media Examiner. Pinterest Marketing: An Hour a Day - Jennifer Evans Cario - Google Books.