Why You Need to Outsource Your Social Media In 2018

When it comes to marketing in 2018, size matters…Therein lies the problem. You’re attempting to compete with the big budgets and colossal marketing teams of the chains to dominate the digital space (let’s be real: print marketing will only take you so far these days). The key ingredient to digital marketing success is social media success.

Therein lies the problem. You’re attempting to compete with the big budgets and colossal marketing teams of the chains to dominate the digital space (let’s be real: print marketing will only take you so far these days). So, how do you even the playing field and pack a punch that rivals the heavy hitters like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Wyndham?

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What is Social Listening? Listen Up!

What is Social listening? Social listening can provide your company with major insights into what your audience wants from you on your social media sites. With the right tools knowledge and social media strategy development, you’ll be able to perfectly edit what it is you’re posting to have the biggest impacts.

Social listening, in a sense, is a way to eavesdrop on your target audience, and use that information to create the products that they want.

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The Basics of Instagram Backgrounds

Instagram is a world full of discovery, learning, and experimentation. Users try and try again with different approaches to their postings to see which types of posts will receive the most likes or engagement. Did you know that something as simple as the background in your photos could be impacting how many likes that your posts are receiving?

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Why you Should use Video for Social Media Marketing

So, you’ve got the photos, the tweets, and the Facebook posts down, but what’s your next move for social media marketing? We suggest you dive on into the world of video. Videos shared on social media platforms have a tendency to increase your credibility and create an appreciation for the time and effort you put into creating these custom videos. Statistics show that 61% of customers rely more on companies with custom content, such as videos.

Video content can be used on all social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkdIn, YouTube, and Snapchat. These videos don’t have to be awe-provoking to get your message across, lots of companies will even do slideshows of photos with text overlaying the photos to convey the message that they’re trying to send.

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How to Find the Perfect Hashtag

The goal for your company should be to utilize hashtags to the fullest. How to find the perfect hashtag? Hashtags are a huge part of social media marketing, especially now that Instagram has offered users the option to follow hashtags in addition to following other users.

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Native Ads, We See You

Native ads, a type of advertisement that has become increasingly popular with companies are becoming more apparent to page visitors. Native ads are known to be more “hidden” within a page, to stand out less than traditional advertisements, these ads are typically still labeled as such but in discrete ways. Native Advertisements are ideal for mobile browsing because of the difficulty that comes with integrating banner ads with mobile sites.

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How to Make an Instagram Story the Right Way

Instagram has created a feature much like the stories that we view on Snapchat, Instagram stories. The “story” feature on Instagram has been around for a little over a year now, but many users have yet to try it out. Instagram stories create a new opportunity for businesses to share things about what they do and how they do it. These stories can be used in several different ways to bring new life to your Instagram account.

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Snapchat: Beyond the App

With the new year comes new features for many applications. One of our beloved forms of social media, Snapchat, is making a big step with the new year by bringing Snap stories out of the app. Snapchat is currently only accessible through the application, but with this new project in the works called “Stories Everywhere” stories will be able to be viewed outside of the app.

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Why Should You Start a Blog?

Starting a blog for your company can have many benefits for business including bringing more traffic to your website as well as establishing credibility for your company. Adding a blog to your website’s repertoire means a higher possibility of your website showing up in organic search results. The titles and topics of your blog could be exactly what a potential customer is searching for, and by being lead to the blog on your website, you are now a possible contender for their business. A great tool to use to help to get you on your way to business blogging is WordPress, a very user friendly site and offers great templates for your web pages.

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Google Search Working on Adding Video to Search Results

“How tall is Will Ferrel?” You type into Google, expecting a simple number to pop up and conclude your searches, but what if, instead, Will Ferrel himself popped up in a video answering your exact question? This is the next project for Google, search videos of celebrities answering your commonly Googled questions! This feature is meant to make searches more interesting and interactive, for now only on mobile devices but the desktop frontier is also being investigated by the team who has come up with this idea. These videos are held to the same content policies of anything that you may search through Google, and celebrities do have the choice of whether or not they would like to answer the questions.

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The Impact of Facebook Events on Social Media Marketing

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has realized that his creation is straying away from what he initially created it for, people coming together. The website has been infiltrated by spam, and too many advertisements, Zuckerberg wants to bring back the community he intended to create. Part of this new push for the community is the relaunch of the Facebook events app, called Facebook Local.

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When is the Best Time to Post to Instagram For 2018

Want to know the secret to beating Instagram’s latest algorithm change? Would you really like to know when is the best time to post to Instagram? It’s quite simple: schedule posts for when most of your followers are online that’s how we do it at Social Motto.

The algorithm cares about how much engagement your Instagram post gets and how quickly you get that engagement.

If a post goes out when 98% of your followers are online, you increase your chance of accumulating likes very quickly.

If a post gets a lot of likes and comments shortly after being posted, Instagram recognizes the post as quality content and shows your post to even more followers.

Each account is unique and will require careful consideration to hack the algorithm change and increase your reach to get more likes and followers. So how do you find the best time to post on Instagram for your account? Unfortunately, there isn’t a single best time to post, but here are a few tips to help you reach the biggest Instagram audience possible.

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How to Make Money on YouTube

Have you ever thought about making money from your YouTube content or working with a sponsor? In this article, we will discuss five ways YouTubers can earn money with video sponsorships.

Plug or Mention the Sponsor in Your Video. Video plugs and mentions are the most common type of sponsorship integration on YouTube. As the channel host, you introduce the brand to your audience. Depending on the sponsorship agreement, you may also include additional details about the brand, share promotions, and talk about or show the product/service.

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What is the Ideal Length of a Social Media Post?

When you post on social media you are competing with thousands of other brands for your audience’s attention – and the amount of attention your audience has available to give you is limited. It is important to do whatever you can to stand out as a brand and grab the attention of the audience. A simple yet effective strategy to do so is to make sure you are using the ideal character length in each status update. In this blog post, we will be covering the ideal length of both Twitter and Facebook postings.

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Tips for Hosting an Instagram takeover

Instagram takeovers are a great way to boost awareness, engagement, and conversion – if approached correctly. Revitalizing your page by introducing a fresh perspective of someone new can help boost excitement among your followers. Here are the six key steps to a successful Instagram takeover:

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8 reasons why brands should be using Facebook Live

In early 2016 Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg introduced the live-streaming option called Facebook Live to his popular social media platform. This tool gives brands the ability to show their audience a ‘behind the scenes’ point of view of the company, which cannot be easily shown through advertisements. This easy-to-use feature gives companies the ability to humanize their brand, helping to build a connection with their audience.

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The basics behind creating a social media policy for your company

A social media policy is the outline of how a brand and it’s employees should present themselves online, with the main goal of providing employees with an easy to follow, a straightforward guideline. A successful social media policy can: protect your company’s reputation, defend against legal trouble and security risks, create consistency across all channels, and empower employees to share company messaging.

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How easy is creating your own Snapchat Geofilter?

Do you ever wonder how Snapchat Geofilters and backdrops are created?

Snapchat recently launched four new features to the app. These options allow you to create your own Geofilters, backdrops, voice filters and the ability to attach a website link.

This new update lets users create filters within the app which can be used for businesses, weddings and graduations parties, among many other events. With a fee of $5.99, you can create your own personal filter which can be customized with text, bitmojis, and stickers. You have the option to have your filter available for one hour or up to 90 days.

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12 genius ways to apply emotional marketing to Facebook ads

All digital marketers have a clear understanding that the bottom line of Facebook advertising is that it can be quite difficult to stand out. In an ocean of advertisements, ad options, and articles that tell you the best practices for creating eye-catching Facebook ads, one must wonder: is there any way to create a more effective marketing campaign on Facebook? The answer is, yes! And the resounding yes is found in eight little letters, friends: E-M-O-T-I-O-N-S.

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5 Ways to improve customer retention with social media

If you’re reading this article there is a possibility that you remember the original roll out of most of the major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The whole original point of this new and dynamic way of communicating was to be more socially connected. The original intention of social media still holds true and effective in its ability to help increase customer retention.

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6 Tips on running micro-influencer campaigns

So, you’ve developed an app or the latest software-as-a-service startup company. And now, because you are a fresh new startup, you need to find some people to get your amazing innovation in front of…many people…and it all falls on you. How do you do it most effectively? You are not the only newbie faced with this challenge.
Thankfully, in the past four years, with the boom of social media has come a rise in influencer marketing as a reliable acquisition channel for consumers. And there are so many influencers to choose from. So which one has the potential to be the best fit for you. Consider micro-influencers.

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