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How to Drive Traffic to Your Site Using Instagram

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The rise of visual social media platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and Vine has really changed the way that businesses approach their content marketing strategies. Although voice is a major part of getting your business’ ideas heard, visual communication such as images of products and memes relevant to the industry can also give your customers an instant idea of your services.

For a twist on traditional strategies why not try our easy guide to driving traffic to your website using Instagram.

1. Be Exciting

The first rule for producing engaging and enticing content is to make something that you’d be excited to read or look at. Although it might be tempting to fill your profile with images of your business’s new products be weary of its ability to look almost completely like spam.

Be creative with the ways you choose to display your products and consider relating your posts to the seasons, national holidays or even viral news stories.

Entice your followers by giving them exclusive looks at your products and services. Make the feel exclusive and they’ll keep returning to your profile.

2. Use Hashtags

Just like Twitter and Google+, hashtags are a great way of organising posts and …

A Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Insights

canstockphoto10177889Facebook Insights is a useful little tool that business pages can use to manage their pages more efficiently. Insights is accessible by all of the administrators so that they can all see how business is going. A great device for keeping on track of whats performing well and what’s not. You’ll find two types of Insights that you can use:

User Insights

This shows you things like your total page likes/number of fans, daily active users, new likes and unlikes. You can also see where those likes are coming from, the demographics and your page views.

Interactions Insights

This one lets you see your daily story feedback i.e. post likes and/or comments and your daily page activity such as mentions, wall posts and reviews.

Getting Started

You’ll find Insights on your business homepage. It’s located in the top left hand corner, where you can click the button named “Insights”. Once you’ve found it and clicked on it, you’ll open up a few little tabs, each displaying a little bit of information about your page.

The first tab you’ll see is the ‘Overview’ tab. This lets you see your post activity, generating statistics based on how many likes you’ve received, how …

A Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Advertising

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Facebook has well over a billion users, which makes it one of the most obvious places to place an online ad. There are also several different options when it comes to choosing a Facebook ad, which can then be tailored to suit the type of audience you are trying to reach. The ad options include Marketplace Ads, Page Post Ads, Sponsored Stories and Promoted Posts.

Marketplace Ads

Marketplace Ads are typically the type of ad many small companies advertising on Facebook for the first time will choose. A Marketplace Ad is displayed on the right hand sidebar of a Facebook user’s newsfeed. Advertisers can decide where ad clicks lead to, which can range from a company page on Facebook or to an official website. Marketplace Ads can be targeted at Facebook users who live in a particular area, or at users that have interests that are relevant to what you are advertising. There are 25 characters to play with when creating a headline for your ad, and 90 characters for the description.

Page Post Ads

Page Post Ads appear in the same place as posts from your friends, and as well links and photos, videos can be included. Because Page …

A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter Analytics

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is an excellent way of tracking how your information is being viewed and received by followers and potential customers. It will allow you to track which of your tweets is most successful and allow you to shape further posts to maximise interest in your products and services. As a beginner, there are some useful pointers worth noting when analysing your Twitter traffic.

Analysing the information

The Twitter analytics tab is available on your profile and settings tab (or via analytics.twitter.com), and once accessed, it presents you with an overview of your Twitter account activity for the previous 28 days.

Tweet count

The information gathered here is the amount of tweets published and when. Its usefulness for the beginner is to analyse the frequency of your posts and includes a percentage figure for you to see if you have tweeted more or less in the previous period.

Twitter impressions

Impressions differ from the tweet count in that it analyses how your tweets have been received and is a more important statistic as it generates data based on interaction or replies from other Twitter users. If you are promoting a service or brand, impressions offer a snapshot of how your …