Social Media Advertising For Small Business – Part 6 – Instagram And Pinterest

In this final episode of our blog series on social media advertising, we’re tackling two relative newcomers to the game....more

How I Felt When a News Site Took My Instagram Photos

As soon as I logged into my Instagram, I learned that a news station in Cleveland, Ohio was sharing photos from our New Home Photoshoot (Part I and Part II) and asking their viewers whether the craze of photoshoots for first time buyers was a neat idea, or whether it was overkill. ...more
JennaHatfield I followed up with the news station and posted an update to our blog. Check it ...more

10 Efficient Ways to Successfully Market Your Business on Instagram

It's official. Instagram is now bigger and has more users than Twitter. You know what that means, right? ...more

How Much Time Do You Spend on Social Media?

Mediabistro recently had an article breaking down how much time people in various age demographics spend on social media sites. I was pleased with their base list of sites, mostly because even poor little Ello made the list. (You're so cutting edge, Mediabistro.) All that said, I realized that I have more in common with women over 60 than I do with my age demographic. I am doing social media all wrong for a 40-year-old. ...more
stirrupqueen I don't even know what half of those are! Lolmore

So You Can Teach a Not-So-Old Dog New Tricks

This post first appeared on That Was Then | This Is Wow  ...more

I'm On Instagram!

This post first appeared on That Was Then | This Is Wow  I'm slowly starting to get with the digital age. I took some pics and played around with the Instagram filters and BAM! I've got a couple of photos up on Instagram! I even put hashtags on them and instantly got a couple of "likes" and comments....more

So Who Needs an iPhone Anyway? Oh, Me!

This post originally appeared on That Was Then | This Is Wow  Today I finally got an Instagram account--on my iPad. Now I need to start taking pictures with the iPad until I get an iPhone.We're dinosaurs  ...more

Surprise! Your Instagram Photos are Being Used for Marketing

Another day, another story in the Wall Street Journal of how the photos we post to our social media accounts are being used without our knowledge.  That picture of your first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte of the season, your kid eating Pringles, that Diet Coke can in your hand at the neighbourhood picnic: they're all being rounded up by companies such as Ditto Labs and used to know more about you so companies can best target ads or conduct research. ...more
MelissaOnline vdebolt Well, I don't use Instagram. Another wise choice on my part.more

Social Media Sites Off the Beaten Path: 9 Sites You Should Know

Everyone and their mother has a Facebook or Twitter account.  But what about all those other social media networks; the ones that don't get the love and attention they deserve?  There really is a site for every interest; you need to go find it.  Whether it's in a social media site you've heard of but didn't originally think was for you, or in one you never even knew existed, there's plenty out there beyond Facebook and Twitter!  Here are 9 sites you may have overlooked. ...more
Pinterest is by far one of my favorite social media sites right now, and I'm getting the hang of ...more

How to Use Instagram and Make it Your Blog's Best Friend

If you read the blogging better series, you know that I am a H-U-G-E advocate of using social media to market your blog. I talk a lot about Facebook and Twitter, but it kind of begs the question: what about Instagram? The truth about Instagram is that it is one of the fastest growing forms of social media, especially where blogging is concerned. It might seem counter-intuitive because you’re using photos instead of direct links, but Instagram is really a great space to grow your audience. If you can take a photo with a phone, you can use Instagram. To help you get started – or to take your account to the next level -- here are a few best practices to follow. At least, follow these if you are looking to grow your audience. ...more
Thanks for the helpful tips, I love Instagram too, but I def haven't mastered the hashtags yet!more