social media

October 17, 2017

What to Remember to Get Facebook Photo Tagging Right

Facebook privacy is a tricky thing. On the one hand, you want to make yourself as accessible as possible, so that new friends and followers can find you, and you can expand your network. On the other hand, though, you don’t necessarily want to give up all your privacy – and as useful […]
August 29, 2017

Literally Just 12 Great Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out With Instagram Stories

If you’re on Instagram, it’s pretty impossible to avoid seeing Instagram Stories. (Literally. They are right at the top of your feed, after all.) And while you might have played around with Stories on your personal account, Instagram Stories for your business might not be your first thought when it comes […]
August 10, 2017

Think Fast – This Facebook Algorithm Change Judges Your Site On Speed

How quickly does your website load on mobile? (Do you know?) Because it’s getting a whole lot more important! In August 2017, Facebook announced an update to its algorithm that will favor sites with speedy load times on mobile. According to their announcement, even a three-second load time can be […]
August 7, 2017

Getting Your Fans From One Social Network to Follow You On Another

Whether you’re finally launching a company Instagram account or resurrecting your neglected Facebook page, one thing always rings true: You need followers. Fortunately, this probably isn’t your first rodeo – and odds are, you have at least one social platform with legit followers. (Way to go, you!) So how do […]
April 20, 2017

How to Keep SEO in Mind When You’re Blogging (Without It Being Super Annoying)

You’ve got the writing chops. Just this morning you caught yourself aggressively nodding in self-admiration at your latest blog post. Forwarding a particularly witty piece to your mom for praise is not beyond you. It feels good. But as a writer in the digital age, you’re also responsible for producing […]
April 18, 2017

Are You Accidentally Ignoring Your Mobile Audience?

How big is your audience on mobile? (Do you know?) It’s okay if you don’t! It’s not something most of us actually think about that often, to be honest. And that’s exactly why it’s so important that you think about it NOW. Because on the one hand, mobile browsing isn’t exactly news […]
April 14, 2017

Writing for Twitter: How to Squeeze the Most Value Out of 140 Characters

Lists of social media tips are full of ideas of HOW to tweet – what days, what times, what topics. But what about writing the actual tweets? How do you make people smile or laugh, build a relationship, ask them to buy something, or create something they’ll want to share – […]
April 12, 2017

Why Nobody Sees Your Tweets and What to Do About It

We first posted about “Twitter invisibility” in 2015, and since then, a lot of interesting new statistics have been released – and Twitter has become a LOT more secretive about others! One thing is likely to remain consistent, however: Nobody is seeing your Tweets. What does this mean for you […]
April 11, 2017

What You Should Do As Soon As Your Facebook Live Broadcast Ends

Facebook has put a lot of muscle (and a lot of money) behind their live broadcasting feature – and it’s seriously paying off! How much, exactly? One out of every five Facebook videos is now a live broadcast, and the feature’s popularity is only growing. (Which means that even if you […]
April 4, 2017

Nail Your Next (or First!) Facebook Live Video Broadcast: Must-Know Tips

Jumping on the bandwagon isn’t always a good thing. However, in the case of Facebook Live, it might be worth a spin around the block. Facebook agrees with the watercooler talk: video is all the rage. Zuck and his crew even went on record back in March of 2016 saying […]
March 29, 2017

Easy, Gorgeous Graphics for Your Business with Free Online Tools

NOTE: This post was originally published in 2015, so we decided it was time for an update! We refreshed this list with the very latest free tools and some of the old faves that just keep on being awesome. Enjoy! Viral social media posts today are hyper-visual, and your business posts must […]
March 28, 2017

5 Lessons You Can Learn From Vin Diesel’s Facebook Page

You know that to stand out on social, you’ve gotta do your own thing and be your own brand. Still – it can be super useful to take a few cues from the best of the best. After all, if someone’s social media presence has helped them earn the adoration […]
March 21, 2017

Facebook Stories: Coming Soon to Your News Feed?

Facebook has been quietly rolling out a new feature, and you’re definitely going to know right away if you have it – because it lives right at the top of your News Feed! The network has been testing out a Stories feature for months, slowly rolling it out to more and more […]
March 16, 2017

10 Talk-Worthy Topics to Jumpstart Social Media Engagement

Okay, solopreneurs and small business owners – we know you’re busy. Like, busy-busy. You’ve got inventory to manage, networking events to rock, and work to be done – 24/7/365. With everything you’ve got going on, it’s super easy for things to slip through the cracks. Even pretty important things – like your social […]
March 14, 2017

Will MeetEdgar Support Instagram?

Want a look behind the scenes at MeetEdgar? We love getting questions from our readers and users – so today we’re answering a popular one! (No, this isn’t an update on Edgar’s relationship status.) Today, we’re talking about Instagram. Not only are we social media librarians, we are also expert […]
March 8, 2017

A Step-By-Step Guide to Determine Your Facebook Reach

When we first wrote this post in early 2015, the average Facebook reach was about 4.11% of total Page likes. Meaning for every 100 people who liked a Page, only four of them actually saw a post in their News Feed. In January 2017, the average reach was 8.92% – more than double! […]
March 8, 2017

How Facebook’s New Changes Affect Your Image Posts

You may already know about how Facebook’s algorithm works, but what does that mean for your image posts? Facebook has been rolling out a change to the way images display on your Page based on engagement. Now, Facebook will take into account how much engagement an image post is generating – and that may […]
March 3, 2017

How to Create Your Own Social Media Style Guide

If you’ve ever tried to “dress for success” without a clear definition of what that means, chances are, you’ve made some questionable wardrobe choices. It could be true that stripes demonstrate boldness, sneakers paired with dresses or suits signal creativity, and black turtlenecks register seriousness. But if they aren’t you, […]
February 28, 2017

How 12 Big Brands Are Using Instagram’s New Carousel Feature

Have you noticed all the carousels on Instagram lately? Not the kind with the horses and the cool organ music – the kind you can scroll through! Instagram now has a feature that allows you to upload 10 photos and/or videos at a time in a slideshow format. Here’s an […]
February 21, 2017

Cheat Sheet: Twitter’s New Limits on Visibility

What are you allowed to share on Twitter these days – and what are you not allowed to share? Are you sure? Because Twitter has been making a lot of changes lately, and some of them could affect your visibility in the Timeline and seriously limit the number of people who can hear what […]