social media

March 13, 2018

What Twitter’s New Rules Mean for Social Media Scheduling

If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that sometimes, people use Twitter for not-so-nice reasons. Reasons like spamming hashtags, creating fake profiles, or, you know, trying to destabilize the democratic process in other countries. (Little stuff like that.) Twitter has noticed, too, which is why in February 2018, […]
February 8, 2018

Why Managing Social Media Isn’t Working for Your Business

Ever feel like social media marketing just isn’t working for your business? That’s the position that the team from Gripped, a UK-based marketing agency, found themselves in. Gripped took a hard look at their social media strategy, and used what they learned to turn their social into a traffic-driving, lead generation […]
January 30, 2018

Facebook Has Announced Three Big Algorithm Changes in Three Weeks

Did you catch that big Facebook announcement recently? No, the other one. No, the other other one. Facebook spent the first month of 2018 sharing not one, not two, but three changes to how it determines what people will see in the News Feed. If you have a Facebook Page, you’re […]
January 16, 2018

Just How Scary IS Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change?

Facebook kicked off 2018 by announcing some changes to how it determines what to show in the News Feed. According to a lot of places, this was literally the scariest thing imaginable. “Dropping the guillotine!” “Organic reach on Facebook is dead!” “Nail in the coffin for organic posts!” Is this really […]
January 2, 2018

We Analyzed a Year’s Worth of User Data – See How Your Social Media Marketing Compares

Edgar posted about 22.6 million social media updates in 2017. (Which sounds like kind of a lot.) But how exactly are people like you using Edgar on a regular basis? What’s going on behind the scenes? We took a close-up look at our data – and we’re giving you a peek. […]
December 19, 2017

The Five Types of “Engagement Bait” That Will Make Facebook Downrank Your Posts and Demote Your Page

In the final weeks of 2017, Facebook made a no-nonsense announcement that every single social media marketer should take to heart: They know people are gaming the system, and they’re not going to take it anymore. Facebook has been pretty forthcoming in the past about explaining the major factors that […]
December 5, 2017

Should You Actually Tweet 280 Characters at a Time?

Twitter took millions of users by surprise when it announced in late 2017 that it was expanding its character-per-Tweet limit from 140 to 280. (Reactions to the change were…well, mixed.) 280 tweets look like serial killer manifestos — Scott Aukerman (@ScottAukerman) October 8, 2017 Now that the shock of Tweets doubling […]
November 28, 2017

How to Drive Instagram Traffic to Your Blog Posts (Without Spending a Dollar on Ads)

With almost one billion monthly active users, Instagram is officially the second most popular social network behind Facebook (excluding YouTube). And with so many users, it’s no wonder that so many companies are finding great success at building brands and driving engagement on this network. All too often, though, it seems like […]
November 21, 2017

How to Bring Your Content Back to Life with a Quick Audit

Sometimes you write a blog post so good and so timeless that you can keep on sharing it basically forever. Makes your job easy, right? You can load up some promotional status updates and keep on recycling them over and over without lifting a finger! But what about all of […]
October 30, 2017

How Often You (Yes, YOU) Should Actually Post On Social Media

Everybody wants to know how often they should post on social media. (We bet you’ve wondered once or twice.) And why wouldn’t you? Of course everyone wants to know exactly how many times per day they’re supposed to post – the objective, universal solution to getting the absolute best results. It would […]
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 […]