Amazing Visuals: Where to Get Them; How to Push Them to Get More Traffic

Vibrant images make the difference between your content getting seen and shared or ignored. If you want influencers with thousands of followers to notice what you share, you need big, bright colors and unique visual content.

In order to get readers or customers, you first must get their attention. Text alone won’t do it. Images that are boring stock photos won’t either.  What works for a corporate brochure is too boring to grab attention on social media.

Amazing Visuals: Where to Get Them; How to Push Them to Get More Traffic

Every piece of content you create needs at least one compelling image. It doesn’t hurt to also include a video, a SlideShare, or an infographic.  Some long form content will contain a combination of these or even one of each!

Where to Get Stunning Visuals

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Social Implications SMsimpl Membership Site: Join Us for Social Media Answers

Stressed Over Social Media? Not Sure What to Do First? Experts are waiting to provide strategies custom tailored to your business. Influencers are ready to promote for you. Join Social Implications Cooperative! media is continually changing. Can you stay on top of it? Which social networks are worth your time? Where does your target audience hang out?

Even those of us who work online full time can’t keep up with it all alone. But together we can. You are invited to join us in our new social media community on Social Implications.

Why Join Social Implications Cooperative?

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5 Ways to Encourage Social Media Sharing #smm

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Once you get your company’s social media accounts running and generating content, the next strategy your marketing team will need to tackle is engagement. This analytics concept is a culmination of how many people share, comment, like, retweet, or otherwise interact with your social media posts.

Engagement is crucial because it can build promoters outside your usual social media networks and company channels. Here are five ways to boost engagement rates through calls to action, multimedia content, and hash tags. [Read more…]

STOP! We Are Doing Social Media Marketing All Wrong. Fix in #JJJRH

"Effort. It matters more than most people want to admit." ~ @GaryVee ~

Some of us may be pretty sure we know what we’re doing. But do we? Major platforms like Facebook always start out as one thing and morph into something else. I never have “gotten” Facebook. Most know I’m there – but it just hasn’t been “my thing”.

Now I “get” Facebook because of Gary.
And the FB I “get” isn’t the FB I started on.

I want you to really “meet” New York Times best selling author Gary Vaynerchuk aka @GaryVee because the way he has promoted his latest book is beyond brilliant. I have never seen anything like it. [Read more…]

Getting Started in Social Media #smbiz

Social Media How-to for Small Business #smallbiz #smbiz

Many small businesses and bloggers don’t have any idea where to start when it comes to social media. Few realize there are hundreds of social networks, but only a small number of those will be important to you.

1) IMPORTANT: Choose Your Username Wisely!

It is essential that you use the SAME user name on every platform. Ideally you want to use the same username everywhere you participate online.

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