Another Way to Go Viral on Instagram

Instagram Stories are HOT!! Instagram stories are viewed more than 200 million times per day, so if you aren’t using them yet, it’s time to get on it. But, things just got better. Other people can share YOUR posts to their stories. It’s one of those settings Instagram added and by default, it’s turned on. I’ll tell you how to turn it off in a few minutes…

Here are a few things to keep in mind to make your way into other people’s stories:

  1. Brand your content. Be sure your full name, stage name, or Instagram account name is on your graphic so as it gets shared, it always leads back to you.
  2. Keep things interesting. Don’t overdo it with the personal posts (unless your account is strictly personal). Give your followers interesting content. If you’re trying to figure out what type of content you should be posting, get my book – The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Getting Started with Social Media.
  3. Be relevant. Pay attention to what’s happening in the news, what’s trending, and what people are dealing with. Figure out how your brand fits in and you’ll be giving your followers something relevant.

If you would like to turn off this feature, follow these steps:

  • Click the far right icon at the bottom of your Instagram account.
  • Click the wheel or three dots next to ‘edit profile’.
  • Scroll down to ‘allow resharing to stories’ and tap ‘on’
  • Swipe the button to the left and it will be turned off

Keep in mind that when your post is shared, your username will always show up! It’s great for branding.

Suzzette Turnbull is the CEO of Uncommon Marketing, Author and social media speaker. Connect with her on Facebook and LinkedIn at Suzzette Turnbull and on Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope at @suzyturn. Be sure to subscribe to the website for more social media tips, resources and upcoming trainings. Click the Shop Tab for more info on her social media book.

A Simplified Way to Get Your Social Media Up and Running


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Things are constantly changing on social media. It’s almost like a moving target at times. New platforms and apps pop up constantly. It can be overwhelming and confusing. Marry that with my passion to see business owners, entrepreneurs, and public figures succeed, and presto, I have written a comprehensive eGuide to help take the guess work out of it all – The Ultimate Guide to Understanding & Getting Started with Social Media.  With 185 million people on social media in the United States, being equipped with the how to’s is more important than ever.  Continue reading A Simplified Way to Get Your Social Media Up and Running

Why Your Followers Feel Ignored

Images are the number one viewed media on social media platforms. As a child, you read pictures before reading the words. Adults mirror the same behavior online.  So, how do you tap into that behavior?

Add an image to your posts. It will draw the eye of the reader much faster. One of the most popular types of images is image quotes (sometimes called memes depending on the type); they have words on a blank canvas or a photo. You can design your own image quote using apps such as Word Swag, Typorama, Phonto, or Textgram (there are lots more) or you can re-post someone else’s image quote.  Continue reading Why Your Followers Feel Ignored