How to Add Facebook Admins Without Being Hijacked

When taking over clients’ Facebook Public pages, I’m often offered their personal username and password to log in. Here’s a word of serious caution…DON’T ever give out your username and password to anyone because you run the risk of your Facebook page getting hijacked.  Continue reading How to Add Facebook Admins Without Being Hijacked

Social Media Graphic Design Tip

Social media is driven by pictures and videos making graphic design a critical part of any digital strategy. Here are a couple of tips for the most common mistakes to help you get the best out of your designs.  Continue reading Social Media Graphic Design Tip

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.

Instagram LIVE Update!

Instagram now has a LIVE streaming feature. Since its owned by Facebook, you can continue to expect these cool features. When initially launched, Instagram LIVE videos disappeared as soon as the LIVE stream ended. Well, there’s good news!

Instagram is now giving you the option to post it to Instagram Stories (the top bar of circle pics) for 24 hours. You’ll see that option after you hit the end live button. When looking at your Instagram Stories, you’ll know it’s a live video posted when you see the play button/arrow.

There are over 200 million daily users of Instagram stories, so if you have not been using that feature, you’re missing out on a prime opportunity to connect with your followers.

Source: techcrunch.com

Suzzette Turnbull is the CEO of Uncommon Marketing and a social media speaker and trainer. Connect with her on Facebook at Suzzette Turnbull and on Instagram,Twitter, and Periscope at @suzyturn. Be sure to subscribe to the website for more social media tips and get your copy of The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Getting Started with Social Media at http://amzn.to/2nWDGML.

“The Top 5 Social Media Strategies for 2017” Workshop

As a featured author at the 15th Annual South Florida Book Festival on July 22, 2017, I’m excited to bring you “The Top 5 Social Media Strategies for 2017” FREE workshop followed by an opportunity to get a signed copy of my newly released book, The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Getting Started with Social Media.

Social media changes daily! I’m sure you have logged on to Facebook at some point and noticed that features have been added or things have been shifted. It can be overwhelming to keep up with the changes and figure out how to make it work for your business. Well, I’m here to simplify those things for you.

Join me on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 3 pm – 4 pm at the African American Research Library (2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311), so I can share easy to apply social media tips and strategies with you. Register for this FREE event HERE. Invest one hour of your day on July 22, 2017 into your business or brand and watch it pay off!

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Suzzette Turnbull is the CEO of Uncommon Marketing and a social media speaker and trainer. Connect with her on Facebook at Suzzette Turnbull and on InstagramTwitter, and Periscope at @suzyturn. Be sure to subscribe to the website for more social media tips and get your copy of The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Getting Started with Social Media at http://amzn.to/2nWDGML.

Social Media Tip: Create a Facebook Event

Facebook events are a goldmine…but you have to use them the right way. Create an event, ask as many people as possible to invite their friends, then work that timeline. Every post sends a notification to every person invited even if they have not clicked ‘join’.

Treat the timeline on the Facebook event page as you would the timeline on your Facebook page and let that be one mode of communication leading up to the event.

Used effectively, you will easily reach beyond your current network of friends and connections to spread the word about your event farther.

 

 

 

 

Suzzette Turnbull is the CEO of Uncommon Marketing and a social media speaker and trainer. Connect with her on Facebook at Suzzette Turnbull and on Instagram,Twitter, and Periscope at @suzyturn. Be sure to subscribe to the website for more social media tips and get your copy of The Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Getting Started with Social Media at http://amzn.to/2nWDGML.

A Facebook Page or a Facebook Group?

Deciding between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group really depends on your goals. Both have its advantages, but serve different purposes.

Facebook Group
A Facebook group is designed to create a community of people bonded by a common interest. Interests can be anything. Some examples are networking, children, single moms, stay at home moms, fitness, fashion, and religion. Note that this list is not exhaustive; there are many more interests used to create groups.

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What sets groups apart is the community element of it. Unless the settings are changed by group admins, everyone can post in the group. Unlike Facebook pages, everyone’s posts show up on the timeline, so that it is easy to see and comment on. This encourages group members to post and share information as well as interact with each other. Again, this is where the community element comes into play. This takes pressure off the group admins, because members voluntarily share in the posting.

There are three types of groups: Continue reading A Facebook Page or a Facebook Group?

How to DM and Send a Disappearing Photo on Instagram

Recently I was asked how to DM on Instagram. DM means direct message which is the same as sending a private message. Instagram is perfecting this feature and has made it much easier to use.

There are a couple of ways to send a private message which I will explain below in steps.

Sending a DM:

  1. Open your Instagram app
  2. Go to the house icon on the bottom of your screen farthest to the left
  3. Now look to the top right and you will see an arrow that looks like a paper airplane (see #1 on image for example). If you have received messages, you will see a red number instead. Tap whichever icon is there.
  4. On this screen, you can tap + New Message, select the names of the recipients, type your message, and then hit send. You can send to multiple people just the same as you would with email.

Continue reading How to DM and Send a Disappearing Photo on Instagram

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