Add a Link to Your Instagram Story!

You can now add a link to your Instagram Stories if you have a business account with 10,000 or more followers. Here’s how you do it:

ūüĒłcapture your video or still picture.
ūüĒłonce that’s complete, at the top, you’ll see the link¬†ūüĒó¬†icon
ūüĒłtap it and include the link of your choice but make it count. Don’t over use it.

**Instagram is rolling out the capability in batches so if you haven’t seen it yet, you will see it soon as long as you have a business account of 10,000 or more followers.

Bonus tip: when you’re typing words on to your story, you can tag someone like you would in a post.

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.

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 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.

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.

5 Apps to Create Image Quotes and Memes

You have probably been wondering how those words end up on images. Well, I’m sharing my five top choices with you today. While there are many options out there, I like the way this selection displays the text. I also like their functionality.

WordSwag

wordswag appThis is my #1 favorite app. It produces quality images with many cool options on how the text is displayed. ¬†If you’re looking for professionalism and a clean, polished look, WordSwag gives it to you every time. Note: the more text you include, the smaller the font so only type in short statements. It comes with different backgrounds, access to a stock photo catalog of more options, or you can upload your own picture. Last but not least, it does all the design work for you.¬† Continue reading 5 Apps to Create Image Quotes and Memes

Content is EVERYTHING! Webinar on May 21, 10amET

Content is EVERYTHING! WebinarThe most frequent questions and complaints I get from business owners, entrepreneurs, and public figures involve content and lack of engagement. Social media is often misunderstood and because of that, there are common mistakes made. The good news is that it’s easy to fix. The better news is that I’m offering a webinar on May 21, 2016 at 10amET to bring you the answers you need to get on the right track.¬† Continue reading Content is EVERYTHING! Webinar on May 21, 10amET

Your Head Weighs Up to 60 Pounds When Texting

Dr. Koi Ibrahim, DC, MS of Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center takes a moment to talk about the dangers and effects on your posture and spine when using mobile devices. As I have been experiencing some of these effects myself, I wanted to make sure you heard the best advice from a credible professional.

“Studies have shown that people will spend about 7.4 hours per day looking at screens like a PDA or cell phone. The way you hold your PDA or look at your screen on a day-to-day basis can highly affect the way you function. It can also affect how you feel pain and discomfort in the back area. Different postures can put a lot of pressure on those nerves that communicate different things,” says Dr. Ibrahim.¬† Continue reading Your Head Weighs Up to 60 Pounds When Texting

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

Facebook Live vs. Periscope

Facebook continues to roll out its live video streaming platform, Facebook Live, which competes directly with Periscope. That makes things interesting. So which one should you use? Or should you use both?¬†Just for clarification…when you go live, people are seeing and hearing everything that is taking place in that moment; it’s real time. Continue reading Facebook Live vs. Periscope

The First Social Media Simplified Series Class of 2016!

I have received many inquiries from dedicated people rearing to improve their social media skills in 2016. Don’t fear, the first class is here. Starting Tuesday, March 1, 2016, we will begin our journey of 4-weeks of hands-on social media training. Register here: www.smssmarch2016.eventbrite.com. If you’re wondering what it’s about, here’s a sneak peek: Continue reading The First Social Media Simplified Series Class of 2016!