Cleaning up LeadPages images to create landing pages faster!

When I first started using LeadPages, it took a little time to figure out how things worked and what image sizes I needed to be using in their templates. One area I wasn’t concerned with was how to delete LeadPages images.

As a result, I would upload an image using the recommended sizes and see how it looked.

If it looked good, I kept working on the landing page.

Unfortunately, if it didn’t, I would continue to add images to a LeadPages template until it looked just right.

What ended up happening was I ended up creating multiple instances of my LeadPages images. No big deal, right?

As you can see, it did turn out to be an issue because it made it difficult to know which image I needed to choose to use in my LeadPages template.

LeadPages images

The problem

If you are like most users, you would expect to be able to delete LeadPages images when you are editing your LeadPages template. That isn’t the case here.

Today I’m going to show you how to delete LeadPages images so that you don’t make the same mistakes I did and end up with lots of images at different resolutions.

This way when you are building your landing pages using LeadPages, you can quickly build them because you won’t have to spend time trying out images to get the right one.

How to delete LeadPages images

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3 Ways to make your Instagram community explode using Facebook

Do you wish your business could grow its presence on Instagram?

It takes a lot of time and energy to create a successful Instagram strategy for your business.

To be successful on using Instagram for business, it requires developing a following and continuously creating and sharing new and exciting photos and videos with your audience to get them excited about products and services.

As your content gets shared, more people will see it and engage with it and help grow your network.

While this process will help you grow your Instagram following, you could be missing out on adding more followers when you don’t integrate Instagram with Facebook.

Here are three ways you can integrate Instagram with Facebook to help to get more exposure for your photos and videos and grow your presence on Instagram.

3 Ways to integrate Instagram with Facebook

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How to display Instagram photos on your Facebook Page using Shortstack

According to Digital Trends, Instagram grew its users by 23% in 2013 compared to a 3% decrease in Facebook user growth.

With Instagram’s significant growth, you can take advantage of this to grow your Instagram account.

To do this, you can create a Facebook landing page tab to display your Instagram content on your Facebook Page.

Why create a Facebook landing page tab to display Instagram photos?

By having a Facebook landing page tab to display your Instagram photos, this gives you an opportunity to leverage your Facebook fans and to share your Instagram photos and videos with them.

This can also be a valuable opportunity to:

  • Grow your Instagram followers
  • Promote hashtags

Example of Instagram photos on a Facebook Page

Here is an example of the Facebook landing page tab you are going to create using Shortstack.

Instagram on a Facebook landing page tab

 

Displaying Instagram content on your Facebook Page using Shortstack

To display your Instagram photos and videos on your Facebook Page with the help of Shortstack, watch this video tutorial.

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5 Pinterest secret board ideas to help you get more creative

When Pinterest first launched Pinterest secret boards, you were limited to creating just three secret boards.

With their recent announcement, you can now create unlimited secret boards. This is good news for Pinterest users because you can use secret boards in lots of creative ways.

To help you get started thinking about the different ways you can use Pinterest secret boards, I put together a collection of Pinterest secret board ideas to get you started.

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5 Ways to add social media buttons to your blog for easier sharing

There are hundreds of ways to add social media buttons to your blog or website.

Since I just went through a blog redesign, I wanted to share with you my process for choosing the best social media buttons to add to your blog or website.

By adding social media buttons to your website, this makes it easier for readers to share your content across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and so on.

When you make it easy for readers to share your content on their social media channels, this can help out your site a lot.

As a result, this can lead to higher engagement, more interactions, and more pageviews on your website.

A word about plugins

A lot of people who build their own blog think that adding plugins to quickly solve a problem is the right thing to do.

While you can quickly build your blog, you need to be sure you really need to use a plugin instead of having someone code the feature into your site.

When you add a lot of plugins to your site, not only can this significantly slow down the load times, but you can affect your SEO ranking as well.

When you add social media buttons to your site, be sure you don’t overwhelm your readers.

Before adding any social media buttons, be sure you look at your social interactions in Google Analytics. This way you can determine which social networks you should include.

Let’s take a look at five types of social media buttons you can add to your blog or website to help make it easier for readers to share your content.

5 Ways to add social media buttons to your blog or website

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LinkedIn Showcase Pages image dimensions – Infographic

Do you maintain a LinkedIn Company Page for your business? Did you know you can extend your company page to spotlight your brand, or products using LinkedIn Showcase Pages.

Because this page represents a piece of your business, you want to make sure when you are setting up your LinkedIn Showcase Pages, you size your images properly.

This way your brand or products will look their best to people who are following them.

LinkedIn company page with showcase pages
Example of a LinkedIn Company Page with LinkedIn Showcase Pages.

One thing you will notice, LinkedIn Showcase Pages look very similar to Facebook Pages. Unfortunately, the image dimensions are not the same.

LinkedIn Showcase Pages example
Example of a LinkedIn Showcase Page.

Learn which image sizes you need for your LinkedIn Showcase Pages with this handy infographic.

If you find this infographic on LinkedIn Showcase Pages image dimensions helpful, be sure to pin it on Pinterest by hovering over each image. If you like, you can also grab the embed code at the bottom to include this infographic on your own site as well. 

LinkedIn Showcase Pages image dimensions

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The complete guide to using Facebook Paper

Facebook recently launched a new product called the Facebook Paper app.

Facebook Paper joins a long list of existing apps that let you perform individual Facebook functions on your mobile device.

One thing is certain, Paper is a radical departure from what you are used to using to view your Facebook news feed updates.

What is Facebook Paper?

Paper is a mobile app that let’s you explore news and stories from your Facebook news feed.

What is neat though is that Paper is a cross between the traditional Facebook app and Flipboard, a social news tool.

One thing I really like about the app is the clean look and feel.

It is also very refreshing not to have Facebook Ads to distract you.

Screenshot of the Facebook Paper app
Facebook Paper let’s you view news and stories from Facebook in a refreshing way.

How does Facebook Paper work?

I’ve had a few days to use the Facebook Paper app. Basically, it let’s you setup different sections such as Facebook, Headlines, Tech, Sports, Enterprise, Home, and more. 

With Paper, you can view stories from your news feed or jump to a section to see updates from pages in that category.

While that doesn’t sound much different from using Add Interest lists to sort your news feed, it is because you are viewing updates from your own news feed, but also from pages you may not be connected with on Facebook.

Tech section in Facebook Paper
Example of stories in the tech section of Facebook Paper.

Enough about the look and feel of Facebook Paper, it is awesome! Take an exclusive look into how to use Facebook Paper with this video walk-through.

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5 Tips to create a successful Instagram strategy

Does your business have a presence on Instagram? Do you have an Instagram strategy in-place to help you use the popular photo-sharing tool?  While it is one thing to be on Instagram and to occasionally share photos, if you are a business, Instagram is definitely a place you want to consider creating a presence. This is because Instagram brand engagement has grown 350 percent year over year (tweet this | source). So how do you go about leveraging Instagram and its 150 million users? It starts by having an Instagram strategy.

Why you need an Instagram strategy

Anyone can get started on Instagram in just a few minutes. With the abundance of mobile devices available, business owners can begin taking photos and sharing them with the popular social network as well. While that works to get you started, if you truly want to tap-in to the growing user base, it helps to have a strategy in-place. This way when you are going about your day, you can be thinking about the different types of content you need to curate for the different social networks that you have a presence on. In doing this, you can plan ahead and begin thinking about the bigger picture for your social media marketing strategy and how to make Instagram a part of it. To help you out, we have put together five Instagram strategy tips to help you learn what types of content you want to be creating to help your business develop a dominant presence on the growing social media platform.

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How to properly perform a Facebook link share in four steps!

Do you wish your content could get seen more in the Facebook news feed? 

Have you ever considered that you are sharing your content the wrong way?

For example, using a text update instead of a Facebook link share?

With recent changes to Facebook text updates, if you run a Facebook Page and want to have more people see your page posts in their news feed, you will want to use a Facebook link share instead.

Why the Facebook link share matters

Everything you share on Facebook on your Facebook Page is only seen by a select group of fans. This is because you are competing against other items in the news feed.

If you want to beat out your competition (or at least make a better showing), you’ll want to use Facebook link shares.

Not only do link shares take up more space in the news feed, which works to your benefit if you have an eye-catching image, but they have the opportunity to help you sell your content better to fans instead of posting a status update without any sort of visual.

Facebook link share
Here is an example of a Facebook link share.

Creating a Facebook link share is very easy. I’m actually surprised more people don’t use them. To create a Facebook link share, follow these instructions.

How to create a Facebook link share

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Instagram everywhere! How to upload photos and videos to Instagram from a computer

Have you ever needed to upload photos and videos to Instagram from a computer? 

While Instagram is primarily a mobile site, they do allow you to access an Instagram feed where you can view, like, comment, and embed an Instagram photo in a blog or website.

But what if you want to upload photos to Instagram from your computer?

Right now, Instagram does not offer this feature.

Instead, you can use a third-party tool to upload photos and videos to Instagram from a computer.

What types of media can you upload to Instagram?

You can upload photos and videos to Instagram and even use Instagram Direct to share private content.

To upload your photos and videos to Instagram, follow the instructions below.

How to upload photos and videos to Instagram from a computer

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