So how can you as a business, capitalize on the success of these growing social networks in 2013? First, you need a social media plan.
No, you don’t have to get your calendar out and start feverishly writing. Instead, there’s a handy infographic that can help you figure out what you need to be doing each month to reach social media success in 2013.
Besides mobile, 2012 was also big for investors as well, as Facebook went public – and who can forget about Facebook Timeline, which also launched in 2012 – I know, it’s hard to remember all the way back to January 2012.
So what else happened with social media in 2012? Take a look at this infographic on everything that happened in social media in 2012.
In just 2 short years, Pinterest has rocketed to the top of many users favorite social networks. Weekly visits to Pinterest jumped 2,183% – a staggering increase, given its short life. So how can you take advantage of this popular social network without spending all of your time doing it?
In this article we have compiled 6 useful tools for Pinterest to help you create engaging content, schedule pins, curate pins about your brand, and set Pinterest alerts for your website. Together, you now have a powerful toolbox full of userful Pinterest tools to help you grow your engagement, increase your influence with others and get more repins on Pinterest.
Check out these 6 Pinterest tools to help you create more engaging content and get more repins!
With just under 10.4 million users in June 2012, Pinterest became the fastest growing social network ever, growing at a rate of 400% month-over-month. That’s pretty staggering, considering Pinterest hasn’t been around that long.
Couple that with the fact that Pinterest is a significant driver of traffic to websites, just behind Google, and you have a powerful social network along with a tremendous opportunity to leverage for your business.
Pinterest is the 5th largest referral site of traffic for one particular e-commerce site, just behind Google, their affiliate program, and their newsletter
Below are just a few of things I love about Pinterest.
One of my favorite ways to engage with fans via social media is through my YouTube channel. Not only is YouTube the #2 search engine, but it’s also a great tool to promote and grow your online presence. For example, if you’re someone who creates a lot of videos about your products, YouTube is a great place to upload and store your content because not only are your videos available for people searching YouTube or Google, but they can also be embedded on websites or shared via your favorite social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
While uploading your video content to YouTube is a must for anyone who wants to use video to engage better with their audience, one area that often gets overlooked when growing your online presence through YouTube is your YouTube background image.
Although your YouTube background image is a static image that subscribers cannot click, it gives you the opportunity to get creative. For example, you can brand your YouTube channel – simply by changing the colors. This space can also be used to let YouTube subscribers know that you’re also on other social networks or that you have a website.
At the urging of your business partners, you signed your business up for the most popular social networks – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and even went so far as to create a LinkedIn profile for yourself. Upon joining, you expected the growth to be slow – a few fans, a few followers here or there. Fast forward 90 days later though and your accounts have stayed consistently flat. No grand splash. What to do?
Like most businesses who joined a social network, expecting a social networking gold rush complete with lots of fans and followers, that’s not the case. In fact, most businesses will start off and remain flat – not because it doesn’t work – it does.
The typical problem with most businesses who join a social network is that they’re expecting overnight growth. This is something that doesn’t just happen overnight. Growth through social media is something you have to work at – just ask anyone who joined a social network. For example, I didn’t start out with 27,000+ Facebook fans. It was (and still is) something that I have to work at each and every day.
So how can you fix the low social media engagement that you’re experiencing? The wrong answer is to give up. Instead, try these 5 ways to fix low social media engagement.
Everywhere you look, businesses are on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube…the list goes on. While joining lots of social networks is a great way to grow your online presence, it does not guarantee that you’ll get fans, followers or subscribers. In fact, getting fans, followers or subscribers can be a challenge – often because you’re unknown, you’re not targeting the right audience, or you’re not posting enough (or at the wrong times).
While there are many ways to build your fanbase over time, here are 10 everyday places where you can find more fans, followers and subscribers.