Have you ever wondered how much hashtags actually matter when it comes to content? Social media marketers everywhere are often asking themselves, and each other, this same thing. Should we use them? And if we do, how many? Hashtags have been a part of social media for years, making an impact on Twitter and Instagram and eventually making their way to Facebook and LinkedIn. Even though hashtags are commonplace both professionally, and personally, (#SundayFunday, anyone?) it’s important to ask ourselves, “what’s the purpose?” Are they actually expanding the reach of our content? Our friends at Trust Insights recently put out a report breaking down the impact of hashtags and we all know data doesn’t lie! Below we’ll review the findings from their report and share some hashtag best practices.
Let’s start with one simple fact: your business needs a social media presence. It doesn’t matter if you run a small local shop or a big national company. Social media is an essential piece of your business marketing strategy. Social platforms help you connect with your customers, increase awareness about your brand, and boost your leads and sales. With more than three billion people around the world using social media every month, it’s no passing trend. What you might not know is that you’re ready to get your company’s social media off the ground right now. You don’t need to know every intimidating buzzword or have the magic number of followers. You can get started immediately—and even enjoy yourself in the process. Here are six reasons why investing in social media is a wise business move.
If you, like many other digital marketers, believe Twitter is singing its swan song, Dakota Shane at Inc. would like to change your mind. He says the network is poised for growth in 2018, citing reasons like real-time conversations, easy networking, & lower advertising costs compared to other social media platforms. Any of those three items is good cause to focus on developing your Twitter following in 2018. Here’s what you need to know as you begin to build.
Is your social media strategy 2018 proof? The Pew Research Center reports social media traffic increased from 5% in 2005 to 69% by 2011 — and that number has likely increased since then. If you own a business, the stat might not impress you much. But it should. Use the following information to help you decide where and how to spend your time on social media.
Do you think you’re tweeting enough? Or do you need to tweet more? This is a question I ask of myself and of our clients. So I spent an entire year trying to figure out what happens when you tweet more. Here are my results from a yearlong case study (of myself).