Remember around a decade ago when social media just started being a thing? It all started with the likes of LiveJournal and MySpace, and was fueled like gasoline in a fire when Facebook went from a college-focused platform, to then allowing everyone in.
Then mobile usage became a huge attraction and social media grew even further to that next level. Throwing LinkedIn for business, Instagram for mobile and video usage, then Snapchat into the mix… and here we are today.
Not only has social media completely changed how we all use the internet, it’s also changed how business and advertising is done as well.
With all of this in mind, today we are going to take a look at some of the most useful websites, tools, and solutions to help you get the most out of social media in 2019.
Increase Your Social Follower Count Instantly
How many followers do you currently have on social media? Do you also have more followers on one platform over the other? Lastly, what type of paid advertising or organic promotions have you been focusing on to try and increase your social growth. Across the board, there are really too many options out there to consider.
To help with this process, Famoid.com offers a wide range of social services to not only increase follower counts, but also the sharing of social content as well. To date, their site has delivered over 44,808,500 followers to accounts, and more than 36,806,983 Likes delivered.
Some people are against buying social followers, and others swear by it. When you look at some of the biggest accounts on social media, they are always going to have a massive amount of fake or spammy accounts following them.
However, when starting a social account or brand for the first time, you will likely see much better attraction and engagement if you start off with a few thousand followers, versus just having a handful. This also ties into the FOMO mentality — as in, if thousands of people are already following an account online, others would follow it as well, in fear of missing out on good content and social updates.
Either way, buying social followers might not be for everyone, but if you are looking to get a quick boost on your follower counts or the amount of social shares, likes, and upvotes… this is definitely an option to consider.
Creating High-Quality Images for Social Engagement
When browsing through social media updates, it’s easy to get lost in the mix — especially if you are sending out your own updates as well.
With millions of new updates going live every second, and more ads being placed within these organic updates than ever before, visual content is the answer to increasing engagement and getting attention from your audience.
Sure, you can include a link to a website or article and have Twitter or Facebook auto-populate a screenshot or thumbnail image for you, but most people will simply pass them over. A better option is to create an attractive and eye-grabbing image of your own.
One of my favorite design tools that I use on almost a daily basis is Canva. They have a ton of social media templates and images that can be completely customized for sharing social media content, and creating eye-catching content. Best of all, it’s a free tool to use.
This is also something InfographicDesignTeam.com has recently found a lot of success with, by creating gifographics and animating the infographic design process. Infographics are great in themselves, but once you add animation, it brings the engagement factor to a whole new level.
If you head over to their site, you will see the image below in full animation within their gifographics article, along with many other examples. These animated images will work better on social platforms than others.
The easy takeaway here is that social media is pretty easy to master, and to take up to that next level. The difference between those who see great and mediocre results, is those who are willing to put in the time and effort to creative custom images and copy for each social update.
Social Scheduling is a Life Saver for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs
As a blogger and online marketer, there are a million things we need to deal with on a daily basis. Remembering to check social media and post content every few hours shouldn’t be one of them.
For times like these, all we need to do is search out any of the top social media scheduling tools on the internet today. All of theme will have their own benefits, features, prices, and built-in tools, so it’s important to actually take a look at each and see which is best for your needs. At the same time, some will work with specific platforms, while others might work for a few.
The reality of social media, is that you need to be posting content all of the time. RazorSocial breaks this down best through the article and image below, which shows how 1,000 followers on Twitter can really equate to just 2 new visitors to your site. Instead of just posting once or twice daily, you should really be scheduling evergreen content every few hours across different platforms.
Hootsuite, MeetEdgar, and SproutSocial are some popular ones I’ve used in the past. You can view this Forbes article to get a nice quick review on each of them. Again, some of these are free to use, so if you are working on a small budget, there is no need to spend $100+ a month on just social media scheduling.
Social Media is Here to Stay. Make Sure You Evolve with It!
As you can see, the attraction for social media isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Yes, it will evolve and change over time, but it’s also where all of the big money and focus is headed right now.
This is especially true, as more users are now on their mobile devices than ever before, and ad platforms on Facebook and Instagram make it easier to target these audiences than ever before.
Take the time to explore each of the social media tools and services mentioned throughout this post, to get the most out of your social media marketing efforts in 2019.