Posts Tagged ‘hashtags’

Boost your Vine account and get more Vine followers with these easy to follow tips:

 
I guess that if you’re reading this is because, logically,  you’re interested to learn how to get more Vine followers and boost your account and be able to reach more people, but… sorry to disappoint you!: Getting Vine followers isn’t something that’s going to happen from one day to another: Vine, just like Twitter and any other social media platform will require lots of effort, enthusiasm and patience! (unless you want to buy Vine followers, right?).

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You must remember that even a single Vine follower can benefit your business in many ways. Now multiply that benefit by your total number of followers. Then consider Vine’s millions of monthly active users and the followers that you can attract in the future. That’s the true size of the opportunity for your business on Vine.

On this post we are going to write about 9 super simple tips you can start applying to your social media strategies and start gaining more Vine followers.

1- Choose a nice Bio avatar – It may sound a little bit absurd but the truth is that having a nice, crisp avatar could be a key when it comes to giving good face image to the public, so get a good selfie and get to work on your Vine account!.

2- Make a great Bio –  A lot of Vine users will eventually end up viewing your bio to decide whether they will follow you or not. When writing about you or your company try to be clearly and briefly. Keep it friendly, and even add a few quirky (yet professional) comments. You can also take advantage of the bio to ask people to follow you in other social media networks and make sure that your Bio picture reflects your brand, as well.

3- Think in quality content and not quantity – Worry about creating good Vines with good content. A well created Vine can reach more people than fifteen bad, so if you have ideas, seek them and exploit them to the fullest and don’t be uploading #shitty Vines just for the sake to upload. Quality ≠ amount. (Understand by ‘bad’, a poorly recorded vine, that looks bad, or one with no audio or bad audio…)

4- Use HashtagsMonitor trending hashtags – you can see trending tags for the world, and for geographic areas. On Vine, just like on Twitter, hashtags are used to group Vines that talk about the same topic. So if you have an idea and you upload a Vine with a hashtag that’s trending, you will have the possibility to reach more people.

5- Audio – Something very, very fundamental in all your vines is your audio. Take care of your vine’s audio providing there is no exterior noise, and please be sure that whatever you say or vocalize is understood by all your audience. (This tip shouldn’t be complicated at all).

6- Promote your Vine account in other social networks – By using your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook channels to promote your Vine profile you will attract more people from your existing audience to your 6 second vines. This way your vines will be put in front of a larger audience that already follows you on other social networks. This added engagement by your new followers can allow your vines to rank better on Vine’s search engine thus exposing your vine to more potential followers.

7- Post frequently – Just like ‘tweeting’ on Twitter, by posting frequently, you are more likely to get more Vine followers. If people see that you post frequently and that you engage with your audience with each one of your vines more people will hear about you and decide to follow you. The best part is that if you’re frequently posting vines, your followers will know when to check in for a new 6 second video.

8- Be original – The main path to look original is by being creative, and not stealing other people’s ideas. It’s very common to see Vines of stolen jokes but most common is to see those Viners fail to recognize that they are stolen in their Vine description. Don’t copy these fakers. If you want to emulate a #funnyvine the best way to do it is to include in the title something like “Inspired by @username on his joke about bla, bla, bla..”. This way your Vine can gain double merit and so can you!.

9- Follow other people – Just like on Instagram and Twitter it looks like following other people on your Vine timeline can help you gain some extra followers. Try following those users that post vines which you can relate to, or those you find funny or are just an interest of your life!

Even though Vine can be a bit different from other well known social networks, the rules of getting more followers are very much similar. Engaging with your audience and interacting with your followers will lead to more followers and engagement on this new app.

What are your thoughts on Vine? Can you share with us some other tips to get more Vine followers? What is your secret formula to grow your audience on Vine? Please share your thoughts with your comments and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @socialmedia04.

The importance of #Hashtags:

Hashtags have become a crucial part in almost every social media marketing strategy, but sometimes their worthless if you don’t use them in the best possible way according to the possibilities offered by each social network.

The primary purpose of a hashtag is to bring conversations on the same topic into a single thread to make it convenient for information consumers to view and compare ideas.

Luckily, QuickSprout has compiled an entire infographic in what to do and what should be avoided when using hashtags in major social platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google.

But before we dive deeper, the first thing that you should have clear is what exactly is a #Hashtag?. According to, Wikipedia, “a #Hashtag is a word or an unspaced phrase prefixed with the hash character (or number sign), #, to form a label”  and  is used to highlight keywords or topics within a social media status.

Let’s begin shelling off their different uses across the different social media networks:

1. How to use hashtags on Twitter:
The real use of hashtags really began on Twitter, and according to Wikipedia, it was a Google employee, Chris Messina, the first to use one with this Tweet back in 2007:

how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?

—Chris Messina, (“factoryjoe”), August 23, 2007
Just take a look at Twitter to see how Tweets with hashtags receive twice the engagement against those who don’t post with hashtags, but according to statistics, it is recommended to use two hashtags maximum per Tweet:
  • Using more than 2 hashtags reduces the engagement a 17%.
  • The Tweets with 1 or 2 hashtags are 21% more engagement.
  • Users are 55% more likely to retweet when you include at least 1 hashtag.
  • Only 25% of the Tweets without hashtags are retweeted  against a 40% rate of retweets for those who have hashtags.
2. How to use hashtags on Instagram:
Instagram is a completely different ‘beast’ compared to Twitter in regards to the use of hashtags. In the selfie capital social network hashatgs are the Kings, and the most experienced users use them quite enough.
In fact, according to the below infographic, posts with more than 11 hashtags have more engagement than those posts with just a few hashtags. The following graphic shows you percentages of engagement depending on the number of hashtags:
In a nutshell: people love to follow the hashtags in Instagram, so don’t hesitate to use them.
3. How to use the hashtags on Facebook:
The use of hashtags in Facebook is relatively new, and the truth is that they are not as effective as on Twitter or in Instagram. Here is some data:
1-2 Hashtags – 593 interactions on average per post
3-5 Hashtags – 416 interactions on average per post
6-10 Hashtags – 307 interactions on average per post
10 Hashtags – 188 interactions on average per post
For many users on Facebook, the use of hashtags seems forced and unnatural. In addition, users on this social media platform often don’t find much on the basis of hashtags in this network, since for most users it is a novelty, and it is strongly recommended that you be prudent with the use of the hashgtags on Facebook.
4. How to use hashtags on Google+
Although the use of Google+ still has not expanded enough, the truth is that Google is including hashtags even when the user didn’t include any: You can also edit the hashtags and add your own, so it’s  clear that Google knows the importance and use of hastags.
In fact, Google hashtags can already be found by doing a simple search on Google. In addition, you can also add hashtags in reviews of posts and these will also appear in searches.
In conclusion, #hashtags are here to stay, so don’t be afraid to use them because they are an excellent method and tool to increase your overall traffic on social media platforms and beyond, but do so in a consistent way according to the performance they have in each social network following the following tricks:
The Ultimate Guide to Hashtags
Courtesy of: Quick Sprout

Choosing The Right Hashtags To Use In Instagram! Infographic.