Amazing Tips to Help You Grow Your Business on Instagram

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in blog

Amazing Tips to Help You Grow Your Business on Instagram

Instagram is a front-runner in terms of social media channels and is a great resource to use when you’re growing your business. Although most of the users of this platform are composed of millennials, older generations are starting to embrace the app more each day. While Facebook usually takes the spotlight when it comes to promoting a business on a social media network, Instagram is too big and powerful to be ignored. Motivate Your Followers and Fans No matter how many followers you have on Instagram, it’s important to give them the attention they deserve and get them motivated enough to spread the word about your business. Get everyone involved by engaging and asking for some suggestions about new products or services. This will not only strengthen the relationship that you have with your fans but will also give you valuable insights into potential new ideas to grow your company. Link with Influencers There are a lot of influencers on Instagram that can help you to grow your business by leaps and bounds. It’s always a good idea to look for an influencer within your field that can help to spread the word about your brand. This way, your content will be showing up on two different accounts, which will make your exposure much more significant, since these web celebrities usually have a considerable following. Don’t underestimate the power of influencers – especially on this social media platform. Share with Your Community Give back to the people that are constantly demonstrating brand loyalty. Offering giveaways and contests will likely motivate them to check your account more often, but make sure these giveaways are fun and exciting for your followers, emphasizing the idea of giving and not receiving. This is not the time to try to boost your sales but to raise brand awareness and to gain more respect from consumers. Use these amazing Instagram tips to help grow your business and increase your online presence where it matters most. If you need any help establishing or building your exposure on Instagram or any other social media sites, please visit our website. Qode Social focuses on social media marketing in Toronto, so if you need to grow your business’ online presence, just get in touch. As a Toronto social media agency, we can make any business raise its conversions through a strong social...

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Why It’s Important to Individually Strategize Your Social Media Efforts on Various Social Sites

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in blog, Social Media Tips

Why It’s Important to Individually Strategize Your Social Media Efforts on Various Social Sites

Establishing a strong social media presence is important, but the way you do it defines your ultimate success. With so many platforms to choose from, it’s easy to lump your efforts into a one-strategy-fits-all type of approach. This will not gain you any ground as far as your branding and your reach goes, as each social site has its own rules and individual quirks that you need to understand. One type of content may do very well on one site, but might not resonate with users on another. Each social network has its own type of users, and just being present on a site doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to connect with people successfully. You need to understand who you are speaking to and how to speak to them in order to gain their trust and a loyal following. If you plan on marketing on Facebook, for example, you should be aware that video posts are currently trending and you’ll get a lot more traction for your money when you invest in a few simple videos that contain powerful messages. On the other hand, you’ll want to have snappy photos available to post on Instagram and compelling one-liners that you can tweet out to your followers on Twitter. Millennials are turning to Snapchat more than ever, so if you are offering a product that would appeal to this age range, you’ll need to develop a presence there using engaging, brief ads that appeal to the viewers. You’ll also have to develop an understanding of the subculture that hangs out there and the type of language and tones they are using. It’s not enough to simply “put yourself out there” across the multitude of social media sites that are available. You should have a keen understanding of the different nuances that separate one from the other. This way, you’ll be able to talk to your potential customers effectively and let them know what you have to offer in a positive, meaningful fashion. It’s difficult for businesses and even individual webmasters to keep up with the trends and changes that happen on a day-to-day basis with social media sites. Learn more about social media management and how it can apply to your company by calling Qode Social today at (416) 226-0563 or by filling out our contact form at...

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6 Essential Tips For Your Social Media Headlines

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in blog

6 Essential Tips For Your Social Media Headlines

6 Essential Tips For Your Social Media Headlines If you want to deliver a message on social media to be heard by the masses, you’ll need to create stunning headlines that stand out from the masses of competing content. In order to make your voice heard, you’ll need to be able to cut through the noise on the social sites with sharp headlines that connect with your audience. Here are some tips to help you create the headlines that will resonate with your target market. Ask questions – Pique the curiosity of your audience and take advantage of more engagement by asking a question in your headline. Create urgency – When you have up-to-date news to share, use words that convey the urgency of the story, such as “breaking news”, “this just in”, etc. Highlight the value – If you can create a headline that outlines the value of your message you’ll attract more visitors. You’ll be providing a reason for people to read through the entire post or to click on a link. Use numbers – Headlines that have numbers generally create more excitement than other headlines. When you can put together a list, people will be drawn to it since it’s fast and easy to read. Make sure that your number appears in a numeral form versus a word form. Add adjectives – The power of just one word can change the effectiveness of your headline. For example, “Flooding in Toronto” may be overlooked, while “Massive Flooding in Downtown Toronto” is more likely to turn heads. Colons and hyphens – Studies have shown that the click-through rate on a headline containing hyphens or colons goes up by approximately 9%. Your primary keyword should show up before the hyphen or colon followed by the rest of your message. Creating catchy headlines and content is the basis for several industries – investing in copywriting is key for any company to attract individual customers, and the world of search engine optimization is built upon using the right words to show relevance in the chosen market. Use the tips above to improve your headlines, but if you are looking to maximize your potential, Qode Social is here to help. We provide the copywriting and visual content to increase your engagement and business growth. Contact us today to find out how we can help attract visitors to your social media channels and your...

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Here’s How Social Media Is Influencing Food Habits

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

Here’s How Social Media Is Influencing Food Habits

If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve no doubt seen the mass amount of food pictures posted. People are going out to restaurants and taking pictures of their culinary delights to share with their friends and followers. At home, they are making food and showing the ultimate plated results or even step-by-step pictures of the preparation. Others are sharing recipes in video form from well-respected foodie websites. Once you get onto Instagram and see the displays of food, it may trigger a few cravings. But how is social media affecting what we eat and how we eat it? Eating is inherently a very social activity, and has been throughout history. Food and the social media platforms have definitely formed a unique relationship and food trend. Since Instagram launched in 2010, more than 208 million posts on Instagram use the #food hashtag. Restaurants and other companies along the food chain have started to take notice of the power of social sharing, and how it can influence the development of new flavours and dishes based on trends, as well as create word-of-mouth promotion for themselves. Some of the latest trends include some wilder ideas, such as avocado toast and even a Unicorn Frappuccino. Starbucks introduced this frappuccino for a limited time and it was buzzing across many social sites. The drink starts off with a sweet, fruity flavour and then transforms into a sour drink. With fairy powders, whipped cream and pink and purple highlights, the drink is being shared at an unprecedented rate through photos, recipes, and video reviews. As for avocado toast, the price of avocados is now higher than it has been in 19 years, and this is being somewhat credited to the popular trend. Anyone in the food business at any point along the chain needs to monitor social media food trends to stay in the loop – #foodies are definitely spreading the news and it’s happening faster than wildfire. Looking to expand your foodie business? Qode Social has all the tools and skills necessary to help you reach new customers, and bring out the best in your food imagery. Contact us...

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Qode Social Has Been Featured in Forbes!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in blog

Qode Social Has Been Featured in Forbes!

Qode Social Has Been Featured in Forbes! Qode Social is proud to announce that an article written by Kelly Samuel, social media director of Qode Social, has been featured in Forbes. The article stresses the importance of using social media platforms the properly when conducting business. A company or website owner should have a distinct purpose in mind when using any social media platform to ensure that there will be benefits from its use. In order to build your business and to avoid hurting it, Ms. Samuel explores content creation on these platforms and specifically how to make it generates leads. She offers useful suggestions such as posting less to prevent your viewers’ feeds from becoming clogged on sites such as Instagram and Facebook. She also warns against advertising too frequently and instead suggests posting friendly, intriguing articles that would be of interest to your viewers. Another way to engage users on the social media sites is to reference a trending personality or event in pop culture, especially when advertising. This makes the marketing much more acceptable to the viewing audience. Ms. Samuel also adds that it’s crucial to look at the roots of these social media sites and how they have evolved. They were initially created for recreational use so that friends and family could connect on a casual basis. Too much advertising conflicts with the initial purpose of the sites so it must be done strategically. Even though the social sites have become somewhat of a marketplace, in order to convert content it should be appealing to human nature and something that a person would be inclined to share. Content on social media sites must be engaging and relevant. If you aren’t offering this type of content and are merely using these platforms for advertising purposes, you may fall short when it comes to your social media marketing. To find out more about social media content and how it can explode your business, please contact Qode Social at 416-226-0563 or visit our website. When presented the right way, your content will be viewed and appreciated by your potential...

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