How to Easily Start Expanding Your Brand With These Unusual Social Media Hacks

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Are you looking for ways to generate website traffic using social media sites?

Does Your Social Media Manager Know How to Use These 23 Awesome Free Tricks? offers 23 unusual social media tips and tricks to help your content get noticed online and help your content generate page views.

Today’s guest author Joe brings you 6 more. Altogether, you’ll have 29 unusual social media tips and tricks.

Start Expanding Your Brand

With These Unusual Social Media Hacks

 

Social media consists of more than just people updating their personal profiles and sharing their thoughts with their followers. It’s also an effective marketing tool, as long as you know how to use it to boost your business. Thanks to marketing businesses like Social Media in Maui, there are some social media hacks that can boost your followers and engagement.

 

1) Create Facebook groups.

Rather than posting your updates on a general Facebook business or fan page, why not create a group? People interested in your company can join the group and will receive updates every time that you post them. These groups are seen a lot in the planner community, where giveaways, usage posts, and frequent updates allow the business owners to interact with their customers in a much more intimate way.

 

2) Use a custom format for your tweets.

Twitter updates tend to get lost in the crowd. There are so many people on the platform that sometimes those live updates are overlooked. Since everyone is limited to the same amount of characters, you need to think outside of the box. This is where custom formats come in. Just set up a certain preferred font or emoji pattern and use it every time. Your business’ tweets will stand out on the page, and your engagement will rise.

 

3) Choose a social media platform that allows longer posts.

Twitter limits the number of characters per tweet, but other social media platforms do not. For example, Google Plus, Instagram, and even Facebook allow for longer posts. These can increase the amount of detail that you include in your posts, allow for more engagement or overall conversation.

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4) Get a celebrity to take over your social media for a day.

This is a sure way to get new followers and increase their overall engagement. If you can get a celebrity fan to use your social media accounts for a set period, their fans will flock to you. Most of them won’t leave once the event is over either since they now associate their favorite celebrity with your business.

 

5) Include a call to action in your updates.

A call to action is a surefire way to get more attention. Ask a question, hold a contest, or even ask your followers to update their profiles with a picture or response that contains a tag to your business. These types of interactions are good for increasing your brand’s profile.

 

6) Get your customers to follow you on different platforms.

Your business probably has accounts for more than one type of social media. Now, you need to find a way to get your followers to join you on all of them. This expands your reach since some of those followers prefer one platform over another. On top of that, none of them will miss your updates.

 

These six hacks can help you expand your company’s brand on social media. If you aren’t sure that you can do all of them yourself, then reach out to Social Media in Maui.

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  1. Cori Ramos at 11:42 am

    Hi Janice,

    I love these suggestions! I never thought about formatting a custom tweet – you’re right about Twitter being overcrowded. A formatted tweet with emojis and a font would really make us stand out. By the way, do you know how we can use custom fonts in our tweets?

    And how cool it would be to get a celebrity in my niche to use one of my social media pages for a day – shewt, even a couple of hours would be great. 🙂

    Thanks for putting this together for us! Have a great day and weekend.

    Cori
    Cori Ramos recently posted…DIY Blog Review: How To Review Your Blog Like A Pro [Part One]My Profile

  2. Paul Towers at 4:50 pm

    Out of interest do you think Social is as valuable as it once was?

    With all the changes to algorithms and organic reach its harder than ever to get decent coverage of your content without spending money. Is that time and energy better spent on other forms of marketing?

    • Janice Wald at 9:21 pm

      HI Paul,
      I tried unsuccessfully to create a Facebook ad.
      Do I think social is valuable? Yes.
      By using social media, I get exposure which leads to blog followers. That, in turn, could lead to sales.
      Also by boosting my DA people offer me financial opportunities. So, my answer is social and other forms are important.
      Janice

  3. Ryan Biddulph at 12:50 am

    Hi Joe,

    #3 is smart. I even see Twitter being a different game these days; if you cannot get clear in 280 you likely are not clear enough on the topic to make a powerful point. My longer updates get pop on social networks. Not because size matters per se but because it takes a few works to get our point across in some cases, as part of the clarity finding process. Within reason, of course.

    Fab point on FB Groups. Folks overlook the power in heading a tight knit community.

    Super post dude.

    Ryan
    Ryan Biddulph recently posted…What If You Do Not Feel Inspired To Blog?My Profile

    • Janice Wald at 10:44 pm

      Hi Ryan,
      Thanks for commenting. You have a point about Twitter. The character count limit (although recently extended) teaches us to be more concise, a skill bloggers (and writers in general) need.
      I was recently invited to head up a Facebook group. Maybe when I retire from teaching, I’ll have more time to do that.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald at 10:46 pm

      Hi Au A,
      Thanks for commenting on my guest author’s post. I’m glad you found the article helpful. Social networks are a valuable asset, ammunition actually, in helping us grow our blogs.
      Janice

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