Wed.May 27, 2020

Instagram Announces Next Stage of IGTV Monetization, New Revenue Options for Instagram Live

Social Media Today

Instagram has announced a new way for creators to generate revenue from Instagram Live, and the next stage of ads in IGTV content

A Step-by-Step Walk Through the New Facebook Messenger Rooms

agora pulse

Everyone’s been talking about the new Facebook Messenger Rooms … but what do they mean for you and your business? Maybe you have noticed a new feature on Facebook under your status updates: Rooms. This new Facebook feature is set to compete against Zoom and other video-conferencing tools. But is it any good? Will it work for you? Facebook Rooms allow up to 50 people to meet simultaneously with no time limit on the meeting. But can you use them for business?

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Google Launches Discovery Ads in All Regions, Providing New Ways to reach Browsing Consumers

Social Media Today

Google has expanded the availability of its Discovery Ads, providing a new way to reach users across its apps

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Free Marketing Consulting & Coaching Zoom Q&A Calls EVERY THURSDAY with Yasmin

yMarketingMatters

Please join me every Thursday at 1 pm ET for these Marketing Consulting & Coaching Zoom Q&A call for women business owners. Get your questions answered about how to transition your business online, especially now in our current COVID-19 landscape, how to be more savvy with marketing, how to reach and help more people or how to create content that will help you stand out.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

The Rise of New Short-Form Video App Zynn Could Spell Trouble for TikTok

Social Media Today

New short-form video app Zynn is on the rise, and that could present new challenges for TikTok - in more ways than one

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Twitter's Making it Easier to Add Alt-Text Descriptions to Uploaded Images

Social Media Today

Twitter's making it easier for users to add alt-text descriptions to their uploaded images, with a dedicated '+ALT' icon on the image

How to Create a Social Media Strategy in 8 Easy Steps (Free Template)

Hootsuite

A social media strategy is a summary of everything you plan to do and hope to achieve on social media. It guides your actions and lets you know whether you’re succeeding or failing. The more specific your plan is, the more effective it will be. Keep it concise. Don’t make it so lofty and broad that it’s unattainable or impossible to measure. In this post, we’ll walk you through an eight-step plan to create a winning social media marketing strategy of your own.

Facebook Launches New Music Collaboration App 'Collab' As it Seeks to Stay Ahead of Rising Trends

Social Media Today

Facebook's experimental NPE team has released yet another test app, this time focused on music collaboration

New! Make Money on Instagram from IGTV Ads

Later

New from Instagram: Creators can (finally!) start making money with new IGTV Ads! . Starting next week, Instagram will be introducing ads in IGTV as a way to start supporting creators and help them monetize their video content. . Ready to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about IGTV ads: . Introducing Instagram’s New IGTV Ads. The launch of video ads is big news for the platform.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Twitter Adds Option to Include Custom Banners on Lists

Social Media Today

Twitter will now enable users to upload custom header images on lists, which will be displayed when lists are shared via URL

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9 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work

Hootsuite

These social media templates cover every stage of the social marketing journey. From planning and creating content, to publishing posts and measuring results. Fill them, customize them, and save yourself a ton of time. It’s that simple. You’ll see results, too. Social media strategy template. Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to improve your current social marketing strategy , you need this essential resource.

Facebook Adds New AR Tools for Creators, Including Music-Activated Effects

Social Media Today

Facebook is adding some new AR tools to its Spark AR creation platform, where people can create their own digital effects for Stories

Why Comments Are More Valuable Than Ever on TikTok

Later

If you’ve been scrolling TikTok this week, you might have noticed comments taking center stage. Thanks to TikTok’s unique video reply feature, brands and influencers are using their best comments to inspire new content for their feeds. But the creativity doesn’t end there — there’s tons of new trends and creators to watch, so we called in Kelsey Docherty , TikTok brand consultant, aficionado, and all-round video content pro to share her insights.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Google Adds New Tools to Help Businesses Call for Support and Promote Online Options During COVID-19

Social Media Today

Google is adding some new ways for businesses to promote donation options, and alternate, online offerings, during COVID-19

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How to Create and Join Instagram Messenger Rooms

Later

Instagram Messenger Rooms are here — you can now create and join group calls of up to 50 people on the Instagram app! As part of Facebook’s Messenger Rooms rollout this month, Instagram users can now set up Rooms for their friends and followers. Ready to join the video party? Well hold the phone, because we’re covering everything you need to know about Messenger Rooms on Instagram in this blog post: How Do Instagram Messenger Rooms Work?

I Went Food Shopping Yesterday

Ari Herzog

It was my first grocery store experience in two months, after relying on deliveries and curbside pickups. Since writing two weeks ago about my grocery thoughts , I took the plunge. I selected Trader Joe’s because I wanted specific foods that aren’t available anywhere else for the same taste and price — such as their cauliflower pizza crust , kale gnocchi , and oven-baked cheese bites.

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How to Promote Your Podcast on Instagram

Later

For many brands, promoting podcasts on Instagram is one of the best ways to get eyes (and ears!) on your latest episode. But with 800,000 podcasts indexed by Apple, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd — and that’s just the current number, the competition is always growing. We asked Mitzi Payne, creator of @wavessocial podcast and owner of @helloarcade agency, to share her experience promoting podcasts on social media.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

3 Alcohol Brands Killing It on Social

Likeable

You know what they say about the alcohol industry: It does well in both good times and bad. So, even during a global pandemic, people are still finding ways to consume their favorite beers, wines, and spirits from the comfort of their own homes. In fact, in March 2020, social engagement around alcohol brands increased by 326 percent compared to March 2019—even though there were 17 percent fewer posts from alcohol brands.

Bid Adieu To Plagiarized Content With These Plagiarism Checker Apps

Tweaklibrary

If you are a writer like me, you know how important it is to check your content for any duplication before handing it over to an editor or before you publish it on your website or blog. If it’s found that your content is copied, your website will soon lose its credibility and reputation and it will further go down in ranks as well. Which is why it is recommended that the content be checked for plagiarism. Now, there are several great software out there that can easily help you check plagiarism.

Streamline Your Social Customer Care With the New Inbox

Oktopost

Today, when remote work has become our new reality, social media is turning into a prime communication channel for people and businesses alike. B2B companies leverage social to deliver fast and responsive customer support as well as tap into conversations that are relevant to their brand. Oktopost’s Social Inbox brings every mention, comment, and direct message from all of your social media profiles into one place, where you can manage, reply, and assign social inquiries to your team.

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New! Make Money on Instagram from IGTV Ads

Later

New from Instagram: Creators can (finally!) start making money with new IGTV Ads! . Starting next week, Instagram will be introducing ads in IGTV as a way to start supporting creators and help them monetize their video content. . Ready to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about IGTV ads: . Introducing Instagram’s New IGTV Ads. The launch of video ads is big news for the platform.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Facebook Automation Tools, Software, and Tips to Save You Time

Hootsuite

There are a lot of things humans are better at than robots: Threading a needle. Roller skating. Kissing ( for now ). But in certain instances, technology has us beat. Take Facebook automation tools and software, for example. Facebook automation software is designed to automatically handle the tedious maintenance of your brand’s Facebook page more efficiently and effectively than even the best social media coordinator could.

How to Promote Your Podcast on Instagram

Later

For many brands, promoting podcasts on Instagram is one of the best ways to get eyes (and ears!) on your latest episode. But with 800,000 podcasts indexed by Apple, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd — and that’s just the current number, the competition is always growing. We asked Mitzi Payne, creator of @wavessocial podcast and owner of @helloarcade agency, to share her experience promoting podcasts on social media.

How to Fix Instagram Sign up Error?

Tweaklibrary

So, you love Instagram and don’t remember a day you missed on sharing stories on this amazing platform. Well, it is fascinating to see people sharing amazing photos and videos on this interactive social media platform. While the platform allows you to manage up to five accounts from the same profile, you may notice sometimes that you are blocked out of your own account. You may notice that you have been rejected multiple times from sign up attempts.

How to Create and Join Instagram Messenger Rooms

Later

Instagram Messenger Rooms are here — you can now create and join group calls of up to 50 people on the Instagram app! As part of Facebook’s Messenger Rooms rollout this month, Instagram users can now set up Rooms for their friends and followers. Ready to join the video party? Well hold the phone, because we’re covering everything you need to know about Messenger Rooms on Instagram in this blog post: How Do Instagram Messenger Rooms Work?

How to Move iTunes Library to Dropbox

Tweaklibrary

If you want to free up some valuable disk space by moving your iTunes folder to Dropbox or you want to share your music collection with your friends via Dropbox link, then you need to follow a few quick steps mentioned in this article. Here, we have discussed different methods to move iTunes library to Dropbox. Can you share the iTunes Library with your friends? Yes, you can do it. To do this, you need to move iTunes Library to Dropbox.

Is IGTV Monetization Enough to Keep Creators on Instagram?

Later

IGTV monetization is finally here but they aren’t the only platform hoping to lure content creators in. . While YouTube was earliest to monetize creators, Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram are all testing their own ways for creators to earn money — and it seems to be working. . In the following post, we look at how different social platforms are compensating creators and what this means for brands. . Let’s get started!

ALT Codes Are Not Working On Windows 10? Get The Fixes Below!

Tweaklibrary

We people are already working in the technological era and using a keyboard on a regular basis is so common. Whether we are working at the office or browsing something on the internet in our personal space. However, there are some screen touch features available but most of us still use a keyboard for our daily functionalities. There are many keyboard shortcuts that save our time and increase our productivity. Similarly, there is another special group of keys called “Alt” on the keyboard.

Why Comments Are More Valuable Than Ever on TikTok

Later

If you’ve been scrolling TikTok this week, you might have noticed comments taking center stage. Thanks to TikTok’s unique video reply feature, brands and influencers are using their best comments to inspire new content for their feeds. But the creativity doesn’t end there — there’s tons of new trends and creators to watch, so we called in Kelsey Docherty , TikTok brand consultant, aficionado, and all-round video content pro to share her insights.